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    Welcome to Kindergarten! 
     
     
     
    Email:
     
    Room: 223
     
    Attendance:
    Please report all absences to
    480-279-7800 option #2
     
     
    Specials Schedule:
    Monday-Library
    Tuesday-Music
    Wednesdsay-Computer Lab (early release)
    Thursday- P.E. (wear tennis shoes)
    Friday- Art
       
       Welcome to Mrs. Dunton’s Kindergarten classroom. I was born in Nebraska but spent most of my childhood growing up in Mesa, Arizona. I graduated from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils) in 2008 with my Early Childhood Education degree. After college I taught Kindergarten for three years in the Kyrene School District then took a short break to start our family. This will be my tenth year teaching Kindergarten and my seventh year at Cortina. I'm so excited to be in Kindergarten again and be apart of such an amazing school. 

       My husband and I have been married for almost nine years and were blessed with our beautiful little girl seven years ago. We are loving our little family of three and enjoy watching our daughter grow. Whenever I’m not at school I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, swimming, running, watching movies and of course shopping. Our family loves anything to do with sports and especially the Green Bay Packers. We love being outdoors enjoying the warm sunshine as well.    

       My teaching philosophy is to create a safe, loving, and educational environment where students become lifelong confident learners. I believe that children learn best when given hands on activities that allow them to explore, ask questions, and find solutions. This is going to be a wonderful year full of learning and growing. I am very excited to work with you and your child to enrich their lives with a passion and love for learning. I can’t wait for another awesome school year! Go Tigers!

    -Mrs. Dunton

    Cortina start times

    Regular school day hours
    7:30 AM Office opens
    7:45 AM Campus opens
    8:00 AM Last Breakfast will be served
    8:06 AM First bell rings
    8:10 AM Tardy/Late bell rings
    3:05 PM Dismissal

    Early Release Days are every Wednesday
    7:30 AM Office opens
    7:45 AM Campus opens
    8:00 AM Last Breakfast will be served
    8:06 AM First bell rings
    8:10 AM Tardy/Late bell rings
    12:50 PM Dismissal for Kindergarten