Meet Our Wonderful Teachers and Staff

Here at Tres Rios we have an outstanding team of teachers, administrators, and support staff. Working together with you, we strive to provide a safe, nurturing, and positive environment for your children to learn and flourish in. We believe one of the most powerful tools for student success is frequent, ongoing communication with parents and guardians. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our faculty or staff with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to help!

Administration

Amy Rendon

Amy Rendon
Principal
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Amy Rendon
Amy Rendon
Principal

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Hometown

Yuma, AZ

Favorite Subject

Reading, math, and science

Hobbies

I enjoy being a baseball mom.

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Welcome Pumas! It is with great excitement and honor that I introduce myself as the proud principal of Tres Rios. There is an African proverb that says "It takes a village to raise a child." In our world of education, we know it takes a collective effort of caring and committed individuals to educate our Pumas! I look forward to partnering with you in providing a high-quality and equitable education to every child at Tres Rios. Thank you for the opportunity to grow and learn together!
Grand Canyon University Arizona State University
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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson
Assistant Principal
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Eric Nelson
Assistant Principal

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Office Support

Judith Collins

Judith Collins
Librarian
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Judith Collins
Judith Collins
Librarian

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Grace Gutierrez

Grace Gutierrez
Support Specialist, Sr.
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Grace Gutierrez
Grace Gutierrez
Support Specialist, Sr.

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Thalia Page

Thalia Page
School Health Aide
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Thalia Page
School Health Aide

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Annita Quintana

Annita Quintana
Support Specialist, Jr.
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Annita Quintana
Annita Quintana
Support Specialist, Jr.

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Luciana Vargas

Luciana Vargas
Administrative Assistant
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Luciana Vargas
Luciana Vargas
Administrative Assistant

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Teachers

Kindergarten

Elizabeth Ramos

Elizabeth Ramos
Kindergarten
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Elizabeth Ramos
Elizabeth Ramos
Kindergarten

Meet  Elizabeth Ramos

Hometown

Renfrew, Ontario Canada

Where I Started Teaching

I started teaching in 2003.

Favorite Subject

Reading

Hobbies

Book club and watching my kids in their activities

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Teaching kindergarten has been my passion for over ten years!
Arizona State University
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Rosina Vizcarra

Rosina Vizcarra
Kindergarten
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Rosina Vizcarra
Rosina Vizcarra
Kindergarten

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Hometown

Tolleson, Arizona

Favorite Subject

History

Hobbies

Crafts

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Thank you for allowing me to be part of this Kindergarten journey. I look forward to a very successful year.
Ottowa University
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Patricia Wawrzyk

Patricia Wawrzyk
Kindergarten
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Patricia Wawrzyk
Patricia Wawrzyk
Kindergarten

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Hometown

New York

Where I Started Teaching

Pendergast

Favorite Subject

Social studies

Hobbies

Hiking, shopping, and baking

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I look forward to watching your children grow academically and as an individual.
Arizona State University
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First Grade

Adeola Adeniran

Adeola Adeniran
First Grade
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Adeola Adeniran
Adeola Adeniran
First Grade

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Hometown

Tolleson, Arizona

Favorite Subject

Math

Hobbies

Reading

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It is going to be a great school year and we will have fun learning.
Ottowa University
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Brenda Looper

Brenda Looper
First Grade
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Brenda Looper
Brenda Looper
First Grade

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Hometown

Jerseyville, Illinois

Favorite Subject

Reading and history

Hobbies

Reading, fishing, and traveling

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My love of teaching after 35 years is why I am joining Littleton, bringing joy to learning and reading.
Blackburn College Arizona State University
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Second Grade

Giovanna Guzman

Giovanna Guzman
Second Grade
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Giovanna Guzman
Giovanna Guzman
Second Grade

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Hometown

El Paso, Texas

Favorite Subject

History

Hobbies

Reading, going to museums, and the beach

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Shelley Storaska

Shelley Storaska
Second Grade
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Shelley Storaska
Shelley Storaska
Second Grade

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Hometown

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Favorite Subject

Science

Hobbies

Collecting Coins

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I am very excited to return to Tres Rios Elementary to teach second grade! My goals are to provide a positive learning environment, encourage students to do their personal best every day, and offer encouraging learning opportunities. I look forward to communicating with parents and guardians about student progress.
University of Phoenix Grand Canyon University
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Gwen Walt-Eastwood

Gwen Walt-Eastwood
Second Grade
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Gwen Walt-Eastwood
Gwen Walt-Eastwood
Second Grade

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Hometown

Tampa, Florida

Where I Started Teaching

Country Place Elementary School

Favorite Subject

Math and science

Hobbies

Reading, movies, shopping, traveling, and spending time with family

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"A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." - Joyce A Meyers
Grand Canyon University
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Third Grade

Crystal Carrera

Crystal Carrera
Third Grade
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Crystal Carrera
Crystal Carrera
Third Grade

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Hometown

Avondale, Arizona

Where I Started Teaching

Tres Rios Elementary

Favorite Subject

ELA/Reading

Hobbies

I love traveling and exploring.

