Mrs. Ana Kunstetter
480-345-2306 ext 218
By Appointment Only
8th Grade Science
Class Information and Assignments
Hi, I am Mrs. Kunstetter and I teach physical science and Biology at James Madison Preparatory School. I am from Brazil and I have moved to the U.S in 2017. My first language is Portuguese and YES. I do love soccer. I also love swimming, running, yoga and all kind of sports! I have a Ph.D. in sports science by the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil (2018). I moved to the U.S to assume a post-doctoral fellow position ate Saint Joseph Hospital/Barrow Neurological Institute. I have always loved science and doing research. I love to always be learning something new and challenging myself through new experiments, research proposals and writing. However, the most rewarding and enjoyable moments of my scientist journey were the ones I could share with other students. As a doctoral student in Exercise Physiology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, I had the opportunity to teach and lead new students in a research laboratory setting, which was a very rewarding experience. I always enjoyed seeing the students grow in their knowledge and successfully in face challenges of increasing difficulty. I also had the opportunity to teach Exercise Physiology at undergraduate level at the same university which was also an exciting and challenging experience
After completing my post doctoral training in 2019 I have decided that my experience with teaching and mentoring students in the laboratory setting was so rewarding that I wanted to refocus my career on teaching rather than research. I started my journey in the U.S public schools in the beginning of 2020 and I am having a really great time. I found that teaching brings similar levels of challenge and learning as research do with the bonus of being able to share my journey with students.
I feel very happy and excite to teach at JMPS and share this experience with such a wonderful staff and student body.