Phone: 602-935-7180


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: BBA- Finance- UT San Antonio Post-Bac Teacher Certification- ASU M.Ed. Elementary Education- ASU M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies- UT Arlington Certications: K-8 Elementary Education 6-12 Secondary Education AZ Principal Certification Highly Qualified: Science Social Studies Language Arts (ELA) Middle School Math Computer Science Business Endorsements: Math Specialist Reading Specialist Middle School SEI

Mrs. Alison Oswald-Keene

A little bit about me: I have a Business Degree in Finance from The University of Texas at San Antonio, a PostBac Certificate from Arizona State University West,  a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and  a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policies Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.  After working for the Government for 5 years, I felt something was missing from my work life.  I had a wonderful group of teachers in Middle school and knew that I wanted to make that kind of difference in the life of young people.  After moving to Phoenix from San Antonio, Texas, I decided to take the chance and see if I was teacher material.  That was 33 years ago and I hope that I've helped guide a few lives.

I hold teaching certificates in Elementary Education and Secondary Education with Highly Qualified in Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Middle School Math, and Business. I also have a Middle School endorsement;Computer Science endorsement;Math Specialist Endorsement and Reading Specialist Endorsement.  I am highly qualified in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Middle Grades Math.  In addition, I hold a second Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policies Studies through the University of Texas at Arlington.  My degree was conferred in May 2012  and I received my state Principal Certificate in August 2012.  I have been teaching 7th grade for the past 30 years here in DVUSD. I was at Terramar and was one of the original staff members when the campus opened in 2003, as well as opening Desert Mountain back in 1993. I joined DVOA during 2020-2021 school year and am very happy to now be part of Aspire.  I will be teaching both 7th and 8th grade Science again this year.

I find it hard to say no to anything that the kids need.  For that reason, I have always been involved with school activities, if the kids need me, I'm there to advocate for them.  When I'm not here with your kids, I spend time reading; knitting and crocheting; trying to learn new crafts, and spending time with my family.  I recently bought a Cricut Maker and Cricut Joy and am hopeful that I can learn to use them.  My son Ian, who attended DVUSD schools PK-8,  and my husband, Rich, retired from DVUSD after teaching Social Studies for 22 years.

If you'd like to talk, or find out more about what's going on in class in order to help your child, please feel free to contact me:

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