Kindergarten - An Seomra Bláthanna
Our Kindergarten curriculum is thoughtfully and intentionally planned to meet the individual needs and development of each child. Lessons are designed in alignment with Arizona Early Learning Standards and Arizona Kindergarten Standards. Your child will have the opportunity to move through these different areas each week, developing their skills and confidence in each of these areas. Our low student-teacher ratios allow us to give your child the individual support needed to progress to the next level of learning. Climbing Tree Community School believes that young children are naturally curious and interested in exploring the world through joyful learning. We will foster this curiosity throughout the year and introduce your children to a wide range of kindergarten content in a developmentally appropriate and child-led manner. We recognize that our students are individuals who grow and develop at their own pace. We will encourage your children to become independent thinkers, problem solvers, kind friends, and caring community members confident in their abilities. Our intention is to give your children a solid foundation so they will be ready for their future.
Lead Teacher - Sarah Barber
Hello everyone! Sarah is ainm dom, My name is Sarah. I am from Ireland, and that’s where our class name comes from; it’s in Irish! I have lived in Tucson and worked in Early Childhood Education since 2012. I live here with my husband and our two very adorable dogs, but the rest of my family lives in Ireland. I am the kindergarten teacher and assistant director here at Climbing Tree. I have an undergraduate International Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from NAU, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from ASU. I also hold my certification for teaching birth through age 8 from the Arizona Department of Education. I enjoy spending time outdoors walking, running, and hiking. I also enjoy reading and exploring new fiber arts!
Teaching Assistant - Melissa Camacho
Hello, my name is Melissa Camacho. I’m a Tucson native, and I have been teaching in the Early Childhood field for six years now. I have had the opportunity to learn from amazing educators all over the Tucson community. I am very passionate about intentional teaching, and creating loving safe spaces for children to learn in. I love being part of the Climbing Tree Community!
Interim Kindergarten Teacher - Trang Nguyen
Hi. My name is Trang. I was born in West Jordan, Utah where I lived for a few years until I moved to Mesa. I have also been in Tucson for 2.5 years. I have had experiences teaching beginner piano lessons, preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade and tutoring elementary grades. My goals are to make a positive difference towards children’s lives and make learning more enjoyable. My favorite hobbies are playing musical instruments, doing art, and outdoor activities like hiking.