Teachers and Staff

Our team of dedicated teachers, administrators, and staff works hard every day to ensure that students receive the best education possible in a safe, nurturing environment. We encourage parents to get to know our teachers and staff. If you ever have a question or concern, we invite you to contact us.


Administration

 Bryan D'Alessio
Bryan D'Alessio
Principal
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 Amy Chapman
Amy Chapman
Assistant Principal
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Office & Staff

 Sue Dallas</br>                                                                           
Admin.  Secretary

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 Libby DeLeon</br>                                                                           
Support Specialist, Sr.

Libby DeLeon
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 Veronica Menchaca</br>                                                                           
Front Office, Jr.

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 Ruth Ann Lamberd</br>                                                                           
Librarian

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Kindergarten

 Ashleigh Done
Ashleigh Done
Home Town:
Sterling Heights, MI

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading!

Where I Started to Teach:
Carlson Elementary School, Warren, MI

Hobbies:
shopping, reading, camping, and being around friends and family

Message:
I am excited for such a wonderful year here at Collier!
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 Barbara Maddux
Barbara Maddux
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Born in Bisbee, Raised in Phoenix

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary School, Avondale, AZ

Hobbies:
Watching my kids play sports and reading, of course!

Message:
Welcome to Kindergarten! Thank you for sharing your child with me!
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 Brittany Ramirez
Brittany Ramirez
Home Town:
Las Vegas, NV

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale AZ

Hobbies:
Playing with my kiddos, reading, and crafting

Message:
"A person is a person no matter how small" - Dr. Suess
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 Sabina Valdez
Sabina Valdez
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First Grade

 Kayleigh Almaraz
Kayleigh Almaraz
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 Kimberly Etherton
Kimberly Etherton
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 Christy Merk
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 Jessica Santiago
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Second Grade

 Leslie Casillas
Leslie Casillas
Home Town:
Tucson, Arizona

Favorite Subject in School:
Social Studies

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale, AZ

Hobbies:
Reading, reading, reading!!

Message:
Collier is a great place for your student to learn. I hope that your child finds success and has a wonderful school year in my class!
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 Lorialle Haynes
Lorialle Haynes
Home Town:
Oracle, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale AZ

Hobbies:
Drawing, playing softball

Message:
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." - Edgar Allen Poe. Dream big, Coyotes!
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 Nina Martinez
Nina Martinez
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 Rosanne Wingate
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Third Grade

 Amanda Catterall
Amanda Catterall
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 Johanna Macias
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 Kyla Medina
Kyla Medina
Home Town:
Avondale, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Science

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I enjoy hiking the White Tank Mountains with my family.

Message:
I have been in the field of education for the past 11 years. It is my passion to engage young minds and to develop life long learners. I look forward to partnering with you during this year of your child's education.
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 Natalia Stifano
Natalia Stifano
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Fourth Grade

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 Chelsea Clipperton
Chelsea Clipperton
Home Town:
Lee's Summit, Missouri

Favorite Subject in School:
Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary

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Spending my time with family and friends, watching the Kansas City Royals, waking up early in the morning reading a book with a nice cup of iced coffee, watching the sun rise.

Message:
"When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts." Dalai Lama
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 Lynda Espino
Lynda Espino
Home Town:
Tolleson, Arizona

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale AZ

Hobbies:
Reading and Sports

Message:
"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." - Dr. Suess
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Fifth Grade

 Oscar Hernandez Ortiz
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 Anna Lopez
Anna Lopez
Home Town:
Los Angeles, CA

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading

Where I Started to Teach:
Steven R. Jasinski Elementary School, Buckeye, AZ

Hobbies:
Hiking, reading

Message:
All I ask is to try your best.
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 Brandy McWhirter
Brandy McWhirter
Home Town:
Glendale, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale AZ

Hobbies:
Crafting, playing softball, and spending time with my close friends and family

Message:
"You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failures. Persist! The world needs all you can give." -E.O. Wilson
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 Sergi Torres
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Sixth Grade

Math/Science Miguel Chavez
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ELA/Social Studies Adam Haller
Adam Haller
ELA/Social Studies
Home Town:
Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite Subject in School:
Social Studies

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary, Avondale, AZ

Hobbies:
Fishing, golfing

Message:
Knowledge is power!
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Language Arts/Social Studies Madisen Miller
Madisen Miller
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Math/Science Anissa Ottens
Anissa Ottens
Math/Science
Home Town:
Lees Summit, MO

Favorite Subject in School:
Math and Reading

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale AZ

Hobbies:
Softball

Message:
"Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true!" - Unknown
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Seventh Grade

English Language Arts Rainbow Lightfoot-Mayer
Rainbow Lightfoot-Mayer
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Science Rhayne Moorcones
Rhayne Moorcones
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Social Studies Amanda Steele
Amanda Steele
Social Studies
Home Town:
Peoria, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
History - U.S. and Ancient

Where I Started to Teach:
Challenger Middle School, Glendale AZ

Hobbies:
Cooking and baking

Message:
Talk doesn't cook rice. ~Chinese Proverb~
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Math Lance Sullivan
Lance Sullivan
Math
Home Town:
San Jose, California

