Courtney Hansen

1st Grade Teacher

(928) 348-7240

Courses Taught:

All Subjects 




Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University in 2020.

I have an Early Childhood Education certificate from Penn Foster College in 2004. I started my education in 1999 at Eastern Arizona College. I love Thatcher!  

I graduated from Westview High School in Avondale, Arizona 1999


I currently teach First Grade at Jack Daley Primary School. I began working for Jack Daley Primary School and Thatcher School District in 2017. I worked as an aide, then was a substitute teacher for two years. I unquestionably enjoy teaching for Thatcher Schools. I could not imagine being anywhere else! I moved to Thatcher in 2017 when I began working for Thatcher School District. For many years I owned and operated Smart Start Preschool out of my home.

About me

My favorite way to spend my spare time is spending any time with my family. I love the outdoors and taking our family camping and to the beach in San Diego. I have four beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband. My family is also my joy in life, and I spend as much time with my family as possible. I love to hike on the weekends and travel around the state to new locations.

My hobbies include hiking, camping, sewing, and enjoying raising chickens, ducks, and rabbits at home.  

I have been working with children for over 20 years.  I feel like teaching is my calling, not a job! I love to see my students walk through the door every morning. In my class, we create teaching moments. We learn together and have fun doing it.  Mistakes are ok! I love teaching education including social skills such as good manners and how we can be kind. I could not imagine teaching any other grade than my sweet first graders.  I love working with parents hand in hand to guarantee the success of their children. I enjoy working as a team!