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Mrs. Stephanie Leary
Welcome to Exceptional Student Services
Welcome to Kyrene Traditional Academy! My name is Stephanie Leary, and I am very excited to be a part of the KTA community! This is my first year at Kyrene Traditional Academy, however, I worked at a traditional school as a resource teacher for the past 4.5 years. I worked with children in grades K-6 with various disabilities. Prior to becoming a special education teacher, I was a paraprofessional in a self-contained behavior classroom for 2 years. I strongly believe in the power of yet. I am very excited to work with your child! I am most looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you!!
A little about me:
I have earned my Masters Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from ASU. Go Sun Devils! I grew up in the great state of Michigan with two older brothers. I received my undergraduate degree in business from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I have been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband, Eric. He is currently in the MBA program at University of Arizona, so we are a house divided. We have two fabulous boys, Drake (15) and Ethan (14). They are 16 month apart and both attend Desert Vista High School this year. I am a soccer mom. You will find me on the pitch most weekends watching Ethan striving to become the next Messi. I love animals, watching movies, listening to classic rock music, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory.
I am looking forward to an amazing year at KTA!