Phone: (623)376-4868


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education

Mrs. Anderson


Hi! My name is Tamara Anderson. I will be your child's 5th grade Science teacher. From the time I was in first grade, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I loved everything about school! Instead of cleaning my room like I was told, I would stay for hours in my bedroom playing school with all my dolls and stuffed animals.  I loved tutoring my friends and helping my teachers every chance I got.  My sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. May was my absolute favorite!! She fostered my love of teaching even more by allowing me to work with a classmate with special needs.  She was a great example of what a teacher should be. She's also the reason I pursued a dual bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education, and started my career in special ed. This will be my 25th year teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District. I've taught students in grades 1-6, but 5th grade is by far my favorite. We have a fun-filled year ahead of us in science and I can't wait to get started!

When I'm not at school you can find me spending time with my wonderful family.  My husband Richard and I have been married for almost 23 years and have three amazing kids, two daughters, and one son.  Our oldest daughter lives and works in Mesa.  She is an incredibly creative and talented mother of two adorable cats.  Our younger daughter is a senior at the University of Arizona, pursuing a business marketing degree. She is a fabulous photographer and recently started her own photography business, taking family and senior photos.  Our son is a senior at Mountain Ridge High School.  He has a passion for football and is looking forward to a great senior season.  GO RIDGE!!  He will most likely be heading out of state next year to attend college and play football at the D1 level.  My kids make me so proud every day and I love spending time with them!  They're the BEST!!  I don't know how I'll handle being an empty nester next year.


These are a few of my favorite things... 

My birthday: July 31st

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite foods: Ice cream and candy

Favorite restaurants: Valle Luna, Carrabba's, Biscuit's Cafe

Favorite fast food: Salad and Go, Chick-fil-A, Fired Pie

Favorite drink: Caramel or white chocolate coffee drinks, and peach iced tea

Favorite places to shop: Amazon, DSW, Maurice's, and Old Navy 

Favorite vacation spot- Anywhere with mountains, pine trees, a lake, and blue skies.

Favorite science topics- The human body, and space.

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