Favorite Subject in School:
Math and Art

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale AZ

Hobbies:
Carpentry, math, cooking, and swing dancing

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I am a Christian, husband, father and teacher. I am grateful for the opportunity and pleasure of taking on all these roles! Thank you for allowing me to care for and teach your children mathematics. I will wholeheartedly do both!
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Eighth Grade

Math Lisa Nahrgang
Lisa Nahrgang
Math
Home Town:
Chinook, MT

Favorite Subject in School:
Math and Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Roberts, Montana

Hobbies:
Hiking

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As your child's classroom teacher, I will create and educational environment where your child will feel safe to learn and apply the learned skills into their everyday lives.
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Language Arts Delaine Nelson
Delaine Nelson
Language Arts
Home Town:
Ortonville, MN

Favorite Subject in School:
English

Where I Started to Teach:
Parker High School, Parker, AZ

Hobbies:
I love to act, read, write, and play tennis.

Message:
You are a bright light, don't be afraid to shine.
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Social Studies Leticia Mattei
Leticia Mattei
Social Studies
Home Town:
Phoenix, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
History

Where I Started to Teach:
Edison Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN

Hobbies:
photography and traveling

Message:
"There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning," Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Science Dawnette Turner
Dawnette Turner
Science
Home Town:
Winooski, Vermont

Favorite Subject in School:
English Language Arts

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Spending time with my family, reading, crafting, and the Ohio State University

Message:
"If you can raise the level of effort and performance in those around you, you are officially a leader." - Urban Meyer
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Student Achievement Coaches

Student Achievement Coach Brittany Jimenez
Brittany Jimenez
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Exceptional Learning

K-2 Resource Katelynn Thompson
Katelynn Thompson
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3-4 Resource Kelly Gibson
Kelly Gibson
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5-6 Resource Hai Dang
Hai Dang
5-6 Resource
Home Town:
Panama City, FL

Favorite Subject in School:
Art

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale, AZ

Hobbies:
Playing basketball and soccer with my children

Message:
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~Confucius~
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K-4 Behavior Support Kathryn Londrigan
Kathryn Londrigan
K-4 Behavior Support
Home Town:
Rochester, IL

Favorite Subject in School:
Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, IL

Hobbies:
Hiking, travel, fitbit challenges

Message:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela. I am so excited to start the new year with you!
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4-6 Behavior Support TBA TBA

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7-8 Behavior Support Deirreio Duncan
Deirreio Duncan
7-8 Behavior Support
Home Town:
Flint, Michigan

Favorite Subject in School:
PE

Where I Started to Teach:
Kent Educational Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Hobbies:
Weight lifting, coaching football and basketball

Message:
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer!
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Gifted Michelle Younghans
Michelle Younghans
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Home Town:
San Marcos, TX

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading & Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Cholla Elementary School, Casa Grande, AZ

Hobbies:
Exercising, reading, hiking, taking care of my pets

Message:
“If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you dream it, you can become it.” - William Arthur Ward
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P.E. Rommel Garcia
Rommel Garcia
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Music Ilene Rosas
Ilene Rosas
Music
Home Town:
Orinda, CA

Favorite Subject in School:
Choir

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary School, Avondale AZ

Hobbies:
Singing, hiking, cooking

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All students can be musicians if we work in harmony!
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Band Marissa Wilt
Marissa Wilt
Band
Home Town:
Woodville, Ohio

Favorite Subject in School:
Music

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Trumpet, music, reading, horseback riding

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"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Paul Hewson
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Art Patti Shannon
Patti Shannon
Art
Home Town:
Smithville, MO

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading

Where I Started to Teach:
St. Marks Day School, Casper, WY

Hobbies:
Reading, swimming, creating

Message:
Using our creative mind is a skill like any other. Whether it's art, music, or a solution to a problem!
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Related Services

Speech Christina Robertson
Christina Robertson
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Home Town:
El Paso, Texas

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Collier Elementary

Hobbies:
Working out, shopping, and spending time with my kids

Message:
I look forward to helping support parents and children succeed.
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School Psychologist Mike Linehan
Mike Linehan
School Psychologist
Home Town:
Phoenix, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Psychology

Where I Started to Teach:
Pioneer Elementary School, Glendale, AZ

Hobbies:
Biking, running, collecting and listening to vinyl records, going to concerts to see live music, and grilling

Message:
I became a teacher because I enjoy the kids. I became a school psychologist because I wanted to support programs to help our kids, and I come to school every day because I believe every child is important, can learn, and contribute to our world.
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Social Worker John Meacham
John Meacham
Social Worker
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Dayton, OH

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History

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Golf

Message:
Life is short, enjoy everyday as best you can.
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 Lisa Chavez</br>                                                                           
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 Gerri Flower</br>                                                                           
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 Ana Frias</br>                                                                           
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 Sharon Nevels</br>                                                                           
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 Linda Stallard</br>                                                                           
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 Amaris Nino</br>                                                                           
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 Thais Nunes</br>                                                                           
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 Marissa Rodriguez</br>                                                                           
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 Kerri Smith</br>                                                                           
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 TBA TBA</br>                                                                           
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Custodians

 George Gonzales</br>                                                                           
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 Louis Madrigal</br>                                                                           
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 Salome Alvarado</br>                                                                           
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 Tom Brown</br>                                                                           
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