Mrs. Danya Ardis

Phone: 251-679-5739


Degrees and Certifications:

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree,Gifted Education--University of South Alabama -2009 National Board Certified Teacher-2015 Master of Education Degree, Elementary Education -- University of Mobile-1994 Bachelor of Science Degree,Elementary Education -- University of South Alabama -1988

Mrs. Danya Ardis


This is my 26 year of teaching, and my 20th year at Saraland Elementary School. I have taught gifted education, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I currently teach science and social studies. I am AMSTI trained (Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative) and love to teach using investigations and hands on experience.  I  look forward to laughing and learning with my class every day! I feel overwhelmingly blessed to have the most wonderful job in the world.  I am so grateful to have a career I truly love. There is no place I'd rather be than in Saraland!


I have been married to my amazing husband, Michael, for 28 incredible years. We have two daughters, Rylee and Lindy, who are both Saraland High graduates. Rylee is 24 and is an accountant. Lindy is 21 and is an engineering major.


 I am so looking forward to working with my students and their family as we partner together to make the fifth grade year a success. I hope that you are as excited as I am to begin this fantastic fifth grade voyage!