Kate Eastburn

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Kate Eastburn

     I am thrilled to be a part of Deer Valley Unified School District!  I've been teaching 7th grade ELA for 11 years for Cave Creek, and left 6 summers ago for an opportunity to teach Social Studies.   My dream came true when I was hired to teach 7th grade Social Studies for Norterra Canyon!  It is my joy to spend my day with kids 'in the middle' and consider it a priviledge to set sail with all the other Pirates, both teachers and students, at Norterra Canyon.

     I've been married for 39 years to my husband Daniel Eastburn.   Daniel is a Residental Architect and has his own firm, Design Barbarians.  We have 2 daughters:  Charli Anne Groen, 38, married to our wonderful son-in-law Shane Groen.  They live in Phoenix; Charli is a Professional Photograhper with her own company Kharisma Photography, and Shane works for Az Coilition To End Homelessness/Veterans Division.  They have 2 children Asher, 9 and Miss Dylan, 5.    Our second daughter Taylor, 32, is an Interior Designer in Del Mar, California and engaged to a wonderful guy Johnathan Kearney....we try to get out to visit them every chance we get!

     Favorite hobby~~besides Grandparenting!~~is music.   My husband and I play in two bands:  The Last Straw and The New Deal.   I play flute, keys, tenor sax, accordian,  percussion, and I just got a cello!   Daniel plays all things stringed and harmonica.    We play at various places throughout the valley and every Sunday at church.   Other interests include bike riding, cooking, gardening and fishing.

     I am really looking forward to my sixth year as a Norterra Canyon Pirate~~~Ahoy!