Welcome to Mr. Petrie's Class! I am pleased to be your child's fourth grade teacher at Meridian Elementary School. This year will be exciting and filled with many opportunities to show leadership and academic excellence. We will be leaders, and be willing to help everyone and believe in ourselves!
I am a native to Arizona growing up in Mesa. After graduating, I went to M.C.C., A.S.U. and then joined the United States Marine Corps as a motor transport specialist. Shortly after, I participated in Desert Shield/Storm. When we arrived back home, I finished my bachelor's at A.S.U. and began teaching at Gilbert Public Schools. I am married with an 18 year old son, and I live in Gilbert. I like to read, play golf, travel, and draw and paint. I also love to go out to local restaurants with good friends and family.