Mrs. Leticia Velarde



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Mrs. Leticia Velarde

Classroom Teacher

My name is Leticia Velarde, or Ms.Tish to my preschoolers.  I have been teaching for 17 years. I am Navajo from New Mexico. This is my first year with CUSD and Santan Elementary. I have lived in Chandler for 17 years and 21 years in Arizona. I am married with 3 children.  My youngest is graduating this year from high school. I hold a M.Ed. in Special Education and Special Ed. Pre-K as well as an B.A. in Education. I am so very honored to be your child’s classroom teacher and I feel that we are going to have a great school year.


My name is Mrs. Debra Renna, I will be your child’s Academic Intervention paraprofessional this year. I am certified teacher with 20 years of experience in education and have been with the district for sixteen years. I hold a Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Education. I was born and raised in Arizona. My hobbies include making greeting cards, fishing, and spending time with my husband and family. I’m really looking forward to working with children. It will be a great year!

My name is Patty Tenorio. I lived in California most of my life and moved to Arizona 9 years ago. I am married with 3 sons and have a big dog named Max. I’ve been with the Chandler School District for 6 years and this will be my 3rd year in working with Priority Preschoolers.