It is with great excitement that I introduce myself to you as your teacher in the Algebra II classroom. My name is Jeanna Vasquez-Garza, I am a life-long resident of Casa Grande and my family has been in Casa Grande for six-generations; even before Arizona was a State. I have two children, Matthew and Kaylee who attends Vista Grande High School. I am a graduate of Arizona State University Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Secondary Education-Mathematics (BAE), and in the process of obtaining a Learning Design and Technologies (MEd) degree from Arizona State Univeristy. I have been teaching mathematics for four years, two of which at Vista Grande High School.
An unknown author once said, “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” There are no better words than these to describe why I became a teacher. I want to inspire students to be problem solvers in and out of the classroom. I am fortunate to have had teachers who believed in my abilities and encouraged me to become academically successful. Their guidance ultimately led me to where I am today and my goal is to pass on the same guidance and mentoring to the students in my classroom.