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    About The Teacher
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    This year will be my 30th year of teaching.  Although I have been teaching for what some consider a "long" time, teaching allows me the opportunity to continually learn and grow beside our most precious resources-children.   My goal is to nurture curiosity, reflection and self-confidence in each learner.    
    I grew up in North Dakota and graduated from Moorhead State University (MN).  I received my Masters degree from Arizona State University in Early Childhood.   I have taught first through third grade and spent eight years as a math coach/teacher specialist for Kyrene School District.
    My husband teaches in the Chandler School District.  We have two children. Quincy is sophomore at Southern Utah University and Kagan is a sophomore at Chandler High. We spend time hiking, camping, biking and cheering for our children on the soccer field. 
    You can email me at jopfeff@kyrene.org
    Phone:  (480)541-4750