Hi there! My name is Teresa LoDestro and I am so excited to be teaching second grade at Cortina! I can't wait to learn more about the Cortina community and am looking forward to our time together!
Here is a little more info. about me:
I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, which makes me an Arizona native! I love living an active/healthy lifestyle so in my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping, doing puzzles and reading. Spending time in Northern Arizona and traveling to National Parks are also some of my favorite things to do! I recently adopted a mini goldendoodle puppy, Tucker, who keeps me on my toes as well.
Luckily, I never have to go on my adventures alone! I have two younger sisters, my mom, and my dad to accompany me. We are a very close knit family and spend a lot of time together.
I graduated from Northern Arizona University (go Lumberjacks!) in 2018 with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I plan to obtain my Masters degree within the next five years. Prior to teaching at Cortina, I student taught in first grade at Power Ranch Elementary. I spent the 2018-2019 school year teaching first grade in Mesa, AZ, but I missed HUSD too much and had to return this year! :)
I am very happy to be back in HUSD and am excited to grow, and learn with you all this year! Go Tigers!