Andrea M. Misino, M.Ed., NBCTWelcome to 6th grade at Finley Farms!
This is my tenth year as part of the Finley faculty, and I am so grateful to work with such a dedicated teaching staff in an outstanding community. I earned my BA from the University of Arizona, my National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification in 2006, and my M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision through Arizona State University in 2009. I am thrilled with the opportunity to bring the best in research-based teaching practices to your students everyday. The purpose of this web page is to provide easy access to class information, and a simple way to contact me with questions and feedback. I love feedback!
If you're interested in learning more about my educational philosophy and teaching strategies, here are some of my favorite inspirational books:Teacher Like Your Hair’s On Fire
- Rafe Esquith150 Ways to Increase Instrinsic Motivation in the Classroom
– James P. RaffiniPunished by Rewards
– Alfie KohnTo Kill a Mockingbird
– Harper LeeCooperative Learning
– Dr. Spencer KaganClassroom Instruction That Works
– Robert J. MarzanoTeaching Human Rights
– United Nations Publications
And be sure to check out my Internet Resources for tax credit info, suggested reading, student internet activities, and more.
Our school would like to say THANK YOU
to those who donated money to the general fund or to individual classroom teachers. This money helps fund field trips, tutoring groups, and AIMS study clubs, as well as other critical extra curricular activities. This school year, the 6th grade team is recommending you submit a one-time tax credit donation of $145.00(subject to minor adjustment) to cover the cost of our three major field trips to the Renaissance Festival, the IMAX Theater, and Science Camp. By paying one time through tax credit, rather than submitting payment to the teacher for each trip separately, you can claim the money as a donation on your tax returns! You may download the tax credit form right here
. Thanks for your support!
Finley Farms Elementary School
375 South Columbus Drive
Gilbert, Arizona 85296
School Hours: 8:33am-3:25pm
Office Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm
Early Release: 8:33am-12:25pm
Principal: John Maas
Secretary: Pam Van Slyke
Attendance: Jackie Marfori
Health Assistant: Alice Alred
Psychologist: Lauren Wolkove
Social Worker: Michelle Ybarra
Important Phone Numbers
District Offices: 480-497-3300
Attendance Line: 480-507-1624 EXT. 1
If you know ahead of time that your child will be absent or out of town,
please call the attendance line as well as notifying me. Thank you!
If you would like to email another 6th grade teacher,
please visit their Welcome page and click on their email link.
Mrs. Sherry Brown
Mrs. Tina Reynolds
Mrs. Rose Smith