Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree: Human Development with an Emphasis in Child Development Masters Degree: Education with and Emphasis in Curriculum Design
Mr. Austin Shimotsu
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Hello, parents of Mt. Pleasant School District. My name is Austin Shimotsu and I look forward to having a very successful year of 6th grade with you and your children. I have been privileged to work at Ida Jew Academies for the past two years as a self-contained teacher (I teach all subjects) in addition to teaching a STEM specialty class. My promise to you is to be able to provide a high-quality education for all children so that they can obtain the skills necessary to achieve their highest aspirations. To accomplish this, I seek to create an environment that supports students in their academic development and social-emotional development so that they may thrive in all facets of life. To elaborate, I aim to equip students with critical thinking skills, reasoning, and inquiry and research and, beyond this, I also want to provide opportunities for holistic understanding where students can really begin to define themselves as individuals and their identity through reflective and introspective exercises.
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