Welcome to 4th and 5th grades! I am excited to be your teacher this year. My name is Mrs. Clarkson and I'm very happy to meet you. This is my first year as a Super Hero at Ninos Elementary, but I've been teaching for 14 years. I started teaching in my home state of Colorado and have been teaching 5th grade in Casa Grande, AZ for the last 10 years. My first career was in the medical field, which I really enjoyed and would love to share some fun science lessons with you. However, teaching is my passion. I come from a whole family of educators, including both of my parents and my sister. I guess you could say teaching is in our blood! :)
Speaking of family, I live with my husband Brent, who manages a John Deere store, and we have two daughters. Rachel is 23 and works as an RN in Mesa, and our youngest daughter Megan is 20 and goes to college in New York City. We also have a 2 year old puppy named Teddy. Be prepared to hear a lot of stories about him!
Besides teaching, some of my other favorite things to do are hiking, swimming, and reading. I love to be outdoors enjoying the Arizona sunshine (when it's not TOO hot). I also like to make crafts and play the piano. I'm looking forward to a fun year of laughing and learning together. Here's to a SUPER school year!