• Welcome!
    Hi and welcome to 3rd grade!
       My name is Mrs. Donna O'Brien and I am very excited to be teaching 3rd grade this year! This will be my 20th year teaching and my fourth year teaching 3rd grade at Cortina. I have my Bachelors Degree in Literature and my Masters Degree in Elementary Education. In the past I have taught K-2 in New York, Connecticut and Arizona. I am originally from the state of New York (Westchester county) but moved here 4 years ago with my husband and two children. My son (Blaise) is attending ASU and my daughter (Nuala) is a senior in high school. We have two rescued cats and two dogs. We love to travel, visit museums and go to concerts and shows.
       I can't wait to meet everyone and learn all about you!

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