Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education, Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts, Oregon State University Reading Specialist Endorsement - Arizona Dept. of Education Teaching Certificate, General Education K-8 & Cross-Categorical Special Education K-12 - Arizona Dept. of Education

Mrs. Natalie Gagnon

My name is Natalie Gagnon and I will be the K-3 resource teacher this year. I grew up in the Los Angeles area and I have worked as an educator in California and Arizona for the past 13 years. I hold a bachelor's degree in liberal studies and cultural anthropology from Oregon State University as well as a master's degree in education from Arizona State University. I am also a certified reading specialist for grades K-8.

I enjoy learning about science, nature, and cultural history. I have written several children's books about the Sonoran Desert, Pacific Tide Pools, insects, animals, plants, and weather. I live in Scottsdale with my husband and son.

I am excited to be at Black Mountain Elementary School and I look forward to helping our students achieve their full potentials. Go Bobcats!

Please feel free to contact me with your questions and comments.