About Mrs. Kozubal

  • I have had the privilege of being an educator for over 25 years after graduating from Purdue University with a B.A. in Education with Distinction.  The year I graduated, I was selected as the Purdue Education Student of the Year and was in the top ten percent of my class.  My teaching experiences have included grades 1, 2,4 and 5.  I taught 5th grade at Greenbrier Elementary in Glendale for twelve years. Most recently, I have taught 4th grade at Terramar.


    My special interests and hobbies outside the classroom include cooking, reading, and jewelry making.  You will often find me in the kitchen trying new recipes; I love to cook.  Reading historical fiction, my favorite genre, brings me a lot of pleasure in leisure hours, and my creative nature leads me to my real passion, jewelry making.  I have always had an interest in artistic work and took many art classes over the years.


    My family is my joy in life. My husband John and I have been married over 38 years.  John is a DPS officer, and we have one daughter, Ashley, who has blessed us with three wonderful grandchildren-- Kaydie, T.J. and Kailynn. They bring us much pleasure, as you can imagine.


    Lastly, I take instruction very seriously.  In my first teaching position in Indiana, I co-chaired the year-long committee charged with documenting all instructional facets in my school for recertification which we received with flying colors; I helped write the huge document submitted to the state department for this purpose. Here in Arizona, I and two other colleagues created, developed, and implemented a science curriculum centered on Greenbrier School’s new construction in 1998. This effort was recognized by President Clinton in a national award ceremony, The Toyota TAPESTRY Awards Banquet, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


    I look forward with great interest in teaching fourth grade math at Terramar Elementary, and I know I will enjoy your children as students.