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Welcome to third grade! I am looking forward to a great year full of learning and fun!
Arizona State University
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Diana Corona

Diana Corona
Third Grade
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Diana Corona
Diana Corona
Third Grade

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Hometown

Costa Mesa, California

Where I Started Teaching

Tres Rios

Favorite Subject

Math

Hobbies

Working out and spending time with family

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I am excited to be at Tres Rios Service Academy! Go, Pumas! "Kid, you'll move mountains!" Dr. Seuss
Arizona State University
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Fourth Grade

Erika Avelar

Erika Avelar
Fourth Grade
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Erika Avelar
Erika Avelar
Fourth Grade

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Hometown

Peoria, Arizona

Where I Started Teaching

Tres Rios

Favorite Subject

Math

Hobbies

Hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends

Message

This is going to be a great year with my students again! I am so excited to see them and watch them grow as learners everyday!
Arizona State University Grand Canyon University
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Sean Fair

Sean Fair
Fourth Grade
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Sean Fair
Sean Fair
Fourth Grade

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Hometown

Phoenix, Arizona

Where I Started Teaching

Tres Rios

Favorite Subject

Math, science, P.E.

Hobbies

Spending time with my family, coaching, playing sports, and going to the movies

Message

I am so excited for another school year here at Tres! I look forward to helping my students become better learners and to show growth every day!
Arizona State University
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Fifth Grade

Alicia Rosado

Alicia Rosado
Fifth Grade
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Alicia Rosado
Alicia Rosado
Fifth Grade

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Hometown

Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

Favorite Subject

Reading

Hobbies

Dancing, cooking, and reading.

Message

I love to learn. Together we will learn and grow as we support each other on our learning journey.
Concordia UniversityCapella UniversityGrand Canyon University
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Jocelyn Thompson

Jocelyn Thompson
Fifth Grade
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Jocelyn Thompson
Jocelyn Thompson
Fifth Grade

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Hometown

Maplewood, Minnesota

Favorite Subject

History

Hobbies

Drawing, writing stories, reading, and playing video games.

Message

Favorite motto of mine: The brain is a muscle. It can be best exercised by thinking and reading.
University Of Arizona
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Sixth Grade

Melissa Hoppe

Melissa Hoppe
Math/Science
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Melissa Hoppe
Melissa Hoppe
Math/Science

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Hometown

Tolleson, Arizona

Where I Started Teaching

Tres Rios Elementary

Hobbies

Volleyball, hiking, and spending time with family

Message

I am excited to begin teaching in a district that I grew up in, helping students in my community.
Arizona State University
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Cynthia Ruiz

Cynthia Ruiz
Sixth Grade
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Cynthia Ruiz
Cynthia Ruiz
Sixth Grade

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Hometown

Gilbert, Arizona

Favorite Subject

Social Studies

Hobbies

Listening to music and walking

Message

I am excited for our adventures to begin!
Mount Saint Mary's University
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Seventh Grade

Moira McKinnon

Moira McKinnon
Science
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Moira McKinnon
Moira McKinnon
Science

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Hometown

Phoenix, Arizona

Favorite Subject

Science

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Arizona State University Cappella UniversityRio Salado College
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Thomas Simpson

Thomas Simpson
Math
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Anna Woolnough

Anna Woolnough
ELA
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Hometown

Kirtland

Favorite Subject

Ancient Civilizations

Hobbies

I enjoy completing puzzles and watching documentaries

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Hi! My name is Anna Woolnough and I'll be the new seventh-grade teacher. This is my first year teaching so I'll be learning right alongside you. I like making lessons as creative and engaging as possible so students have a reason to enjoy coming to class. I can't wait for the school year to start and meet all of you!
Bowling Green State University
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Eighth Grade

Hugo Arcos

Hugo Arcos
Math
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Hometown

Los Angeles, California

Favorite Subject

History and Math

Hobbies

Karaoke, spending time with family, and exploring

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Your children are entering a space in which they will be challenged and exposed to a subject that many of them feel doubtful and incapable of ever learning. Yet, math is a process and I am here to support each student through every mistake, roadbock, and triumph. In return, each student will gain confidence in math and use it as a guiding point to explore the world around them.
Ottowa University
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McKenzie Coleman

