Phone: (623) 376-4100
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Family and Human Development Master's in Special Education
I want to extend my warmest welcome to the new school year. I am very excited to have the privilege of getting to know and work with each and every one of you. This will be my 6th year with Deer Valley Unified School District. However, I have been teaching a grand total of ten years with experience in grades Kinder through 6th grade.
I am an Arizona native, born and raised here. I attended Arizona State University where I obtained my Bachelors degree in 2011. I decided in 2014 to return to school where I earned my Masters degree from the University of Phoenix in Special Education. In 2017, I moved back to Arizona from New Mexico, where I had lived for 6 years due to my husband's job. We were fortunate to be able to move back to Arizona to be closer to family. I am married to my wonderful husband, Ray. We have a beautiful 5 year old daughter, a 3-year-old son, and 2 dogs, Leia and Gracie. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, shopping, watching movies, and most importantly, spending time with family.
My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. One of my responsibilities as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively, using positive behavior and growth mindset strategies. I am really looking forward to another fun–filled and educational year! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Jessica Michael M.A.E.d.