Ms. Valerie Cichy
Senior & IB Economics

Welcome! My name is Valerie Cichy and I teach economics. I’m really excited to be part of the Westwood community!


A little about myself: I grew up in Mesa and graduated from high school in 2002. After which, I earned multiple associate’s degrees from Mesa Community College in 2004. Then, I graduated from Arizona State University in 2006. From there, beginning my teaching career, while I also complete my Master’s in Education from Northern Arizona University in 2012 and participating in the Teaching American History Grant from 2008-2011. Since then, I have continued in my love of learning in a variety of ways, including different national programs, which support my love for traveling (any excuse for a road trip to hit the open road is a bonus!).  


Schools I have taught at:

Carson Junior High (2007-2009)

Rhodes Junior High (2009-2020)

Westwood High School (2020-present)


We will have an amazing year! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! Email communication is fastest & preferred, but I will return any communication as quickly as I can!


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