About Panetta...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-812-6436
Email: Panetta

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Welcome!

I'm the Dean at Frye Elementary. I moved to Arizona in 1993 from Oregon and never looked back, despite the hot, dry Arizona summers. I have been a part of the Frye family since the 2000-2001 school year. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, going to the movies, traveling to warm beaches, shopping and spending time with my family and friends. My husband, Patrick and I live in Ahwatukee with our daughter, Reagan and our three cats.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Finance in 1992. After graduating I realized my true dream was to become an elementary school teacher. I moved to Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters of Education in 1995. After graduation I taught in the Kyrene School District for 4 years teaching 3rd and 4th grade. I left the classroom to become a consultant and trainer for the Success for All Foundation (SFAF). In the year 2000, I became a 5th grade teacher at Frye Elementary and then after one year I became the Curriculum Specialist. I also have my SEI endorsement and I am trained in Facilitative Leadership, Tribes and DIBLES. I completed my administration certificate at Arizona State University in May 2020.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every child is unique and deserves a caring, inspiring, and engaging atmosphere in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially. As an educator I want to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing a safe, risk-taking, and collaborative environment. I want our students to development positive character and leadership traits which are essential in becoming a productive citizen. I believe a positive elementary education is essential to creating successful life-long learners.
 

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About Green...
Position: School Counselor
Room: 36A
Phone: 480-812-6411
Email: Green

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Welcome!

Welcome to Frye Elementary. I am very happy to be a part of the Frye Elementary School team and am looking forward to working with you and your child/children this school year! Please feel free to email, call, or stop by my office if you would like to speak with me about the counseling program, or your student.

My Education and Professional Background

  • Master's Degree - Psychology
  • Arizona Department of Education Counselor Certification
  • Bachelor's Degree - Psychology


My Educational Philosophy

As a school counselor, I believe that all children can learn. Many students are impacted by situations they experience in and out of the school setting that can cause them to struggle in the classroom. Addressing these factors and providing support will help child develop and implement the necessary strategies and tools that will help them in their everyday lives. I believe it is also vital to build positive relationships with students, families, and staff members. When you walk into my office, I hope that you feel welcome, relaxed, and know that it is a safe place to communicate needs, concerns, or just talk casually.
 

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About Perez...
Position: School Social Worker
Room: Social Worker
Phone: 480-812-6406
Email: Perez

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Welcome!

Welcome Falcons! My name is Ileana Perez and I am your school social worker. I am a Chandler, Arizona native and honored to be in my community serving others. I provide social, emotional, and mental health support services to our students. I also work with the student's families to locate community resources. I work collaboratively with students, their families, teachers, and supportive staff to remove barriers to the student's educational learning.

My Education and Professional Background

I am a two-time Sun Devil! I earned my bachelor's and master's from Arizona State University in Social Work. I have experience working with children and families to ensure child safety as well as mental health and social emotional services.

My Educational Philosophy

By providing a safe place, children will have the opportunity to express themselves freely while remaining true to their silly selves. Remaining trauma-informed, utilizing the person-in-environment framework, and other therapeutic concepts, we will be able to understand the child as a whole and address the underlying issues. By treating the child as a whole and ensuring the child's behavioral, mental, and basic needs are being met will set up a strong foundation for a child to succeed in life.
 

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About Frahm...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: M1
Phone: (480)812-6476
Email: Frahm

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Brooke Frahm and this is my first year teaching 6th grade at Frye Elementary. I am excited for this school year!

My Education and Professional Background

University of Arizona - Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Arizona State University - Master of Education in Elementary Education

My Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy is to support all students in being academically successful. I believe that as an educator I have the opportunity to encourage and motivate all students to achieve academic success. Furthermore, I believe that students' academic success is individualized and specific, which is why it is my job as an educator to incorporate good instruction, classroom management, and the presence of various teaching styles in a classroom.
 

