Phone: (520) 696-6477


Degrees and Certifications:

BA History UCLA MA Teaching and Teacher Education U of A K-8 certificate Cross Categorical classroom certificate Reading endorsement SEI endorsement

Chris Sanzo


Tucson has been my home for the last 18 years. I am married with three daughters. I enjoy hiking, gardening, cooking, and traveling. I grew up in southern California and miss the beach. 

Defining Moment in my Education

When I moved to Tucson, I was a stay at home mother for my children. I volunteered in their classrooms and went on field trips. I really enjoyed this. I wondered if teaching would be a good fit for me. When I had the opportunity to further my education through the Teach for Tucson program, I applied and was accepted.

Core Educational Belief

I believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn, achieve and advance to their full potential. I feel that school gives students the guidelines of how to learn, interact and establish relationships with adults and their peers, and follow rules. School helps children establish a love for reading and learning. It gives them a sense of community.

Prior Experience

I have been teaching at Nash my entire teaching career. First as a 1st grade teacher, and now as a special education teacher.