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 grown children and our SIX grandchildren. 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 40 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 31st year in Kyrene, and my 37th year as a teacher. With 20 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. recently, I have completed district coursework focusing on student engagement, Google Classroom, and Zoom. 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 opportunities 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