Ms. Gena McGill

Phone: (520) 696-5662


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Ms. Gena McGill

Hello!  My name is Gena McGill and I teach Resource U.S. History,  World History and Government/ Economics.  This is my eighth year at CDO, and I am proud to be a Dorado!

A little about me...I am from Southwest Missouri originally, but spent my high school years in San Diego.  Although I never ditched school, I did have the last period of the day free so that I could go to the beach in the afternoons.  I worked at Sea World on the weekends and when it was time, I graduated from high school and moved to Peoria, Illinois to become a Bradley University Brave.  From Bradley in 1995, I received a BA in Special Education, with a focus in the areas of Cross-Cat, Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disabilities.  

I have worked since that time in several states, teaching adults and children of all ages with disabilities.  In 2002, I moved to Tucson- seeing it for the first time from the window of a Greyhound Bus, all of my belongings in a suitcase.  I began teaching in Marana, but moved to Amphi High School in 2004 to teach English, History and Life Skills.  It was through the Life Skills program that I joined a cohort of teachers from around the Tucson area to earn a Master's Certificate in Severe/ Profound Disabilities from the University of Arizona.  I moved to CDO in 2013 and have worked in the ED and Resource programs while continuing my own studies. I am currently pursuing my National Board Certification.

I have traveled all over the world and enjoy experiencing new cultures, trying new foods and exploring jungles, mountains, seas and deserts.

You can reach me best through email,  I am an advocate, teacher, and I hope a great resource for parents and their scholars to help amplify and raise success for all. 

I can't wait to meet you!