My name is Terra Schenks and I am excited to have you in my class this year! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Arizona. I went to Mesa Community College and obtained my Associate of Arts Degree. I then attended Arizona State University and obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. I am pursuing my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, fifth, and sixth grade at the elementary level.
I am married to my high-school sweetheart and have four beautiful and amazing children; Brandon, Joshua, Isabella, and Christian. My family is very special to me! We spend a lot of time doing things together. We are a very, active family so much of my free time is spent watching my children play competitive sports, dance, gymnastics, theatre, etc… I love to work out as well. I always enjoy a good book, the movies, and yes, shopping of course.
My first goal is to always make that personal relationship with each and every child. To encourage them, build them up and let them know I genuinely care about them and believe in them. When a child feels valued and cared for, they are willing to take risks and willing to strive to be their best. Next, I set the academic bar high. I do have high expectations and strive for academic excellence. Last, I create a positive learning environment. We are a family and we work together as a team.