Mrs. Easterling



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Easterling

Phone: (520) 696-6051


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Standard Elementary Education, K-8-Certified Highly Qualified

Structured English Immersion (SEI)-Endorsement

K-12 Reading Specialist-Endorsement

Computer Science-Endorsement

Associate of Applied Science Degrees in: Advertising Art and Computer Graphics-Desktop Publishing, Production Artist, Computer Art

Associate of Applied Art in Liberal Arts


Mrs. Dee A. Easterling

Hello and Welcome to my 3rd grade classroom! It is an honor to be here at Harelson and to have your child in my class. I am a native Tucsonan and and can't imagine living anywhere else. I am married to my husband Chris, for almost 23 years, and together we have 1 beautiful daughter, and 2 wonderful sons. All three are absolutely amazing and talented children!!! With my husband, we enjoy exploring new places and seek out old rustic items. Many of which I call 'yard art!'

Defining Moment in Education:

As a child growing up with a dad who taught at at a local high school, I always knew the importance of education. I left high school thinking I was on a path to a totally different career choice. Fast pace and technology driven, the field of Desktop Publishing. After working in that field, I felt that I was missing something. That something led me to choose my second career path and enroll at the University of Arizona, College of Education! Go Wildcats! The rest is history.

Core Educational Belief:

Yes, as educators we teach, inspire, encourage, and love the students we have in our classrooms. But, I am a firm believer that parents are the true first educators that the children have from a very young age and as they get older. Both home and school connections are esential to the growth of the child as an individual. Teachers help plant the seeds of learning at school, and with the support of home, they continue to expand their limitless capabilities.

Prior Experience:

I began my teaching career in the Tucson Unified School District, teaching there for 12 years in grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. I moved to Amphi 5 years ago to teach 4th grade at Coronado K-8. I am now in my 6th year at Amphi and my 2nd year at Harelson teaching 3rd grade. I look forward to seeing the unique individuals who have such diverse skills in my class and I will strive to meet the needs of each of them.