Mrs. Elissa Henthorn                fountain pic

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Phone: 480-472-1540

Hello and welcome to the SID classroom!

I am a proud product of the Mesa school district and a native to the town.  My education includes a bachelor's degree in Special education and Elementary Education with a SEI endorsement.  I also have an associates degree in elementary education as well. Currently I am working towards my Master's degree in school psychology through Argosy University.  I graduated from Arizona State University and am a proud Sun Devil!  This is my second year at Taylor Junior High but I was a student here back in the day :)

I have worked with children of all ages ranging from preschool to high school levels.  I have experience in many classroom settings that include general education as well as special education.  Working with children is a passion of mine and I enjoy seeing them learn and succeed.

Students in the SID program have different learning needs that can be addressed in many ways.  My passion is leading these students to success and experiencing their growth.  I am continually learning and try new things with my students.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy doing anything outdoors and being active.  I love spending time with my cats and family and also going out to eat.  In the summers, I am a lifeguard instructor at a waterpark.   

I strive to provide quality instruction to all my students.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Let's have a great year :)