|About Mrs. Crosby
Welcome. Thanks for viewing my web page. I'd like to tell you a little about myself. My family and I live in Gilbert, Arizona. I love to spend time with our family, Rick (My husband) and Rachel (Our 21 year old daughter--who is attending Arizona State University). I also have two stepsons who are all grown. My oldest stepson is married and has three beautiful children. My youngest stepson is also married, and they are enjoying their two beautiful daughters as well. We have an adorable rescue dog, a Boxer mix named Shadow. If I could, I'd have an entire barnyard! Arizona's beautiful sunny weather entices us to spend time outdoors. We have enjoyed spending time at the beaches, and we also enjoy skiing; although I'm still a novice! I also enjoy reading, cooking, movie going, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
I have been in Arizona for the past 39 years. I graduated from Arizona State University with my BA.E and my M.Ed. in elementary education (Go Sun Devils!). Over the years, I have primarily taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. This is my thirtieth year in Kyrene, and my thirty-fifth year as a teacher. With eighteen completed years at Mirada, I am proud to say that I am a forever Monarch!
I believe each child is a unique individual who needs a caring, safe, and stimulating environment to be successful. I want to contribute to all of my students' growth--academically, emotionally, physically, and socially. My teaching methods vary to meet the different learning styles and aptitudes of each child. I act as a guide to allow a child's curiosity to direct his/her own learning and promote respect for all things and all people.
I am continuously taking courses that focus on my professional goals. I have completed my ESL Endorsement and am Gifted clustered trained. This summer I took a variety of professional development classes, and I spent time working with my 5th grade team as a PLC. We have planned some amazing project-based learning units, and I cannot wait to begin implementing them this year. I am looking forward to other learning opportunites that will come my way.
Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful day!
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~Mark Van Doren