Mrs. Christa Struckmeyer 

Email: cistruckmeyer@mpsaz.org

Phone: (480) 472-5737

Biography


I am an Arizona native. I graduated from Arcadia High School in 2002, where I was a captain of the state champion swim team (Arcadia, Alright!) I was also involved in Drama and Arcadia's literary magazine, Indelible Ink. My work with the literary magazine gave me the opportunity to be published, as well as awarded top honors by the National League of American Pen Women. This may have been the inspiration behind my desire for English.

After high school, I grew restless and wanted to see the world. However, the world seemed slightly too vast and settled for Flagstaff, Arizona. I initially began my studies as a journalism major, and was feeling slightly less than Lois Lane. My heart felt empty, and yearned for the passion that I felt in high school. After two years of being a lumberjack, I decided that I wanted to go back to the public school arena and enrolled in the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State. (Go Devils!) I studied Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. I loved being back in the classroom and studying English Education. During my studies and observations, I worked part-time with students with learning disabilities. My one-on-one work with students confirmed my love of education. I graduated in 2007 and then earned my M.eD in Curriculum and Instruction in 2009.  Being sentimental and missing my Lumberjack roots,  I recently finished my MA in Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing from Northern Arizona University in 2015.

I married my college sweetheart, Brent, in 2011.  He is not only a product of Mesa Public Schools, but a Mesa High alumni!  In 2013, we were blessed with our son, Carter, and in April of 2016 our daughter, Caroline, was born.

This is my seventh year at Mesa High, and my tenth year with MPS. I have taught sophomores and juniors at Skyline High School and seventh, eighth, and ninth grade AA English at Fremont.  I am overjoyed to be apart of the Jackrabbit team and look forward to an amazing year.

.My wonderful children, Carter and Caroline

2017-2018 Schedule

1st hour- 101/102

2nd hour- 101/102

3rd hour- Prep.

4A hour- Junior AVID

4B hour- Lunch

5th hour- English 101/102

6th hour- English 101/102