• Our mission as Mountain Ridge High School English Language Arts students is to achieve higher level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to be competitive and successful in the 21st century through collaboration and active learning.
    To Contact Mrs. Moya 

    Email: heidi.moya@dvusd.org


    Phone: (623) 376-3140  


    Room E110




    Period 1: Education Professions/Adv Education Professions/EDU 221 


    Periods 2-3: ELA 1-2H 


    Period 4: Lunch


    Periods 5-6: ELA 1-2H 


    Period 7: Prep


    Office Hours
    Vary weekly. Current availablity will be posted on the whiteboard in the classroom. 
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Phone: (623) 376-3140


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's in Secondary Education with emphasis in English; Master's in Secondary Education. Certified in Secondary ELA, CTE Education & Training and Gifted.

Mrs. Moya

Mrs. Moya is in her 30th year of teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District. 
I graduated with my Bachelor's of Arts in Secondary Education with a minor in English in 1994 from Arizona State University. I started by career at Deer Valley Middle School teaching 7th grade English language arts and 2 years later, transferred to Mountain Ridge High School. In 1998, I earned my Master's in Secondary Education at Arizona State University and have completed coursework toward a second master's degree in Educational Leadership. At MRHS, I have taught English Language Arts 1-2, 1-2 H, 3-4, 3-4 H and Junior AP. I also teach Education Professions/Adv Ed Professions/EDU 221 and am the Mountain Ridge Advisor for FCCLA, a CTSO for high school students interested in the educational field. 
 In 2001, I was honored to be selected as a Deer Valley Education Foundation Teacher of the Year. In 2017, I was selected as the New Teacher Leader of the Year for the State of Arizona Educators Rising. In 2024, I earned the AzCTE Community Service Teacher of the Year for my work with Educators Rising and FCCLA over the years. Additionally, I was named Rio Salado Adjunct Faculty of the Year.


I remarried on March 28, 2015 to my husband, Mike. I have 2 children from my first marriage; Nathan who is a 2017 MRHS graduate and Hailey who is a 2021 MRHS graduate.


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