Kristy Gossen – Second Grade Teacher

I moved to Tucson when I was three months old, and for all intents and purposes, I am a native Tucsonan.  My mom, dad, 2 sisters, and I have seen Tucson change and grow in many ways.

I enjoyed my education through the TUSD schools of Ford Elementary, Carson Middle, and Santa Rita High School. After high school, I went to the University of Arizona and graduated May 1995.

My husband, Cory and I have been married 22 years and are the proud parents of four great kids.  As of May 2017, our three oldest (Ashleigh, Jenna & Hannah) are all graduates of Empire High School. Our youngest, Tanner, will start his sophomore year at Empire in July of 2018. We love traveling, reading and spending time together with our kids.

I began substitute teachering in the Vail School District when our son started at Sycamore. I worked as a substitute teacher for 9 years, the majority of those years, at Sycamore. In that time I covered every grade level and specialty area classroom.

2018/2019 will be my 2nd full year in my own classroom.

I believe in a classroom based on respect: respect for ourselves, each other and the ability to learn no matter our circumstances. I work with intent to build positive relationships with my students and their families. I understand the nuances of being a parent in Vail. I am thankful for the opportunity I have to teach at Sycamore Elementary and to work in this amazing community.

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