Ms. Ayala was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She attended UNLV for her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education degree and to become certified in Gifted and Talented Education. She earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction through WGU. This will be Ms. Ayala’s eighth year of teaching and she has loved every minute of it! She has taught kindergarten-third grade while specializing in project-based learning and gifted education. In her free time, Ms. Ayala enjoys crafting, traveling, Barre exercise classes, watching the Vegas Golden Knights, and spending time with her dog, Penny. She is excited for another amazing year at Pinecrest Academy!