• Chrissy DeBono

    Hello Tigers,

    I am most excited about beginning another incredible year with you! The 2022-2023 school year marks my 18th year as an educator, and I am so grateful to continue the “heart work” of teaching and learning as a Cortina Tiger! Prior to Cortina, I served the roles of elementary teacher, instructional coach, and dean of students. Each role has uniquely shaped my philosophy and pedagogy. Working with children is my passion and that passion is reignited each school year as new challenges and opportunities for growth present themselves. I am most proud of the relationships I have formed with students and families over the years and am a firm believer in the power of a strong home and school connection. With your support, I know this school year will be amazing!

    Here at Cortina, our students, staff, and community members truly are one family!  As a staff, we work collaboratively to serve each student’s individual needs.  We prioritize safety and strong student achievement.  Our teachers ensure that students have meaningful learning opportunities throughout the day and hold students to high expectations.

    As a true Arizona native, I enjoy getting out in the sunshine, bike riding, swimming, and gardening. My husband and I love to travel and explore new eateries. I also love spending time with my family and friends!

    I look forward to getting to know each one of you this school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me about any celebrations or concerns you may have during this school year. Please mark your calendars to join us on July 21st from 5:00pm to 6:30pm for Meet the Teacher night!  Don’t forget, a Cortina Tiger Always ROARS!



    Chrissy DeBono

    Assistant Principal