My name is Tonya Saenz and I have been in Adams 12 for 16 years, teaching kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and sixth- grade Physical Education. All of those experiences were wonderful, but my passion is teaching second grade. I have been at Prairie Hills since we opened in 2003, and plan to spend many more years doing what I love. In addition to teaching, I have enjoyed being the Student Leadership Sponsor for the past 8 years. I have also been a member of the RTI team, the PBS team, as well as various other clubs and activities. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Master’s degree in Literacy.
On a personal note, I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 amazing children who all attend Adams 12 Schools. When I’m not cheering on my kids at a swim meet or a volleyball tournament, I can be found watching college football (Go Ohio State!). I feel incredibly blessed to be at Prairie Hills, where I get to enjoy the most wonderful students, families, and staff.