Teresa Bruso, Principal | teresa.bruso@prescottschools.com
MA Educational Leadership, Northcentral University; BA in Liberal Studies and Teacher Credentialing, Fresno State University; Reading Specialist, Early Childhood, and English as a Second Language endorsements | Education adjunct faculty at Yavapai College since 2005

Nancy Hellewell, Assistant Principal | nancy.hellewell@prescottschools.com
Educational Leadership Masters, Lamar University; Secondary Mathematics certification program, Texas Woman’s University; Bachelor’s in Business Administration Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin; Principal (K-12) certification; Secondary Mathematics (6-12) certification; Generalist (4-8) certification; English as a Second Language (4-8) endorsement | Teacher of the Year; Project CRISS apprentice trainer; district curriculum and assessment writer; district professional development trainer

Grade 5

Tyler Bruso | Web Pagetyler.bruso@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University

Kimberly Carpenter |kimberly.carpenter@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies

Stasia Chambers | Web Page | staci.chambers@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies | BS in Elementary Education, graduated Summa Cum Laude, Northern Arizona University; Elementary Certification K-8; SEI Endorsement K-8

Tim Erickson | Web Page | tim.erickson@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University; BA in Elementary Education, minor in Reading and Language Arts, University of Northern Iowa | Holds Principal Certificate

Paul Helmken | Web Pagepaul.helmken@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies | BA in Psychology, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI; Elementary Education Certification, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO | Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, Grades 4-8, 2003; Yavapai County Teacher of the Year nominee, 2016

Kim Kloos | Web Pagekim.kloos@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | BA in Psychology, Arizona State University; K-8 Elementary Education Certification, University of Phoenix; SEI Endorsement | Yavapai County New Teacher of the Year Nominee 2001; Silver Apple Award Nominee 2003

Rylee Kulka | Web Page rylee.kulka@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies | BA in Elementary Education K-8 and Special Education K-12, graduated Summa Cum Laude, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD; Reading and ENL Endorsement

Mike McCrady | Web Pagemike.mccrady@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University; BS in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University | Nominee, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2001 and 2008

Dawna Olsen | Web Pagedawna.olsen@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies | MA in Curriculum Instruction, Northern Arizona State University; BS in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Development, Theater Arts and Dance, Southern Utah State University; ESL Endorsement California State University, Fullerton | Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee 2009; Sally Mae First Year Teacher Award, Fullerton School District 1992

Kelli Suggs | Web Pagekelli.suggs@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Mgt., Clemson University; Elementary Certification, Georgia State University; SEI Endorsement | Yavapai County Teacher of the Year Nominee 2018

Grade 6

Kiersten Bolt | kiersten.bolt@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | Bachelors Degree, dual major in Elementary K-7 and Special Education K-12, Northern Arizona University; Certified in low and high incidence special education and elementary education

Heather Christians | Web Page | heather.christians@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies | MaEd – Cross Categorical Special Education; BA – Psychology; AA – Elementary Education; SEI Endorsement–University of Phoenix | K-6 and Early Childhood Education Certification

Cara Foster | Web Page | cara.foster@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | M.Ed. in Reading Curriculum and Instruction; B.A. in Elementary Education and Minor in Child Psychology; E.S.L. Endorsement; Reading Specialist Endorsement

Emma Gifford | Web Page | emma.gifford@prescottschools.com
Math/Science; 21st Century Community Learning Center Site Coordinator | B.A in Elementary Education with a specialty in Middle Grades Mathematics, SEI Endorsed, Prescott College | 2015-2016 Yavapai County Teacher of the Year Nominee

Christina Goldsmith | christina.goldsmith@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies | Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University; Prescott High School Alumni

Michelle Gullikson | Web Pagemichelle.gullikson@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies | BS in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University; K-8 Certification with SEI Endorsement

Rhiannon Haskell | Web Page | rhiannon.haskell@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies | Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Arizona State University; Middle School Language Arts Endorsement, SEI Endorsement | 2011 & 2017 Yavapai County Teacher of the Year Nominee

Kevin Hutson | kevin.hutson@prescottschools.com
ELA/Social Studies |Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Connecticut; Masters of Education, University of Bridgeport; Certified grades 1-8 with SEI Endorsement

Chrissie Mealer | chrissie.mealer@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | BS in Elementary Education K-8, University of Arizona; MS in Reading/Literacy, Capella University; Elementary Certification K-8; SEI Endorsement K-8  

Joeli Tickner | joeli.tickner@prescottschools.com
Math/Science | Elementary Reading and Mathematics Masters, Walden University; Elementary Education Bachelor’s, University of Central Florida; Elementary Education (1-6) certification (Florida); Elementary Education (1-8) certification (Arizona) |  Granville Elementary Rotary Teacher of the Year 2015; Volusia County’s Mathematics and Science Elementary Prism Teacher of the Year 2012; Ortona Elementary Teacher of the Year 2008; Volusia County Teacher of the Year nominee 2008 | Thinking Mathematics (AFT) Trainer (K-2) and (3-5)

Special Area: Reading/Math & Electives

Debbie Baker – Reading Specialist
BS in Elementary Education  from Univ of NE, Reading Endorsement | Yavapai County Teacher of the Year nominee 2004

