Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Heather Cissell



  • 15 years teaching Kindergarten
  • BA in Elementary Education, Masters in Early Childhood Curriculum Instruction 
  • 1st year teaching at Diamond Canyon
  • 1st year teaching in AZ
  • Spent the last 25 years in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 4 children (Mitchell, Trevor, Zach, & Sophie)
  • 1 grandson (Seamus)
  • Married to husband, Chris, for 26 years
  • Moved to AZ as first-time empty nesters

I love teaching the younger children, sparking their creativity, inspiring their curiosity and continuous love for learning, and watching them blossom over the year(s).   Soccer rules our world (Husband college soccer coach, currently daughter playing college soccer in MO).  I also enjoy watching sports, reading, crafting, lounging by the pool and spending quality time with family and friends.