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About Lozano...
Position: Special Education
Room: 48
Phone: 480-814-6468
Email: Lozano

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Welcome!

My name is Luz Lozano. This is my first year at Frye Elementary. Students who receive special education services with resource support are serviced in the general education classroom, special education classroom, or a combination of both. Students receive services based on individual needs and goals. Resource works with all grade levels and collaborated between a wonderful team who work together to provide the appropriate supports for the students.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my Associate in Art from Chandler-Gilbert Community College. I then transferred to Arizona State University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Education, majoring in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education in K-3. I am now working on my masters at Arizona State University for the ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) program.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in teaching from the heart and being a leader to my students. I want to show them that, teaching them brings me joy to my role. Being able to be the leader they look up to, who believes in their educational journey. No matter the journey or obstacle that comes along, I want my students to strive for their future by being that influence in their life.
 

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About Mimiaga...
Position: Specialized Classroom
Room: 35
Phone: 480-812-6455
Email: Mimiaga

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Paulina Mimiaga and I will be your child's teacher! I cant wait to get to know each and every student. We will learn from each other and grow to our fullest potential. It will be a year full of learning, new adventures, and memories!

My Education and Professional Background

graduated with a Bachelors degree in Special and Elementary Education at Arizona State University.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every student is capable of learning and growing. I see the value in allowing students the opportunity to see mistakes and imperfections as part of the process in growing. There are various types of learners and keeping every student excited and engaged about learning is essential. Creating an environment that students feel a part of, safe, welcomed, and supported involves students in their own learning. I can't wait to see what all my kiddos teach me and grow alongside them.
 

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About Johnson...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 53
Phone: (480)-812-6473
Email: Johnson

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Welcome!

Hello Frye Falcons! I am so excited for this school year! I can't wait to see all of your smiling faces everyday!

My Education and Professional Background

Elementary Education Degree from Newberry College in South Carolina.

My Educational Philosophy

Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Loving each and every one of my students will always be the main priority.
 

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About Olivas...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: 49
Phone: 480-812-6469
Email: Olivas

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Welcome!

Welcome to 5th Grade, I am so excited to be your teacher this year! This is my first year at Frye. My goal is to create a welcoming classroom environment and help all students grow throughout our time together. I believe every student is capable of greatness. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends, reading, hiking, doing crafts, and cooking.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. I completed my student teaching at a CUSD school.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that each student brings different experiences and strengths to the classroom. My hope is that I can support and appropriately challenge students to help them reach their full potential. Establishing an environment that is safe, caring, and engaging is important in order for students to be able to do their best. I believe that there needs to be collaboration among teachers, parents, and students to make learning as effective as possible. My ultimate goal is to help students grow I
 

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About Smith...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: 51
Phone: (623) 224-1215
Email: Smith

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Welcome!

Welcome to Fifth Grade! Let's have a great year.

My Education and Professional Background

M. Ed. Elementary Education ASU, BS Sociology ASU, USAF Veteran

My Educational Philosophy

Show up, do your job, improve daily, stay organized, own your mistakes and learn from them.
 

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About Conti...
Position: Media Specialist
Room: 39
Phone: (480) 812-6400
Email: Conti

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Welcome!

Welcome to the media center! Get ready to have a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

B.A. Elementary Education - Arizona State University M.Ed. Elementary Education - Northern Arizona University

My Educational Philosophy

I will create an environment that fosters the importance of learning and a strong work ethic. I will teach and expect every child to learn the importance of integrity, compassion, and leadership. My students will combine the importance of learning with the value of strong character to become a contributor in all areas of their lives.
 

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About Newberry...
Position: ELD Coordinator
Room: 35A
Phone: (480)812-6438
Email: Newberry

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Welcome!

Hi, I'm Ms. Newberry. I have been teaching in Chandler since 2001. I grew up in Omaha, NE. In 1994 the sun and fun drew me to Phoenix. I currently live in Chandler and enjoy riding my bike, traveling, looking at model homes, and spending time with my friends and family.

