My name is Mindy Bailey-Fox and I am very excited to be teaching 3rd Grade at Gateway Pointe Elementary! As for a little background, I am originally from Phoenix and growing up we also lived in Sierra Vista, San Diego, and Tucson. I lived in Tucson for over a decade where I graduated from the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!) with a degree in elementary education. I do have to admit, however, that I have many Sun Devil family members so we like to get competitive sometimes. 😊 Down in Tucson I taught for both the Flowing Wells and Marana districts for six years teaching 2nd Grade, 5th Grade, and K-8 summer school. I then moved back up to the Phoenix area and for the last six years I have worked as a 4th/5th Grade para educator in a self-contained autism classroom within the Scottsdale district, and then went back to teaching 5th Grade again in Kyrene. Now I am here in Higley ready for an exciting year filled with learning, growth, and adventure in 3rd Grade! My hobbies include spending time with my family, taking care of my pug, traveling, camping, and enjoying the great outdoors.