Degrees and Certifications:
B.A.Ed. -Early Childhood Emphasis Reading Specialist SEI Endorsement Highly Qualified Teacher
My name is Dawn Castellanos. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Concentration. I began my career in the Peoria Unified School District teaching third grade for two years and kindergarten for five. I then took time off to spend time with my family and grow an outside business in the e-commerce industry. I returned to education in 2010 teaching Kindergarten for the Deer Valley Unified School District. In 2013, I accepted a position as a Reading Specialist in DVUSD. Again, took some time off due to family illness while substituting K-8. Finally, I joined the Sonoran Foothills staff in 2017 and am so thrilled to be back in kindergarten at the best school in the disctrict! I have been with my husband, Tim, for 26 years. We have two amazing children ages 24 (Brooklynn) and 18(Brenden) along with three rambunctious dogs (Lenny, Squiggy, and Pikachu). If school is not in session, you will find me on a cruise! As a matter of fact, a student really did. I was once on a cruise in the Caribbean when I heard, "Mrs. Castellanos!" across the ship. What are the chances of that?