Degrees and Certifications:
Hello!!! My name is Sajan Mathew. This is my 13th year working at DVUSD. I have an Arizona Teacher Certification in Middle School Social Sciences, High School Political Science, and American Government. I have Masters degrees in Political Science, Education, and Sociology. I taught Social Studies to 11th and 12 graders for 7 years while I was in India. After moving to Arizona I worked in Special Education at Highland Lakes School for 7 years, as 7th and 8th Social Studies teacher at Terramar Elementary in 2015-16 and as 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Highland Lakes for the last the four years.
As a parent of two gifted children, I am very much aware of my students' expectations on a daily basis from their teacher. Also, my experience with special needs children molded the other side of me as a teacher. I enjoy travel and explore different cultures around the world with my family. My wife Aneela is an NP at Arrowhead and Honor Health Hospitals. My sons are Mathews, who is a sophomore at University of Arizona and Jacob, who is in 7th grade at Highland Lakes.
Thank you for entrusting your child to me. I look forward to a memorable year of partnership in learning with them. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher