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Ms. Denine McNamara

Welcome! My name is Denine McNamara, Special Education teacher at Cactus Shadows High School. This is my third year at Cactus Shadows and I will be teaching Science Essentials/Physical Science and Essential Skills. I will alternate years between Biology and Physical Science. I have four children, two of which graduated from Cactus Shadows, and two are still here as a junior and a senior. The oldest, my son graduated from University of Arizona with a Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, with Honors, and a Degree in Mathmatics, Summa Cum Laude with Honors, minor in Spanish. My daughter is a senior at University of Arizona studying Business Management/Marketing. 

     I am very excited for the start of this school year, as I am each year, however although it may look different, the same love, passion, drive and committment will help me to collaborate with my students and parents to assist your children in reaching their full potential as students, and as people. Now more than ever we must unite not only for academics, but advancing these young people to make memories and become assests to society and their community. Let us all take a positive approach to this school year and work togther to educate, encourage and advance these beautiful minds into everlasting success! Thank you for letting me work, teach, encourage and embelish your kids. As we embark on this new school year as Falcons soaring to success, we will remain positive and we will succeed! 

 "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela

Phone 480-575-2486