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Steele, Dr. Theresa Principal

Office Staff

Aguayo, Mrs. Krystina Office Technician
Markley, Mrs. Teri Administrative Secretary
Pepple, Mrs. Kris Cafeteria Manager
Schweitzer, Mrs. Susan Nurse
Spinning, Mr. Charlie Sr. Custodian


Cowlin, Ms. Lisa Library Clerk
Lopez, Mrs. Doreen Health Technician
Peterson, Mrs. Patti Health Technician
Russo, Ms. Michelle PE Assistant Coach
Siddons, Mrs. Kathy Library Clerk

Instructional Aides

Buckelew, Mr. Travis SDC IA
Cade, Mrs. Brenda Resource IA
Cannavo, Ms. Brenalynn SDC IA
Gaylor, Mrs. Eve Computer Lab IA
Houghton, Ms. Teresa SDC IA
Hubacek, Mrs. Chasity Resource IA
Prusso, Mr. Forrest SDC IA
Trujillo, Ms. Angelica ELD IA

Transitional Kindergarten Teachers

Messer, Mrs. Kelly Transitional KindergartenTeacher, HQT

Kindergarten Teachers

Noordsman, Mrs. Sharon Kindergarten Teacher, HQT
Pangborn, Ms. Ashley Kindergarten Teacher, HQT
Peters, Mrs. Gina Kindergarten Teacher, HQT
Schultz, Mrs. Grace Kindergarten Teacher, HQT

1st Grade Teachers

Chappell, Mrs. Camille (760) 365-3381 1st Grade Teacher, HQT
Conway, Mrs. Suzanne 1st Grade Teacher, HQT
Duplay, Mrs. Rhonda (760) 365-3381 1st Grade Teacher, HQT
Petke, Mr. James (760) 365-3381 1st Grade Teacher, HQT

2nd Grade Teachers

Gattuso, Mrs. Amy 2nd Grade Teacher, HQT
Gueltzow, Mrs. Kimberly 2nd Grade Teacher, HQT
Ruppert, Mrs. Laurette 2nd Grade Teacher, HQT

3rd Grade Teachers

Billig, Mrs. Jennifer 3rd Grade Teacher, HQT
Boyles, Mrs. Nicole 3rd Grade Teacher, HQT
Lostlen, Mrs. Sarah (760) 365-3381 3rd Grade Teacher, HQT
Murphy, Mr. Joshua 3rd Grade Teacher, HQT

4th Grade Teachers

Farison, Mr. Mark 4th Grade Teacher, HQT
Micklus, Ms. Patricia 4th/5th GradeTeacher, HQT
Yaari, Mr. Hillel 4th Grade Teacher, HQT

5th Grade Teachers

Amosa, Mrs. 5th Grade Teacher, HQT
Micklus, Ms. Patricia 4th/5th GradeTeacher, HQT
Tate, Mr. Shawn 5th Grade Teacher, HQT

6th Grade Teachers

Bush, Mrs. Laura 6th Grade Teacher, HQT
McCallum, Mr. Kojo 6th Grade Teacher, HQT
Tate, Mrs. Katherine 6th Grade Teacher, HQT

Special Day Class

Currie, Mrs. Stephaine Special Day Class Teacher, HQT
Hevy, Mrs. Jennifer Special Day Class Teacher, HQT

Special Programs

Bishop, Mr. Doug PE Teacher, HQT
Hughes, Ms. Sherry PALS
Johnson, Mrs. Shawna IPass Teacher, HQT
King, Ms. Cynthia Resource Teacher, HQT
Misa, Mrs. Julie Speech Teacher
Plunkett, Ms. Suzanne Prep/Intervention, HQT
Turk, Ms. Kristina ELL Teacher, HQT
Williams, Mrs. Lorna Resource Teacher, HQT

What does "HQT" mean?

A key goal of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is that every student will receive instruction from a “highly qualified” teacher (HQT). To be considered “highly qualified” under NCLB, a teacher of core academic content must possess:

1.      A bachelor’s degree

2.      A teaching or intern credential, and

3.      Demonstrated core academic subject matter competence

The core academic content areas include: multiple/general subjects, English, reading/language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics/government, economics, history, geography, and the arts.

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