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Welcome!

My name is Ms. Larios and I am DVMS' new 8th grade ELA teacher! I am a true Arizona native and a former Deer Valley Unified District student, having attended from 1st-12th grade! Returning to the district that ignited my love for Language Arts and catapulted me into a successful college career has always been my dream - and I am ecstatic to be here!

I didn't veer too far away for my collegiate journey and graduated Magna Cum Lade from both Northern Arizona University with a B.S in Speech Communication and Grand Canyon University with a M.A in Secondary Education. The majority of my professional career has been spent in higher education working with students from the three state universities, ASU, GCU, and NAU. While I thoroughly loved my time with my college students, I knew my true calling resided with our younger generation to ensure they are college ready. With DVMS being the only AVID school in the DVUSD, I knew I found my new home!

As a teacher, my number one goal is to provide your child with the skill sets to not only pass 8th grade, but instruct and prepare them for a successful high school and collegiate journey! Now is the time to set the bar high to begin striving for greatness for the next chapter!

As a mother of 2 young daughters, I fully understand that not everyday will be a home run scholastically, and some days feeling seen and appreciated holds more value. In this historical moment, our children need patience and our encouragement more than ever. While the goal in my class is to always excel with greatness, please know I will do so while creating a positive and safe space as we navigate through this new world.