Ms. Leonescu

  • Welcome to a new school year!

    A message from Ms. Leonescu:  I am a Title I Reading Specialist at Desert Vista Elementary School.  I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful community of parents, teachers, and students.  I teach reading intervention to students in grades 2 and 3.

    I was born and raised in New York.  I came to Arizona in 1992 to attend ASU.  After spending a few years here, I knew I wanted to make AZ my permanent home.  I received my Master's Degree from NAU in Elementary Education and have an Early Childhood and Reading Specialist  Endorsement.

    This is my 21st year teaching.  Nineteen of those years have been here in Apache Junction working with students in grades K-8.  My students have taught me so much through the years and continue to amaze me with their knowledge and skills.

    I have one son who makes me proud every day. He is currently a student at the University of Arizona.

    If you wish to reach me my email is

    Thanks for checking out my teachersite!