• About Ms. Lisa Krietenstein...

    Position: Third Grade Teacher

    Room: 36

    Phone: (480)812-6886

    Email: Ms. Lisa Krietenstein

    Ms. Lisa Krietenstein

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    Hello! Welcome to Elite Performance Academy. My name is Lisa Krietenstein. I am the third grade teacher here at EPA and a Student Council Sponsor. I'm proud to say that I have been teaching in CUSD since 1989. It is my pleasure to be your child's teacher. My love for learning is carried into the classroom through the many activities we do over the course of the school year. The students participate in the school garden and the classroom tower garden. We have a classroom pet and do a lot of hands on learning. I believe in a rigorous education paired with enjoyable learning activities. Every year is a new adventure. I'm so glad you are joining us.

    My Education and Professional Background

    During the fall of 1979, my family moved to Mesa, Arizona from Chicago, Illinois.  I attended Rhodes Junior High and Dobson High School.  The next several years were spent  attending the college down the road, Arizona State University.  I received my Bachelors Degree in Education as well as a Masters Degree in Counseling.  I am a Certified School Counselor and I have an Early Childhood Endorsement.  

    My Educational Philosophy

    Over the years my educational philosophy has changed. I believe that learning is a lifelong process. Every year and generation is different, and that's fine with me. I learn from my collogues, students, parents, and community. These past few year have tested our strength in many ways. But through it all I have learned that flexibility and kindness are of upmost importance. I believe that given the opportunity and the right environment children will grow and flourish. I will always do my best to provide a nurturing, adventurous, and stimulating learning environment for my students.

    The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Elite Performance Academy?

    Elite Performance Academy is a very unique school. Our classrooms are directed toward the needs of student performers and athletes. These children perform at a high level and have a demanding schedule. Our school takes pride in meeting their needs to give them a balanced life between school, athletics, performances, and family.

Last Modified on July 12, 2023