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Ms. Gina Etzel
Gina Etzel is in her 13th year of teaching English Language Arts for Deer Valley Unified School District. Prior to joining Aspire, she taught at Barry Goldwater High School, Vista Peak Alternative School, and Deer Valley Online Academy with experience in grades 7th-12th. During her first year of teaching, Ms. Etzel received the Rookie of the Year award for the district and was later named a DVUSD Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with an extended major in English Literature at Northern Arizona University. Ms. Etzel grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has lived in Arizona for 18 years.
"Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." Robert F. Kennedy