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About Mrs. Dobbins

Education:
Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Cortland
Major: Elementary/Early Secondary Education
Concentration: Political Science
Minor: Public Administration/Public Policy

        Master of Education degree from Binghamton University
Special Education

        Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Cortland
Education Administration

Certifications:
Elementary Education (Grades 1-8)
Special Education (Cross-Categorical, Grades K-12)
National Board Certified Teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist, Ages 7-12)
Principal

Endorsements:
English as a Second Language (Grades K-12)
Early Childhood Education (Birth-Age 8)

Background:

I am originally from upstate New York, where I grew up on a dairy and Arabian horse farm. After college, I worked for eight years in Binghamton, New York. I worked in various settings including regular education, alternative education, special education, and administration.  I came to Arizona in June of 2005. I have been a special education teacher, third grade teacher, mentor teacher, and master teacher here. This is my tenth year at Desert Star and my eighteenth year in education!

My husband, 3 daughters, and I live in Avondale, AZ. We are avid sports fans, which makes Phoenix an especially nice area to live. My favorite baseball team is the New York Mets, but we do enjoy D-Backs games on occasion. My husband works at a baseball spring training park, so baseball is a big part of our lives. We also enjoy Coyotes games and an occasional Cardinals or Suns game. When we’re not enjoying the local teams, we enjoy traveling around the country to other sports venues and to visit family in New York and Washington. We’re always on the go!

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Our family at TuzigootBaby Ashtyn
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At Shea Stadium- June '08

May 2014

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Our Girls in 2009