Hello! Welcome to Mrs. Henze’s class!
I have a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice/ Political Science, and a Master’s in both Forensic Science and Elementary Education. This is my first year teaching and I am so excited to get to know you and your children. Prior to receiving my teaching certification, I served in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Interpreter (linguist) and following my time in the Navy, I worked as a probation officer at a juvenile detention facility and taught college level criminal justice courses. I took some time off to raise my three children and when I decided to return to work, I knew I wanted to combine my love of education and working with children.
I was born and raised in Vista, California (just north of San Diego). I currently live in Round Hill with my husband and our three children- Parker (10), Claire (6), and Hunter (5). We have one dog (Titan, English Mastiff) and we recently adopted two barn kittens. In our spare time, we are usually found at the baseball field with our sons or taking our daughter to gymnastics.
My teaching philosophy…..
Education has always been extremely important to me. Time and time again, I have thought that if I could get paid to go to school, I would do it for the rest of my life. My goal is to instill this love of learning in my students by creating a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters creativity and meaningful learning opportunities. I also recognize that no two students are alike and take that into account when planning daily lessons.
I am looking forward to getting to know each of my students and their families and working together to see everyone shine in third grade!