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Megan Smones

Hello Sunrise Community!

I am so honored and excited to work with you at Sunrise Elementary School.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 12 years. I attended Northern Arizona University where I earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in educational leadership- Go Lumberjacks! My career in education began in Mesa Public Schools where I served as a paraprofessional working with students in special education. After earning my degree, I served as a teacher in the Mesa Public Schools District where I taught 1st, 3rd and 6th grade. In 2015, I left Arizona to serve in the United States Peace Corps. Living in the Kingdom of Tonga, I worked closely with the Ministry of Education and a local public school to create student centered policies and materials. I ate loads of cocunut and raw fish, soaked up the sunshine and even learned their native dance. Check out my photo! I am thrilled to continue to bring my skills as an educational leader to Sunrise and to work with you as a parnter to ensure your child's success.

Along with teachers and staff, I will work to build strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. To our new students, I cannot wait to meet you all! To our returning students, welcome back to the Pride! I am so excited to be back together again. It is important to me that everyone at Sunrise feel welcome here. I look forward to working with you all.

Go Lions!



Dean Smones