My Education and Professional Background

My undergraduate degree is from Arizona State University and I earned my masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University. I am currently working on my doctorate in K-12 Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. I have endorsements in Sheltered English Immersion and Early Childhood Education. In addition, I am CLIP (literacy intervention) trained

My Educational Philosophy

My philosophy is to teach from the heart while allowing students to discover their own abilities to be a scholar and positive leader in our school community.
 

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About Bader...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: Room 41
Phone: 480-812-6461
Email: Bader

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Welcome!

Aloha! My name is Phyllis Bader. I began working at Frye Elementary in 2000 as a reading tutor. I decided to earn my teaching degree and graduated from ASU in 2004. I am proud to be part of this most challenging and rewarding profession.

My Education and Professional Background

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that children are a gift and possess diverse talents and capabilities. I consider it a privilege to help facilitate their learning and academic growth. I believe each student learns in their own way and style. I strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where each student can have the opportunity to experience success and progress. It is my goal to help encourage my students to look beyond the four walls of our classroom and view the world around them as a place of learning and discovery. By doing this, I hope to instill in them a desire to become lifelong learners.
 

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About Galindo...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 11
Phone: 480-812-6400
Email: Galindo

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Welcome!

Welcome! I am a proud Frye Staff Member. I am excited to have the opportunity to be your child's kindergarten teacher. Your child's success is important to me. I look forward to a wonderful family-school connection this year!

My Education and Professional Background

Master of Education in Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University Endorsements: Spanish Bilingual, K-12, Early Childhood

My Educational Philosophy

In my classroom, I will create an encouraging environment that fosters learning and values diversity. I will also promote character building and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I will design learning experiences to help each child grow at a rate that meets his or her needs. I will use data to guide instruction and make child-centered decisions.
 

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About Herrig...
Position: Physical Education K-6
Room: Gym/30
Phone: 480-812-6450
Email: Herrig

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Welcome!

Welcome to Frye Elementary Physical Education. I am looking forward to another fun and exciting year in the fitness world. My goal as a physical education teacher, is to teach students how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

My Education and Professional Background

I earned my bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Iowa State University in 2002. I have taught physical education at both the elementary and secondary levels, as well as coached a variety of sports.

My Educational Philosophy

Over many years of teaching physical education, I have discovered that teaching young minds and bodies is not always an easy task. Each day can be filled with many challenges and responsibilities. However, teaching physical education is full of excitement, joy, and smiles. I believe all students can learn and as a teacher it is my job to motivate all learners and challenge them to reach their full potential. My hope is that my love and passion for leading a healthy lifestyle will leave a lasting impression on all of my students.
 

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About Nafarrate...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 40
Phone: 480-812-6435
Email: Nafarrate

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Welcome!

Welcome to 2nd grade! I am excited to be working with the students and families at Frye!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University in 1999 with a bachelors degree in elementary education. I then received my masters degree from Northern Arizona University in 2004 in educational leadership and again in 2008 with a degree in early childhood education. I have spent my entire teaching career in the primary grades.

My Educational Philosophy

I will work to create a welcoming and safe environment where all students can develop a love of learning.
 

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About Hernandez...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 24
Phone: 480-812-6444
Email: Hernandez

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Welcome!

Welcome to my class!

My Education and Professional Background

Northern Arizona University - MA Education Arizona State University - BA Education

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in a learning environment in which students feel comfortable, where expectations and rules are consistent and clear. It is important to me that students feel safe and comfortable enough to ask questions and be themselves. I also believe that all children can and will learn. I let children know that I want them to always do their PERSONAL BEST!
 

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About Navarrete...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 23
Phone: (480)812-6443
Email: Navarrete

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Welcome!

