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    A little information about me.... 

    I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. My family moved out to Arizona 7 years ago.  We have adjusted to the Arizona heat and we are loving our new "home".  I have two children; my daughter Brooke is going to be a Junior and my son Bryan in headed into 8th grade. Both of my children attend school in the Gilbert School District. We also have a sweet dog named Bo who is the love or our family.  When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family.   Both of my children are avid golfers so we spend every spare minute on the golf course.
     
    Teaching has been a passion of mine since I was young.  I believe that every student has the capacity to learn when given the proper support and time.  I take great pride in what I teach and feel honored to have such an amazing and rewarding job. I also feel that students need to understand that writing can be fun.  It is a goal of mine to get your student to love writing this year and develop into a life long learner.  I bring to the classroom over 10 years of experience in education which has guided me into the teacher I am today.
     
    I look forward to a fun year in 5th grade with your student.