Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Kinesiology M.Ed. Secondary Education TAP Certified Mentor Teacher/Evaluator 2015 DVEA Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Laura Mills
After graduating from Sheridan High School in Wyoming, I moved to sunny Tempe, AZ to become a Sun Devil, and earned a Kinesiology B.S. (thinking I wanted to by a Physical Therapist) in 2007. I worked in Special Event Management and Security in college and transitioned to full time with a company to produce ASU, AZ Cards, FBR Open and the 2008 Super Bowl the following year.
After a year of fast pace and high stress, I knew I needed a more fulflilling career, so I entered an Internship with Masters and Certification program from ASU/DVUSD and began teaching at Deer Valley Middle School. While at DVMS, I worked as a Mentor teacher performing evaluations, planning professional development and seeking out innovative ways to enhance teacher instruction and student acheivement. To crown my time at DVMS, I was nominated for and recieved the DVEA Teacher of the Year award in May 2015.
While working in special events, I met my wonderful husband Clint, who still works producing those events we all love to attend. 10 years ago, we adopted my most-perfect-and-wonderful son Quigley (some people call him a dog) and 7 years ago had my silly, energetic daughter Macey. In March 2017, our crew grew by one when we added our little boy Bowen and 3 crazy egg laying chickens. In 2018, our pet rats Seymour and Jasper joined the mix, making our house full of 10 vivacious individuals!
I am 100% committed to positively impacting students' academic abilities and love of science, expending countless hours (and sometimes dollars) to provide the best possible experiences that I can for every student!
Thank you for sharing your children with me for a year:)
Here's to a great 2018-19!