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    Welcome parents and students!
    I am so excited to share in your learning this year! This is my fifth year teaching here at Monte Vista. I taught second grade previously, and now will be joining first!
    I grew up Virginia, but moved to Arizona in high school where I graduated from Desert Vista. I attended Northern Arizona University, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement. 
    When I am not at school, I love to spend my time reading, drawing, and playing with my two dogs. In colder weather, you can find me outside kayaking, hiking and camping. I enjoy taking part in many sports, especially snowboarding, volleyball and gymnastics. 
    This year will be full of new and exciting experiences. I cannot wait to explore every student's unique strengths that allows us to collaborate in our shared learning. Our classroom community will be built on a foundation of positivity that promotes respect and risk-taking in a safe environment. 
    As partners in learning, we can help make this a successful year in first grade!
    Ms. Aufiero