Welcome to Montessori 1st-3rd Grade, Room 7
Hello, I am Mrs. Phillips and I am thrilled to begin another year teaching Montessori 1st-3rd grade at Pomeroy. I started teaching in 2002 after earning a bachelors degree in elementary education at Northern Arizona University. I taught fourth grade for one year in Coronado, California, while my husband was stationed there in the Navy. We then came back home to Arizona, and I began teaching in Mesa. I taught fourth grade for four more years at Lindbergh Elementary.
I continued my own education earning an ESL endorsement, reading endorsement, and masters degree in language and literacy through Arizona State University. This gave me the opportunity to become the Reading Interventionist at Lindbergh Elementary. It was a wonderful position that allowed me to learn a lot about teaching reading to all grade levels.
When I was in college I visited a Montessori school and thought it was a wonderful environment for children. When I had my own children, I decided to enroll them in Mesa's Montessori program. I fell in love with Montessori, both as a parent and a teacher, and decided it was the right place for me. I then completed training to earn an Elementary Credential through the American Montessori Society.
I am excited for another great year. It is such a joy to watch students learn about their world as they become readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, artists, and peacemakers. I love witnessing their academic, social, and emotional growth.
2017-2018 Suggested Supply List
Here is a list of supplies if you would like to purchase them for your child or the classroom:
- 1 plastic document envelope to send paperwork and classwork to and from school
- 4 composition notebooks (stitched, not spiral bound)
These are items that may be donated to be shared as a classroom community:
-Box of #2 standard pencils (pre-sharpened are helpful)
-Box of Crayola colored pencils, crayons, or markers
-Pencil top erasers
-Hand pencil sharpener
-EXPO Dry erase markers
-Box of tissues or band aids
-Ream of copy paper
-Indoor potted plant with dish to catch water
-$5 Amazon gift card to be used for literature study books and PE equipment
*I encourage students to use the plastic document envelope to carry items to and from school. We do not have much space to store backpacks. Thank You. (Bike riders may use a backpack if needed)