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 in kindergarten for three years. This year I am thrilled to be teaching online with DVOA in my favorite grade level! I have been with my husband, Tim, for 27 years. We have two amazing children ages 26 (Brooklynn) and 21(Brenden). 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?