What a difference Deanna Day has made in the lives of students and teachers throughout Arizona, especially in the Amphitheater School District. Long a proponent of student outcomes, Deanna herself is a product of an Amphitheater education - starting elementary at Wetmore Elementary, then attending Amphi Middle and finally graduating as an Amphi Panther.
Armed with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Arizona, Deanna began her career teaching History in Australia. Her 15 years as a classroom teacher included years teaching Reading and Language Arts in the District. After receiving her Master of Education Degree in Reading, she mentored teachers and worked with students as a District Reading Specialist. That work eventually led to a 10-year stint managing the Pay for Performance/Career Ladder office. In that role, Deanna spent countless hours in Phoenix as a lobbyist for the District, advocating for funding/support of student outcomes and a fair compensation plan to reward additional efforts by teachers. Meanwhile, Deanna began teaching for the University of Phoenix and Northern Arizona State University, focusing on Master's-level classes for teachers. Her former university students live and work throughout Arizona, spreading her influence outside the boundaries of the District. She has coached Odyssey of the Mind, allowing her to network with students, parents, teachers and administrators in other districts.
Deanna's involvement with the District did not stop as a former student or employee - her three sons also grew up in Amphitheater Schools (Donaldson, Cross Middle, and Canyon del Oro), which furthered her commitment to excellence in our District. She navigated the waters like all parents do...sometimes as a cheerleader, sometimes as a coach, others as an advocate for a child's needs. Her family's involvement continues, now that her grandchildren are attending schools in the District.
Deanna's commitment to the District has been unwavering over the years. Running a close second is her love of tennis, reading and traveling - all of which she enjoys more than ever as an Amphitheater School District retiree.
You may contact Ms. Day at (520) 904-0113 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact Ms. Day through the Amphitheater Governing Board Office at 696-5158 or by mail at:
Deanna M. Day, M.Ed.
Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board
701 W. Wetmore Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
Amphitheater Public Schools