Hello! My name is Mrs. Dulce Amor Penalosa (aka Mrs. P.). I was born in Manila, Philippines. I grew up in Manila along with my three older brothers. My parents named me after a famous soap opera star and nicknamed me Sugar because I'm super sweet, hehehe. I finished Kindergarten, Elementary, and High School at St. Paul College of Pasig. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Majored in Management in 2004. I completed my Child Development Associates Certification in 2016. I love to sing and play different musical instruments. In Arizona, I met my lovable and supportive husband. Opportunity knocked and I was hired first as a 6th grade long-term substitute teacher in a public school in Glendale. I soon became a fulltime Kindergarten teacher for a year. Presently, this is my 10th year at Desert Heights Schools! I worked as a Paraprofessional for 4 years at the Charter. I also taught first grade aftercare and was a camp teacher for 2 years at Desert Heights Preschool. This school year is my fifth year teaching the Transition Class / Intermediates at the Preschool. I am currently working on a Early Learning and Development Certification.