• Welcome to the 4th grade!!  I’m excited to be your child’s teacher this year.  I’m originally from Minnesota and, after a 5 year adventure in Alaska, have lived in Arizona since 1999.  I have degrees from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (Economics / Public Administration) and University of Alaska (education). 

    Away from school I enjoy being with friends and family, running, swimming, hockey, traveling, camping and fishing.  I have been the head coach of the men and women swim teams at Desert Vista High School for the past 18 years.  Go Thunder!

    I have 22 years of teaching experience with the last 6 years at Sierra teaching 5th grade.  I am excited to join the 4th grade and have a terrific year!


    Mr. O’Connell



    480 541-5328

Last Modified on August 10, 2020