Degrees and Certifications:
University of Arizona- Bachelor of Arts in Education SEI Endorsement Early Childhood Endorsement
Mrs. Mindy Murillo
I am excited to be the ELD specialist teacher (for grades K-5) at Mesa Verde and Innovation this year! This is my 16th year working in education, and my 3rd year teaching English Language Development in the Amphitheater School District. I have also had the pleasure of teaching ELL students when I began my teaching experience in the Sunnyside School District in 2005. I have had the opportunity of teaching in a large variety of areas from Pre-K - 8th grade over the years. I have learned that every grade has its own wonderful opportunities that make it fun, and that I truly enjoy kids of any age. As a classroom teacher, I taught grades 5th, 3rd, 2nd, Pre-K, and middle school ELD 6th – 8th. My other experiences include Reading Intervention, as well as tutoring for both reading and math (K-5). I am excited to enter my 1st year at Innovation, and my 5th year working at Mesa Verde (along with my two daughters who have both loved their time as a mountain lion). I am passionate about helping children reach their full potential. I feel so much joy when I see them grow in confidence and believe in themselves. I am dedicated to your child’s academic success, and I feel very fortunate to be able to help them reach his or her English language proficiency goals!