Janet Castles

Phone: (520) 696-3825


Degrees and Certifications:

Janet Castles


My name is Janet Castles and I am a native of Arizona and love all that Arizona has to offer. I am blessed to have each of your children in my class.  Your child will be forever in my heart. 

Defining Moment in my Education:

After a terrible experience in 5th grade, I was determined to make a difference to other 5th graders.

Core Educational Beliefs:

Every student is an individual with individual needs. Learning is a lifelong process and full of adventure. I want my students to enjoy that adventure.

Prior Experience:

I have enjoyed teaching students in the Amphitheater District for 25 years.  I was fortunate to open Painted Sky Elementary.  What a journey!
Copper Creek Elementary – 5th grade
Painted Sky Elementary – 5th grade

Education Degrees & Certifications:

University of Arizona – BA Elementary Education
K-8 Certification
SEI Endorsed

Professional Accomplishments:

Painted Sky Technology Coach
University of Arizona - PRIME math coursework 

Why I am committed to Painted Sky:

Since opening the school in 2000 I have a commitment to make this the best school possible for students.

Hobbies and Interests:

When I am not teaching or planning things for us to do at school, I enjoy the outdoors and all that it has to offer – hiking, boating, skiing, gardening, and camping – especially with my family and friends.