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Roseann Hagen: 2018-19 LHUSD Teacher and Mohave County Rural Teacher of the Year
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Roseann Hagen
Roseann Hagen

Smoketree Elementary School’s Roseann Hagen named District Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Hagen is a first grade teacher at Smoketree Elementary School.  Roseann started her career in Cody, Wyoming where she was the owner, director, and preschool teacher for her state licensed “Little Munchkin’s Development Center”.  Roseann received her Associate of Science degree from Northwest College in Wyoming.  She took coursework for her Bachelor’s degree at Montana State University and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in May of 1999.  Mrs. Hagen student taught at Oro Grande elementary school in the spring of 1999 and has been with us ever since! 

Mrs. Hagen is a lifelong learner.  She received her Master’s degree from NAU in 2002 and has achieved additional certifications to her standard elementary certificate in the areas of Early Childhood education and Structured English Immersion.  Mrs. Hagen is also certified as a K – 12 Reading Specialist.

The following are what her colleagues and principal had to say about Mrs. Hagan.

Mrs. Hagen is one of those teachers that her students will remember their entire life. She is gracious and encouraging, while expecting and only accepting your absolute best. Mrs. Hagen teaches her students how to reach their full potential: academically, socially, and personally. She works closely with students and their families to ensure success.

Mrs. Hagen also strives to support our staff. She is always available to listen, brainstorm, troubleshoot and model strategies, techniques, and her extensive depth of content knowledge. She has an immense tool kit that she more than willingly shares to any and all interested. She has participated in numerous committees throughout the years and is a lifelong learner. She is loved and appreciated by all who meet her.

Her warm, loving and patience for all children and staff, shines throughout the entire building.  We are lucky to have her in our Smoketree family.

Dr. Van Der Riet- our Director for ASU Lake Havasu- and several dignitaries were on a whirlwind tour of the potential student teacher locations across Mohave County.  Stopped at Smoketree and decided to go into a classroom.  Mrs. Hagen’s class is the “go to” classroom, as good instruction and student learning are always happening.  She was teaching phonics with total physical response- an SEI strategy.  The students were totally engaged and they were learning.  Dr. Van Der Riet- tall and skinny- was doing it right along with the first graders- and he would not leave.  So there we all stood, doing physical phonics with the first graders for ten minutes.  When we left the room, Dr. Van Der Riet said, “I want to be in her class.  NO really, I want to be in her class! Every child should be in her class.” 

There are no better words than those to describe our 2018-19 Lake Havasu USD Teacher of the Year.

Congratulations to Mrs. Roseann Hagen.

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