Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from The University of Arizona
M.A. in Education from Chapman University
Arizona Elementary Teaching Certificate with current Science Endorsement
Ms. Liesl Scheffel
Welcome to my fifth grade class! I am Liesl Scheffel, and I have been teaching since 1998 - all at Coronado. I have taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. I have a daughter who attends Coronado. In my free time, I like to read and spend time with my family.
Defining Moment in Education: As I was growing up, I always wanted to be a marine biologist. After attending the University of Arizona with a major in biology, I went to work at the Catalina Island Marine Institute in California. Here I was teaching groups of schoolchildren about marine biology. I fell in love with teaching and knew I needed to make a career change. I've been a classroom teacher ever since.
Core Educational Belief: I believe in challenging all students to help them learn and grow.
Prior Experience: Before teaching at Coronado, I taught in Environmental Education facilities for five years in different parts of California. It was this experience that led me to classroom teaching.
Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator and Coach
National Elementary Honor Society Adviser