About McMillian...
Position: Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-224-3500
Email: McMillian

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Haley Tiger Family! As you step foot onto our beautiful campus, we want you to know you are a part of our family. It’s an honor that you have placed your trust in us to educate your child and we look forward to working alongside you during your child’s elementary years!

My Education and Professional Background

I hold a BAE in Elementary Education from Arizona State University with a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. During my classroom years, I had the pleasure of teaching primary grades, pre-K through 2nd grade. I treasured my time in the classroom, but quickly realized my heart was leading me towards making an even larger impact in a school through leadership opportunities. In 2012, I began my journey as an administrator and have found my way to Haley Elementary School. As the principal, I’m eager to continue to help teachers, students, and parents enjoy the foundational years of school.

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About Brown...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-224-3500
Email: Brown

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Welcome!

Welcome to the 21-22 school year! I am thrilled to be a part of the Haley family this year. I am a native of Arizona, born and raised in Chandler and a proud product of Chandler Unified School District.

My Education and Professional Background

After graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor's in Elementary Education, I taught kindergarten and 4th grade in CUSD. After a few years of teaching I became an instructional coach, which I did for four years. During that time I went back to school at Grand Canyon University and received a Master's Degree in Administration and Leadership. I am now in my fourth year as a Dean of Students in CUSD, and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work alongside Mrs. McMillian and and the entire staff at Haley!

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About Riesen...
Position: P.E. Teacher
Room: MPR
Phone: 480-224-3515
Email: Riesen

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Welcome!

Welcome to Haley Physical Education! I am very excited to be here at Haley and getting to know and build relationships with all of my students and community. This will be my 16th year in education. I moved from Madison, Wisconsin 16 years ago…… Go Badgers, Bucks, and of course Green Bay Packers! (Yes I am a CheeseHead)!

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About Thompson...
Position: Pre-K
Room: A9
Phone: 480-224-3539
Email: Thompson

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Welcome!

It is so exciting to be a part of the learning community at Haley Elementary School and welcome your students into this specifically designed and supportive environment. As Pre-kindergarten students step into their new educational life at school, it's an incredible joy to see them experience this new world of learning and all it has to offer their growth and development.

My Education and Professional Background

Growing up in Chicago and after the fun (really!) high school years, I graduated Northern Illinois University with Bachelor and Master degrees in Education. I began my teaching career in elementary school physical education and over the years have additionally been privileged to teach high school physical education, health and athletic coaching plus elementary school in a variety of grade levels, University ESL for international students, and adult education. Teaching and serving others in the community also lead me to Africa to teach English to doctors and nurses in Rwanda.

My Educational Philosophy

At Haley I get to join teams of amazingly creative and dedicated teachers committed to providing your children a positive and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. We are a family! With a welcoming environment and integrated curriculum that looks toward a global society, I support setting high expectations and personal goals for student achievement. Preschool is very exciting for both students and teachers! It's a time to experience numerous opportunities for exploration and discovery. My classroom is a safe and caring place where students are free to express their uniqueness. Children are great imitators which challenges me to demonstrate the best I can be for them. Thank you for choosing Haley Elementary School where we get to share your student’s joy and love of learning in a fun and challenging environment.
 

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About Birch...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: A5
Phone: 480-224-3535
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Welcome!

Welcome to Kindergarten! We are going to have a wonderful year learning and growing together!

My Education and Professional Background

Prior to coming to Haley I taught first and second grades in the Kyrene School district for 9 years. I have taught kindergarten for 3 years and love it! I attended the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats!

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About Athanas...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: A2
Phone: (480) 224-3532
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Welcome!

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Jenny Athanas and I have taught Kindergarten at Haley since 2014. I feel so incredibly lucky to be a part of this amazing school and be able to call myself a Haley Tiger!

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About Jochimsen...
Position: School Counselor
Room: Counseling Office
Phone: (480) 224-3509
Email: Jochimsen

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Welcome!

Throughout the school year I work with students in a variety of ways including facilitating small groups, providing one on one support for counseling needs, 504 plans, and crisis response, and delivering universal social emotional lessons. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please reach out to me as I am available to meet with and support every child at Haley. I am looking forward to working alongside you to support our students.

