My name is Mark Blackwell, this is my 31st year of teaching students with special needs. I did my first years of teaching in Upstate NY in Glens Falls(close to Lake George or the base of the Adirondack Mtns.) In 2005, I moved to Arizona, where I took a teaching position in the Cave Creek School District. After 3 years being at Sonoran Trails Middle School, I came to Gavilan Peak in the Deer Valley School District. This is my 12th year at Gavilan Peak working as the 7/8 Special Education Teacher. I am the Special Education Team Lead and Middle School Student Council Advisor.
I am married and have an blended family consisting of 3 of my own children and 4 step children and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy hiking, hunting, and spending family time in the Prescott Bradshaw Mountains at our cabin.
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