Phone: 623.445.7100


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed - Special Education MA - Computer Science

Ms. Yao

Welcome to Sandra Day O'Connor! 

I'm very happy to be here with all of you. We will have many exciting adventures together.

This is my 13th year teaching Special Education.  I spent my first 2 years teaching at Copper Canyon High School in Tolleson High School District. I moved to Deer Valley District after that and taught at K-8 schools in the district for the past 8 years. I have taught at Sunset Ridge, Norterra Canyon, Sonoran Foothills and this is my third year at O'Connor.

I moved to Arizona 16 years ago from Chicago, IL. I got tired of all the cold wintery days and decided to move to some place warmer. I chose Arizona because of my visit to the Grand Canyon. I fell in love with the view and decided this is where I wanted to be.

I have a daughter who is a junior at O'Connor with me this year.  

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and shopping with my daughter.

I look forward to teaching and learning from everyone. We will have a great school year together!