My name is Holly DeFazio and I am a native to Arizona. I grew up in Tempe and graduated from Coronado High School. I moved to Tucson and received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from The University of Arizona. I took my first teaching job in Sahuarita, Arizona. In Sahaurita I taught kindergarten for three years and loved every minute of it! While working in Sahuarita, I went back to school through Northern Arizona University and received my Master's in Early Childhood Education. In 2013, we moved back up to the valley and I worked in the Kyrene School District. While in Kyrene I taught kindergarten and first grade. This is my third year at Chaparral and I am super excited to meet all the new kinders!
On a personal note, Anthony and I had our first baby on October 31st, 2016. Our daughter, Madeline is the love of our lives. Being a mom is the most amazing thing and I love it! Madeline has two fur-sisters. Zena and Aria. I love spending time with my family and being Madi’s mom.