Mrs. Wendy Diozzi

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Phone:(480) 308-7410

Biography

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.