Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts-Elementary Education (2014)
Mrs. Amy Hawk
Welcome to 3rd Grade! I am so excited you are here! This will be my 7th year teaching 3rd grade but my first year at Donaldson as well as my first year in the Amphi District. I was born and raised in Tucson and am a graduate of the Amphitheater District. I attended Copper Creek, Painted Sky, Coronado and graduated from Ironwood Ridge. It has been my dream to be an Amphi teacher and I am beyond excited to "come home". I attended the Univeristy of Arizona and graduated Summa Cum Laude in May of 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementray Education.
When I am not teaching, I am a busy mom to a 3 year old daughter and a 1 year old son and I love reading, taking pictures, and watching movies. However, I spend many weekends at Tucson Dragway with my husband and his family as he is a World Champion dragracer. It is a major part of our family life as both of his parents as well as his brother also dragrace. I am also a huge U of A sports fan and a big Minnesota Vikings fan.
Defining Moment in Education
I have always wanted to be a teacher and I strongly believe it was my experience in this district that led me to this career. I remember being in Mrs. Sims' 2nd grade class and experiencing Camp Learned A Lot. I remember being in Mrs. Masone's 4th grade class and making candles during a state history unit. I remember being on the student committee to help name Painted Sky and pick the school mascot and colors. All of these experiences made me passionate about the teaching profession and make me strive to be the teacher to my students that all of my teachers were to me.
Core Educational Beliefs
I am a huge believer in hands on learning and it is my mission everyday to make every lesson as hands on and entertaining as possible. I am constantly searching for new and creative ways to deliver instruction and love seeing students engaged in every lesson. I am also a strong believer that every student has the ability to do anything they put their mind to and I feel it is my job to help them reach every goal they set for themselves. I absolutely love teaching 3rd grade and believe it is a transformative year in their educational journey and I can not wait to see each of my students grow and prosper in my classroom.