Hello and welcome to the new school year at Quartz Hill Elementary. I am excited to begin our new adventure and am anxious to get to know all of my students as well as their families.
Our Class Pledge:
I pledge today to do my best in reading, math and all the rest. I promise to obey the rules in my class and in our school. I'll respect myself and others too. I'll expect the best in all I do. I am here to learn all I can, to try my best and be all that I am.
A Little About Me
I am thrilled to introduce myself, Ms. Jennifer Shearer, as your child's third grade teacher. I am extremely excited to be a part of your child's education and everyday life here at Quartz Hill. Your child will soon find out I have a love and passion for learning and teaching. My goal is to impart my sense of wonder in your child, providing them with a safe learning environment that is supportive and respectful.
I originally grew up in Seattle, Washington, but moved with my parents to Arizona in 1999. I have two older brothers and one older sister, leaving me the youngest of four. I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University (Go Devils!). Outside of teaching, I enjoy riding and competing nationally with my horses, yoga, hiking, watching football, especially the Seahawks and indulging myself in a good book. This is my fourth full year teaching in the Gilbert School District, and my 6th year working with young children.
I am looking forward to getting to know both you and your child. Good communication between parent, teacher, and child is very important for your child's academic growth. I invite you to visit our class a frequently as you may choose. I hope we can develop a strong parent-teacher relationship and share your child's success throughout the school year. The best way we can ensure the success of your child is to work together and communicate often.