Portrait of a Graduate
 IRHS Chemistry



Degrees and Certifications:

IRHS Chemistry

Mrs. Heller
  • Danita D. Heller



              I am one of the original teachers that helped open Ironwood Ridge HS in 2001. I simply love this school. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. 

    Why I teach

             As a former Forensic Chemist, I am often asked why I left Forensics and became a teacher. My desire to teach began while I was in college. I tutored large and small groups of colleagues. I enjoyed helping them so much that I decided one day I would become a teacher. I began by teaching about crime scenes to police officers at a major police department in America.  When I decided to get married, I thought that would be the perfect time to make my career change to become a teacher. I have never regretted it, not once!


              Texas A & M University

                    Bachelor of Science—Biochemistry

              University of Arizona

                    Teacher Certification--Chemistry & Math

    Prior Experience:

              CDO HS (Tucson, AZ)

              Desert View HS (Tucson, AZ)

     Core Educational Beliefs

              Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

              Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey

              Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams