Mrs. Marja Casey » About Mrs. Casey

About Mrs. Casey


My name is Marja-Leena Casey; everyone calls me Marja (pronounced Mari-ya). I am so excited to be teaching first grade and I am especially grateful to be a part of the Kaleidoscope family! I consider myself very lucky to have a job that doesn’t feel like a “job.”


I grew up in Astoria Oregon, but I have lived in Scottsdale, Arizona since 2000 and absolutely love it! This year I will have been married to my wonderful husband for 30 amazing years. We have two fantastic daughters and they both live in Phoenix.  I enjoy cooking, hiking, watching movies, and I love spending time with my family.


I have a master’s degree in Elementary Education and have taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. I love working with our youngest learners. Helping each child progress in all areas of their development (academic, social, language, and motor) is a challenge that I am honored to accept daily. I strive to create an environment that is nurturing, positive, fun, and educational.

Thank you for entrusting me to teach your child. I look forward to working together with you as partners in your child’s growth and development! We have so many fun activities planned. I can’t wait to get started!