Bill Cummings – Orchestra
Masters in Music/Conducting from Northern Arizona University; Bachelors in Music Education from Wichita State University; Concert Master of the Prescott POPS Symphony and Prescott Chamber Orchestra; Member National Association for Music Education; Member of Arizona Music Education Association

Cassie Delaney – Art
Website | cassandra.delaney@prescottschools.com
BA in Elementary Art, with certifications in ESL, Special Education, Elementary Art and Early Childhood Education; Studied at Northern Arizona University, taught 7 years in Texas in grades PK-3, moved to Arizona and taught Special Education Preschool at Discovery Gardens before moving to Granite Mountain 2016 to teach art

Luan Mueller – Band
WebSite luan.mueller@prescottschools.com
MA in Clarinet Performance, University of West Georgia, Georgia; Bachelor’s of Music Education, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Maryland; Arizona Music Endorsement K-12; Arizona SEI Endorsement K-12 |  Member of the National Association of Music Educators; Member of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association; former International Membership Liaison of the International Clarinet Association; Founding President of the Atlanta Clarinet Association; Founding Director of the Pikesville (Maryland) Community Orchestra; former Principal Clarinet of the Spanish Lyric Orchestra | 2018 Yavapai Teacher of the Year Nominee

Abby Sabato – Physical Education
BS in Adaptive Physical Education and Health & Physical Education, Manchester University; Structured English Immersion Endorsement

Tricia Sokoloski – Choir

Leslie Votava – Computer Technology & Math Intervention Specialist
Bachelor of Arts (Double Major) in English/Liberal Studies with double minors in Communications/ Theater, Chapman University, CA; Preliminary Multiple Subjects, K-12 Teaching Credential, Chapman University, CA; Clear Multiple Subjects, K-12 Teaching Credential, University of California, Irvine; Master of Science in Education Administration and Education Administration Credential, Tier I, Pepperdine University; Education Administration Credential, Tier II, University of California, Irvine; SB-395 English Learners SDAIE Certified | Teacher of the Year 2005, Currie Middle School, Tustin Unified School District Teacher of the Year Finalist

Jeff Welch – Math Interventionist
B.A. in European History, Minor in Accounting and Theater from Muskingum College (now Muskingum University); Post Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern Arizona University; Certified in 7th and 8th grade Math and History

Special Education

Lisa Beres – Special Education – LD
Website | lisa.beres@prescottschools.com
BS in Environmental Studies/Biology, St. Lawrence University; MS in Biology, New Mexico State University, BS in Elementary Education, graduated Summa Cum Laude, Northern Arizona University, Special Education Program, Rio Salado,  Elementary Certification K-8; SEI Endorsement K-8, Cross-Categorical Certification in Special Education

Kelsey Dice – 6th Grade Resource
WebsitePage | kelsey.dice@prescottschools.com
Bachelor’s degree, Augustana University, Sioux Falls, SD

Erinn Holloway – Bridges Program
M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis; BA – Elementary Education/Special Ed. K-12 Arizona State; Magna Cum Laude; CDA- Rock Valley College; Member of the National Science Teacher Association | AEA-delegate 2013; Lead Teacher 2014-2016 Brightmont Academy; Contributing Writer- Deer Valley Times and Geek News Network-2014-2015; Beyond Textbooks-Plan, Teach, and Share Award 2012; Trout in the Classroom Grant Recipient

Jennifer Pike – Special Education BEST Program
MA in Education/Special Education; BA in Fine Arts/Reading |2008 Yavapai County Teacher of the Year

Kate Reimann – Resource ELA & Math I
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) – Concentration in Special Education & Educational Psychology, Minor in History, New Mexico State University


Brittany Baird – Speech Language Pathologist SLP-L
BS, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; Area of concentration – Speech and Hearing Sciences; Speech Pathologist experience 10+ years

Ann Chavez, MSW, LCSW – District Elementary Social Worker
Masters degree in Social Work, Arizona State University; Bachelors degree in Social Work, Arizona State University; Licensed with the state of Arizona

Jean Powers – School Psychologist
MS Psychology; School Psychology Specialist Certificate; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; BA Elementary Education K-8

Shelli Read – Instructional Coach
BA in Business Administration, California State University, San Bernardino; Elementary Education Certification, Northern Arizona University | Nominee, Yavapai County Outstanding First Year Teacher 2003; Nominee, Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, 2004; Highly qualified in Math K-8

School Nurse

Mai Nguyen – Registered Nurse
BSN from University of Phoenix

Administrative Office

Kathy Lavoie, Principal’s Secretary | kathy.lavoie@prescottschools.com

Barbara Ouderkirk, Attendance Clerk | barbara.ouderkirk@prescottschools.com


Melissa Stumpf, Librarian | melissa.stumpf@prescottschools.com


Linda Denman, Special Education/BEST | linda.denman@prescottschools.com

Aubry Fisher

Kelly Haack, Special Education/BEST | kelley.haack@prescottschools.com

Liz McNabb, Special Education/Resource | elizabeth.mcnabb@prescottschools.com

Lesley Russell, Special Education/Resource | lesley.russell@prescottschools.com

Linda Symmonds, Special Education/BRIDGES | linda.symmonds@prescottschools.com

Michael Woods, Special Education/BRIDGES | michael.woods@prescottschools.com

Gail Yunk, Special Education | gail.yunk@prescottschools.com

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