Hello and Welcome to my website!
My name is Emily Sutherland and I grew up in Farmington, Michigan. I have two older sisters and a younger brother that I love. When I was in high school my family decided to move to Phoenix. After graduating from high school I attended the University of Arizona for my undergraduate degree. I loved attending the U of A and being on my own.
After I graduated with my Bachelors Degree, I moved back to Phoenix and starting working as a 3rd grade teacher in Laveen. Over the following 4 years, I ended up teaching 4th grade math and 8th grade math. While teaching, I attended Grand Canyon University and received my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I love teaching and working with students. This is my 6th year teaching, but my first year in the Kyrene School District. I’m so excited to be able to work in supportive and challenging environment and I can’t wait to see where this year leads us! I know that 6th grade is a time of growth for many students as they learn to be more independent and navigate middle school. I am always open to working with students during the school year to help them be as successful as possible. I believe that all students can learn how to do math, it's just about finding the strategies that work and make sense for each student.
Although teaching is my passion, I also have other hobbies and interests. This most recent summer I adopted a kitten named Stormy, and she keeps me busy all the time! When I'm not hanging out with my cat I enjoy reading and watching movies. I'm also trying to get into hiking more and exploring some of the beautiful places around the Valley and the state.
Please feel free to reach out at anytime if you have any questions!