Welcome to 5th grade with Ms. Pierce!
Let me introduce myself, I am Ms. Pierce and I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade! I recently graduated from NAU, and have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics. Though I am a recent graduate, I have spent much of my life being a teacher and mentor to students. I began teaching preschool in 2013 where I learned to truly appreciate the role of a teacher in the lives of young children. During my time at NAU I changed gears and began working with college students. I taught a freshmen course on transitioning to college as well as tutored students with disabilities such as ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia, and other processing disorders. Now graduated, I feel that I am truly where I am meant to be- elementary education.
One thing that I truly enjoy is traveling. During the summer of 2016 I spent one month volunteering in Tanzania, Africa building a schoolhouse for the community and teaching locals how to speak English. My trip to Africa taught me the importance of appreciating what we have and never taking anything for granted, especially our education system. My time in Africa is something I will hold close to my heart for the rest of my life.
A few of my favorites:
Color: Purple / Teal
Hobby: Painting or Scrapbooking
Candy: Hershey's Chocolate
Drink: Iced Tea or Cocacola (I do not like coffee, crazy right!?)
Now you know a little about me, and I can't wait to get to know you!