About Me



My name is Ms. Whittaker. 2021-2022 will be my 6th year at Acorn. I have worked in several different positions in my time here. Over the past couple years I taught middle school social studies, but I taught in younger grades before that. I graduated from Yavapai College, and then from University of Phoenix with my bachelors of education. I have a passion for hands on learning and have always hoped to have the opportunity to work with TAG students. I am currently completing my Gifted Education endorsement for elementary (K-8) education through Estrella Mountain College. I have experience working with gifted kids in and out of the school setting and know that student guided, inquiry based projects that align with their grade standards are a great way to give these students the opporunity to go futher, investigate deeper, and work to their potential. In my free time I am the scout master of a Scouts BSA troop, and spend time with my family doing outdoor activites like camping, kayaking, and hiking. I can't wait to work with your children and share my passion for learning. Let's build something amazing together!



"The best way to predict your future is to create it."  - Abraham Lincoln