Dear Parents and Students,

        I am very excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year at Kyrene Aprende Middle School.  Go Jaguars! You and your child are a valued addition to our community of learners. I am dedicated to making this one of the most successful and positive years for your child. 

       Our classroom community will promote a safe atmosphere to ensure that all students have a strong self worth and positive learning environment. I encourage all students to be risk-takers in our classroom.

       I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in 2008. I am also highly qualified in SEI, Middle School Language Arts and Middle School Social Studies.  Professionally, this will be my 12th year teaching in the Kyrene School District. I have been part of the this community for thirteen years.  I completed my internship and student teaching in second grade at Kyrene del Sureno.  I taught 2nd and 5th grade at Kyrene Traditional Academy. This will be my 4th year at Aprende!  I continue to take district classes to keep me up-to-date on the best educational practices.  I love learning just as much as I love teaching!  

        I have been married to my wonderful husband James for 7 years. We have a loving 4 year old daughter and an energetic 1 year old son.  They're the best!   When I am not at school I am reading, working out, attending sporting events, or hanging out with friends and family.

        Together, we can help your child have a successful 7th grade year. I look forward to a strong partnership! I am excited to begin this new journey with all of you! 


                                        Alyssa D'Andrea