I would like to take this time
to introduce myself. My name is Bill Fehr and I teach 4th grade Language
Arts here at Copper Basin K-8 School. This year is my 30th year of
teaching. I spent ten years teaching on the Navajo Indian Reservation in
northeastern Arizona and seven years on the Gila River Indian Community. I
became employed with the Florence Unified School District in the fall of 2004. This
is my 13th year in the District. I started at Copper Basin for four years and transferred to Magma Ranch for two years.Ultimately, returning to Copper Basin. In my teaching career, I have taught 2nd,
3rd, 4th and 5th grade self-contained
classrooms. I have also taught gifted education for kindergarten through eighth
I am originally from the state
of Iowa, graduating from Iowa State University with a BS degree in Elementary
Education and Agricultural Education. I am an avid Iowa State University fan. I bleed cardinal and gold. I received my
gifted endorsement from the University of Phoenix. In May of 2014, I received
my Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona
I come from a family of 2 other
brothers. I have 2 nieces and 1
nephew. My dad passed away in February
of 2008. My step-dad passed away in June
of 2011. My step-mother lives in Shawnee,
Kansas, while my mom resides in the care center in West Bend, Iowa suffering
from Alzheimer’s disease.
I would like to take this
time to introduce myself. My name is Bianca Passmore and I teach 4th
grade Science and Social Studies at Copper Basin K-8. This is my 5th
year teaching in the Florence School District. Prior to teaching I was a
pharmacy technician for 11 years.
I graduated with my
Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in 2011. I also received my
Structured English Immersion endorsement in August 2012. I look forward to
continuing my education.
I am an Arizona native born
and raised. I have an older brother and a younger sister. I also have 3 nieces
and 2 nephews. My parents are still happily married, going on 34 years and live
in Arizona. I grew up in the world of dance and performed with the
marching band at varsity football games in high school. I enjoy watching movies
and reading books. Most of my free time is spent with my family and my
Ms. Van Ess
My name is Christin Van Ess
and I teach fourth grade math. This is my third year teaching at Copper
Basin and seventh year in education. Besides teaching, I am also a tutor
at Sylvan Learning Center.
I am originally from
Washington state. I must admit, I never thought I would miss rain so
much. I graduated from Washington State University with my Bachelor
degree in Physical Science (Geology and Math) and a Master degree in Education.
I enjoy reading, going on adventures with me niece, and watching sports.
My favorite teams are the Seahawks and Cougs.