Ms. JoAnne Carlson

Phone: (520) 696-5821

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA Early Childhood Ed. - Coastal Carolina College SEI Endorsement Early Childhood Endorsement

Ms. JoAnne Carlson

Welcome to Reading Intervention!

It's a pleasure to be serving as the Elementary Reading Interventionist at Wilson. My goal is to provide a nurturing and inviting atmosphere in which children can experience academic success through purposeful, interesting, and challenging learning experiences.  I am happy to be able to support students and staff across grades K through 5 to help children attain their highest potential.  

 

Defining Moment in Education

I always new that I wanted to be a teacher.  I was that little girl who was always playing school, and always had to be the teacher.  I spent my summers in high school volunteering at a camp for special needs students and always surrounded myself with little people.  It really wasn't until after I had children of my own that I fully understood the lifelong impact that a teacher can have on a child.  It's a responsibility that isn't taken lightly, and one that I wouldn't trade for the world!

 

Core Educational Belief

I believe that all children can learn. Every student is unique, so quality assessment and matching instruction to his/her needs is critical to success.  Children learn in different ways and it is important to find their strengths and weaknesses and to cater to those in order to challenge their thinking.  It is equally important that children believe in themselves and are made to feel confident so that they are able to realize their potential.

 

Prior Experience

- Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher at Wilson K-8 School, Amphitheater Public Schools, Tucson AZ

- Pre-School Teacher at St. Andrew's Preschool, Tucson AZ

- Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Teacher at Department of Defense Dependent School,  Osan Air Base,  South Korea