Electives

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    Bill Dugan 

    Bill Dugan, william.dugan@dvusd.org, earned his Postbac Certificate in Elementary Education from ASU West and has completed all the coursework for his Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. He has taught 8th grade Language Arts (1 year) and Social Studies (3 years) at Deer Valley Middle School and taught 8th grade Social Studies at Sierra Verde School (4 years). Mr. Dugan taught Government and U.S. History at O'Connor High School (5 years). He is a native New Yorker and has been in Arizona since 1994.

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

     Michele Fantin

    Michele Fantin, michele.fantin@dvusd.org This is my tenth year teaching, but my eigth year with Mountain Ridge. I am originally from Arizona, but earned my BA from Drake University in Des Moines, IA and my MA degree in School Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. I am certified in Special Education K-12, General Education K-8, Psychology, and Language Arts 9-12. I have a love for reading and sports. I will be the Mountain Ridge Varsity Softball Coach for six years. We finished in the top 5 every, with back to back Division 1 State Tournament Runner- Up finished the last two years. I will be teaching regular Psychology, Dual Psychology through Rio Salado, Advance Placement Psychology, and online Psychology for the Deer Valley Onliune Learning Program this year. This is my fifth year teaching Psychology and I am thrilled to share my excitement for psychology with such motivated and eager students.

    "Be the kind of person that makes others feel special. Be known for your kindness and understanding and sympathy." -Unkown

     
    Cindy Garraway
     
    Cindy Garraway, cynthia.garraway@dvusd.org, received her M.A. in Education from Barat College of DePaul University and a B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois. She began teaching high school in 2002 and joined the faculty at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in 2008 teaching ELA and dual enrollment Communications. Mrs. Garraway also is an adjunct faculty member for Rio Salado College teaching COM 100. She was recognized by Rio Salado College in 2016 as being an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member and in 2015 received Deer Valley Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year.
     
    “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
     
       
    Shaynie Harding
     

    Shaynie Harding, shaynie.harding@dvusd.org - My name is Shaynie Harding and I am excited to be a part of the Deer Valley Online Learning Program. Believe it or not, I am actually an Arizona native and graduate of Arizona State University. I taught previously with Deer Valley for eight years, and was also an instructional coach for the district. Teaching is my passion, not just my job. I believe that all students can be successful and will promote a positive online learning environment in which all students can achieve. I believe teaching is a lifelong learning experience and I cannot wait to learn and grow this year with my students.

     

    Marlina Keppner
    Marlina Keppner, marlina.keppner@dvusd.org has a B.S in Education from NAU and is certified in Physical Education and Health. During her 20+ years in education, she has taught Health, Racquet Sports, Team Sports, Systematics, Powertraining, and 7th grade Science. She currently serves as the Physical Education department chair and head softball coach at Barry Goldwater High School, a position she has held since 1996. She helped write the district's Health curriculum and teaches Health for the Deer Valley Online Learning Program.
    "I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be." -Ken
     
    Chelsey Laningham
    Chelsey Laningham, chelsey.laningham@dvusd.org My name is Chelsey Laningham and I am thrilled to be a new addition to the online learning community. A little about me...I graduated from ASU with a Bacholer's degree in Secondary Education with an English emphasis. I love all things literature and writing. Young Adult literature is my particular favorite! I am currently a full time teacher of 7th grade Language Arts within the Deer Valley District. I am looking forward to a great semester!
    Jessica Lindenmeier

    Jessica Lindenmeier, jessica.lindenmeier@dvusd.org, has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education History from ASU and is currently earning her Masters in Educational Administration and Leadership from GCU. She is certified in both History and Social Studies. Mrs. Lindenmeier began teaching in 2010 at Mountain Ridge High School and taught both World and U.S. History. She then joined the Eagles at O’Connor High School in 2011 and is currently teaching AP World History and World History. Mrs. Lindenmeier is also the co-sponsor of the Model United Nations club on the O’Connor campus in pursuit of showcasing world history as a relatable subject to modern, real-world events.

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined” –Henry David Thoreau