Mr. Mark Paulsen

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Phone: (480) 472-7204


I am very excited to be your STEM Specialist. I worked in the Balsz School District as a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of science for the past 14 years. I taught grades 4-8, was a mentor to new teachers, served as a science coach for colleagues in my department, and provided candidate support to teachers pursuing National Board Certification. I received my undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, and went on to pursue my Master’s in Teacher Leadership from Grand Canyon University. As an active member of the AMTA and National Science Teaching Association, I work to continuously refine my knowledge around my practice while advocating for science education. 

My wife, Kathleen, and I enjoy spending time with our two young boys, Anders and Oliver. We also just adopted two puppies during the quarantine  - Laika a one year old chocolate lab mix and Chili a yappie two year old dachshund. We live in an active house in south Scottsdale.