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My philosophy aligns with the core values of trauma sensitive schools- choice, collaboration, empowerment, safety, and trustworthiness. I believe that it is my job to create a safe, welcoming environment for everyone who steps into my office and Haley Elementary. I work from a student-centered approach, and believe that building relationships is the most important part of my job. Having positive relationships impacts social, emotional, and academic outcomes for students. I believe that a collaborative approach is best, and that our students benefit from strong home-school partnerships. Working alongside students and families, giving them voice and choice, guides my practice. I will always do what is best for students and advocate on their behalf. My hope is that all Haley Elementary students are happy, healthy, and prepared for their future.
 

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About Carlson...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: B4
Phone: (480) 224-3564
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Welcome!

Welcome to Miss Carlson’s third grade class! My name is Jean Carlson and I have been teaching at Haley Elementary since 2009. I am honored to be a part of our Haley family! I was born and raised in Arizona and am a true Native of the Valley of the Sun. My goal as a teacher is to encourage and challenge students as they develop their skills as well as to provide students with a safe and friendly classroom where they feel loved, respected and excited about learning.

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About Guerrero...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: A3
Phone: 480-224-3533
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Welcome!

Welcome to kindergarten! I look forward to spending this special year with your children!

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About Hawthorne...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: A4
Phone: (480) 224-3534
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Welcome!

Welcome to kindergarten! My name is Jodi Hawthorne and I am excited to be teaching kindergarten at Haley. I absolutely love kindergarten and Haley! I am looking forward to a great year full of learning and fun! Thank you for allowing me to spend my days with your little ones!

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About Poet...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: B1
Phone: (480) 224-3561
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Welcome!

Welcome to our "Ohana!" "Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." My name is Megan Poet (Bornhoft) and I am so thrilled to be your child's 3rd Grade teacher this year! Teaching is my passion and I've wanted to be a teacher ever since I taught my Beanie Babies when I was a kid! I am eager to work closely with you and your child to make this an amazing year!

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Teaching is truly my passion and I am lucky to get to spend my days with amazing 8 and 9 year olds. As your child's teacher, it is my goal to make your child feel loved, safe, and valued. Our classroom is a positive learning environment, where curiosity is greatly encouraged, and confidence and a sense of pride are built up in everyone. I try to instill in our Ohana that it's always okay to not know something, but it's not okay to not try. Third Grade can be very challenging, but it is my mission to help your child succeed and make the journey fun along the way!
 

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About Lapham...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: A18
Phone: 480-224-3548
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Welcome!

Hello, my name is Kim Lapham. I am very excited to share this school year with you and your family! I have been an Arizona resident my whole life. I am blessed with a very supportive husband and two incredible children! Both my kids are proud CUSD students and former Haley Tigers. We have found Haley to be the BEST fit for both our family and my career!

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About Quintero...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: A15
Phone: 480-224-3545
Email: Quintero

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Welcome!

I am so excited to be your child's first grade teacher! We will get to have such a fun year both in the classroom and outside. Your child will grow and learn so much this year you will be amazed! In order to help this growth I hope that we can work as a team, to help your child reach their highest potential. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me... Your concerns are my concerns, and I want to help in any way possible. I know we will have a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

Working with children is where my heart belongs, I have been working with kids for many years now and I wouldn’t change one thing about it! I started out working as a teacher in a preschool throughout college. After graduating from Arizona State University (go sun devils!) with my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, I moved up to slightly older kids. I started teaching elementary school age kids in 2009 and through the years I have added kindergarten, third grade, and first grade to my list of adventures! I have found that first grade is where I belong! I love teaching first grade I could not be happier spending my days with these little kiddos!

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About Angeli...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: A13
Phone: 480-224-3543
Email: Angeli

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Welcome!

Welcome to first grade! My name is Tammie Angeli and I feel so privileged to be teaching at Haley Elementary. I moved to Arizona in 2016 from New Mexico along with my wonderful husband and two children. I began teaching at Haley Elementary in 2017 and have truly enjoyed being here. I have always loved working with children and feel that it is my “calling” in life. I look forward to continuing my journey here at Haley Elementary with your little “firsties.”

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I believe that every child is gifted and I want to encourage and guide all students to dig deeper into what they can do and who they are. In my class, we are a community of learners who will take chances, make mistakes, celebrate accomplishments and learn as much as we possibly can through respect and support. I am thrilled to work with your family to make this a wonderful experience for your first grader!
 

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About Rabe...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: A13
Phone: (480) 224-3543
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Welcome!

