Phone: 480-575-2900


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Elementary Education Administration and Organization Science Extra educational credits from Ottawa University

Mrs. Synnove Petersen


My name is Synnove Petersen, and this will be my fifth year at Desert Sun Academy. I love our school, and I am excited to be your child's ELA and Social Studies teacher.

For the school year 2022/2023, I will be teaching ELA and Social Studies in sixth grade. 

I have a Bachelor of Education degree, and 35 extra credits in Education-related classes, with an emphasis on language. I also have an endorsement in Reading. This school year will be my 17th year teaching, and I have taught many different grades, from first grade to adults. I am excited to continue teaching 6th grade this year!

I am married to Sam, and while we raised our two children, I worked in our business. It is great to be back teaching because it is what I love to do!

I have traveled all over the world, and I speak several languages. I love to read and explore other cultures, and I also love music and being with my family.

I am very excited about starting the next school year with sixth graders. It will be a great year!

The best way to reach me for questions is via email:

 Mrs. Petersen's teachers pay teacher fund


I believe all children can learn. The most important part of my job is to teach each child at their level. 

Learning will occur when a child is safe and happy, and it is my goal to create that environment for all the students. I make sure that every child is loved and cared for, and that they know I will help them achieve their goals.

I am determined to create a space where students know what is expected of them, where they take ownership of their own learning, and where they feel cared for.

Students will learn to support each other, accept the differences in a classroom, show respect for property and people, and build a foundation for the future.