I am so excited you are in my class this year. Every year school offers different experiences. I hope you are ready to start our 5th grade adventure together!
Let me take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Deena Janda, I have taught for 25 years, 20 of those years being in 5th grade. I am a native of Arizona and graduated from Grand Canyon University in ’92 with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Social Sciences. I have continued my education throughout the years and now also have my ESL endorsement. I have a wonderful husband, a daughter that is 23 and in her second year of teaching and a son who is 16 and a junior in high school. I love spending time with my family, decorating my home, reading, going to the beach, and of course shopping.You can go to the Cortina web site and get our classroom supply list. I look forward to meeting you and your parents at back to school night. I know we will have an awesome year together!