Phone: 520-568-6110


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed- Reading and Literacy B.S. - Elementary Education

Ms. Maureen Derse

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but grew up in Indiana. I am one of six children. I lived in Indiana until 1990, when I moved to Arizona to work for Southwest Airlines. I always wanted to be a teacher, so I returned to school while working at Southwest Airlines. I retired from SWA in 2009 and started the next chapter of my life. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from University Phoenix. In continuing my education, I received my Masters in Reading and Literacy from Benedictine University. This will be my twelfth year teaching; however, this is my fifth year at Saddleback Elementary. Seeing students grow in confidence as they achieve their goals and watching them turn into caring individuals who love and support each other is amazing. In my spare time, I like to golf, swim, read, and do yard work. We are going to have an amazing year.