Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Public Administration Masters in Education with Health endorsement

Ms. Arlene Purdy

I am a native Arizonan and Phoenix has served as my home city for over 20 years.  I graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Public Administration specializing in Management and Health and Human Services.  I have worked in Mental health, Community Health Programming, and spent several years as an Oncology Research Coordinator at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

After spending time raising my two children, I went back to school and earned my masters in education with an endorsement in health.  I received my masters degree from Arizona State University with a secondary teaching certificate in health and physical education.  I currently teach health classes at Central High School in the heart of the city.  I love engaging with my health students and guiding them through the academic process. Witnessing their growth and maturation as we cover many multi-faceted aspects of health in today's world has prooved to be a rewarding second career.