Welcome to Ventana Vista 5th Grade

     The Wonderful Mr. Green! 
    This will be my 15 year in our terrific school district, where I've taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, and gifted students.  Prior to teaching here, I lived and taught elementary, middle school, and gifted children in Alaska, where we also raised our family.  Ahh, the sunshine of Tucson!
  When I'm not dedicating myself to challenging your children everyday here at Ventana Vista Elementary, I enjoy riding my mountain bike on the many desert trails surrounding Tucson, hiking and backpacking in the mountains, reading, and spending as much time as possible with my loving family.
  I am looking forward to our new school year together, and finding out how to help your child reach his/her's potentials as a person and learner.
  Please do not hesitate to contact me whenever you have a question or concern.  I promise to get back to you as quickly as possible.

   Commonly Used Links
           CFSD 5th Grade Curriculum


    Progress and Report Card Information
            Link: Parent/StudentVue (online grades)

5th Grade Math

        The Incredible Ms Dodson!
    Welcome to FIFTH grade!  I'm so glad you are a part of our year full of learning and fun!  I am beginning my 6th year  in the Catalina Foothills, but my 31st year teaching.  I started teaching at Sunrise Drive in 1986 and then opened Canyon View in 1987.  I left in 1990 to teach in several other states.  In 2008, I returned to my beloved Arizona and taught and lived in Sahuarita to be close to my parents in Green Valley.  After 6 years, my parents and I decided we wanted to move back to Tucson, so I was fortunate enough to get a position here at VVE!.
    When I am not teaching your children, I can be found running (I am the person running up and down Sunrise Drive at 4:45 with a head lamp and red blinking light), biking all around Tucson, and swimming LOTS of laps!  You've probably figured out that I am a triathlete.  Teach, swim, bike, run, repeat!