• Mr. Collins
    About Mr. Collins
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    Dear Parents and Students,

    I am very eager to begin my 21st year here at Kyrene Traditional Academy K-8. Your child is a valued addition to our community of learners, cooperating and collaborating with his or her peers, and I am dedicated to making this one of the most successful and positive years your child will experience.

    I have many hobbies, such as mountain biking, triathlon, rebuilding old IH Scouts, and spending time with my family. I have my own children who are a part of KTA. 

    Professionally, I have taught in Kyrene for 21 years!   I have taught  fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grades, and I'm jazzed to use my love of math and science as a middle school teacher! I graduated with my BA from Arizona State University and received my M. Ed from there, as well. Go DEVILS! Taking college and district classes keeps me up-to-date on the best educational practices. My desire to keep growing recently took me to a teachers' conference in Denver, CO.  I enjoy learning just as much as I love teaching!

    Our classroom will be filled with child-centered inquiries where each student can reach their potential. We will work on individual goals, respect, and being risk-takers in our learning environment. Our classroom community will promote a safe atmosphere to ensure that all students have a strong self worth.

    Together, we can help your child have a successful year. I look forward to a strong partnership!


    Mark Collins