Phone: (520) 696-6191
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Anthropology w/ minors Business, Pre-Law MBA, Teaching Certifications; Substitute and K-8
Mr. Ronald "Russ" Halliday
Welcome to a new school year! I just wanted to tell you a little about myself. First I will talk a little bit about my teaching experience. This is my first year teaching at Amphi, and I am so excited to be at Donaldson. I will be teaching the 4th and 5th grade multiage classroom. Last year I was at another district and taught 7th and 8th Grade Multiage Language Arts. So, I have some experience in a multiage classroom. I have two dogs who are named Chuy Lewis and Phoebe Buffet. They are both rescues. Phoebe is a Basset hound and Chuy is a mix pound puppy with some beagle and basset (I think). I just moved to Oro Valley from Tucson and I still get lost. I have lived in Tucson most of my life and I had never been north of Tucson Mall.
I graduated from the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats) with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, minors in Pre-Law and Business. I went on from there to receive my Masters in Business Administration. While I was finishing my MBA I started substitute teaching, and I found my passion for teaching. So, I went back to school once again to get my teaching certification. I love teaching and I am so grateful that I found a profession that I truly enjoy.
A passion for learning is essential! Finding your passion makes learning enjoyable. I want to empower my students to become lifelong learners. To become the best that they can be by finding their passion.