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Silverbell Regional Support Team

Silverbell Regional Support Team

Brian Lambert, Assistant Superintendent | (520) 225-6280

Darlene Matus, Administrative Assistant

1010 E. Tenth St., Tucson, AZ 85719 | Email Us!

We're Here to Support Schools, Families, and the Community of the Silverbell Region!

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The Silverbell Regional Support Team

We're here to provide support in assessment, communications, facilities, finance, food services, human resources, transportation, and technology services to the schools in Silverbell Region.

Silverbell Region Schools

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Meet a Silverbell Region Beginning Teacher

  • Karla Carmona, Miller Elementary, 3rd Grade
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    This is my story of why I became a teacher and why I wake up excited to teach every day. When I was a kid I was an English Language Learner and my elementary schools didn’t have the resources to help. I was bounced around a lot and ended up going to five different elementary schools before I got into fifth grade. Since I didn’t have a consistent learning environment I started to fall really behind in school and it got to the point that I just didn’t even like going to school. In fifth grade I had a teacher who I felt put me on blast. She told that I needed to get my act together and start putting an effort into my school work. She said that I had to care about my learning. I think that was a wake up call for me because the next day I began working as hard as I could in school. Unfortunately, I was really behind academically and it didn’t help that I went to a failing high school. I had a hunger for success that developed over time and that helped me to realize that I wanted to become a teacher. I wanted to help support all the kids who were like me who struggled in school and were overlooked because of it. My journey to becoming a teacher wasn’t easy. When I got into college I had a lot of learning gaps that weren’t addressed earlier so I had to take a lot of pre-requisite courses to even get into the college courses to become a teacher. I spent any time outside of class at the tutoring center, but that fight, that drive, has gotten me to where I am at today. I had a college professor tell me that I was going to make a difference as a teacher and it made a huge impact on my self-esteem. She was the first teacher to ever believe in me. I never want a kid to go through school and not be told that someone believes in them. I make a point to tell my students that I believe in each of them. Every day I work to be the teacher that has patience for a kid who is struggling because I was that kid.    

      

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