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Student Teachers Rock!

One of my colleagues, Ralph Carnesi, is finishing up the semester with a student teacher, Nick Gearing. I thought it would be helpful for all of us to read the views of a student teacher.

Nick's words:

I am finally graduating from Arizona State University after taking 6 years off from my education. I originally attended the University of Northern Colorado on a talent scholarship, but decided I was not on the right path for that particular time. I have spent the last 2 1/2 years as a Sundevil, and it's been a great experience, but I am ready to start this next chapter in my life. I am a graduate of Greenway Middle School and Paradise Valley High School, both of which are schools I have done my fieldwork in. I am a PVUSD guy, what can I say?

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Sandra Blair taught elementary school for 16 years before moving to Phoenix, AZ. She never dreamed she would teach middle school, but loves seeing her 7th and 8th grade students become fluent readers using the Read 180 program. Learn More.

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