Phone: 623-376-4147


Degrees and Certifications:

Master's Degree of Education in Counseling/Human Relations from Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Canyon University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Glendale Community College

Ms. Cotner

Welcome! My name is Ms. Judi Cotner.  I am excited to work with your child in Kindergarten for this school year!  I have taught for 28 years and I know we are going to have a GREAT year! The last 27 years I have taught Special Education and I have taught K-2 in Special Ed. for the last 3 years.  I find it very rewarding to see students' curiosity and excitement for learning new things.  I cannot wait to begin working with your children.  :o)
One of my greatest joys is also being a mom and I am fortunate enough to be blessed with a wonderful daughter who is the light of her parents' lives. She graduated from Deer Valley High School and is now in her Junior year of college. Medical Studies is her current major.  Last, but not least, we have two cute (and very spoiled) Malti-poos who complete our family. Activities that I enjoy, include: going to the movies, shopping, reading fiction, going out to dinner and playing card games and board games with friends. 
I love to hear from parents throughout the year.  Please always contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.  As we progress through the school year, it will be a pleasure to meet with you at Meet the Teacher Night, Open House and Parent/Teacher Conferences, as well as other opportunities where we are able to meet throughout this school year.  Thank you for everything you do to contribute to your child's success.  You are the expert on your child and a very important member of our educational team, as well as a truly valued member of our school community.  If I have not yet met you, I hope I get to soon. Please feel free to stop by and say, "Hello!"  :o)