Mrs. Banas ~ Room M8 
    Classroom number: 480-883-4171
    Email: banas.wendy@cusd80.com
    Dear Parents and Students~
          As an educator, I have twenty-seven years of classroom experience.  Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, I taught eighth grade for two years and second grade for one year in the Milwaukee Public School System.  After relocating to Arizona in 1996, I have taught 1st-6th grade in charter, Montessori, and public schools.  Having had the opportunity to teach in such a variety of settings and grade levels has taught me numerous ways to communicate with both students and parents.  I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to have worked with many wonderful people and bring their knowledge and expertise into the classroom to pass onto your children.
          When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, paddle boarding, and my latest hobby...landscape and astrophotography. All of the pictures on this website (except for the one above) were taken by yours truly!! I have two children, Jordan and Kallan.  My husband is a sports Chiropractor and has completed nine Ironman triathlons.  I have completed two marathons and four half-marathons.    

          The 2020-2021 school year has a lot of exciting topics that are going to be covered.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact me. 

       I look forward to working with your child as they set out on their journey of learning and discovery.