Phone: 480-575-2468


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction Grand Canyon University Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education- English, Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, Northern Arizona University

Ms. Cento

Ms. Cento is a born traveler whether that is in books or where she lives. While she calls Arizona home her heart has been in many places and she loves to discover what this world has to offer. A huge Gilmore Girls fan, Ms. Cento is always on the hunt for a good read and even better coffee! Her passion lies in teaching and enriching the minds of the next generation through literature. Ms. Cento is excited to begin her fourth year teaching at Cactus Shadows! 

Contact Ms. Cento

Students click here for English 10 Honors Google Classroom

Students click here for AP Lang. & Composition Google Classroom

Educational Philosophy

As students enter a classroom, they are entering a place of freedom where they can think for themselves, be fearlessly unique, have an open mind, a kind heart and the ability to explore their passions. As an educator, I understand that every student is unique in their own way and they are passionate about a variety of things. It is my goal to have students in a safe environment where they can learn content in the way that best suits them. 

I have always been an adaptable person, from moving multiple times as a child and having to make friends quickly, I have always considered myself a people person. I am optimistic, enthusiastic and passionate about sharing my experiences with others in hopes they find the answers they seek. I am creative and curious which helps me build interactive and unique lesson plans. In all, I am very people-oriented and strive to see others succeed.