Welcome to Ms. Pfaff's 4th Grade Math Class!
My name is Erika Pfaff, pronounced “Faff” as the “P” is silent and I am delighted to begin this school year! This will be my seventh year at Centennial and there is no place I’d rather be!
I am a firm believer that while every child has incredible potential and is fully capable of learning; no two children are the same. Therefore, I have designed this year to be filled with endless opportunities to explore various learning styles accompanied with many diverse lessons plans to meet the unique needs of the students. My overall goal is to not only help my students identify their potential, but to empower them to become enthusiastic about fulfilling it to the best of their ability! I also find it equally as important to focus on character development; instilling a sense of acceptance, humility, endurance, and integrity in every child.
I am looking forward to getting to know each student individually and sharing parts of who I am with them as well. A little bit about me: I was born and raised in Southern Arizona and there is nothing I love more than a desert sunset. I graduated from Arizona State University and hold a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Structured English Immersion. I also just graduated from Michigan State University, with my Master's degree in Math and Science instruction with a certificate in Educational Pyschology. Some of my favorite hobbies include soccer, running, cheering on my Sun Devils in any sport, and finding the next greatest cuisine establishment. My friends and family play a huge role in my life, giving me the support and encouragement to pursue my passions! I love learning, and look forward learning alongside my students this year!
I am eager to begin this partnership with you and know that as a team, great things will be accomplished this year!
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson