Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Colin Cordell

My name is Colin Cordell and I am excited to be a part of the Innovation Academy 5th grade team. This will be my 19th year teaching, and my fifth in Amphi. I have taught kindergarten, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades previously. I have taught fully self-contained classes as well as a subject expert in science, math, language arts, and physical education. 


Defining moment in education:

In 1998 I was awarded a Gold Key for best sports story and layout for my work on the 1998 Salpointe Catholic High School yearbook. That taught me that hard work and trust in the writing process pays off.





MA University of Arizona 2011 Teaching and Teacher Education with an emphasis is science education

BS Northern Arizona University 2003 Elementary Education with a minor in American History

High School: Salpointe Catholic High School 1998



Standard Arizona K-8 certifiate

Approved Areas; 

Physical Education

Middle Grades General Science

Structured English Immersion