Azael has been part of the Sierra School of Gilbert family for several years. He has made remarkable and sustained progress in his ability to use augmentative communication effectively, and self-regulate. With the diligence of his teachers, support staff, related service providers and behavior analyst, Azael has worked hard and will be returning to a District-level program next semester. Azael frequently initiates social interactions, independently navigates his classroom and is a bright spot in everyone’s day. We are so proud of him and are thrilled to shine the spotlight on all of his accomplishments. Learn more [...]
Sierra School of Gilbert students and staff made tie dye shirts to celebrate our blended community. We all wore the shirts on Monday, April 19th, to kick off Autism Appreciation Spirit Week. Here are a few pictures from this event: Learn more about our school today.
Anthony has been a wonderful addition to our CBI classroom at Sierra School of Gilbert. He is a very kind and dedicated young man who always tries to help the staff and his classmates. Anthony comes to school every day with a positive attitude, and we can always tell when he is smiling, even behind his mask! Learn more about our school today.
The Sierra School of Gilbert & Sierra Day Program know that diverse, inclusive communities are the strongest. We recognize the barriers that people with disabilities still face in connecting to their communities. March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Learn more about our school today.
Jeremiah has made wonderful progress over the past year since starting at Sierra School of Gilbert. His school attendance has dramatically improved along with his overall engagement in classroom lessons and activities. Jeremiah has become a natural ambassador for his classroom in the most positive and appropriate ways. He has become a good problem-solver and is using his learned coping skills to work through social issues with peers effectively and positively. We are very proud of Jeremiah! Learn more about our school today.
Although Tina has only been with Sierra for a short time, she has seamlessly stepped into her role as a teacher. She is always smiling and shows joy in her teaching. Over the last month, she has transitioned her class to the new norm of virtual school. She is creative, engaging and always finding ways to give her students the same passion, care and opportunities to learn, that she did when the school was physically open. Tina has taken the challenges of distance learning and embraced the opportunity to connect with her students, in a different way. She has [...]
Lorna Her Many Horses is the Certified Special Education Teacher at Aurora Day School in the SHINE High School room. Ms. Her Many Horses teaches a combination of Life Skills and Academics to our students. She makes the school day fun and exciting. They created a holiday gift shop; with all custom-made items. With the proceeds the kids will purchase Christmas gifts for family members, and they are planning an off-campus activity for their class. Lorna is always willing to help whenever needed. She is willing to host tours, help other teachers with IEP’s and volunteers for a [...]
Kiara's constant positivity serves as a model for her peers. Everything she does is for the Sierra students. She always makes sure that her students are well served and that their needs come first. Kiara Lloyd, K-4 Oasis teacher, recently completed her graduate degree from Grand Canyon University, earning a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in special education. In addition to her role as classroom teacher, Ms. Lloyd also serves as the Sierra School of Phoenix IEP Compliance Coordinator. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School
Tanisha has demonstrated tremendous resiliency as she continues to excel in her academic studies this month. She has been going through some difficult and trying times at home, however, this has not affected her academic performance. She has exhibited excellent behavior as well. Tanisha has acted as a role model to her peers as she has maintained her Gold Level status. As staff has watched her continue to be successful during her trying times, she has become an inspiration to the Aurora Day School Team. Tanisha is very proud that she is a Gold Level student. She enjoys [...]
From time to time, our staff think of ways to reward our students! Through successfully staying on level, students have been able to take part in recent trips to a trampoline park as well as enjoying a Game Truck. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School