Phone: (623) 445-3377


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree - Communications Emphasis in Advertising & Graphic Design Secondary Education Certification - Visual Arts Language Arts Certification - Middle Grades K-12 Art Endorsement SEI Endorsement

Ms. Monica Tavcar

About the Teacher:

Ms. Tavcar graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications‑­Emphasis in Advertising and Graphic Design. After moving to Arizona in 2004, she earned her Secondary Teaching Certificate in Visual Arts and began the teaching profession as a K-12 substitute teacher. After a brief career substitute teaching, Ms. Tavcar landed a contract position teaching Visual Arts in the Creighton School District where she remained for 13 years. This is her fourth year teaching for Deer Valley Unified School District.

Ms. Tavcar is a very proud mother to her daughter, Jacquie, who is currently a Senior at Sunnyslope High School and her stepson, Jonevin, who is a lawyer in Southern California. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family which also includes, Rhinehart, her partner of 20+ years and their German Shepherd, Kona.

Currently, Ms. Tavcar is the Visual Arts Teacher at Deer Valley Middle School.