Phone: 623-376-4379


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Education Certified K-8 Certified in middle grades ELA SEI Endorsed

Mrs. Jennifer Deibel

Hello! I am so excited for another year at Highland Lakes! This is my fourth year teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District. However, I am not new to DVUSD. I have worked as a substitute teacher here, and attended Deer Valley schools for elementary and middle school.

I got my start in education back in 2001, teaching first grade in Flagstaff, Arizona. After that, my family and I embarked upon a grand adventure overseas that lasted nearly ten years! During that time I was able to participate in many life-enriching activities including non-traditional teaching opporutnities. It was also during our time overseas that I first dipped my toe into writing.

Along with returning to traditional teaching, I am also a writer. I am ecstatic to say that my debut novel, A Dance in Donegal, releases from Revell Books in Spring 2021.  I also freelance and contribute to several magazines, both local and national, as well as write for a popular parenting website. 

I cannot express enough how happy I am to be teaching 7th grade ELA again this year! Words are my passion, and helping kids discover a joy for writing and reading that they may not have known existed is a dream come true for me.

When I'm not teaching or writing, I'm hanging out with my family - my wonderful husband and our three kiddos (a sophomore at Deer Valley, and an 8th and 4th grader right here at HLS!) - and usually drinking coffee. There's always coffee.

I anticipate a wonderful year together!

Highland Lakes Mission Statement:
Preparing today's learners to become tomorrow's leaders through technology, inquiry, common core standards and global citizenship.
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