Christine Dewit

Christine DeWit
"Miss Chris"


Amanecer Developmental Preschool

Class Times:
M, T, Th: 8:15-10:45
W: 8:15-10:15

M, T, Th: 11:30-2:00
W: 10:55-12:55



Amanecer is an integrated language-based preschool of 3 to 5 year olds (5 after September 1st) having special education needs. Sixty to seventy percent of each class are children that have been identified as having special education needs. The remaining thirty to forty percent of the children served have no handicapping condition and participate on a tuition basis.

Amanecer preschool strives to offer children an opportunity to develop in an environment planned with their physical, mental, social, and emotional needs in mind. The program provides experiences planned to meet the needs of all attending preschoolers. Children needing special services have an opportunity to interact with non-handicapped students, giving them a role model to follow. Planned creative experiences provide an environment which:

  1. Encourages self-esteem
  2. Develops creativity and an interest and joy in learning
  3. Increases receptive/expressive language skills
  4. Develops self-control and responsibility
  5. Develops fine and gross motor skills
  6. Introduces pre-academic skills
  7. Encourages appropriate interaction with other children and adults
  8. Teachers problem-solving and decision-making skills


About Me

My name is Christine DeWit.  This is my third year at Settler's Point Elementary as the Amanecer Developmental Preschool Teacher.  I have been in the field of education for 26 years and have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, 3rd/4th grade (combo), LD Resource, and as a SPICE preschool teacher.  I was also a supervisor for the ASU College of Education and Rio Salado College for two years.  I hold a BA in Special Education from ASU and a MEd in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University. I hold SEI and Early Childhood endorsements. 

I have been happily married to my husband, Stan, who is a firefighter for the Town of Gilbert, for 20 years.  We have 2 children, a son, who is 18 and attending University of Sioux Falls on a baseball scholarship, and a daughter who is 15, and a sophomore at Williams Field High School.  I grew up in Hawaii and came to Arizona to attend ASU and have lived here for 26 years.