Degrees and Certifications:
University of Arizona - Bachelors in Elementary Education
Ms. Devon Busby
There's No Place like 5th Grade!
My name is Devon Busby and I'm in my 18th year of teaching in the Amphi School District. I have taught grades 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th & 8th. I am in my third year teaching at Donaldson. I also coach the Ironwood Ridge High School cheer team! Besides teaching, I spend a lot of time with my kids; my A TEAM - Annie (12th grade), Alex (9th grade) & Aaron (7th grade). The 4 of us are highly involved in football & cheer ~ Go Nighthawks & Go Dolphins!
Defining Moment in Education
My 8th grade teacher from La Cima Middle School, Anne Fitzsimmons, who now teaches at Ironwood Ridge High School, taught American history in a way that always resonated within me. It was real and relevant, intense, and honest. I have been given several amazing opportunities as an educator that I bring back to the classroom; for example, this summer I will be studying the Civil War in Washington DC this summer through the Ford's Theater teacher program.
Inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Authentic learning connects the classroom to students' lives beyond school. I believe that every student is capable of learning, some come to school eager to learn and are ready. Some students need to gain confidence and truly believe that they are capable. My goal is to prepare my students to go off to middle school prepared and ready for the next level!