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Mrs. Hollie Stafford

Hello!  I am excited for the opportunity to be your teacher this year!  I have been in the Deer Valley School District since 2002.  I spent the 13 years at  Legend Springs Elementary School teaching 6th grade math.   Last year, when the opportunity came up to transfer to Hillcrest, I jumped at the chance.   I received my Bachelor's in Public Administration from San Diego State University and a post baccalaureate teaching certificate from California State University Dominguez Hills.  After moving to Arizona in 2000, I earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University.  I truly love teaching and feel blessed to be in a position to help cultivate the love of learning in children.

I am thrilled to be part of the Falcon Family!  Although I love teaching, there are many other things that I am passionate about.  First and foremost is my family.  My husband Scott and  I  have been married for 26 years and we are the proud parents of Trent (24) and Tatum (22).  Trent attended  Northern Arizona University and is now living in Chandler where he has a job he loves, a beautiful girlfriend and an adorable French Bulldog named Bear.  Tatum graduated  from The University of Arizona and is now traveling the world learning all about different cultures.  Currently, sheis on a break from traveling and is living in California working on the beach.  They are two amazing kids and being their mom has been my greatest accomplishment. 

In my spare time, I enjoy running, hiking, yoga, going to the gym, boating, skiing (water and snow) reading, and spending as much time as I can with friends and family.  In addition, we love to travel and make memories  by exploring places we've never been. 

I am looking forward to a great year in seventh grade!