Meet the Teacher  

    Hi I am Mrs. Gruenewald, and I am so excited to be your 8th Grade ELA Teacher. This will be my first year at Sunset Ridge and I am could not be more thrilled. I have worked for Deer Valley Unified School District at Boulder Creek High School for a combined 10 years teaching ELA to Freshman through Seniors, the last four were specifically Freshman Honors Students. Even though I loved the high school setting I decided to make the switch this year to Sunset Ridge so that I can teach at the same school my children attend. I am looking forward to working with you and preparing you for your next journey of high school. 

    My husband and I have lived in the Tramanto/Desert Hills community for the last 10 years, and couldn't imagine raising our family anywhere else, we just love it "up here".

    I grew up in the valley, attended a local high school, and went to ASU for my bachelors in secondary education. I am a born and raised Phoenician and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I love to hike, jog, and spend time with my family (and dogs) outdoors as much as possible. I am a wife and mom to my favorite people in the world, and if you ever see us "out and about" please say hello.  

    I truly want all of my students to have a successful school year. If at anytime in the school year you have any concerns, questions, etc. please contact me at Lindsey.Gruenewald@dvusd.org I look forward to meeting each and every one of you, and am I excited for a successful and productive year even though it might look a little different.