Hello! I am Noemi Navarrete, a 1st grade teacher here at Frye. I have been teaching at Frye since January 2015 and I have enjoyed working with our students. My goal is to provide a loving and positive learning environment full of memorable experiences for our students. In my free time, I enjoy reading and watching movies. I also love to travel to see new places and because most of my family lives out of state and on the east coast, I get to visit them often.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Northern Arizona University where I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education.

My Educational Philosophy

Education is very important to me. If there was one thing I could instill in my students, it would be a love for learning. It is my personal philosophy that every child can learn, therefore it is my goal to facilitate a positive learning environment where students feel safe to push themselves and take chances on more challenging tasks. I am dedicated to work hard to help students find their strengths and build upon those strengths to reach their highest potential.
 

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About Gass...
Position: Computer Technology
Room: 37
Phone: (480) 812-6400
Email: Gass

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Hello! My name is Heidi Gass. I love teaching at Frye Elementary! I am originally from Northern California, but have called Arizona my home for many years. I am married and I have four children.

My Education and Professional Background

Teaching is a second career for me. I did training at Intel for many years and then stayed home with my children. I returned to work part-time in Church Ministry teaching children, teens, and adults. I received my Elementary education degree from Northern Arizona University. I student taught at Frye and knew that was where I wanted to stay!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that academics are very important. But I also believe that kindness and manners are vital to life. I hope to educate the whole child. I try to help my students feel valuable in the world. I teach them that despite any hardships may have in life, they can overcome and make a positive impact.
 

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About Cope...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 55
Phone: 480-812-6475
Email: Cope

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Brittney Cope and I am a fourth grade teacher here at Frye Elementary! I am blessed and excited to be apart of such a great school and district who share my love of learning and educating. I began my teaching career in 2014. When I am not teaching I love to hang out with my family and spend times out doors. I also am a dog mom to my puppy, Hunter!

My Education and Professional Background

I grew up attending public schools in Gilbert, AZ. I attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ for four years. I then moved back to the east valley to student teach at Ryan Elementary in CUSD.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all students should establish a strong sense of self-worth and establish respectable character while learning and discovering. I would like my future students to know that we are on this educational journey together to investigate our world and learn from our mistakes along the way to make us stronger individuals.
 

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About Meyer...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: M3
Phone: (480)812-6478
Email: Meyer

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Welcome!

Hello everybody and welcome to 6th grade! My name is Daniel Meyer and I have been teaching at Frye since 2014. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois but have lived in Arizona since 2008. In my spare time, I enjoy playing and watching sports, cooking, and spending time with friends and family, especially my dog Kane! I am excited for another great year at Frye!

My Education and Professional Background

My passion for education dates far back from running summer camps to coaching and now teaching. I received my Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in the areas of Elementary Education and Special Education. Go Devils! Also, I coach flag football and basketball here at Frye and Freshman boys Basketball at Perry High School.

My Educational Philosophy

In terms of my philosophy of education, I am immensely committed to helping each and every one of my students reach their greatest potential as a learner in not only the classroom but in the real-world as well. My goal is to assist my students in exhibiting the upmost effort possible to advance their academics while gaining more confidence along the way.
 

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About Newton...
Position: 4th grade
Room: 54
Phone: 480-812-6400
Email: Newton

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Hello! My name is Michele Newton and I have been teaching in Chandler Unified School District since 1997. I have taught sixth-grade in Phoenix and at Frye Elemntary. I am currently teaching fourth-grade at Frye Elementary.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my BA from Arizona State University and my Master's from Northern Arizona University.

My Educational Philosophy

I am a teacher that will provide a safe learning environment that will facilitate thinking, engage minds, encourage risk and cultivate dreams. I am a teacher that provides many opportunities for students to explore their talents and assist my students in the developing leadership skills. My teaching philosophy is best defined by the words of Martin Luther King, Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
 

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About Baldenegro...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: 47
Phone: (480)812-6467
Email: Baldenegro

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Welcome!

Welcome to 5th Grade! I am so glad you are here! Get ready to make your mark!

