Phone: (520) 696-3803
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Child Development, University of Arizona BA Elementary Education, University of Arizona National Board Certified Teacher-Early Childhood Generalist
Mrs. Carole Celaya, NBCT
Hello and welcome to the Painted Sky community. I am Carole Celaya and have been teaching since 1988. I enjoy teaching all subjects in Kindergarten to our school's youngest learners.
Education, Degrees and Certifications
BS Child Development, University of Arizona
BA Elementary Education, University of Arizona
NBCT, National Board Certified Teacher-Early Childhood Generalist
National Board Certification
40+ hours/class and coursework in Gifted Education
80+ hours/class and coursework in teaching Reading and Writing in Kindergarten
"I Teach K" National Workshop, 2013, 2014, and 2015, Las Vegas, NV
Defining Moment in My Education
As a young student in first grade, I had a dedicated and compassionate teacher who made time know me to better teach me in the best way that I could learn. As the years passed, I appreciated the time that teacher gave to help me learn. As a graduate student at the University of Arizona while studying Journalism, I worked with Kindergarten and 1st graders at a magnet school which was where I discovered a passion for helping, teaching and getting to know young children to teach them. It was then that I decided to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.
Core Educational Beliefs
I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand
In teaching young learners, all children learn from using language, asking, seeing and doing. In Kindergarten, activities are taught, practiced, practiced together and practiced in small groups or individually.
I have taught all of my teaching years, 26, in the Amphitheater School District. During this time, I have taught 1st grade, 2nd grade and currently Kindergarten. It was through teaching 1st and 2nd grades that I developed best practices that I implement and develop at the beginning of a child's learning, in Kindergarten.