About Mrs. Pickrel


Welcome to 5th Grade! I am so excited to be your teacher and to get to know each of you this school year!

I joined the Zaharis community in 2016, while student teaching with Jen Kunz. I attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, where I received my degree in elementary education.

With two sisters and one brother, I am the youngest of four children. I was born in England and immigrated to Western Canada, then to Baltimore, Maryland. I taught English in Ukraine and now 5th grade in Arizona! I love to travel and learn about other people, places, and cultures. I met my husband, Brendon here in Mesa and we were married in 2017.

  A few things I love are: teaching, reading, hiking, traveling, chocolate, ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, Chick-fil-A, board games, and my family!

        Fifth grade is a wonderful year!  We have so many exciting learning opportunities.  I cannot wait to share them with you!

Miss Christian