Phone: (520) 568-8100


Degrees and Certifications:

M. Sc. Chemistry, B. Ed. in Physical Science and English

Ms. Deva Manuel Kothandapani

I was born and raised in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. My home language is Tamil. My spouse Mr. Murugan and I are blessed with an adorable teen daughter and awesome 11 years old son. I have been in this noble profession since 2006 teaching science curriculums for students from K-12. I have also had the opportunity to play academic coordinator and assistant principal roles for two years in India.

Science is my cup of tea! I always get excited about hands-on inquiry based learning. As a seasoned professional, I enjoy working with educators and students around the world, learning, sharing, and contributing to the best educational pedagogy of the 21st century. My classroom management supports students centered learning, and loves celebrating students’ successes. I believe in creating a fun learning and conducive environment for our students. I try my best to tailor and customize the science curriculum to best reach out to every single student in my class. With a grateful heart, I'm starting a new academic year with our amazing MUSD Family. I’m here to make a difference!