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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 5 summers 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 38 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, 37, 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, 8 and Miss Dylan, 4. Our second daughter Taylor, 31, 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 being a Grandparent!~~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 fifth year as a Norterra Canyon Pirate~~~Ahoy!