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 third year at Desert Sun Academy. I love our school, and I am excited to be your child's ELA teacher. For the school year 2020/2021, I will be teaching ELA in fourth and fifth grade. 


I have a Bachelor of Education degree, and 35 extra credits in Education related classes, with an emphasis on language. This school year will be my 15th year teaching, and I have taught many different grades, from first grade to adults. I love fourth and fifth graders!

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 to start the next school year with fourth and fifth graders. It will be a great year!