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Ms. Patricia Peck

Hello.  I am your child's special education teacher. I would like to begin by letting you know a little bit about myself. First off, this is my twenty-second year of teaching at Hillcrest Middle School.  I have seen many changes throughout the years, but one thing hasn't changed, teachers at Hillcrest are enthusiastic and understand the team concept of working with our students.  
I have three children of my own, all graduates from this district. My adult son has struggled with autism. However, he is very successful and keeps busy by working full time and taking art classes at Glendale Community College.  My daughters are married and have blessed my husband and I with five granddaughters. In my spare time I like to read, sew quilts, hike, cook and watch movies.  
I have a Bachelor's  degree in special education with certificates in working with students who have learning disabilities, intellectual impairments,and emotional disabilities. I  am certified in Structured English Immersion as well as  having a Master's degree in Elementary Education.  My philosophy in education and working with students is having high expectations and taking a positive approach.  In short, I love working with kids and feel that being positive goes a long way in dealing with any issues related to my students. This directly alligns with Hillcrest's Multi-tiered Support Systems - Behavior approach. 
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to e-mail me at or call at 623-376-3374.  Together we can make this a successful year for your students!