Mrs. Amy McDonnel       

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Phone:  480-472-2123chalkboard and chalk


I am currently in my 27th year of teaching, and my 9th year at Poston.  GO PANTHERS!! This is a great place to be. I began my career teaching in downtown Phoenix in a transitional bilingual program teaching middle school children.  Over the years, I have worked with children from Kindergarten to eighth grade in several different capacities. I truly love what I do.


I graduated from Arizona State University in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in the Spanish language.  I have my Master's degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education, which I received from Northern Arizona University in 1998.  I currently have academic endorsements in Reading, ESL, and middle school instruction for both math and English. I continue to take coursework, so I can stay current on all of the educational trends.


I am practically an Arizona native.  I have been married for 17 years now, and I have two wonderful daughters, ages 14 and 15.  Of course, I can't forget the other members of our family, Biscuit, a perfect yellow Lab, and our black Lab, Chloe who prides herself on being our little destructor.  We enjoy her just the same.  Like my children, they  are full of energy and love to play. 

Anyway, I am excited to be working with you.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.  I look forward to a wonderful year.


--Amy McDonnel