Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Mathew


Greetings! My name is Sajan Mathew, and it brings me immense joy to be celebrating my 16th year at DVUSD. I am a holder of an Arizona Teacher Certification in Middle School Social Sciences, High School Political Science, and American Government. Additionally, I hold Masters degrees in Political Science, Education, and Sociology.

I taught Social Studies to 11th and 12th graders for seven years while I was in India. After making the move to Arizona, I embraced a new chapter in my career, dedicating seven years to Special Education at Highland Lakes School. In 2015-16, I had the joy of teaching 7th and 8th graders Social Studies at Terramar Elementary, and since then, I have been wholeheartedly engaged as a 7th-grade Social Studies teacher at Highland Lakes.  

  As a parent of two gifted children, I feel a strong connection with my students and understand what they expect from their teacher each day. My experience with special-needs children has touched my heart and transformed the way I approach teaching. It has shown me the incredible impact a caring and compassionate educator can have on a child's life. 

Beyond the classroom, I find delight in exploring the world's diverse cultures alongside my family, allowing me to share unique insights and perspectives with my students.   I want to express my sincere gratitude to the parents for entrusting their children's education to me. I am looking forward to fostering a memorable and productive partnership in learning with each and every student. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Let's make this school year exciting and filled with opportunities for everyone to grow!

Sajan Mathew

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher