Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education SEI Endorsement

Mrs. Salazar

Welcome Back Leopard Families!
My name is Christina Salazar and this is my 13th year in education, and my third year as a full-time member of the 4th-grade team. 4th grade is my favorite grade and I am over the moon excited to share in your child's educational journey.
In regards to my career; I spent the first 10 years of my career supporting students with various disabilities, first in the Alhambra School District and then Deer Valley, as a special education teacher. In the 2019-2020 school year there was an opportunity to step into a general education position, so I chose to give it a shot; and so far, I am overjoyed that I switched! Getting to work with students at all levels possible is a challenge. I love being a teacher and it is the dream job I always hoped to have; seriously I am in my favorite place.
I am a born and raised Arizona native and can't imagine living anywhere else. I love the sun and our calm winters. I attended elementary school in the Washington School District and completed high school in the Glendale Union High School District where I was in a wide variety of activities all four years. I received my bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, specifically with a dual certificate in elementary education and special education in 2009. I am a Sun Devil through and through, always Go Devils!
Personally, my husband and I have been married for over 10 years, and he is also an Arizona native. Our family also consists of four individually fantastic children. Samantha is 10, a 5th-grader here at Legend Springs, Michael will be 9 in November and is also a Leopard in 3rd grade. Number 3 is JJ (Jimmy Jr) and he is nearly 6. This is his first year as a leopard, in kindergarten. The youngest of our crowd is Anthony, who is nearly 4 and is a perfect final piece to our puzzle. He is starting preschool, at another school in the district, but will join us all next year for pre-k! There is a lot of happenings in our home, so loud, crazy and constantly going is a normal part of our life. Pets are another part of our family; two rescued dogs that are pure "mutts", Vegas and Diego; they are basically two more children to Mr. Salazar and me.
Our family can be found spending our free time with our extended family doing whatever sounds good at the moment. We love to travel, go to the beach, and enjoy movies. As a family we are big sports fans of all teams Arizona; the Cardinals, Suns, and D-Backs! If our weekends aren't involving sports in some way then it isn't the weekend.
Again, welcome back, I am anxious to see how much growth we all make this year!