My Education and Professional Background

BA Education from Arizona State University MA Education: Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University

My Educational Philosophy

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. It is my desire as a educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people.
 

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About Hazel...
Position: Special Education
Room: Room 50
Phone: (480) 812-6470
Email: Hazel

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Welcome!

Welcome to Frye Resource!

My Education and Professional Background

My name is Chisako Hazel. I have been teaching in the Chandler Unified School District since 2006. I taught in the CASE classroom at Basha, Andersen, and Knox Elementary before coming to Frye. I also have experience teaching at-risk preschool for two years and resource for one year at another district and over 20 years of experience teaching students from Japan on Saturdays. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University in 1994 and my Master's Degree in Special Education also from Arizona State University in 2007.

My Educational Philosophy

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. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.
 

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About Miller...
Position: Reading Specialist
Room: 20
Phone: 480-812-6440
Email: Miller

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Welcome!

Hi! I am Mrs. Miller and I have been working in the Chandler Unified School District since 2002. I taught 1st grade here at Frye Elementary for three years, then after receiving my Reading Endorsement and Master's Degree, I began working in the Frye Reading Lab as a Reading Specialist in 2006. In my free time I enjoy camping, swimming, boating at the lake, bike riding, watching football and spending time with my husband Brook, daughter Aubrey and dog Kona.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Then in 2007, I earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University. I also have several additional certifications including a Reading Endorsement, an Early Childhood Education Endorsement and an English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement.

My Educational Philosophy

I strongly believe each student should be given the opportunity to grow and succeed in a caring, safe and challenging environment. I have a passion for reading and look forward to getting my students excited about reading! I thoroughly enjoy teaching and feel privileged to be a part of a wonderful school like Frye Elementary.
 

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About Ray...
Position: Special Education
Room: M3
Phone: (480) 812-6478
Email: Ray

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Welcome!

My name is Kim Ray. I have been teaching at Frye since 2005. Students that receive special education services with resource support are serviced in the general education classroom, in the resource classroom, or a combination of both. Students receive services based on the individual needs and goals of each student. Although we provide services to students within specific grade levels, our philosophy is needs-based and we work as a team in order to provide the most appropriate level of support.

My Education and Professional Background

I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education K-12, Arizona State University, a Master of Education Degree in School Guidance Counseling K-12, Grand Canyon University. I also have a Structured English Immersion Endorsement

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in lifelong learning and leading by example in the classroom and will strive to be a strong, positive role model and to create a warm, welcoming, accepting and safe environment for students. By setting high expectations and providing all students differentiated engaging instruction, all students can succeed.
 

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About Ferguson...
Position: Reading Specialist
Room: 19
Phone: (480) 812-6447
Email: Ferguson

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Welcome!

I love being a reading specialist and coaching the Battle of the Books Teams at Frye Elementary School. If you are looking for a great book to read, just ask, I have plenty to recommend! ! I love teaching reading and my students have heard me say many times that I have the best job in the whole world!

My Education and Professional Background

I attended Western Washington University and completed a B.A. in Elementary Education. I also completed a M.A. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from City University. I have obtained endorsements in reading, early childhood education, and Sheltered English Immersion. Prior to becoming a Falcon, I taught first grade for thirteen years in Washington State. I was a reading specialist 3rd-5th grade, for five years. Then, I decided to leave the rainy Pacific Northwest and head to the Arizona sunshine. I was a reading specialist at Knox Elementary School from 2004 through the 2011 school year. Then, I jumped back into the classroom and taught third grade for the 2011-2012 school year. The 2012-2013 school year was my first year as a Frye Falcon!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe all children are capable and desire to learn. By planning and executing, data driven, engaging lessons, students will not only advance in their skills, but be motivated learners. All students come to school with talents that need to be celebrated and respected. When students feel they belong, through kind and respectful interactions, they will succeed. I communicate, educate, and guide my students in the same manner I would want for my own children.
 

