Peoria Dean

Mrs. Carrie Hatanaka, Special Education Teacher, is entering her 12th year in Special Education. 

Mrs. Hatanaka started her career in Southern California where she was born and raised; and attended California State University, Long Beach to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree. In 2011, Mrs. Hatanaka moved to Arizona with her husband and son. Her family has since grown and she is now the proud mother of 3. 

Since living in Arizona, she has worked as a Resource Teacher, Special Education Coordinator, and Curriculum Coach. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places with her family.