Photo: Bernadette Carbajal


Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education in Multi-Lingual/Multi-Cultural Education from Arizona State University. Master of Arts from Grand Canyon University, Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL). Endorsements in English as a Second Language, Structured English Immersion, and Early Childhood, Birth-age 8. Certification in Collaborative Literacy Intervention Project (CLIP) and Cognitive Coaching by Thinking Collaboratively.

My Message

Hi! I am a proud member of the Laveen community. I have lived here with my husband for more than 11 years. We have one son who we love exploring and dancing with. Our family is complete with two dogs, Chalupa and Bullseye. I have been in education for thirteen years as a teacher, instructional coach, education consultant and trainer. I have been dedicated to improving the language skills of my students, modifying curriculum for individual students’ needs, and increasing parental involvement. For three years I have traveled the country working with pre-kindergarten to high school teachers improving reading comprehension, instructional practices, and increasing oral and written language skills. I love the process of learning and growing. I am excited to be part of the Sun Valley Academy family.