Phone: 520 696 6190
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Harriet Demetriou Matiatos
Harriet Demetriou Matiatos has a love of learning as evident by the wealth of knowledge she brings to teaching. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wayne State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with High Distinction.
Continuing her higher education in law school, Harriet received a Juris Doctorate, winning several awards including best brief writer and top 10 oralists in Moot Court. Harriet is a member of the Michigan and Arizona State Bars and practiced law (civil and criminal) before realizing her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.
Harriet received her Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University and immediately began teaching. This is her sixth year at Donaldson and loves being part of a small and caring community. She believes that all children should be active learners in a safe, nurturing environment. She has high expectations for their growth in academics and social responsibility. She believes in engaging students in learning while maintaining rigorous learning standards.
On a personal note, Harriet is originally from Michigan but moved to Arizona after marrying her husband, Peter. They have two children, one a sophomore in high school and the other a sophomore in college. Harriet enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to read, cook and travel.