Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Literature 4-8 ELAR
Ms. Tonya-Lynn Grasha
Hello all, my name is Tonya Grasha and I teach ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading.) I have been in the education field for over 15 years, this is my third year to teach 6th grade and I am so excited to be joining the CCI team. When you walk in my classroom you will notice a language rich environment that is both warm and welcoming, two essential elements of learning.
I know most students don't believe I have a life outside of school, but I do. I have two beautiful and talented daughters. My oldest is 23 and currently attending University to be a teacher, my youngest is 20 and pursuing her dream of being a professional chef. I am currently engaged to an amazing military man, we have two dogs we absolutely adore, Maverick and Molly.
Workingout, hiking, and exploring are a few of my favorite past times, I love anything outdoors. When I am not outside you can find me curled up with a good book. I am currently waiting on the third book in two separate series to come out, the Scythe series, and Traitors Game; in the meantime I have picked up a new to me series Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
When it comes to teaching, I believe in developing strong relationships that tap into students' passions and provide relevancy to students allowing them to make connections to the curriculum. I believe all students deserve a champion, I champion what is best for students in all decisions and I model lifelong learning in both my professional and personal life.
"She believed she could change the world so she became a Teacher" ~Author Unknown