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 sixth year at Desert Sun Academy.

I love our school, and I am excited to be your child's ELA and Social Studies teacher in fifth grade, and also see sixth grade for ELA.


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 18th year teaching, and I have taught many different grades, from first grade to adults.

I am married to Sam, and while we raised our two children, I worked in our business. I love teaching, and it was great to finally be back at teaching eight years ago.

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 fifth and sixth graders. It will be a great year!

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

Mrs. Petersen's 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.