Danielle C. Gonzales

My name is Danielle Gonzales and I am currently an early childhood education major in the iTeachAZ Professional Program at Arizona State University. I graduated from Desert Vista High School in May 2010 and attended Chandler-Gilbert Community College. I went to Chandler-Gilbert for one year where I received my associates degree. Currently, I work at Kyrene Kids Club and I have been there for over three years. I am also a respite and habilitation care provider for an autistic little boy! I love to volunteer and help others in need. I have volunteered since 2001 with an organization called Clothe-A-Child. We take approximately 150 underprivileged kids shopping for clothes (and one toy!) around Christmas time. In high school, I was a member of a club called Community Counts where I helped mentor inner-city kids at Wilson Primary. I was in the club for two years, one of those years being a club official. I have also participated as a Team Captain in Relay for life for three years and have also participated in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I want to be a kindergarten teacher because that is when their educational journey really starts. Kindergartners are a lot of work but they are absolutely ADORABLE! They always know how to make you laugh and smile even if it is something so simple. I want to be the teacher that changes their lives and shapes their futures. I am one of the lucky few who loves going to work and gets to encounter something new every SINGLE day. I am so grateful to have this wonderful opportunity and I thank you for taking your time to look at my webpage.
I have created three pages that focuses on a specific animal (Coyote) , bug (Desert Hairy Scorpion) , and plant (Saguaro Cactus) in the Sonoran Desert. Please take a moment to review the following links:
I have also created a lesson plan specifically for second grade students which I hope you will enjoy!
Below are subpages that include my note to educators, my resume, as well as specific learning theories and their use in this site! Thank you for your time and I hope you enjoy the Sonoran Desert Explorers website!