My name is Maggie Abeyta and I am excited to be joining the Mountain School family as the new fifth grade teacher! I had the pleasure of working at Mountain School for 11 weeks in the spring as a long-term substitute for first grade. I fell in love with the diverse, challenging, hands on learning environment Mountain School provides for the students, as well as the welcoming, supportive community of parents. I am looking forward to this year with your fifth grade student.
I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, then attended Northern Arizona University, from which I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. I worked in the urban core of Phoenix as a substitute teacher for over a year. I got married and moved back to Flagstaff in the summer of 2015. Since then, I have been substituting in the Flagstaff Unified School District. I have had the unique opportunity to be in and out of a lot of classrooms over the past two years and have learned so much from those experiences. I have a passion for teaching and learning and am excited to continue my teaching journey at Mountain School!
I believe that students need three things to be successful in the classroom:
- A safe environment for your children to thrive in the classroom, so they feel comfortable taking risks, learning from their mistakes, and becoming the best students and people they can be.
- High expectations for students both behaviorally and academically. I understand fifth grade is a bridge to the next level of education and I want your student to be prepared to meet the challenges and expectations of middle school.
- Parents as partners. I understand that Mountain School is a successful learning environment because parents and teachers act as a team. I ask you to be a partner with me, and I welcome any and all information about the growth and development of your child. I know that together, we can make this the best year for your child.
Looking forward to a great year,
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