Welcome, students and parents, to what is going to be a very fun and successful year at Carol Rae Ranch Elementary. This is my sixteenth year in second grade, and my eighteenth year with the Gilbert District. I am currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a Principal’s Endorsement. I also hold “Master Teacher” certification in Accelerated Reading, and am trained in Critical Thinking, Sheltered Instruction, and Performance Based Assessment.
I was born in Texas, but have been living in Arizona for the past 27 years. I attended Northern Arizona University, in which I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I have 4 children: Karleigh who is 18, Taylor who is 14, and Sarah and Savannah who are both 11 (attending 6th grade here).
I can’t tell you how excited I am to have your child in our class! I look forward to creating a positive and
safe learning environment in which each child feels comfortable and willing to
contribute freely. I also look forward
to interacting with each of my new parents.
We are all on a team, with our main goal to continue each child’s development
in being life- long learners.