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Mrs. Jane Walls

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Phone: 480 472-4005


I was born and educated in Australia, before studying for a year in Japan and later a year in Scotland. I obtained both my Liberal Arts degree and my Law degree from the University of Sydney, Australia.  Subsequently, I graduated with my Masters degree in English Literature from University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Here in the USA, I obtained a Post Baccalaureate in Elementary Education from Rio Salado College, as well as an endorsement specifically in Early Childhood Education.

I have been teaching first grade at Crismon since 2003, and I truly enjoy this age group. They have such a keen desire to learn and are enthusiastic about everything. I just love first grade!

I am a huge fan of the brilliant children's writer, Dr. Seuss, and have an extensive library of his works in my classroom. I truly believe in his famous quote: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." I am looking forward to reading and learning with my students this year, knowing that they will be going places!

I am very happily married to an engineer from England. We have two wonderful children, both graduates of Barrett the Honors College at ASU, one also with a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management from University of Oregon, the other applying to attend medical school in the fall of 2021. We value education! Our family also includes a small dog and two cats, but none of them go to school. :)

I enjoy taking photographs, traveling, and reading in my spare time.

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