Hello! My name is Jill Handwerk, and I am so excited to be your child's 4th grade ELA teacher!
I am a born and raised Texan- I grew up in The Woodlands and went through the school system in Conroe ISD. After graduating in 2008, I went on to obtain a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies at Sam Houston State University. Through Sam Houston, I am qualified to teach early childhood through 6th grade, as well as ESL. I spent about seven months working at a wealth management firm, before pursuing my dream of becoming a teacher. In August 2013, I accepted my first teaching position as a 5th grade ELA/SS Teacher at Arizona Fleming Elementary! Over the last six years of teaching, I have worked in second grade, as well as fifth grade. Since entering Fort Bend ISD, I have become qualified to teach GT students. It has brought me such pride to see the success my students have had inside and outside of my classroom. My main goals as a teacher are to build great relationships with my students, and to help them achieve growth in the time they spend with me. In my time at AFE, I was proud to serve as a Student Council co-sponsor and PBIS co-chair.
I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the "litter" at Anne Sullivan Elementary! Paired with the community, I know that this school year is going to be filled with learning and love. I am looking forward to getting to know each of my students, and challenging them as well as myself.
Outside of school, I enjoy reading, soaking up the sun, watching TV, spending time with my loved ones, traveling, and obsessing over dogs! I look forward to this 2020-2021 school year being one of success, happiness, and helping your child to become a confident learner!