Ms. Catherine Pettitt

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Phone: (480)472-4756

Biography

Dear Parents and Families:

I would like to welcome you to our classroom page! My name is Ms. Pettitt, and I will be your child’s 6th grade English/Language Arts teacher this 2019-2020 year. 

This is my third year at Emerson. It is also my 13th year as a public school teacher and my 19th year in the field of education. I worked as a Montessori assistant kindergarten teacher throughout college prior to becoming a teacher. I’ve taught nearly every grade (K-6) and have served as a middle school reading intervention specialist, but English/Language Arts is my favorite!

I like to think of our classroom as a family and expect that our students treat each other with kindness always. I have high expectations of ALL of my students. Your child will be receiving a rigorous and fruitful education – but to that end, I need your help. Daily attendance, reviewing the agenda nightly, and communicating with me frequently are essential components to a productive year.

I am proud to be a teacher, and hope to involve all of my students’ families in our classroom community. YOU are your child’s first teacher, and TOGETHER we are a team. Expect to be invited into our classroom and to share in our learning. You are also my most valuable resource, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for entrusting me with your children. Thank you for your partnership this year.  

Sincerely,

Miss Catherine Pettitt, Ed.S., M.Ed.

 

EDUCATION

MASTER OF EDUCATION | 2018 | ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
      Educational Administration, K-12 Principal Certification, G.P.A. 4.0

EDUCATION SPECIALIST | 2016 | GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
     Organizational Leadership, K-12 Educational Change Management, G.P.A. 3.95

MASTER OF EDUCATION | 2009 | GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
      Curriculum and Instruction, Reading, G.P.A. 3.95

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION | 2007 | CITY UNIVERSITY OF SEATTLE
      Elementary Education, K-8, G.P.A. 3.8

 

CERTIFICATION

Arizona State Standard Professional Principal Certificate, K-12 

Arizona State Standard Teaching Certificate, K-8 

• K -12 Reading Endorsement 
• Birth - 3rd Grade Early Childhood Endorsement 
• Structured English Immersion Endorsement