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About Baldwin...
Position: Band 5th and 6th
Room: M6
Phone: 480-812-6481
Email: Baldwin

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Welcome!

Welcome to band at Frye! Band is available to all 5th and 6th graders in place of General Music. We learn note reading skills, how to set up the instrument and perform, and how to care for the instrument. We give two concerts during the year. Band is fun, and enhances all other areas of learning! We will be signing up students who are interested at the beginning of the school year.

My Education and Professional Background

Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education/Saxophone from the University of Michigan. Masters Degree in Saxophone Performance from Arizona State University. I have taught elementary, Junior High and College level.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe all students can learn and flourish in the right environment. I believe that music is an important part of our lives. It reflects our culture and the times. It is fun to have a medium in which to express ourselves. Band enhances all areas of learning. It also helps foster responsibility, teamwork, and dedication.
 

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About LaBorda...
Position: Preschool
Room: 27
Phone: 480 812-6447
Email: LaBorda

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Welcome!

Welcome to preschool! My name is Ms. Isaac, your child's preschool teacher at Frye Elementary and Mrs. Rita will be my assistant in the classroom. We look forward to being a part of your child's life and learning experience! We trust it will be a wonderful year of learning and having lots of fun together. Morning class begins at 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and afternoon starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

My Education and Professional Background

Bachelor's degree at Arizona State University in Education. ELL and early childhood endorsement. Two years of teaching first grade and eleven years of teaching preschool.

My Educational Philosophy

My mission is to take advantage of the teachable moments that happen every day by fostering the intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical growth and development of our students and to inspire a lifelong commitment to learning.
 

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About Clayton...
Position: Special Education
Room: 50
Phone: 480-812-6470
Email: Clayton

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Welcome!

My name is Lisa Clayton and I am the Special Education Teacher for grades K-4 for Frye Elementary. I have been teaching since 2010 and I am very excited about the upcoming year at such a great school!

My Education and Professional Background

I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administrative Management from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Education in Special Education from North Central University. I have worked with students identified as having a specific learning disability, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, developmental delay, autism and other health impairments. I have worked in a Resource setting for students with learning disabilities as well as self-contained settings for students with emotional disabilities.

My Educational Philosophy

It is my goal as a Special Education Teacher to help students reach their fullest potential by providing them with every opportunity possible.
 

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About Delsman...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 12
Phone: 480-812-6400
Email: Delsman

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Welcome!

Hello, I am Mrs. Delsman. I have been teaching in Chandler since 1997. I am excited to be a part of the fantastic Frye kindergarten team.

My Education and Professional Background

My undergraduate degree is from Arizona State University and I earned my masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University.I have endorsements in Sheltered English Immersion and Early Childhood Education. In addition, I am CLIP (literacy intervention) trained.

My Educational Philosophy

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.
 

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About Marshall...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 45
Phone: (480) 812-6465
Email: Marshall

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to third grade! I am looking forward to an amazing year of learning!

My Education and Professional Background

I attended Arizona State University where I received my BA in education.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every student has the potential to bring something unique and special to the classroom. My role is to help students develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I will assist students in discovering who they are so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas.
 

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About Taylor...
Position: Specialized Classroom
Room: 15
Phone: 480-812-6435
Email: Taylor

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Welcome!

Welcome to Room 15! In this class we are going to EXPLORE, THINK, SEARCH and DISCOVER.

My Education and Professional Background

Northern Arizona University: Dual Special Education and General Education

My Educational Philosophy

Being a teacher means becoming a small puzzle piece of each student's future and present. I want to expand the minds of children's at the pace that every student's pace. I want to help the generations to come to understand the world around us and help them to expand in their society and become not only apart of their community but also our world. I want to educationally raise children to be worldly and prepared for the society they will soon enter.
 

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About Abbey...
Position: 6th grade
Room: M2
Phone: (480) 812-6477
Email: Abbey

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Welcome!

