Meet the Teacher

Welcome to 5th Grade - Math

  • I am looking forward to a terrific year with a great group of students! Throughout the year, we will add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. We will analyze and interpret graphs and solve the volume of geometric shapes.....and much more!

    I grew up in Pasadena, California, but attended Northern Arizona University for my Bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education.  After beginning my first year of teaching in Peoria 26 years ago, I continued my education by earning a Masters' Degree in Elementary Education and another Masters in Special Education.  I took a few years off from teaching to stay home with my three boys, but have taught fifth grade for 22 years! 

    My husband and I are kept very busy with raising our three boys and keeping up all their sports and activities.  In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time in my garden.  

    Why Do I Teach?
    Selfishly, I teach because it is the most rewarding job in the world!  I offer my compassion and dedication to helping children become independent thinkers and to foster a lifetime of learning.

    I encourage the students to persevere through challenges. Mistakes will happen and are welcome.  I feel passionate about providing a safe and consistent environment where risks are taken without fear. 

    Please contact me: Kathy Schutza