Karla B Massey
West K-1st Grades
I graduated from Nogales HS in 1987 and went to Northern Arizona University and Pensacola Christian College and finished my degree in Education online. Teaching has been a passion for me since I was a child, where I taught anyone who let me. To see a child struggle with a subject and the see their eyes light up with a new gained knowledge is priceless. Travel is a classroom without walls and teaches an individual a new culture, history and language. I have gone to Wales, England, France, and China, as well as Hong Kong. Throughout my life I have either lived in or visited the following states; Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida. The world is my oyster and I would love to see every country. I have been teaching K for 14 years and 7 of those years have been here at TIA West. I have 2 sons, ages 22 and 11 and have lived in Tucson for the past 7 years. “Education is the movement from darkness to light.” Allen Bloom and “Nine tenths of education is encouragement.” Anatole France
West 2-3 Grades
I was born and raised in Tucson. In 1995 I graduated from Ampi HS and earned my Education Degree from Northern Arizona University in 2005. I have been teaching at TIA West for 7 years now. I have had the chance to go to France, China, and England with TIA and I have been to Italy on my own. I have been playing the cello for th Tucson Civic Orchestra for 10 years. I love teaching 2nd & 3rd grade because the students are eager to learn. I believe all kids can learn.
West 4-5 Grades
West High School Typing
I did a small tour around Texas and went to several high schools, Keys HS, W.T. White HS, Trinity HS, Boswell HS, Watson HS and my associates at TCC. It never came to me as wanting to be a teacher as I was growing up. But seeing what TIA was all about, it inspired me to double up as not only the schools IT, but an educator to the children so they too could have the computer knowledge to open bright futures. I’m not much of a traveler due to life keeping me prone to one location at a time. But I have traveled to Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and lived in Texas for 22 years. Born and raised through technology, f there’s something someone can’t find, I’m there to help. I love getting to know those around me and am always offering a helping hand.
“If something is great, it can always be greater. If something is terrible, it can always be turned to the best.”
National School Lunch Program Coordinator
I attended school in Chicago and Vail Colorado. I love children and love to teach, especially those struggling to learn.
I love life and want to share my experiences as a learning tool I’m gifted with four beautiful children, all college graduates or college bound. Education is rated highly in our hearts.
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