• Mr. O'Connell
    Mr. O'Connell
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    Welcome to the 5th 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 cycling, running, swimming (triathlons), 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 17 years.  Go Thunder!

    I have 20 years of teaching experience,  Looking forward to a fantastic fifth year at Sierra!!

    Mr. O’Connell


    480 541-5322