Director of Exceptional Student Services


K-12 Academics, organization and career coaching

Other Roles/Responsibilities:

I administer several state wide assessments, and sometimes serve as a counselor. I am part of a faculty team for Peer Mediation training and practice.

About Tobe Daum

I taught Kindergarten for 5 years, 2nd and 6th grades. I graduated from ASU, with a BA in Elementary Education, French minor. I have an Arizona certificate to teach Gifted Education. I trained at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Special Education, and have a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University.

M.A. Ed. Special Education, Grand Canyon University
B.A. Elementary Education (major) and French (minor), ASU
1976-1982: Graduate work and internship in Special Education; University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Work Experience
2010: Thematics and 8th grade Civics at Foothills Academy
1992-1994: Combination classes (3,4,5) Teacher for Midtown Primary
1985 – 1987: Kindergarten Teacher
1976-1981: Taught Kindergarten, 2nd and 5th grades in Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV

The best thing about my role: Working with dedicated teachers who are always available, and want to help students succeed.

Some of my favorite things:

  • Color: Pink, White
  • Food: Chocolate
  • Book: Made for Good Purpose, the authors Rilke, Mandela
  • Subject: History
  • Hobby: Reading, Duolingo (online language course)
  • Sports Team: Phoenix Suns

If I wasn’t doing what I do now, I would be: Volunteer literacy programs, community historical and service organizations

Why did you choose to become a teacher?
To make a contribution to help students become independently functioning adults, raising the quality of life for the student and families.

I have students who have progressed socially and academically beyond the expectations of others.