Phone: (623) 445 - 7845
Degrees and Certifications:
BA - Education M.Ed. - Elementary Education & Special Education Endorsement in Early Childhood Education
Welcome to first grade! My name is Ms. Michelle Elitzak and I am so excited to be your child's first grade teacher this year. This will be my seventh year teaching, I taught special education for two years and this is my fifth year teaching first grade.
I grew up in Illinois and Massachusetts before coming to Arizona to attend ASU (Go Devils!). In 2013 I received my Bachelor's degree in Education. In 2015, I received my Master's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I received my Early Childhood Endorsement in 2017 and am currently working on my Gifted Education Endorsement. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. I love helping and watching children grow to be the best they can be!
When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, working out, yoga, being outside, and spending time with my friends and family. I also spend a lot of time helping my parents at their chocolate factory in Scottsdale. I am definitely a huge fan of chocolate :).
I am excited for our adventures and discoveries in first grade this year!
Please do not hesitate to email or call me with any questions of concerns. Email is typically the best way to contact me. I will respond to all emails within 24 hours during the work week.
At Sunset Ridge, we support students emotionally and academically, preparing them to be lifelong, well-rounded, critical thinkers.