Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Education from Bloomsburg University Master of Arts in Education from University of Phoenix Standard Elementary Education Grades 1-8 Certificate Structured English Immersion Grades K-12 Approved Area on Certificate
Mrs. Darlene Rowe
The 2019-2020 school year begins my 24th year of teaching at Coronado K-8 School and my 28th year of overall teaching! I feel blessed to still love what I do after all of these years. For me, teaching is a lifestyle choice!
My husband Hank retired early from teaching five years ago to start Catalina Brewing Company; he also works at Tucson Endurance Performance Center. We have an 18-year-old son named Ashton who is a freshman at the University of Arizona (dual degrees in electrical & computer engineering and trumpet performance). I also have three step-children: Peggy is a 3rd-year law student at the University of Arizona, Alex is an artist living in Houston who will soon begin classwork towards being a grief therapist, and Geoffrey is beginning master's & doctorate degrees in clinical psychology in Boston after ten years of doing other things beyond his college graduation. We are blessed!
Defining Moment in Education
Teaching is the only career I have ever considered since I was three-years-old (according to my mother). I "taught" my younger brother and stuffed animals and was a babysitter, mother's helper, and camp counselor for many years prior to my first teaching job.
Core Educational Beliefs & Mission Statement
3rd grade is the beginning of your child's second half of elementary school, the start of the intermediate grades. I build upon the foundation that your child's kindergarten through second grade teachers have established. Students are mostly done learning to read and are getting ready to read to learn. 3rd graders love learning and working, are helpful, enjoy friendships, want to please their teacher, and thrive with routines and procedures.
I want the students in my class to learn much.
** reading (fiction and non-fiction)
** writing, spelling, and grammar
** math (including memorization of multiplication and division facts)
** social studies and science
Here are more things I want my students to learn.
** self-management skills
** social and self-awareness skills
** positive relationship skills
I want the students in my class to be responsible decision makers. Our class is a community of learners who spends much time together weekly.
I feel that I am clear, consistent, and firm in my interactions with the students, and I am also loving and fun. I model respect and kindness and hope for the same in return. I want to build a relationship with your child, and I want your child to be part of a positive classroom climate: feels welcome, feels comfortable, feels safe, learns and works productively.
Mrs. Rowe's Mission Statement: As your child's 3rd grade teacher, my mission is to provide students with a safe, kind, encouraghing, and engaging classroom environment where they are actively involved in learning & working as well as thinking & speaking.
This year is my 17th year of teaching 3rd grade. I have also taught 1st grade for eight years, six years at Coronado and two years at a K-3 school in Delaware. Additionally, I taught middle school PE for one year and pre-kindergarten for one year. I spent one school year as a substitute teacher in many Phoenix and Tucson school districts.
Recent Professional Accomplishments
I am one of two Amphitheater Education Association representatives at my school. I also serve on Amphi EA's Executive Board as the school district's K-8 representative. After four years of volunteering with CDO High School's Band Boosters, Parent Organiziation, and Site Council, I am returning to be the teacher representative for Coronado's PTO. I like being helpful!
In May 2016, I received a pin representing my 20th year of district employment in Amphi.
I received Amphitheater's Distinguished Service Award in December 2013. This award recognizes exceptional initiative, collaboration, loyalty, and contribution through demonstrated excellence in support of the mission and values of district. According to my certificate, I am the pride of Amphi!
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