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Mrs. Wilcoxon

My name is Mrs. Katie Wilcoxon and I am thrilled to be the 6th grade Science teacher at Peralta Trail Elementary School! I hope to foster a love of science and engineering in each student I teach through inquiry based learning. I have 17 years of experience in education and received my Bachelor's degree in 2002 from Truman State University in Missouri. My Master's degree was earned in 2005 from Colorado Technical University. My family and I moved to Arizona in July of 2018 from Arlington Heights, Illinois-a suburb of Chicago. I have two children: my daughter, Lena, is entering eighth grade and my son, Rand, is entering fourth grade. My husband, children and I can typically be found hiking, kayaking or camping on the weekends and exploring the mountains and deserts of this great state! In September of 2020, we hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and camped for two days before hiking back. We are always looking for our next great adventure!