• About Ms. Jennifer Joy...

    Position: Special Education Teacher

    Team/Department: Special Education

    Room: J113

    Phone: 480-424-8313

    Email: Ms. Jennifer Joy

    Ms. Jennifer Joy

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    Welcome!

    Hello! I am so honored to be a part amazing team of teachers, administrators, and staff here at Casteel. I found my passion for Special Education while working as a Para Educator and find it a gift to teach young minds. I live in Gilbert with my husband Matt and 3 daughters, Eliza, Jane and Lucy (who are also Casteel Colts). I have lived in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Idaho, Utah, South Carolina, and Brazil and have been in the state we call home – Arizona – since 2004.

    My Education and Professional Background

    I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Portuguese from Utah State University in 1999. I worked in corporate communications and media relations. After starting a family, I decided to go back to work in a field that brought me joy. It’s when I started substitute teaching and received an assignment in a Special Education classroom that I knew I had found my career. I returned to school to complete my teaching degree, focusing on special education. 

    My Educational Philosophy

    I believe that every child has the ability to progress. I believe that when a child feels safe, secure, and cared for the environment is right for intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. And, I believe that every child need’s someone who believes in them, a cheerleader, someone who sees their uniqueness and wants to help them become all that they can. I believe every day I can make a difference for good in someone’s life.

    The Choice is Yours! Why Choose Casteel High?

    The teachers, staff, administration, students and Colt community are what make Casteel a great school.