Mr. Steve Konvalin
I am pretty much an Arizona native having been here since 1972 when my father retired from the US Air Force and finally located in Tucson. Before that I was pretty well traveled having lived in 3 different countries and 4 states in 3 years. I love Arizona and could not think of a better place to live and have a career. After moving from Tucson to the mountain community of Payson Arizona I graduated from Payson High School in 1986.
After leaving Payson Arizona, I attended Mesa Community College for one year where I decided I wanted to become a teacher and chose to attend one of the best Universities for teaching in Arizona. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1992 with a BS in Education.
I returned to Payson and worked as a substitute teacher for 6 months when I was given a long term substitute position teaching LD Resource at Payson High School. After that assignment I decided Special Education is what I wanted to teach and have never looked back. I returned to school part time and received Special Educaion certification in 1994 fromThe University of Phoenix.
I taught SLD Reading, Math, English, and Science at Payson High School from 1993 to 2000. During my time at PHS I was also the High School's Head Girls Volleyball coach and assistant boys golf coach.
In 1998 I had a daughter that was born with Spina Bifida and after 2 years of driving back and forth between the Valley and Payson I decided it was time to make a change. I moved from Payson to Phoenix and was Paradise Valley High School's Special Education Transition Facillitator and SLD Reading and math teacher for 3 years. During my time at PVHS i also served as the Girl's JV volleyball coach and assistant boy's golf coach.
In 2000 I got in touch with a friend of mine from NAU that taught at Skyline and asked how he liked the school and if there were any coaching openings. It just so happened that at the time the school was looking for a head golf coach and head boys volleyball coach and would possibly have a couple special education teaching opportunities. After touring the campus and meeting with the Administration I knew Skyline is where I wanted to be and it is still by far the best school I have ever taught at. The Admisistration and Faculty at this school is the best I have ever worked with and there is truly a dedication to student achievement and responsibility at Skyline. I would never want to teach anywhere else. I feel at home here at Skyline and I hope your kids do too.