My name is Tina Quinonez. This is my 19th year teaching, and 17th year in the HUSD. I started out at Power Ranch for 4 years. That’s where I discovered my love for teaching middle school students. I taught 2nd grade, then moved up to the middle school. I've taught grades: 2-3, 6-8 math, 6 reading/science, and 8 writing. Prior to working at Higley, I worked in Phoenix teaching a 2nd/3rd grade bilingual/ESL class. I was also fortunate to substitute teach while living overseas in Penang, Malaysia.
I’ve been a Chaparral Shark since it opened. I am on both the Leadership Team & Lighthouse Team. I am the vice president of Higley Education Association which is our teacher association.