Thursday, August 2, 2018

Welcome to 3B!

Greetings 3B Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Third Grade! I am so excited you are joining my class this school year. As a Great Hearts teacher, my classroom culture is joyful and dedicated to virtue and academic rigor. We will spend time reading imaginative and awe-inspiring literature, discussing deep questions, and persevering through challenges. I look forward to watching your students grow into virtuous leaders and lovers of learning who enthusiastically embrace the good, true, and beautiful. 

This will be my fifth year teaching at Arete. In addition to my time working with Arete scholars, I received a Bachelors Degree with High Distinction from the University of Virginia. At the University, I double majored in Italian Studies and Religious Studies, focusing on Christianity and Islam. It was through the Religious Studies Department that I participated in the Distinguished Majors Program, in which I wrote a research thesis on pneumatology in early Syriac baptismal liturgy. Moving to Arizona to teach at Archway Arete was the best decision of my life. It was here that I met my husband and found a wonderful community of friends and family. When I am not teaching, my husband and I love attending professional sports games, hiking when the weather is cool, and working at the Gilbert Farmer’s market. We have one poodle, named Smokey, who loves to go on adventures with us all over town. I can’t wait to begin this school year, and to get to know all of you!

Throughout the year, I hope that we will stay in close contact in order to best care for your child. You can reach me easily through email at Additionally, I will maintain a classroom blog ( where you can find information about upcoming tests and classroom events. I recommend you use the “follow my blog” widget on the right-side bar so that you receive an email when the blog is updated. I look forward to getting to know you and your child at Meet the Teacher tonight.
  1. The event is tonight, August 2nd.
    1. Last name beginning A-M - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    2. Last name beginning N-Z - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    3. Fingerprinting from 4:30-6:30 in the MPR
    4. Please bring all of your child’s unlabeled supplies (we do community supplies) to the classroom tonight.

Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Stapleton

Welcome parents and students of 3B! 

My name is Meghan Colbert and I am excited to the Assistant Teacher for 3B in the 2018-19 academic year! This past May I graduated this past spring from Thomas More College of Liberal Arts with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. This summer I moved to Arizona from Pennsylvania, so I am getting accustomed to a very new environment! I love to spend my free time reading, cooking, and hiking.
I look forward to meeting you and your child this evening, and to helping your child learn and grow in the coming year!


Miss Colbert