My name is Marissa Felix (previously Marissa Beaith). I am the leader of the CSI Team & teach 8th grade Honors Science. I'm now in my 9th year at Rhodes (11th year in teaching), and I couldn't be happier to be at this fantastic school.

I've lived in Mesa since 2009. Starting in 2010, I watched for an opening at Rhodes Junior High. I joined the Rhodes faculty in 2012. I plan to stay here for the duration of my teaching career to serve my neighborhood junior high. I live Dobson Ranch and look forward to my daughter Ada joining Mesa Public Schools this Fall at an MPS KinderU preschool.



  • High school: Desert Mountain High School (2006 IB)
  • University: Arizona State University (2009 B.S. Political Science & 2012 M.A. Education)
Teaching Positions
  • Glendale American Elementary (2010-2012 Teach for America)
  • Rhodes Junior High (2012-Present)
Certifications & Endorsements
  • Middle Grades Science
  • Middle Grades Math
  • High School Biology
  • Secondary English
  • Gifted Education
Fun Facts
  • Canadian - became an American citizen in 2012
  • Perfect attendance from Kindergarten to the end of senior year (Really!)
  • My lucky number is 7. My birthday is 7/7, and I weighted 7 lb., 7 oz. when I was born.
  • Married: Francisco Felix (Married: 11/14/2015)
  • Daughter: Ada Felix (DOB: 11/29/2016) 
  • Pets: Lefty (dog) & Valentina (sulcata tortoise), plus fish and hermit crabs

Marissa Felix


Text: 480-331-5633

Rhodes Room 13