Hello, my name is Michele De La Loza. I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. After graduating from high school I attended Rick’s College, BYU-Idaho, and graduated with my Associates Degree. After graduation from Rick’s I served an LDS mission in Salt Lake City on Temple Square. In the past twenty years I have lived in North Carolina and New York, but Utah has been my home.
I attended UVU and graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Social Work. After graduation I decided to work as a flight attendant for Comair, a small commuter airline on the east coast. I loved this job because it allowed me to travel up and down the east coast and to foreign countries. I was able to visit Italy and Mexico. During this time I decided to go back to school to get my Masters Degree in elementary education. I graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2011 and received my elementary education degree in June of the same year.
In my spare time I love to read, travel, spend time on my deck barbecuing, hanging out with my family, and dreaming about the adventures that await me. This will be my 9th year teaching at The Ranches Academy and my 8th year in the sixth grade. I truly enjoy teaching sixth grade. I hope to instill in my students a love for learning, much like that which was instilled in me by my elementary school teachers. I want my students to learn the importance of education and how it can change their lives. I also want my students to have confidence in themselves by the end of sixth grade.
Miss De La Loza has a level 2 teaching license and has met the requirements to be a highly qualified educator. Miss De La Loza has recently obtained her ESL Endorsement.