Mrs. Wendy Diozzi
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I am a Boston native. My family and I lived there until 2016, when we decided to trade in the ice and snow for sunshine. I have been in love with Arizona since I came here for my cousin's wedding 20 years ago. It just took my family that long to decide they were ready to move. I am the proud mom of two boys and a black lab. When not teaching, I can usually be found watching them play football, basketball, or baseball.
I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1993, after spending a semester studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Following that, I earned my Master's In Education at Lesley College. I can honestly say I became truly fluent in Spanish during my first years teaching. I began my career as a bilingual second grade teacher. I worked with students and parents who spoke no English. Other than ESL, everything I did was in Spanish. I have also taught Middle School, and High School from Spanish 1-AP Spanish. I spent 13 years living and teaching in a small town outside of Boston called North Reading , where I also served as department leader. Upon moving here, I taught in Scottsdale for a year. I am extremely excited to be teaching at the Academy and look forward to a great year.
I came from a family of teachers. I always thought I would do something different than my parents, but I do believe teaching is a calling. I began to substitute in college and realized quickly that this was the career for me. I have never regretted it. I chose to teach Spanish because I love the language and the culture. It is important for students to learn other languages and cultures to appreciate the world around them.