Hi! My name is Ms. Christine Rabe (my last name rhymes with babe) and I am looking forward to sharing this school year with all of you! I am so excited about the many wonderful days of learning we have ahead of us in our first grade classroom! Let's go!

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Mrs. Judy Marcus changed my life. She introduced me to a passion I didn't even know I had. I had only one class with her, AP Art History my Senior year of high school, but she changed the course of my life. What made Mrs. Marcus different from all the rest of my teachers? The answer is simple....she INSPIRED me! Inspiration, motivation, and meaningful learning. If I can focus on and achieve these three goals as I teach each year, I will be successful.
 

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About Jarrell...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: A11
Phone: (480) 224-3541
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Welcome!

Welcome to 1st Grade! My name is Jayla Jarrell and I am beyond excited to be your child's teacher. This is going to be a great year in first grade filled with fun, learning, and new adventures. I hope that if you have any questions you will feel free to ask at any time, the door is always open!

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About Hiers...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: B2
Phone: 480-224-3562
Email: Hiers

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Welcome!

Welcome to 3rd Grade! I am so very excited to be teaching your children at our wonderful school. I look forward to an amazing year of growth as well as creating a supportive community within our classroom. It is going to be a fantastic year!

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About Taylor...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: A17
Phone: 480-224-3547
Email: Taylor

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Welcome!

Welcome to 2nd Grade! I am thrilled to be teaching another year here at Haley! I am an Arizona native. I have a wonderful husband named Ben. We have 2 kids, Dylan and Breanna, which are the light of my life! I am so excited for a year full of learning and new adventures. It is going to be a GREAT year.

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About Smith...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: B17
Phone: (480) 224-3577
Email: Smith

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to our classroom website! You can find information about homework, our class schedule and important announcements.

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About Guidry...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: A19
Phone: (480)224-3549
Email: Guidry

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Welcome!

Welcome to Haley Elementary! My name is Kathy Guidry. I am so thrilled to be here and feel so fortunate to be a part of the team at Haley. This is such a great school community! I look forward to working closely with each of you to make this a fantastic second grade year for your child!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Kindergarten Endorsement. I have been working in the education field in some capacity since 1991. I taught full-day kindergarten for three years in Southern Louisiana and then moved back to Indiana to further continue my teaching career. While in Indiana, I worked as an Extended Day Program Supervisor for four years, a kindergarten teacher for three years, a third grade teacher for one year, and an intermediate inclusion teacher for one year. In August of 2005 I decided to pursue a Master's in Special Education. I graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in May of 2007. I have been with Chandler schools since 2007. I have taught the ADPTS program and also second grade.

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About Cummard...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: B3
Phone: 480-224-3563
Email: Cummard

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mrs. Cummard's third grade class!

My Education and Professional Background

I hold a BA in elementary education from ASU and a Masters in education administration, also from ASU. I have endorsements in early childhood education. ESL and bilingual education. I've been teaching since 1997.

My Educational Philosophy

Children are unique and full of potential. They are all capable of learning and growth. I want to make learning meaningful and enjoyable. I want to challenge every student and help each one reach their potential.
 

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About Reynolds...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: A10
Phone: (480)224-3540
Email: Reynolds

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Welcome!

Dear Third Grader and Family, Welcome to third grade! My name is Ms. Reynolds and I am so excited to be your teacher this year. We are going to have a fantastic year full of learning and fun! I am very excited to get to know you.

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About Baker...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: C3
Phone: 480-224-3583
Email: Baker

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Welcome!

Welcome! thank you for looking. Haley is a great place to be~ Imagine. Believe. Achieve.

My Education and Professional Background

I've been fortunate to have a variety of experiences within my teaching career. I earned a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education in 1997 from Illinois State University, from there I did my student teaching in England where I gained my first experience with a National Curriculum. I then taught a K/1 multi-age program in an inner city near Chicago. Our move to Arizona in 1999 brought me to my next teaching assignment. There I spent 2 years teaching a K/1/2 multi-age program and one year teaching kindergarten. From there, I relocated and spent 4 years teaching morning kindergarten and 3 years teaching 1st grade. Following that I taught Kindergarten and then 2nd grade for 7 years. I've been at Haley since 2014. I've had several trainings along the way, most specifically with Write From the Beginning and PLCs.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe all children deserve the same opportunity to learn, and that all students can be successful learners. When clear expectations are established as a classroom community, and the specific learning styles of children are determined it is much easier to create meaningful lessons that students have a personal connection to. Building on student's past experiences will also aid in their buy in and help build a natural curiosity. Involving parents in all aspects of learning is also vital. Using current research, collaborating with my colleagues and attending professional growth opportunities will help me continue to revitalize my teaching and make sure I am preparing our students for the future. By collecting data and work samples I will be able to judge the effectiveness of my teaching and modify it accordingly.
 

