My name is Marie Cote (pronounced like Co-tay) and I will be teaching 2nd grade here at Val Vista Academy this year. This will be my 13th year teaching in Arizona, and I have taught Pre-K, 1st, 2nd, and ELD classes. Originally from South Georgia, I moved to Arizona in 2006. My first 2 years of teaching were in a 4-year old class at a Chandler preschool. Then I moved to a charter school in Chandler where I taught 1st and 2nd grades during my 8 years there. I've spent the last 2 years in Mesa public schools teaching 2nd grade at a Title 1 school because I wanted a change and needed to challenge myself a bit. This year I am looking forward to teaching closer to home and also closer to my own children's school.
When I'm not teaching, I am home or out and about with my boyfriend and my two children, Phoebe and Ryder. They are 10 and 7, respectively. We have 2 dogs, 1 hamster, 1 fish at home. I'm also a part time photographer, concert-goer, AirBnb lover, and a huge fan of adventure!