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Mrs. Annie Choe

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Phone: (480) 472-8903




Hello Parents and Students,


Welcome to First Grade at Sousa Elementary!  I am very honored and excited to be your child's first grade teacher.  This is my third year at Sousa, and my 8th year of teaching.  I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and I am proud to say that I went through the MPS school system.  I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of Arizona to pursue a career as a pediatrician, but decided to go a different direction after realizing my passion for teaching.  I earned a Masters of Elementary Education at Grand Canyon University.  Previous to that, I was teaching at a private school in California for five years.  I also worked as the Director for Children's Ministry at two churches for seven years. Working with children is a lifelong goal of mine and gives me the greatest joy. 


When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my family and friends as much as possible.  I recently got married to David this summer and life has been exciting! We went to Maui for our honeymoon and spent the summer house hunting.  I am happy to be a new wife and am loving this new chapter of my life.


This will be an adventurous year!  We will be learning, exploring, experiencing, and sharing many new things.  Our classroom motto is, “We learn and we grow.”  My goal is that every student will be actively engaged and progress academically, as well as build good character through positive interactions in the classroom. My expectations for the students are that they cooperate, work hard, be respectful, and put forth their best effort.  I look forward to working together as a team in order to ensure your child’s success this year!