Phone: (520) 696-6117


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education-University of Arizona Early Childhood Endorsement SEI Endorsement

Mrs. Marisa McConnell

About Me

I have lived in Tucson most of my life. I attended Sahuaro High School and I graduated from the University of Arizona. Beardown!

My husband is also in education and works in the Amphi district as well. We have 2 boys. Our oldest just finished his service in the Army. He & his wife, Laura, are living in Prescott. He is attending Embry Riddle. Our youngest is working at Wells Fargo and he is also in college through ASU. We added to puppies to our family this summer. They are a handful but so much fun!

I love watching UA sports, listening to music, spending time with my family, hanging out with my puppies, and of course I love reading.

Defining Moment in My Education

Ever since I can remember I have always seen myself as a teacher. I have always wanted to be a teacher. Throughout my education I was blessed to have had many outstanding teachers that inspired me to be my best. My elementary teachers hold a special place in my heart. I learned not only the academics they taught but, I also learned I wanted to be like them. I want to to inspire my students to be their best. I want to instill a love of learning and to be a positive influence in my Superheroes lives. 


Prior Experience

Amphitheater Public Schools

  • 12 years E.C. Nash Elementary School, 11 of those years in Kindergarten 
  • 2 years L.M. Prince Elementary School, Kindergarten and 2nd grade
  • 3 years First Grade Mesa Verde Elementary
  • 3 years Reading Interventionist Mesa Verde