Mrs. Messina

Phone: 623-445-4733


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Mrs. Messina

I am happy to be your 4th grade teacher this school year!  Let me introduce myself . . .

This will be my 29th year teaching.  Time flies! I began my teaching career in the Deer Valley Unified School District in 1990 at Desert Winds Elementary teaching fifth grade my first two years.  In 1992 I came to Desert Sage and have been teaching fourth grade ever since.  Fourth grade was my most memorable year as a student, and I always knew it was the grade I wanted to teach.

I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University in 1989 and completed my Masters degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in 1993.  I also finished the requirements for a Reading Endorsement through Ottawa University and completed the state required English Language Learner courses.

I am very excited to be the ELA (English/Language Arts) and Social Studies teacher for 4th grade this year.  Teaching reading and writing is my passion.  I also am excited to teach Arizona history and geography again this year!