"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years" - Abraham Lincoln
Welcome to Fremont Junior High! My name is Alicia Berzins and I am the newly assigned Title I Specialist to Fremont. I am honored to serve this community of learners.
Prior to coming to Fremont, I served as the Title I Specialist at Johnson Elementary. While in MPS since 1998, I have also served as the Principal at Lincoln Elementary, Title I Specialist at Kino Junior High, and Redbird Elementary for 3 years. I was the Basic Skills Specialist at Keller, Frost and MacArthur Elementary. My MPS teaching years were spent primarily at Alma Elementary in 4th and 5th grade, with one year teaching 5th grade at Kerr Elementary. Before coming to Mesa, I taught 5th grade for 5 years in the Osborn School District, Clarendon Elementary. In total, I have over 24 years in education.
I graduated from Kansas State University with my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, and received my Masters Degree from Northern Arizona University in 1998. In August 2012, I completed my second Masters Degree in Education Administration and Supervision at ASU.
I am originally from Kansas. Spent my life growing up on a farm, which I still go home to each summer. I really enjoy going back and experiencing farm life. The highlight each summer, of course, is the wheat harvest.
In my spare time I find myself enjoying the outdoors - hiking, running, walking and attending sporting events with the family. My most treasured time is spent with family, my AZ family or my KS family - as well as traveling with my husband of 25 years. Our family consists of 4 kids ranging in ages from 34 to 21. Our baby, Breanna just graduated Spring 2016 from DePauw University with a degree in Kinesiology. Our son Daniel is completing his degree at NAU with hopes of becoming a Physician's Assistant when all is said and done. Our son Jonathan is the Head Women's Coach at Chandler Gilbert Community College and our oldest, Matthew teaches Honors 7th and 8th grade Science at Kino Junior High. Matt and John have given us 3 wonderful grandchildren, Stryker 2 1/2 yrs., Dempsey 1 1/2 yrs. and Sebastian 1 yr. We love being grandparents and look forward to all the fun it brings into our lives.
I am excited to be back at the Junior High level and I look forward to serving the Fremont Community this school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of our Title I Programs.