McKenzie Coleman
English
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McKenzie Coleman
McKenzie Coleman
English

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Hometown

Rittman

Favorite Subject

English

Hobbies

Basketball, reading, and watching movies

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Hi, my name is Miss Coleman and I am the new eighth-grade English teacher. I just graduated from Bowling Green State University and am looking forward to moving to Arizona! I am originally from a small farm town in northeast Ohio, so I am very excited for the hot Arizona weather. I cannot wait for this school year. I know we are going to have a blast.
Bowling Green State University
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Nyomi Rosales

Nyomi Rosales
Social Studies
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Nyomi Rosales
Nyomi Rosales
Social Studies

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Hometown

Avondale, Arizona

Favorite Subject

History

Hobbies

Listening to music and watching films and television.

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I'm excited to teach, work, and encourage students from my community.

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Exceptional Learning Teachers

Andrew Garza

Andrew Garza
Resource
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Andrew Garza
Andrew Garza
Resource

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Hometown

Omaha, NE

Favorite Subject

History

Hobbies

Church, coaching, football, music, and family.

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Time to get after it!
Bellevue University
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Leticia Oliva

Leticia Oliva
SPED
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Hometown

McAllen, TX

Favorite Subject

Science, Math

Hobbies

Baking, Zumba, and working out.

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"The three C's of life: choices, chances, and changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change."
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Marissa Short

Marissa Short
SPED
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Hometown

Chicago, IL

Favorite Subject

Reading and History

Hobbies

Reading, painting, and spending time with my family.

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Every child has a success, a light bulb moment, and wants to be heard. In my class, I am here to help them achieve all three.
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Irene Vasquez

Irene Vasquez
Resource
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Irene Vasquez
Irene Vasquez
Resource

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Hometown

Avondale, Arizona

Where I Started Teaching

Avondale School District

Favorite Subject

Math

Hobbies

I enjoy hiking with my family and doing yoga with my friends.

Message

"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Winnie the Pooh
Grand Canyon University
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Student Achievement Coach

Reading Interventionist

Markeita Momon

Markeita Momon
Reading Intervention K–3
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Markeita Momon
Markeita Momon
Reading Intervention K–3

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Hometown

Compton, California

Where I Started Teaching

Phoenix Elementary

Favorite Subject

Reading and history

Hobbies

Traveling, going on cruises, family, and friends

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"The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr Seuss
Arizona State University Northern Arizona University
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Special Areas

Ingrid Benson

Ingrid Benson
Service Learning
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Ingrid Benson
Ingrid Benson
Service Learning

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Hometown

Irvington, New Jersey

Hobbies

Yoga, biking, and church activities.

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My mission as a computer teacher is to inspire my students through technology to become active lifelong learners and good citizens. I will create a positive, supportive, and encouraging computer lab environment that nurtures the student and the student's learning experience. Through the use of technology and technology-based projects, I will challenge and empower each student to strive to reach his full potential in our evolving global society.
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Adam Brosseit

Adam Brosseit
PE
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Gloria Chadwick

Gloria Chadwick
Band
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Roberta Garcia

Roberta Garcia
Gifted Teacher
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Roberta Garcia
Gifted Teacher

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Judith M. Smith

Judith M. Smith
Art
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Judith M. Smith
Judith M. Smith
Art

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Hometown

Phoenix, Arizona

Favorite Subject

Art

Hobbies

Triathlons

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"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" - Dr. Seuss
Arizona State University
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School Support

Paraprofessionals

Yadira Chavez

Yadira Chavez
Paraprofessional
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Yadira Chavez
Paraprofessional

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Darryl Henry

Darryl Henry
Paraprofessional
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Darryl Henry
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Iracema Leija

Iracema Leija
Paraprofessional
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Isabella Knittel

Isabella Knittel
Paraprofessional - Speech
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Denise Martinez

Denise Martinez
Paraprofessional
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Denise Martinez
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Crystal Porter

Crystal Porter
Paraprofessional - Early Childhood
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Crystal Porter
Paraprofessional - Early Childhood

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I love working with young kids.
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Irma Ramirez

Irma Ramirez
Paraprofessional
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Irma Ramirez
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Delia Tarango

Delia Tarango
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Delia Tarango
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Maria Vargas

Maria Vargas
Paraprofessional - Early Childhood
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Maria Vargas
Maria Vargas
Paraprofessional - Early Childhood

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Hometown

Chihuahua, Mexico

Where I Started Teaching

Phoenix, Arizona

Favorite Subject

Reading

Hobbies

Family, fun, and travel

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Be your best everyday!
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