Welcome to Science!

  • Welcome to Mrs. Kidde's Science class!

    I love being a part of Cactus Canyon Jr. High teaching 8th grade Science! It feels like being one big family. I am looking forward to a great year getting to know and work with wonderful students!

    This year we will be studying Genetics, Ecology, Physical Science and Chemistry through inquiry, hands-on learning, and projects with math, technology, and writing integrated throughout. You will be learning scientific ways of thinking and developing your problem solving skills to help you better understand the world around you and prepare you for the future.
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Phone: 480-677-7565 ext. 5491


Degrees and Certifications:

Harding University - Bachelor of Arts Secondary Education - General Science Middle Grades (6-8) - Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies

Mrs. Diana Kidde

Hello! I have been married for 13 years to my wonderful husband, Carlos. We have an 12 year old son, a 10 year old daughter, and our little Doxipin, Buster. This is my fourth year in the district and sixth year teaching 8th grade Science.

I earned my Bachelor's in Teaching Middle Level Math/Science from Harding University in Searcy, AR. I gained my certification and am highly qualified in all 4 core subjects Math, Language Arts, Social Studies for grades 4-8, and General Science grades 6-12. After graduating, I taught 8th grade Science for 2 years in Northwest Arkansas.  I absolutely love it and love this age group! 
Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with my family traveling and venturing out to places we've never been. We enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, going to the movies, museums, and shopping. I LOVE sewing, embroidery, crafting, and reading suspense and science fiction novels. I also absolutely LOVE the beach and it is my favorite place to be! :)

I am excited that you are in my class and I can’t wait to get to know you. I have many exciting things lined up for you this year. I will be striving to make science a fun and engaging learning experience for you.

Welcome to 8th grade Science!