Mrs. Amber Barrus
Mesa High School Math Department Room 615

Biography

This is my eighteenth year teaching, and my nineth year teaching at Mesa High!  I attended Arizona State University where

SparkyI graduated Phi Thetta Kappa in 2004 with a Bachelor's in Math in Secondary Education.  While attending ASU I played on their Womens Rugby Team

I graduated with distinction in 2019 with a Masters of Science of Mathematics Education from Northern Arizona University.

Sports are a big part of my life, growing up I played fastpitch softball from the time I was six years old until I graduated from Mesa High School.  From then I started coaching competitive fast pitch through Mesa Southern Little League, and noncompetitive through many different organizations.  I played Volleyball as a Freshman and coached noncompetitive teams through different orginizations from the time I graduated High School until I graduated College. I also swam competitively prior to high school Carry On Jackrabbit in Scottsdale at Chaparral pool.

Coaching Biography

This year will be my second year as the head coach for the Mesa High Girls Golf team.  We have a lot of fun out on the course and I am looking forward to another fun season. 

This year will be my second year as the head coach for the Mesa High Girls Wrestling program.  I am very excited for this great opportunity to work with our wrestlers.  Last year we had five girls qualify for state and had two of them place.  These girls are hard workers and I love working with them.  We have a lot of fun and I can't wait for another great season.

At Mesa High, I coached for 1 year as the Freshman, 2 years as the JV, and 2 years as the Assistant Varsity Softball Coach.  This year I will be coaching the JV team again.  I have spent 13 years coaching softball at the high school level.  Prior to coaching Softball at Mesa High, I spent 2 years as the Assistant Varsity, and 1 year as the Freshman Softball Coach at Skyline High School.  Prior to Skyline I was the Freshman Softball Coach at Kino Jr. High for five seasons. One of which, we were City Champs for the West Region and were undefeated in region play.

At Mesa High, I coached for 4 years as a Freshman Volleyball Coach at Mesa and 10 years coaching at the high school level. Prior to coaching Volleyball at Mesa High, I spent 3 years as the Freshman Volleyball Coach at Skyline High.  Prior to Skyline I was the Freshman Volleyball Coach at Kino Jr. High for four seasons.

While coaching at Skyline I was also an Assistant Swim Coach for their Swim Team 9 years ago.

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Contact Information

You can contact me via email or phone.

Email: acbarrus@mpsaz.org

Phone: 480-472-5846

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