Mrs. Tamara de Jesus

Team Leader

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Phone: (480) 472-3910

Welcome to the Benjamin Franklin Schools! I am very proud to be part of an outstanding program which began in 1978. The philosophy of the Franklin Schools is to emphasize the teaching of basic skills and information while preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century. 

I have been in education for 24 years.  Prior to being the Team Leader for Franklin at Brimhall and Franklin Junior High, I was the Curriculum and Instruction Specialist for all the Franklin Schools. I taught kindergarten, fourth grade, and sixth grade at Franklin West Elementary School. In addition to my experience at Franklin, I have taught fifth grade and two years of math and science at the junior high level.

I earned my bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Toledo located in Ohio.  I also have a master's degree from Northern Arizona University in elementary education and educational leadership. I am a Spalding Certified Teacher Instructor and am thrilled to be sharing the Spalding philosophy with other educators.

My husband and I were married in 1996.  James and I have three children who all started their school careers as kindergarten students at Franklin West.  We like to vacation in California and enjoy those relaxing days at the beach with the kids.  In my spare time, I love reading books and watching movies.

Thank you for choosing the Franklin at Brimhall and Franklin Junior High for your child's education.

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." Benjamin Franklin