About Zavala...
Position: Science 7
Room: B24
Phone: (480) 224-2454
Email: Zavala

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Welcome to 7th grade Science at PJHS! I am so excited to learn and grow with you this year.

My Education and Professional Background

The 2019-2020 school year is my first year teaching at Payne Junior High! I began my teaching career in 2012 with Gilbert Public Schools as a Paraprofessional which stirred my desire to become a certified classroom teacher. Upon completion of my certification coursework in 2016, I taught elementary Science and Math for 3 years at St. Mary-Basha Catholic School in Chandler AZ. I graduated from Northern Arizona University Summa Cum Laude and am highly qualified in Middle Grades Science, Math and ELA.

My Educational Philosophy

I agree with Johann Pestalozzi that, "Learning is a natural process resulting from a balance of heart, head, and hand." It is my job in the classroom to create a safe inclusive environment where hearts are nurtured, heads are challenged to grow, and hands have the opportunity to do Science.

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