My name is Ms. Semodio and I am the Gifted and Talented Education Specialist for our Cortina family! This will be my seventh year as an educator in Higley. I graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Additionally, I also have my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Administration through Northern Arizona University. I am passionate about education and ensuring that all students have every opportunity to grow into the best version of themselves.
On a personal note, I was born and raised on a tiny island called Guam, U.S.A. I moved here in the summer of 2004 and have since been in love with the desert state! I love hanging out with friends & family and snuggling with my adorable dog, Elle. I am an avid Sun Devil fan and enjoy cheering on my Alma Mater, especially during football season. Some of my favorite activities include traveling to different countries, trying new types of food, reading novels, and laying by the beach!