Mrs. Sandy Van Zwol-Anderson

Phone: 623-376-5200


Degrees and Certifications:

I earned dual degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from Arizona State University in 1978. In 1995 I earned a Masters in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University.

Mrs. Sandy Van Zwol-Anderson


Welcome back to Canyon Springs!  My name is Sandy Van Zwol-Anderson, or Mrs. VZA.  I am starting my 40th year of teaching in Arizona.  After teaching 30 years in the Cartwright Elementary Dstrict, mostly 6th, 7th, and 8th grade gen ed classes, I came to Deer Valley to work with kids in special education.  I love my job and enjoy working with your kids.  My husband, Ransom, is a retired shop teacher.  I have 3 boys, ages 26, 26, and 28, all in various stages of college and working.  In my spare time I enjoy reading magazines and watching movies.  I am certified in grades K-8 for general education, grades K-12 for special education and am highly qualified in both areas. I am also highly qualified in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA and Math.  Please contact me with any concerns or information at  Let's have a great year. 
I work primarily with 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  I team-teach 6th grade language arts with Mrs. Warner and 6th grade math with Mrs. Devriendt.  As a special education teacher, there are many students that visit my classroom to receive individualized instruction based on their Individual Education Plan. 
For information on classroom and school expectations please click the following link: Syllabus
Thanks, Sandy VZA