Theresa (Terri) DeLano

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Phone: 480-472-7453


Welcome everyone!

This school year (2013-2014) is an exciting year for me as I am now teaching Learning Disabled students at Hawthorne Elementary only.  It's wonderful to work full-time at one school instead of sharing my day between two schools as I did last year.  Emailing is the fastest way to get a hold of me as I check my email periodically throughout the day.  

I hope you enjoy reading about my educational background, teaching experiences and family as I have updated and added some new information.  

My teaching journey began in 1986 after graduating from College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Eduction and  Elementary Education in Owensboro, KY.  My teaching degrees are:  Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Emotional and Behavorial Disabilities (EBD)and Elementary Education K-6.

Education information:

I earned my Masters of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 2006 at Winona State University in Winona, MN.  Since Hawthorne is an AVID school, Winona State University is the University I chose to represent in my classroom.

Teaching Experiences:

I have taught in public schools in Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota and now Arizona for a total of twenty-one years.  This is my fifth year teaching at a Mesa Public School.  Last year I was a special ed. resource teacher at Hawthorne and at Eisenhower Elementary schools; the previous 3 years I was the Intermediate EDP teacher at Lindbergh Elementary.

Family news:

 I have four fantastic children.  My youngest is a boy and is in eighth grade this year, my next child is a young man who is a sophomore this year, my second child is a lovely young lady who decided to graduate a year early, so she is now attending Chandler Gilbert Community College studying nursing. My first child, who is also a lovely young lady, is a junior at ASU studying psychology and statistics.  We also have two chihuahua's whose names are Dora and Bella!  

My husband and I have been married for 23 years and we enjoy our children (young adults!) and spending time together swimming and walking.

Contact Information:

Please call me  or email me with any concerns or items you would like to discuss with me.  I look forward to encouraging your children and advancing their learning in the areas that are needed!

"Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow."


  --  Kahlil Gibran

Thank you for visiting my web page.

Theresa DeLano