I teach students in a multiage 4th/5th grade gifted model class in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have been teaching for 15 years at this grade level, in a multiage 2nd/3rd and one year as a reading specialist. I have a bachelors in Anthropology, a masters in Education and endorsements in English Immersion Studies, Gifted Endorsement and a Reading Specialist. My original school was founded after a year of research by parents, teachers and community members. It is based off an Aurthur Anderson study and use the teaching philosophies of Susan Kovalik Highly Effective Teaching and Jeanne Gibbs Tribes. I am a Nationally Certified Tribes Trainer and a National Board Certified Teacher and coach. I also facilitate a Scottsdale School District Career Ladder Tribes Learning Community. And I am a NEA Master Teacher.