apple and booksMrs. Carolyn Gonzalez


Phone: 480-472-9727

Inspiring Quotes:

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" -  Dr. Seuss

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"  - Nelson Mandela

"A teacher effects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." - Henry B. Adams


I am a native of Arizona.  I grew up in Mesa and attended Mesa schools.  I graduated from Mountain View High School. (Go Toros!) I attended ASU and received my teaching degree & ESL endorsement from Ottawa University.  I have a Master's Degree from NAU in Multicultural Education. 


I grew up loving to be around children.  During college I worked at the YMCA  as an afterschool care coordinator and also taught dance to elementary aged children.  This led to me into the teaching field.  Now I have been teaching in Mesa for almost 23 years.  I began my teaching career at Longfellow Elementary.  I then transferred to Patterson, and have taught here for 17 years.  I loved teaching in the primary grades (1st and 2nd grade) now I'm so excited to embark on my newest adventure, teaching 6th grade! 


I am married and have 2 children who attended Mesa schools.  I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the beach. I enjoy listening to music, dancing, shopping and reading.   I hope to one day travel the world with my husband.  I would love to see famous pieces of art and natural history and visit exotic beaches.  I am also extremely excited to watch  my own children grow up, have careers, and have families of their own one day!