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Our Staff



Mclachlan, Kurt Principal
Pfau, Ms. Megan Assistant 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
Dockery, Miss Evelyn Library Clerk
Lopez, Mrs. Doreen Health Technician
Russo, Ms. Michelle PE Assistant Coach
Whittenberg, Mrs. Theresa Health Technician

Instructional Aides

Cade, Mrs. Brenda Resource IA
Coleman, Ms. Christy SDC IA
Houghton, Ms. Teresa SDC IA
Hubacek, Mrs. Chasity ELD IA
Hughes, Ms. Sherry SDC IA
Lenton, Ms. Cynthia SDC IA
Massey, Ms. Wendy SDC IA
Vargas, Ms. Angelica ELD IA

Kindergarten Teachers

Cowan, Ms. Margaret Kindergarten Teacher, HQT
McCarrick, Mrs. Kristen Kindergarten Teacher, HQT
McNally, Mr. Donovan Kindergarten Teacher, HQT
Schultz, Mrs. Grace Kindergarten Teacher, HQT

1st Grade Teachers

Billig, Mrs. Jennifer 1st Grade Teacher, HQT
Conway, Mrs. Suzanne 1st Grade Teacher, HQT
Peters, Mrs. Gina 1st Grade Teacher, HQT
Petke, Mr. James (760) 365-3381 ex.3214 1st Grade Teacher, HQT

2nd Grade Teachers

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

3rd Grade

Farison, Mr. Mark 3rd Grade Teacher, HQT
Pytlak, Mrs. Amanda 3rd Grade Teacher, HQT
Siddons, Mrs. Kathleen 3rd/4th Grade Teacher, HQT
Webster, Mrs. Katherine 3rd Grade Teacher, HQT

4th Grade Teachers

Bush, Mrs. Laura 4th Grade Teacher, HQT
Melly, Mrs. Lauren 4th Grade Teacher, HQT
Micklus, Ms. Patricia 4th/5th GradeTeacher, HQT
Siddons, Mrs. Kathleen 3rd/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

Calhoun, Mrs. Jessica 6th Grade Teacher, HQT
McCallum, Mr. Kojo 6th Grade Teacher, HQT
Tate, Mrs. Katherine 6th Grade Teacher, HQT

Special Day Class

Hevy, Ms. Jennifer Special Day Class Teacher, HQT

Special Programs

Bishop, Mr. Doug PE Teacher, HQT
Chua, Mrs. Julie Speech Teacher
Johnson, Mrs. Shawna IPass Teacher, HQT
King, Ms. Cynthia Resource Teacher, HQT
Turk, Ms. Kristina ELL Teacher, HQT

What does "HQT" stand for?

“HQT” stands for highly qualified teacher.  This term was used under the previous United States education act known as NCLB (No Child Left Behind).  NCLB was replaced on December 10, 2015, with the education act known as ESSA (Every Student Achieves Act). 


In order for a teacher to be considered “highly qualified” under NCLB, a teacher of core academic content possessed:


1) A bachelor’s degree

2) A teaching or intern credential, and

3) Demonstrated core academic subject matter competence

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