8th Grade

Sonia Groschel    Math    Room 27

Colleen Lara    ELA    Room 26

Hello!  This is my 15th year teaching.  I have taught all grades from kindergarten through sixth.  I have also taught general education courses to adult learners, for three years. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.  I loved my time in San Diego, I would not trade my time there for the world. I hold a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction.  I am currently working on my Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Literacy and Reading.   


Michael Sassi    (Social Studies)    Room 28

Jane French    (Science)    Room 29

I am so excited about being part of the San Tan Heights Hawks community!   I am a highly qualified middle grade science teacher and have been teaching science for about 11 years.  I truly enjoy teaching 7th and 8th graders the world of science.  When I am not teaching science, my husband and I enjoy camping, hiking and traveling with our two dogs, Sadie and Roger.