Hello! My name is Stephanie Bessey and I am your child's first grade teacher!  I am very excited about this school year and I hope that you and your child are as well! I am a product of Mesa Public Schools! I graduated high school from Red Mountain in 2002. I graduated from Arizona State University in 2008 with my bachelors degree in Elementary Education. In 2012 I received my Early Childhood Endorsement. In 2015 and 2016 I was named third best elementary educator by the Mesa Tribune. Previously to first grade, I taught Kindergarten for 8 years. This will be my fifth year teaching 1st grade and I absolutely love it! I have a lot of energy and am very animated, so teaching little ones is perfect for me. 

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for fifteen years and we have two amazing boys! Rylan is 10 years old and is in 5th grade here at Johnson. Grayson is a 3 and definitely keeps us on our toys. 



Our family loves to be outdoors! You will often find us at the baseball field or camping. 

Go Red Sox!


I am looking forward to this school year with you and your child.

Please feel free to stop by or contact me at any time, my door is always open!!

Thank you,

Stephanie Bessey