Mrs. Kathryn Ellefsen


    ¡Hola!  Bienvenidos a las clases de español de 5/6 y 1/2. I am excited for the new school year and eagerly await meeting you all. I was raised as an Air Force brat and have lived in Hawai'i and Spain to name a few of our assignments. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 1979. I started teaching in 1983 in Texas after a stint with the oil and gas industry in royalties and later with the geologist. This is my 3rd year at Cactus Shadows but my 38th year teaching Spanish at the high school level. I live in Scottsdale with my cat, a tuxedo male called Rasta. I enjoy many different activities including reading, cross stitching, crafting, singing, playing handbells, and traveling. I am proud to call myself a Falcon!


     My Educational Philosophy

    We are always life long learners.  Traveling to and living in other countries opens the door to so many opportunities.  Learning languages is just another key that provides you with a wealth of knowledge first hand.  There is an appreciation to the homeland (U.S.A.) and an acceptance of others different than us.  Culture colors our learning and we grow.     



    B.A. Spanish, ESL


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Class Schedule

  • 1st hour - Span 5/6

    2nd hour - Span 5/6

    3rd hour -Span 5/6

    4th hour - Span 5/6

    5th hour - Prep

    6th hour - Span 1/2

Textbooks - Class set