Mrs. Erzsi Rhiannon Vincent
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Hello, my name is E. Rhiannon Vincent and this is my third year teaching at Lehi Elementary. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. I was able to start teaching when I was 16 years old as a dance teacher for my sister’s dance studio. After I had been teaching dance for 25 years, I found myself wanting to do more in helping nourish young children’s lives and inspiring them the way I was inspired as a child. I come from a long line of educators starting with my grandfather, Rulon T. Shepherd, who was the Superintendent of Mesa Public Schools for 30 years. He organized the Mesa Musical Theater, the Mesa Little Theater, the Sun Valley Symphony, and the Mesa Fine Arts Association. Shepherd Jr. High and Shepherd Auditorium in the Mesa School District were named in honor of his dedication to education and the Arts.
I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and graduated in December, 2015. I completed my bachelors in Elementary Education at A.S.U. in 2013. I have found that I really enjoy learning and being a student. I was born in Australia and I have lived in Mesa, Arizona for over 40 years. I have been married for 23 years to my husband. We have 3 children and we live in the home that my grandfather built in 1938. I have been inspired by many Mesa Public schools educators/leaders and I am proud to continue the tradition of teaching in the Mesa district.
As teachers, we are constantly learning and growing. We want our students to develop and be nurtured by our teaching. Finding ways to consistently improve our teaching should always be in the forefront of our minds to help guide our students to become successful. A famous quote by Confucius states, “If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” As a teacher I want to be able to prepare my teaching by using all of the wonderful and positive qualities that I see within my colleagues. I want to inspire my students to be curious about learning, so they will be able to keep this process throughout their lives. I feel that all children, no matter where they are from or what learning challenges they may have, should have the opportunity to learn from a creative and challenging environment, by a teacher who wants to show them the world. There is a great variation in the way children learn and as a teacher I feel that I will be able to guide my diverse students according to their learning styles. By finding all the good points in every student, I will be able to help them build upon these points and better themselves.