Degrees and Certifications:

Candice Roa

Candice Roa,, a DVEF 17-18 teacher of the year is a graduate of Mountain Ridge, and has been in the Deer Valley school district for 11 years, 10 years which have been at Mountain Ridge High School. She currently teaches Government & Economics for Mountain Ridge and various ELA and Social Studies classes for DVUSD Pathways . She holds an Undergraduate degree in Secondary Education/History from Arizona State University, and a Graduate Degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Prior to Deer Valley, she spent five years teaching History in South Phoenix. She is certified in Economics, History, Government, and English Language Arts. Ms. Roa has taught AP World History, World History, US History, Economics, Government, ELA grades 7-12, and Law in Society.


“Every great wizard in History has started out as nothing more than what we are now, students. If they can do it, why not us?” Harry Potter