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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
Hello Huskies! My name is Erica Castorena and I am thrilled to be the Dean of Students at Hartford! I am originally from El Paso, Texas where I grew up with my wonderful family. I am married to my best friend and we share our love with our two dogs. I love Arizona and the diversity of people that live in this beautiful state. I am looking forward to building positive relationships with the students, parents, and members of the Hartford community.
My Education and Professional Background
I attended Arizona State University where I attained a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I also attained my masters' degree in Administration in Education from Grand Canyon University.
My Educational Philosophy
As a Dean of Students, I strive to build positive relationships with all students and help promote an environment where they feel safe and valued. I also believe that effective communication with parents and students alike will result in a great overall educational experience for our Hartford families.