Degrees and Certifications:
MASTER OF EDUCATION Northern Arizona University --Elementary Education/Reading K-8 POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE Arizona State University --Elementary Education BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Eastern Kentucky University --Police Administration PROFESSIONAL TEACHING CERTIFICATION Arizona Standard Professional Elementary Education / K-8 ENDORSEMENTS Reading / K-8 Structured English Immersion / K-12
Welcome to Reading Success
The Reading Success Program at Lone Mountain Elementary services students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Through the Reading Success classroom, students work to gain the skills they need to be life-long readers and learners. Students are monitored weekly for progress, and the focus of the skills is adjusted to meet their individual needs. Reading Success strives for success in each learner, and celebrates when students master goals and ultimately exit the program.
Contact Mrs. Murillo
The best way to reach me is through email. Click my name to email me. Phone Ext: 3040
I am a learner at heart and I have a passion for teaching others. This is my sixth year in education, the first four in kindergarten and my second year as a reading specialist. I grew up in Maryland in the suburbs of Washington, DC, and have lived in Arizona for over 20 years. This will be my 12th year at Lone Mountain...first as a parent and eventually as a teacher. My husband and I have two boys...our oldest attends Cactus Shadows High School and our youngest attends Sonoran Trails Middle School.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that all students can learn and grow, especially in an environment that is safe, encouraging and stimulating. Children are unique and have their own special gifts. It is important to work together with parents and other educators to meet the individual needs of all students.
As an educator, my purpose is to help students move forward by adding to their knowledge, and foster a love of learning. It is also important to encourage students to challenge themselves, celebrate and learn from setbacks and failures, take opportunities to try new things, and reflect on and take ownership of their learning. Gaining knowledge and learning are continuous and life-long for all of us and add to our life-experiences. My ultimate goal is to facilitate the individual growth of all of my students. My hope is that they find what they are passionate about, pursue their dreams and become positive contributors in society.