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About Valentine...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: B18
Phone: (480)224-3578
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Welcome!

My name is Alyssa Valentine and I am so happy to be returning to the 4th grade team here at Haley. I am very excited for this year and I hope you are too! We have so many things planned for this year and I cannot wait to experience it all with you.

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About Palomarez...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: A16
Phone: 480-224-3546
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Welcome!

Welcome to 2nd Grade! My name is Stephanie Palomarez and I will be your child's teacher this year! I am excited to get to know you and your family throughout our time together. A little bit about me: My husband's name is Manny and he is also a teacher at Hamilton High School. We have two little boys named Tripp and Parker who keep us very busy!

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I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. Helping students to develop a deep love and respect for themselves, others, and their environment is an ongoing process throughout the year. When the voice of each student is heard, an environment evolves where students feel free to express themselves. Class meetings are one way to encourage such dialogue. I believe children have greater respect for their teachers, their peers, and the lessons presented when they feel safe and sure of what is expected of them. In setting fair and consistent rules initially and stating the importance of every activity, students are shown respect for their presence and time. In turn they learn to respect themselves, others, and their environment.
 

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About Dalton...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: C24
Phone: 480-224-3546
Email: Dalton

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Welcome!

I’m so excited to be a part of the Haley Elementary family. I have been teaching since 2007, and I love being a teacher. I started teaching in Tucson, AZ. I have taught for many years and have loved every minute of it. Some of the grades that I have taught are third grade, fourth grade and sixth grade. I'm looking forward to getting started and having a wonderful year.

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About Kuproski...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: C8
Phone: 480-224-3588
Email: Kuproski

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new school year! I'm honored to be a part of your student's journey this school year. Please check back for updates.

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About Wood...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: B21
Phone: (480)224-3581
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Welcome!

Hi! My name is Mrs. Wood. I am ecstatic to be here at Haley again. Haley is a great family of staff, students, and parents, and I know I am lucky to be a Haley Tiger. Outside of school, my husband Kyle and I are fortunate enough to have the pleasure of raising our three children, Cole, Avory, and Landon. This year is going to be amazing!

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About Benedetti...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: B20
Phone: 480-224-3580
Email: Benedetti

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Welcome!

Welcome to 5th Grade! I am so excited to be working with your child this year; it will be filled with exploration, inquiry, and fun!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in History and a Master’s degree in Education in Curriculum & Instruction. I have been teaching since 2008. I started at Haley in 2013 and have had to opportunity to job share many years in both 4th and 5th grade. I am happy to be back at Haley full-time for the 2021-2022 school year! I have a daughter, Lill & a son Fitz who both attend Haley. My husband, Adam, and I along with our children enjoy running, hiking, traveling, and supporting ASU athletics in our free time. I can’t wait to start our amazing 5th grade year together!

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About Guggisberg...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: C4
Phone: (480) 224-3584
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Welcome to my bio page! I am super excited to be teaching 5th grade at Haley!

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About Kringen...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: C2
Phone: 480-224-3582
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Welcome!

Welcome to Mrs. Kringen’s 5th Grade Class! I can’t wait to meet you and I’m looking forward to sharing in the educational journey that lies ahead of us this year! After 15 years in the Kyrene School District, I decided to make Chandler my new home in 2017. Along with my wonderful Haley students that I call family, I have two incredible daughters of my own and a supportive husband. The joy from my students’ growth and learning, as well as the love from my family, inspires my teaching every day!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a proud University of Arizona Wildcat and went on to pursue my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I started my teaching career in the Kyrene School District in 2001 where I taught 4th-6th grade. For the last 7 years in Kyrene, I was an Instructional Math Coach. I believe the life-long learning of teachers is vitally important to student achievement, and this position gave me the wonderful opportunity to attend amazing professional development and mentor teachers.

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It is my goal to create a classroom environment where students are held to high expectations, while feeling comfortable to take risks because of the respect and support of one another. Helping children develop their academic and social potential by watching them persevere when problem-solving, and self-discovering the best way to approach problems, is critical to understanding and learning. Haley is just the place where I want to continue my growth as an educator and prepare students to be 21st century learners.
 

