Phone: 520-696-6121


Degrees and Certifications:

Early Childhood Education Special Education

Mrs. Jennifer Peterson

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  I am happy to be working as a Special Education Resource teacher here at Mesa Verde.  

A little bit about me.  I was born and raised in Southern CA with my 4 sisters, yes no brothers. After getting married, my husband and I moved to Dallas TX where we owned and operated 2 Chem-Dry franchises.  A year after our daughter was born, we made the decision to move closer to family which brought us to Tucson AZ.  We have lived here 24 years now and love it!

My two youngest children were Mesa Verde Mountain Lions.  Although they are now 17 years and 20 years old, they still talk about their teachers here as their "favorites".  As a parent, I appreciated the close-knit school community and began volunteering in their classrooms.  The opportunity for me to teach Special Education at Mesa Verde came years later.  As part of the staff here, I once again appreciate the close-knit school community. 

One of my favorite quotes is from Rita Pierson, "Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be".