Tiffany Bunstein is a native of Mesa, Arizona and still lives and teaches in the community in which she was raised. In fact, she has spent the last 18 years teaching at the same high school she attended. Tiffany earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from ASU in 1994 and just completed her 24th year as a special educator in Mesa. While in college she became a member of the Council for Exceptional Children and she is currently an active member of the National Education Association. She has been elected six times in the last 12 years to serve as a delegate for Mesa teachers at the National Education Association Representative Assembly, most recently in Minneapolis, MN (July 2018).
Throughout her career, Tiffany has taught at the elementary, junior high, and high school levels, working with a myriad of students with varying degrees of learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and autism. Working with students who have special needs has become Tiffany’s greatest passion, especially at the high school level where she is able to see students transition into a real-world environment where they can become employed or live independently.
Her educational philosophy is centered around students gaining the independence and confidence necessary to become a self-advocate, as well as developing their character, communication, and interpersonal/social skills. This has empowered students to participate and excel in visual and performing arts, P.E, culinary arts, and student council.
When Tiffany is not teaching or helping others, she spends time with her friends, family, and her ‘dog-hter’ Daisy. Both her father and brother are educators in Arizona. She loves visiting her mom in Florida, sitting in the beach, and watching for dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. Her sense of humor and energy light up any room she enters. She is excited to part of United Sound and help further raise awareness of everyone’s ability to learn and play music.