Mrs. Malynda Gamboa

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Phone: 480-472-9101


My son, Michael and I at Thanksgiving last year.

This is my third year at Taft Elementary and I love it! This is my 11th year of teaching. I taught kindergarten for 8 years and this is my 3rd year teaching 1st grade. I enjoyed teaching kindergartners, but I truly love my firsties!

I received my Bachelors degree from Ferris State University in 2005 from Big Rapids, MI with minors in Language Arts and Social Studies. In September of 2006, I moved to Arizona and started out in a first grade classroom. I received my SEI endorsement and my Early Childhood Endorsement. In May of 2013, I graduated with my Masters in Early Childhood from Northern Arizona University. 

My family includes my husband, Jacob, my son Michael, and our dog, Bella. My parents, 3 sisters, 3 brother-in-laws, 5 nephews, and 2 nieces, all live in Michigan. I miss them everyday, but I love AZ!!

I am looking forward to another year with the awesome Taft staff, families, and students!