About The Teacher
Welcome to Second Grade!!!.
We will have many opportunities to get to know each other throughout the year, but I would like to start by introducing myself.
My name is Janice Levenson and I am so happy to welcome you to Second Grade! I know it is going to be an exciting year together and I am so glad to be your teacher!
I started teaching second grade at Esperanza when it opened in 1993 and have found it to be a wonderful place to learn! I received my BA degree from California State University Northridge and my Master’s Degree from California State University San Bernardino. I hold two teaching certificates and am endorsed in SEI and Early Childhood Education... I love learning as much as I love teaching!
Originally, I am from California. My family and I moved to Arizona twenty-five years ago and we love it here! My husband and I live in Chandler. We have two amazing children. My son, Lance, lives in Arkansas and I love when he comes home to visit. My daughter, Merredith, lives and works in Scottsdale so I am lucky that we can spend time together! We have the cutest dog named Skipper who keeps us amused with his many antics! Besides teaching, I really enjoy reading, traveling and going to the beach!
I have taught for many, many years and have had a lot of fun doing it! I love teaching second grade students and enjoy seeing how much learning takes place throughout the year. Everyday, I look forward to teaching at Kyrene de la Esperanza (An A+ School of Excellence™ award recipient) with Safe-Honest-And-Respectful-Kids (S.H.A.R.K) and working with a dedicated group of teachers and staff.
I am looking forward to this upcoming year. I know that we will have a fantastic year together and I can’t wait for it to begin! I have many fun and challenging activities planned for us to do this year. I know it is going to be a wonderful one!