Karen Hughes, Principal |

  • Arizona Principal Certificate
  • Masters in Educational Leadership, with distinction, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelors of Arts in K-8 Elementary Education/ESL, graduated summa cum laude, Arizona State University
  • Yavapai County Education Foundation K-3 Teacher of the Year, 2012


Kelly Clark – Pre-K teacher |

  • Bachelors in liberal arts, Northern Arizona University
  • Additional Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, Urban Teaching Partnership at the University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Currently finishing a program with Teach-Now online to receive my K-8 certificate with an endorsement in early childhood education.


Samantha Hammerstad |

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, graduated Summa Cum Laude, Northern Arizona University
  • SEI endorsement

Zelphia Riner |

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, minor in psychological sciences from Northern Arizona University
  • SEI endorsement


Sarah Broderick |

  • Elementary Teacher Certification, Pima C.C., Tucson, AZ; SEI Endorsement
  • M.Ed. in Reading Education, California State University, Fullerton, CA
  • BA in English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Sebastian Puls |

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, content emphasis in Humanities, Northern Arizona University
  • SEI Endorsement


Kim Dillon |

  • MA, University of Phoenix
  • BA, Arizona State University
  • Highly Qualified, Early Childhood Endorsement and SEI Endorsement

Amy Engisch |

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Northern Arizona University, graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Arizona State University, graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Highly Qualified, SEI Endorsement, Reading Endorsement, Early Childhood Endorsement


Jordyn Boen |

  • Bachelor of Arts, Child, Adolescent and Family Studies, Cal State University
  • K-8 Arizona Teacher Certificate

Emily Thomas |

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, graduated Summa Cum Laude, Northern Arizona University
  • SEI Endorsement


Jamie Bjune |

  • M.Ed. in Learning and Technology, Western Governors University
  • Elementary Teacher Certification, Prescott College
  • B.A. in Sociology, Northwestern University
  • Highly Qualified, SEI Endorsement

Kaylee Wellman |

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University
  • SEI Endorsement


Valerie Baird — Bridges |

  • MA, Walden University Special Education
  • MA, Grand Canyon University Reading/Literacy
  • BA, California University at Fullerton English
  • Highly Qualified, Language Arts

Christine Dean — Art |

  • MA in Fine Arts-Highest honors for senior thesis
  • BS in Art Education; AAS in Advertising Art and Design
  • Highly Qualified and SEI endorsed
  • Yavapai County Teacher of the Year, cross-grades category, 2006

Megan Dean — Extended Support

  • Masters in Special Education, Grand Canyon University
  • Bachelors of Art in Studio Art, University of Arizona

Sarah Eastman — Reading Specialist |

  • BA in English
  • BAE Special Education K-7th/Secondary English
  • Reading Endorsement
  • SEI Endorsement

Courtney Krismer — Resource |

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education, Grand Canyon University, 2014
  • Arizona Teaching Certificate
  • Elementary Grades 1 – 8
  • Special Education Grades K – 12
  • SEI Endorsed
  • 2019 Yavapai County Teacher of the Year Nominee

Barney Logan — Physical Education & Adaptive PE |

  • B.A.E. in Phys. Ed.; Masters in Secondary Ed., with a Minor in Exercise Physiology

Sandy Lutz — Music |

  • BS in Elementary Ed with an emphasis in Art Education
  • Highly Qualified in Social Studies and SEI endorsed

 Carrie Farnsworth — Gifted Ed Coordinator/Teacher |


Georgia Benyk —  Psychologist |

  • M. Ed., Boston State College
  • B.A., U. Of Mass
  • Certified School Psychologist, National Certified School Psychologist
  • Certified Equine Interaction Professional
  • EAGALA certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Jennifer Barnes – Special Education Coach |

Ann Chavez, MSW, LCSW — District Elementary Social Worker |

  • Masters degree in Social Work, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Arizona State University
  • Licensed with the state of Arizona

Joy Glick — Speech-Language Pathologist |

  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Northern Arizona University
  • Nationally Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (CCC-SLP)
  • Licensed in the State of Arizona with the Dept of Education and Dept of Health
  • Award for Continuing Education (ACE) by the Continuing Education Board of ASHA (July 2015)

Lisa Hosking — Instructional Coach |

  • BA in English, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Single Subject Certificate in English with Middle School and Elementary School Endorsements
  • Certified Classroom Instruction That Works trainer

Amy McVickers – Physical Therapy |

Shelli Read – K-4 Math Coach |

  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction, Grand Canyon University
  • K-8 Elementary Education Certification, Northern Arizona University
  • BA in Business Administration, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Highly qualified in Math K-8
  • SEI Endorsement K-8

Nicole Stelmach – Occupational Therapist | 


Alison Bell – Administrative Assistant |

Alisha Armer – Attendance Clerk/21st Century Club Site Coordinator |

Kim Plawchan – Health Aide |


Cheryl Brown – Para-Professional |

Dondra Brush – Para Professional |

Sommer Dunn – Librarian |

Katy Harrell – Playground Assistant |

Edlina Jolly – Para Professional |

Doris Kennington – Para Professional |

Michaela Linville – Para Professional |

Robyn Miller – Cafeteria Manager |

Sandi Penrod – Character Coach |

Skylynn Penrod – Para Professional |

Melanie Root – Title I Math Para Professional |

Kerrie Wright – Para Professional |

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