• Hello! My name is Mrs. Hamblen. I am so proud to be a second grade teacher at Sierra Verde. I love 2nd grade!  This will be my 26th year as a teacher in Deer Valley. I pride myself on building a classroom family that learns, works, and plays together to accomplish our goals. I am looking forward to meeting all of you soon. Meet the teacher is August 3rd from 5:00-6:00pm. Please bring your child's school supplies with you. If you have any questions please email me at dena.hamblen@dvusd.org. This is going to be a great year!
My husband and I- married 24 years.
  • About me-I was born in Oregon, but  I grew up in Boise, Idaho (Go Broncos!) I came to Arizona 30 years ago to go to college and never left! I love the warm weather, and now my family has a nice place to visit. My husband Wayne and I were married 27 years. He had an accident last year, and unfortunately passed away in November 2018. I am working hard to maintain a new normal. 
    I enjoy travel, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite thing is going to the movies. I have a 6th grader, Hailee that keeps me on my toes at all times. She is a great travel buddy too.
  • Get to know Mrs. Hamblen!
    These are a few of my favorite things:
    Favorite place: Disneyland/Disney World
    Favorite color: Turquoise
    Favorite restaurant: Babbo
    Favorite hobby: Going to movies at Harkins
    Favorite drink: Diet Coke
    Favorite treat: Twix
    Favorite author: James Patterson
    Favorite vacations: Cruises/beach, Italy, Greece, and Croatia.