Gini (Virginia) Sterling

Gini (Virginia) Sterling

6th Grade ELA & SS Teacher
  • Arizona State University , Northern Arizona University
  • Master’s in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement, Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with a minor in French
  • (480) 222-0811

My Why Story

I come from a family of teachers – I knew I’d be a teacher when I was in kindergarten. I used to sit on my kitchen counter and “teach” the square tiles which I pretended were desks. My little brother was a model student!

I grew up in Cave Creek and attended Arizona State University, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in French. Later, I received my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with my Reading Endorsement from Northern Arizona University.

2021-2022 will be my 13th year in education and my fourth year at San Tan. I started teaching in downtown Phoenix, 3rd grade and then many years teaching 1st grade. I spent a year and a half as a TOSA, supporting all K-5 teachers and staff, and then taught 7th grade English. I was a teacher mentor for 7 years and enjoyed advising high school yearbook as well as National Junior Honor Society. I’ve taught 5th and 6th grade here at San Tan and am excited to stay in 6th grade and help prepare our students for junior high! I love reading and writing and can’t wait to help my students dive into ancient world history.