Mrs. Banas ~ Room M2 
    Classroom number: 480-883-4165
    Email: banas.wendy@cusd80.com
    Dear Parents and Students~
          As an educator, I have thirty-one 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 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 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 2023-2024 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.