About Panetta...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: 36
Phone: 480-812-6411
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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 Perez...
Position: School Social Worker
Room: Social Worker
Phone: 480-812-6406
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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.

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

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

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

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About Mimiaga...
Position: Specialized Classroom
Room: 19
Phone: 480-812-6400
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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!

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

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

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About Smith...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: 51
Phone: 480-812-6400
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Welcome to Fifth Grade! Let's have a great year.

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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!

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

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

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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: ELD Specialist
Room: 35a
Phone: 480-812-6400
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Welcome!

Welcome! I am a proud Frye Staff Member.

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

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

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

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About Hernandez...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 24
Phone: 480-812-6444
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About Navarrete...
Position: 1st Grade
Room: 23
Phone: (480)812-6443
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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.

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

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

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

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About Baldenegro...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 55
Phone: (480)812-6400
Email: Baldenegro

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Welcome!

Welcome to 4th 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: 46
Phone: (480) 812-6466
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Welcome!

Welcome to Frye Resource!

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My name is Chisako Hazel. I have been teaching in the Chandler Unified School District since 2006. I taught in the Specialized 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.

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About Miller...
Position: Reading Specialist
Room: 34
Phone: 480-812-6400
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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.

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

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About Ferguson...
Position: Reading Specialist
Room: 34
Phone: (480) 812-6400
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!

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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.

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

Welcome to preschool! My name is Mrs. LaBorda, your child's preschool teacher at Frye Elementary and Ms. H 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. Class starts at 8:00 am and ends at 2:30. Thank You.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About Clark...
Position: Music
Room: 28
Phone: (480) 812-6400
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Welcome to another great year making fabulous music together!

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

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About Bray...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 14
Phone: (480) 812-6434
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Hello, I am Miss Bray. I am excited to be on the Frye kindergarten team.

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

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About Nofi...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 22
Phone: 480-812-6400
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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!

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About Lee...
Position: Specialized Classroom
Room: 17
Phone: (480)812-6437
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Welcome to Frye Elementary!

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About Lee...
Position: Special Education K-2
Room: 17
Phone: (480) 812-6437
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About Bligh...
Position: Specialized Classroom
Room: 11
Phone: 480-812-6400
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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.

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