Gini (Virginia) Sterling

Gini (Virginia) Sterling

6th 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
  • vsterling@santancs.com

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.

This is my 12th year in education. 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.

This will be my third year at San Tan. I love getting to build relationships with families and see some of the students I’ve known in years past come up to 6th grade, and even see some of my previous students at the Power campus every once in awhile.