Phone: 520 696 6685
Degrees and Certifications:
Education Degrees Northern Arizona University - Masters Northern Arizona University - Bachelors
Mrs. Kay Lewis
Welcome to Coronado....Land of the Cougars! I am Kay Lewis, 8th grade language arts teacher. Language Arts involves teaching both reading, writing, listening, and oral expression through literature. I have been teaching for 20 years and am still learning and growing every year. I moved to Tucson 15 years ago, and would never live any where else! The mountains, weather, community, sunsets, and outdoor opportunities are endless. I love to hike and bike with my husband, and run my two yellow labs down all the new trails in the wash. Honk, if you see me and hope to see you in my class soon!
Defining Moment in Education
I come from the "old style" of teaching, and decided early on when struggling in school that there must be a different way to approach teaching. In my classroom, I instruct through the use of multiple strategies in which have proven overall success for each student. I like "tricking" students into learning through fun innovative ways of teaching and learning. Individual expression is vital in my classroom and I encourage students to define themselves throughout all their work.
Core Educational Belief
I believe that there is a right recipe for overall student success; support from parents, best teaching practices from professional educators, and self perseverance/motivation from students combined with words of wisdom, love for learning, and encouraging environment, result in ALL students being successful and prepared for life.
I have been teaching for over 20 years, every subject and every grade from 3-8. I have found my niche with middle school language arts. This subject and grade are crucial times for students since high school is looming in their future. Preparing students and providing them opportunities to self express through different avenues, genres, and modalities, supports them in their endeavors for higher levels of education.