Phone: (520) 696-6752


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science, Education, Walden UniversityBachelor of Science, Geology, University of Oklahoma

Mr. Cary B.Todd

Welcome to Mr. Todd's classroom!  I began my teaching career in 2004.  I am proud to be associated with the wonderful students, staff, and administration of La Cima Middle School.  I am a proponent of social justice, and helping students overcome educational and emotional adversity is my passion.  I have an intimate interest in the success of my students as a member of our diverse and dynamic community.  I also have coached baseball, softball, and soccer.  In my spare time, I like to play the drums, bass guitar, record music, and watch/photograph/ride trains.


Defining Moment in Education

My first teaching assignment was at a small rural high school in a remote part of the Navajo Nation.  Since that time, I have always felt a connection to students and communities that have been traditionally underserved and underrepresented politically.


Core Educational Beliefs

All students are capable of learning regardless of their current academic placement, socioeconomic status, ethnic background, or the language they speak at home.  My job as an educator is to reach as many students as possible by utilizing research-based teaching techniques that appeal to the learning styles of a diverse population of students.


Prior Experience

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District, High School Math Teacher (grades 10-11)

Navajo Nation, High School Math Teacher (grades 10-11)