Welcome to 6th grade!

My Education and Professional Background

I attended Northern Arizona University and received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I also have an endorsement in Middle Grades English Language Arts. Growing up I attended all Chandler schools, including Andersen, Jacobson, Tarwater, Bogle Jr. High School, and Hamilton High School. I am very proud to be a product of such a reputable district!

My Educational Philosophy

My philosophy as an educator is to motivate my students to become life-long learners by building positive relationships and setting high expectations.
 

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About Esquivias...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 43
Phone: (480) 812-6463
Email: Esquivias

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Welcome!

Hello, my name is Melanie Esquivias. I grew up in Chandler schools and now I am so happy to be back teaching in one. I am really looking forward to a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that school should have a warm and welcoming atmosphere for every child. I strive to create a safe learning environment where students can flourish and feel confident in their learning.
 

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About Quinn...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 13
Phone: 480-812-6433
Email: Quinn

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Welcome!

Welcome to Room 13. I'm excited to be your teacher this year. Kindergarten is the foundation for which your whole school career is based upon, so we're going to learn so many new things.

My Education and Professional Background

Masters Degree in Education: Brain Based Teaching with an emphasis on Reading and Literacy. Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education

My Educational Philosophy

The best teachers are those who are life long learners. I continue to take classes to learn new ideas and ways of teaching.
 

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About Mosher...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 44
Phone: (480) 812-6464
Email: Mosher

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Lauren Mosher, a 3rd grade teacher here at Frye! I grew up attending CUSD schools and I am very proud to now be an educator in the CUSD family. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling -especially trips to the beach and Disneyland, dancing, and spending time with my family and friends. I am thankful to have such a fulfilling and rewarding career that allows me to share my passions for learning and teaching. Here's to an exciting and challenging roller coaster of a year in 3rd grade!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a proud Arizona State University graduate! Go Devils! I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. I participated in the year-long student teaching program in the Kyrene School District and have interned in multiple CUSD schools, including here at Frye Elementary!

My Educational Philosophy

It is my goal to create a safe learning environment that fosters positivity, collaboration, and respect. Students should feel encouraged to, and supported in, discovering their own abilities and overcoming challenges. I am dedicated to building relationships with my students that will help them to become their best selves in order to succeed not only in the classroom, but in all aspects of their everyday lives.
 

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About Senter...
Position: 2nd grade
Room: 42
Phone: 480-812-6462
Email: Senter

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Welcome!

Welcome to Ms. Senter's 2nd grade class for the 2018-2019 school year. This will be my first year teaching 2nd grade and my first full year at Frye Elementary. I have 4 years previous experience teaching preschool, 4 years kindergarten and 1 year with reading intervention.

My Education and Professional Background

I have taught preschool for 4 years and kindergarten for 4 years. This will be my first year teaching 2nd grade. I graduated from ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe everyone is capable of success!
 

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About Clark...
Position: Music
Room: 28
Phone: (480) 812-6400
Email: Clark

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Welcome!

Welcome to another great year making fabulous music together!

My Education and Professional Background

A graduate of Oral Roberts University, I have been teaching since 2006. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Music Education.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in assisting each individual student in reaching their full potential.
 

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About O&Brien...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 21
Phone: (480) 812-6400
Email: O&Brien

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Welcome!

Teaching is an absolute passion of mine. I am so excited to work with you in first grade this year. It's going to be a year full of fun and learning. I have lived in Arizona all of my life. I'm the youngest of six kids. I've been married to my wonderful husband, David, for almost 21 years. We have a son in college & a daughter in high school. We spend a lot of our free time volunteering, doing projects around the house. We also have a 2 cats, and 2 fish aquariums.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a bachelors and masters in elementary education from NAU. I taught grades first through fifth in the Deer Valley & Gilbert school districts for ten years. Then I was a stay at home mom and substitute teacher. I returned to full time teaching in 2018.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all students can learn and succeed. My job as a teacher is to care for my students and teach them in a way that they can learn best. Students' active roles as learners and thinkers in the classroom helps them enjoy learning and get excited about their education.
 