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About Mickelson...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: A14
Phone: (480) 224-3544
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Welcome to Miss Mickelson's 1st Grade Class! Come take a look at what we have going on!

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About Tryon Rice...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: C8
Phone: (480) 224-3588
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Welcome!

Welcome to sixth grade! I am excited to be your child's teacher this year, and look forward to creating lifelong memories with each and every one of you. Thank you for sharing your sixth grader with me!

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I believe the children are our future... I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I will help children to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I will assist children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. Teach them well and let them lead the way... Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. My role as a teacher is to give children the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge. To accomplish this goal, I will teach to the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful.
 

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About Sirianni...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: C5
Phone: (480) 224-3585
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Welcome to Ms. Sirianni's 6th grade classroom. I am very excited to embark on a journey of fun and learning that will benefit all students!

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About Miller...
Position: Resource
Room: B7
Phone: (480) 224-3500
Email: Miller

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Welcome!

Welcome to our Haley Website, I am Mrs. Miller. I am originally from Dayton, Ohio and in August of 1994, I moved to sunny Arizona.

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I take great pride in knowing that my students are experiencing success and enjoy learning. Teachers are in the position to be able to have a life long impact on their students and I want to be able to make a positive difference in the lives of children. Since I was young, I have had the desire to be a teacher. This desire continues to grow stronger and through my experiences working with children I have realized my dedication to the teaching profession. For me, being a teacher is not so much a choice, it is my calling. My life has changed because of the magic we have created in my classroom. Remember DREAMS do come true!!!
 

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About Green...
Position: Resource
Room: A23
Phone: 480-224-3553
Email: Green

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Welcome!

Hey Haley Tigers! I'm Miss. Green and I am thrilled for another year as one of the Haley Resource Teachers. In fall of 2016, I had the privilege of student teaching here at Haley. After graduating, I had the great opportunity to jump onto the Special Education team permanently. I am pumped to to start another school year with Tiger Pride.

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My classroom is notorious for laughter and learning with a multi-sensory approach in a respectful environment. I utilize music, movement and imagery into each lesson because as a past resource student myself, I know that every child learns differently. We are a family in my room and my students know that they need to challenge themselves each and every day. We work as a team and the words, "I can't" is not in our vocabulary. We've got a job to do, and that's to show everyone that the kids in room A23 are the best students on campus!
 

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About Scott...
Position: Resource/SpEd
Room: A12
Phone: (480) 224-3542
Email: Scott

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Welcome!

Welcome to the resource room!

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I believe education is one of the most important tools a person can have in life. Every child deserves to receive the best education possible, regardless of the obstacles that stand in their way. Learning in the least restrictive environment, gaining necessary life skills and learning how to relate and communicate with people from different walks of life is imperative to the success of any student. It has always been my passion to help each child discover their individual gift and talents and to reach their full potential. All children carry special gifts inside of them. I believe that anyone working with a special needs child has the responsibility to identify those gifts since they often go unnoticed. People often focus on the deficiencies of special needs children, but I feel more attention should be focused on their gifts. As a special education teacher and advocate, my job is to recognize and celebrate the differences that make each individual special.
 

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Position: Speech & Language
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Welcome!

My name is Sonita Newsome. I have been a Chandler USD Speech/Language Therapist since 2006. Before that I was a Speech Therapist in New Jersey.

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About Abrahamson...
Position: General Music
Room: C26
Phone: (480) 224-3526
Email: Abrahamson

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Welcome!

I am proud to be the full time General Music teacher here at Haley since 2013! I am also the Music Director for our Haley Drama Club, and the Director for the Haley Choir. I love bringing out the creative musical side of our Haley students.

My Education and Professional Background

I have been teaching since 2005, and have taught both General Music and Elementary Band in Cave Creek and J.O. Combs School Districts prior to coming to Chandler. I hold my Bachelors in Music Education from Lawrence University, and my Masters in Music Education from Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!). I am also Orff Level 1 certified. Orff is a philosophy of music education that utilizes instruments, movement, singing, and speaking. My husband, Mr. Abrahamson, is the band teacher here at Haley, and we have a son, Caleb, born in 2012, and a daughter, Clara, born in 2016. I love to read, go running and work out, cook (and eat!), play trombone, and go hiking.

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