About Annika Dukes...
Position: 1st Grade Teacher
Hi there! My name is Annika Dukes. I am originally from the suburbs of Chicago but have been in AZ since 2004. I have been married to my husband Bryan since 2019! We have 5 children ages 15, 14, 11 and 2 year old twins! We also have three dogs! I love doing photography in my free time and adventuring with my family! My favorite adventure is wake surfing in the beautiful AZ lakes!
My Education and Professional Background
I have a Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I received both from Grand Canyon University here in Phoenix. I have been teaching since 2014 and I can't imagine doing anything else! I've taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th and PE.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that EVERY child can learn when they are in a safe, kind and nurturing environment. I provide them the same support and care that I would want my own children to receive they are at school!