Ms. Kristin Wills-Retay
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Phone: (480) 472-8109
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Education and Experience:
- University of Arizona, BS in Special Education - Deaf Studies and Interpreting, 2013
- University of Arizona, M.Ed in Secondary Education, 2016
- Interpreting: 3 years of educational interpreting
- Teaching: 4 years completed
A-Hour: ASL 1
1st Hour: ASL 1
2nd Hour: ASL 1
3rd Hour: ASL 3
4th Hour: ASL 2
5th Hour: Lunch
6th Hour: ASL 2
7th Hour: Prep
Tutoring Schedule: Monday-Friday before or after school by appointment and Wednesday/Friday during lunch by appointment.
Hello and welcome to American Sign Language. I am so excited you are in my ASL class! My name is Kristin Wills-Retay. I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and graduated from Mountain View High School. Upon graduating high school, I attended the University of Arizona where I earned my Bachelor's in Special Education - Deaf Studies and Interpreting. After earning my degree in 2013, I spent 3 years interpreting for Deaf students in the educational setting. I then decided to return to school, again to the University of Arizona, where I earned my Master's in Education - focusing on secondary education. Fast forward a couple of years, and I am now entering my 5th year of teaching (3rd year at RMHS).
While teaching is a passion and one of the main focal points to my life, it is not all I do. I enjoy reading, playing with my 2 dogs, spending time with family, and traveling with my husband. We are excited to say our first child is on the way and will be coming August 2021. I also coach for a club synchronized swimming team, the Arizona Desert Dolphins AND own my own Etsy shop making dog and cat collars.
My first two year at Red Mountain have been nothing but valuable, happy, insightful, and FUN. I hope when your student leaves RM to move on to bigger things that he/she will look back on his/her time in Mesa Public Schools and say the same thing, and I hope that I was a part of it.