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About Bray...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 14
Phone: (480) 812-6434
Email: Bray

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Welcome!

Hello, I am Miss Bray. I am excited to be on the Frye kindergarten team.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Northern Arizona University. I student taught here at Frye.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every child has their own set of special talents, in my classroom I want students to have the freedom to express themselves and their creativity. It is my goal to create a safe, fun, and positive learning environment for all the students that enter my room.
 

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About Lawlor...
Position: 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra
Room: Stage/MPR
Phone: 480-883-5722
Email: Lawlor

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to Frye Elementary. My name is Miss Lawlor and I am the orchestra teacher. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!

My Education and Professional Background

Miss Lawlor studied viola under Jacquelyn Schwandt at NAU where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Music Education. While attending NAU, she was an active member in the NAU Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras. Miss Lawlor also participated in the Suzuki training program at NAU. In her youth, she was a member of many orchestral groups including, the Arizona Youth Symphony, the East Valley Youth Symphony, and the Mesa Community College Community Orchestra. She also studied piano for 13 years under the instruction of Franchesa Retford. Before attending NAU, she was an assistant Suzuki strings instructor with Kevin Huang, a professional violinist from Julliard, and she volunteered at Blackbird Music Studio teaching a Suzuki violin class on Saturday mornings. Before joining the Chandler School District, Miss Lawlor was an orchestra director at Queen Creek Middle School and Gateway Preparatory Academy.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every student can learn to play an instrument. Through music, students learn self-discipline. Music enriches students' lives working together as a team toward one common goal.
 

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About Nofi...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 22
Phone: 480-812-6442
Email: Nofi

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Welcome!

Hello, my name is Emilirose Nofi. I began working at Frye Elementary in 2019 and I am so proud to be a first grader teacher here at Frye. I am excited to be able to encourage each student's natural curiosity by providing opportunities for students to explore from a variety of perspectives. I am looking forward to helping your child unlock their academic potential!

My Education and Professional Background

I received my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University in 2018.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that to unlock each student's academic potential you need to nurture their creative thinking, magnify their critical thinking proficiency, have a classroom climate that feels more like a community rather than just a classroom, and vigorous management to support each student's learning environment!
 

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About Lee...
Position: Specialized Classroom
Room: 17
Phone: (480)812-6437
Email: Lee

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Welcome!

Welcome to Frye Elementary!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Northern Arizona University in December of 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that each student is a unique lantern awaiting a spark to ignite their natural passion for learning. As an educator, I believe it is my responsibility to spark the flame of knowledge that will illuminate their future.
 

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About Lee...
Position: Special Education K-2
Room: 17
Phone: (480) 812-6437
Email: Lee

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Welcome!

Welcome to Frye Elementary

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Northern Arizona University in December of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that each student is a unique lantern awaiting a spark to ignite their natural passion for learning. As an educator I believe it is my responsibility to spark the flame of knowledge that will illuminate their future.
 

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About Bligh...
Position: Specialized Classroom
Room: 34
Phone: 480-812-6400
Email: Bligh

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Welcome!

Welcome to CASE! My name is Abby Bligh and I am beyond excited to be your child's teacher! It's going to be a year of fun, learning, and adventure.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education. I was a resource teacher at Jacobson Elementary school and I love CUSD. I and am excited to be a part of the Falcon family this year.

My Educational Philosophy

Teaching is my passion and brings me so much joy. I believe that every student has the right to learn in a safe and loving environment. I teach with a multi-sensory approach to ensure that I am meeting the needs of all of my students. My goal is to teach my students to celebrate their differences and recognize their abilities. I will teach my students to develop goals, dreams, and passions of their own!
 

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About Lee...
Position: Psychologist
Room: 36
Phone: 480-812-6409
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