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Dr. Theresa Ratti, EdD

Social Studies/AVID/Service Learning



This is my 1st year at Westwood High School and my 26th year in the Mesa District. I have been teaching in the Social Studies, AVID and English departments.

Additionally I am the co-Service Learning Coach here at Westwood.  Students can come to the front office to pick up Service Learning applications. Or there is cart outside of room 404.  An application must be completed prior to the start of the service.

For more information on Service Learning see

Westwood High School has a long standing tradition of Service to the community of Westwood and the East Valley, go to to find more information about the District's Service Learning program and the Honor in Service Learning.

I completed my dissertation and defended it in April 2011.  My research topic was: "How does the death of a mother, impact the education of the adolescent daughter."


1979 Seton High School, Chandler AZ

1983 BA SEd Arizona State University  Political Science

1993 MA SEd Northern Arizona University  Women's Studies

2011 EdD Arizona State University, Education Administration & Policy

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