Mrs. Deb Crim

Phone: 623-445-7458


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Biology, Earlham College;Teacher Certification, Macalester College;Highly Qualified K-8; 2014 Deer Valley Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Deb Crim

Welcome to Team Crim! I am excited to be your teacher this year. I love teaching 5th grade! I want you to feel challenged and be successful. My philosophy is that every student can be successful when provided the correct tools for the job. Together you and I will make this happen.

This year the motto for our class will be "Choice, not chance, determines your destiny."  This quote is a part of a larger quote from Aristotle. We will focus on making choices and how choices affect your success. We will also be learning techniques to help calm and focus so we are better equipped to make wise choices.  
Who am I?  This is my twenty-sixth year of teaching and my twelveth year at Gavilan Peak.  I have always taught grades 5 through 8. I was honored to be named a 2014 Deer Valley Teacher of the Year.  In May of 2016, I received "Teacher of the Month" from State Farm Insurance. I live in Anthem with my husband. We have one son, whois a graduate of Boulder Creek and University of Arizona.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, visiting my son in San Francisco, reading, hiking, yoga, cooking, and hanging out with my friends.

Parents-- we work as a team to create your child's success. Please contact me if you have a question or concern. I believe in an open line of communication. I would much rather deal with a problem right away rather than let it fester and become a bigger problem. I try my best to respond to emails and phone calls within twenty-four hours. Contacting me via email or Remind are the best ways to reach me after school hours.

Gavilan Peak Vision Statement:  Our vision is to lay the learning foundation for a rapidly changing future. We will use a global perspective to think critically, collaborate and solve problems affecting our world.