My name is Denise Badger and I am extremely excited to teach 4th grade, another year, at Sierra Verde! I have 4 amazing children. Clayton is 22 and is studying Cyber Security, at Grand Canyon University. Taylor is 20, in her 3rd year at Grand Canyon University, she is majoring in Elementary Education/Special Education. Both will graduate this May! Horay!!! Hayden is 16 --a Junior at Mountain Ridge. Finally, David is 14 and is a Freshman at Mountain Ridge. This is the first year I will not have any of my own children, with me, at SV.I have 1 dog, Oreo, 1 cat (Tinkerbell) and 2 African Sulcata tortoises (Carl and Jack). Visiting Mexico is one of my favorite things to do! We also enjoy movies, camping, swimming and playing games.Teaching and learning are passions of mine. I can not wait to share these with your child and ignite their enthusiasm, too!!