Mrs.  Kathryn Ellefsen

Phone: 480.575.2400


Degrees and Certifications:

BA degree from the University of Iowa (1979) ESL from the University of Houston Lifetime certification in Texas Certified in Arizona additional educational hours Scottsdale Community

Mrs. Kathryn Ellefsen

I was born in Iowa City, Iowa.  I'm a Hawkeye!  I grew up as an Air Force brat! (So blue and silver are colors very dear to me and the falcon, too.  Go Air Force!)  I've lived in Hawai'i (No ke oe), California, Iowa, Virginia, and Spain.  This is probably why I am a Spanish teacher!  I have a BA degree from the University of Iowa and ESL certification from the University of Houston.  This is my 31st year of teaching.  I've taught Spanish in Texas, Illinois and here in Arizona.  I have a 34 year old son who graduated from Chaparral in Scottsdale and works for Taylored Living.  I have an American Tuxedo kitty at home that is totally spoiled by the name of Rasta.  I sort of adopted him (or is it the other way around?)  I'm a really BIG fan of sports especially football, basketball, and hockey. This is my second year at CSHS. I am delighted to be here teaching Spanish 3/4 and 5/6.  Go Falcons!