Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kate Purdy
Hello! My name is Kate Purdy and I am the school psychologist at Diamond Canyon School. I am new to the Deer Valley School District this year. Prior to this year, I worked as a school psychologist in a neighboring district. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. After teaching second grade for a few years in Las Vegas, Nevada and staying home for ten years to raise my children, I decided to return to the field of education. I earned my Masters in Educational Psychology and Educational Specialist in School Psychology degrees from Argosy University.
My husband and I have four great kids between us (ages 8, 12, 12, and 15). Our kids all attend Deer Valley schools. We enjoy activities such as day trips, dining out, and swimming. We also enjoy spending time with our pets, Daphne (standard poodle) and Lulu (cat).
I am excited to be part of this great district and look forward to serving the amazing kids and families at Diamond Canyon!