Phone: 757-531-3000


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Sonya Rynas

I have the honor of teaching English Language Arts and Creative Writing to our eighth grade students. This is my fifth year as a teacher, and my fifth year at Azalea Gardens Middle.
I graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina with degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies. When I'm not teaching, or preparing to teach, I am probably working with animals! I love being an animal advocate and working toward a kinder world. 
I'm so excited to get to meet all of you! Reading and writing is at the heart of so much of our lives and the way we interact with the world -- especially now in the digital age! This year is going to be fascinating after so long away from our traditional school structures.