Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor degree in Elementary Education Early Childhood Endorsed Gifted Endorsed

Mrs. Blackert

I'm thrilled to be a part of the third grade team at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School.

I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Elementary Education in December, 1993.  In the beginning of my career, I taught first and second grade in Deer Valley Unified School District.  After staying home for a few years with my children, I wanted to teach at my neighborhood school.  In 2006-2007 I was hired as an Instructional Coach and Gifted Specialist at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School.  The following year I returned to the classroom as a  2nd grade teacher and remained there for 13 years.  Two years ago, I moved to third grade.  I had no idea how much I would love the change!  In my opinion, third grade is the best! 

My husband Brian and I have lived in Tatum Highlands for almost 25 years.   Our children both attended Horseshoe Trails Elementary School and graduated from Cactus Shadows High School.  Our daughter Nicole lives in Portland and currently works for Urban Farmer.  Our son Matt lives in Ahwatukee and is a film editor.

I look forward to our parntership this year.  Feel free to contact me anytime.