Phone: (520) 696-6548
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, The University of Arizona, 2007 Master of Ed. Educational Leadership, Principal K-12, Northern Arizona University, 2014 Principal PreK-12 Certification Elementary Education K-8 Certification Structured English Immersion Endorsement PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2017-Current Lulu Walker Elementary 4th Grade 5th Grade 2007-2017 E.C. Nash Elementary 3rd Grade 5th Grade 2nd Grade 2nd/3rd Grade Multi-Age
Welcome to the PRIDE!
Room 41 is home of the Lion PRIDE! This year we will prepare for 5th Grade by thinking critically, reading voraciously, writing effectively, solving problems with precision, and working collaboratively with our classmates. I am looking forward to a wonderful year full of fun, adventures and making memories.
I was born in Camp Pendleton, California and moved to Tucson when I was seven. I went to Walter Douglas Elementary School, and attended Flowing Wells Jr. High and High School. I love the Arizona Wildcats and the Los Angeles Dodgers! I am married and have a 5 year old son named Nicolas. When I am not in school I enjoy reading and writing poetry and short stories. I also love hiking, dancing, and playing sports.
Defining Moment in My Education
I had a few amazing teachers growing up. But it was my 3rd grade teacher, Mr. Schiffler who inspired me to become an educator. Mr. Schiffler encouraged me to always be my best and he made learning fun by incorporating humor, music and hands-on learning activities. He took the time to get to know me and made me feel important by using my interests and talents to motivate me. When I look back on my education, most of my memories take place in Mr. Schiffler's 3rd grade classroom. He has been the teacher I strive to be like.
Core Educational Belief
I believe all students learn when they are part of learning community that supports their unique needs. I foster a classroom culture that empowers students to think critically, build relationships, solve problems, become life-long learners, and world changers!
"Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
"Knowledge itself in Power." -Sir Francis Bacon