• Mrs. Schenks

    Room Number: 301

    Phone: (480) 279-7890

    Email: terra.schenks@husd.org


    About Me

    Dear Families,

    Welcome to First Grade!

       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. Additionally, I have taught GED Preparation at the college level. I am very thrilled to teach kindergarten here at Cortina!

         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.

         I believe in open lines of communication. Parents are the most pivotal people in a child’s life. When we work as a team, we have greater success for all. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 279-7800. You can also contact me via e mail at terra.schenks@husd.org.                                                                        

         I look forward to all the discovery, exploration and learning we will be doing this year.!                                                                                    


    Terra Schenks

    “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, touches a heart, and shapes the future.”