• Welcome to a new school year! I am so excited to have your child in my class!

    Office hours are 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Please feel free to contact me at anytime: 480. 279. 7659.
    Another great way to contact me is through email: Marissa.Ames@husd.org


    Dear Students and Families,

    Welcome to a new school year! I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you. I am looking forward to a wonderful and productive school year. My name is Marissa Ames and I am very excited about the things we will learn about this year. I can’t wait to meet you and get started on our path of learning together!

    I care very much about my students and am here to help each child in any way I can. I know our students are very capable of success and will do very well this year. I hope you are just as excited about the first day of school as I am!

    To give you a quick summary of myself, I grew up in San Diego. I received my teaching credential with a Concentration in Language and Literacy and an English as a Second Language Endorsement from Long Beach State University. I moved to Arizona where I first began working in the field of special education. I worked with students from kindergarten to fourth grade. Afterwards, I taught second grade for six years. During this time, I received a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement from Northern Arizona University. I taught first grade and third grade at Power Ranch Elementary and I have also taught a college course for NAU Distance Learning, preparing future teachers on how to teach literacy at an elementary level. In addition, I've worked with Pearson to help score middle school and high school PARCC writing assessments.

    I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child! I believe that communication between the parents and teacher is extremely important and I encourage you to contact me or visit the classroom often!


    Mrs. Ames