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Welcome to Middle School Social Studies Renaissance! I am very excited to be teaching in the Renaissance program again at Canyon Springs. This will be my 15th year teaching, my sixth at Canyon Springs. I am looking forward to a year of in depth learning with experiments, investigating, and hard work in all areas of the students day.
A little about me... I was born in Italy (Air Force brat), we moved to Tucson when I was just a baby and I have lived in Arizona ever since. I love the warm weather, desert sunsets, and swimming year round. I married my high school sweetheart and we have three amazing kids. Alex graduated in the spring of 2015, Guinevere just graduated Boulder Creek and is starting at community college , and my youngest Garrett is a sophmore at Boulder Creek. We have three dogs(Rosebud, Miley, and Buddy), two cats (Charlotte and Digit), and a box tutrtle (Leo), and 4 fish, but have shared our home with lots of pets
I love to travel and my kids do too. My family has spent time in Europe, we traveled to France, Italy and Germany. It was an adventure of a lifetime and we still talk about it often. Last year I traveled to Italy, Germany, Scotland, Boston, Alabama, and Mexico. Last school year I traveled to New Zealand, New York, Boston, Reno, Japan, Budapest, and Germany. We have also traveled across the United States several times and across the ocean to Maui. I am a certified Scuba Diver and I love to dive, photograph and be in the water. So far I have been to Maui, Cancun, Cozumel, and New Zealnd to scuba dive. I love bringing those life experiences and pictures into the classroom to share with the students. I also love to bake and have a large sweet tooth. We live and play in Anthem so if you see me at the store or the park please say, "Hi!"
If you have any questions, concerns, or are able to volunteer please call or email me. During the school day the ringers are silenced to keep classroom disruptions to a minimum so email is usually best.
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Middle School Social Studies Renaissance
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