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Hello Bobcat Families! My name is Mia Morande, and I am so excited to grow and learn with you all this 2019-2020 school year. I am familiar to most- you may know me as “Ms. Mia”... Let me tell you, it truly is amazing to have the opportunity to move forward as “Ms. Morande” this upcoming year, at the most wonderful school! Having worked throughout the Positive Learning Center this last school year, I am very optimistic about the school year to come. I have grown to know your children, and I am elated to be their teacher this year!
I was born in Illinois, but I grew up near the Cave Creek area so I am thrilled to be teaching so close to home. I attended the University of Arizona, where I completed my undergraduate degree in Education, along with an emphasis in Special Education. I discovered a passion for Special Education at a very young age. I believe we as a community are capable of developing positive academic and social opportunities for all people, and I am elated to be a part of this inclusive transitional process!
In my free-time you will most likely find me spending time with family and friends, hiking with my two dogs, watching or attending sporting events, or playing music. I am a die-hard Chicago sports fan (Go Cubs Go!), I play the guitar and piano, and I sing. I strongly value the Arts, and their ability to provide outlets for self-expression, so I plan to utilize them often!
I am looking forward to a fun, successful year!