Phone: 480-575-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

MEd BA Principal's certification Illinois and Arizona

Mrs. Danica Gianni

Originally from Chicago, Mrs. Gianni moved to Cave Creek, Arizona to teach English and coach softball at Cactus Shadows in 2002. Holding her MEd from the University of Illinois-Chicago and her principal's certificate from Loyola University in Chicago, she has taught English over 25 years at the high school and collegiate level.  

Mrs. Gianni has two children, (CSHS Senior and CSHS 2017 graduate), a supportive husband (the "other" Coach Gianni), and is proud to be a FALCON!

As a side note, she enjoys weight training, rollerblading, and making playlists. She is 100% Serbian and speaks the language. She is still looking for spectacular cevapi in Arizona...

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Educational Philosophy

Mrs. Gianni believes in "cura personalis," or care of the person. Teaching is not solely about curriculum; it is about establishing relationships, a growth mindset, setting and meeting goals, and preparing students for life after high school. People first. Always. 


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