About Clark...
Position: Dean
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 883-4223
Email: Clark

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Welcome!

Welcome to Ms. Clark's page!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a native of Arizona. I was born and raised in Chandler, and I'm proud to say that I am a product of the Chandler Unified School District. I attended Arizona State University after high school, and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and from Grand Canyon University in 2015 with a Master's degree in Administration and Leadership.

My Educational Philosophy

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
-- Nelson Mandela
 

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About Humbert-Hughes...
Position: Orchestra Teacher
Room: 14
Phone: (803) 315-1345 (480) 883-4244
Email: Humbert-Hughes

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Welcome!

I'm very happy to be teaching for the Chandler School District. I grew up in Mesa, AZ and have taught strings since 1997 in various parts of the States and overseas. I'm thankful to be back in the Valley of the Sun and to bring my experience as a teacher and professional musician to my students in Chandler.

My Education and Professional Background

My various teaching positions have led me to various parts of the States and overseas. I have had the privilege to serve as the Director for the Suzuki Academy of Columbia in South Carolina and also as an adjunct instructor in String Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. I played regularly on violin and viola in various churches and in the South Carolina Philharmonic. Prior to living in South Carolina, I was in England where I taught Suzuki students in Cambridge and at the Royal Air Forc

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all children can learn to play a musical instrument and should for the development of the brain, the body and the soul. Learning to play an instrument is a skill that can last a lifetime and promotes other skills such as coordination, discipline, goal-setting, self-confidence and self-expression.
 

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About Humbert-Hughes...
Position: Orchestra Teacher
Room: Stage
Phone: 803-315-1345
Email: Humbert-Hughes

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Welcome!

I'm very happy to be teaching for the Chandler School District. I grew up in Mesa, AZ and have taught strings since 1997 in various parts of the States and overseas. I'm thankful to be back in the Valley of the Sun and to bring my experience as a teacher and professional musician to my students in Chandler.

My Education and Professional Background

My various teaching positions have led me to various parts of the States and overseas. I have had the privilege to serve as the Director for the Suzuki Academy of Columbia in South Carolina and also as an adjunct instructor in String Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina. I played regularly on violin and viola in various churches and in the South Carolina Philharmonic. Prior to living in South Carolina, I was in England where I taught Suzuki students in Cambridge and at the Royal Air Forc

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all children can learn to play a musical instrument and should for the development of the brain, the body and the soul. Learning to play an instrument is a skill that can last a lifetime and promotes other skills such as coordination, discipline, goal-setting, self-confidence and self-expression.
 

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About Hebert...
Position: General Music Teacher
Room: VOCAL
Phone: 480-883-4212
Email: Hebert

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to my San Marcos webpage. My name is Ms. Jennifer Hebert and I teach Music here at San Marcos. I love to read, go hiking, spend time with the people I love, and of course listen to/play music. I have been teaching here at San Marcos since 2020, and it's going to be a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated with my bachelors degree in Music Education from Northern Arizona University in December of 2019. My primary instrument is my voice, and I specialize in choral and vocal singing. I also play percussion, and I can pluck out a few chords on the piano and the guitar. I have worked with the Chandler Children's Chorus as a co-director for Hartford ELEMENTARY after-school choir club, as well as taught in K-12 choir summer camps. Along with teaching, I am a paid church singer, and I have had some experience directing adult church choirs.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that music is essential to a child's growth both as a student and as a person. Studies have shown that music can aide in both academic and social-emotional growth, provide an outlet of artistic expression, and assist in teaching essential life-skills that benefit the student through all phases of their life. Students learn best when they feel safe and loved, and when they are having fun. I believe hard work and a positive attitude are the foundations to success, and every child can succeed!
 

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About Dugan...
Position: Parent Liaison
Room: You can find me at the front office from 7:30 to 3:00pm
Phone: (480) 883-4200
Email: Dugan

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Parent Center at San Marcos, where I will help you find resources for our students and their families. I am here to assist our families in their needs and concerns. Bienvenidos al Centro de Padres de San Marcos, donde le puedo ayudar a encontrar recursos para nuestros estudiantes y sus familias. Estoy aquí para asistirles con sus necesidades y preocupaciones.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences. Me gradué de la Universidad de Puerto Rico con una Licenciatura en Ciencias Sociales.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in the power of learning. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere . Chinese Proverb Creo que todos tenemos la capacidad de aprender. Lo maravilloso de aprender es que nadie puede arrebatárnoslo . B.B. King
 

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About Robinson...
Position: Special Education - Preschool
Room: 5
Phone: (480) 883-4235
Email: Robinson

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Welcome!

Hello everyone! I welcome you all with a warm and excited heart. I am looking forward to building positive, strong, and transparent partnerships with each of you. It takes a village and a team to help nurture and promote the growth and development of your child. This year will be quite an adventure and we will ride through it together.

My Education and Professional Background

Arizona State University Graduate. Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. 3 years within Chandler Unified School District. Prior experience working as a Special Education Teacher at Autism Academy.

My Educational Philosophy

Examine each child with the whole child approach? and through a strengths based approach. Each child is born with their own specific gifts and skill set. They also have their own unique way of learning and thinking. It is our job as educators to understand how each child learns most effectively in order to support all aspects of growth.
 

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About Rothman...
Position: Physical Education
Room: M-3, Cafeteria and the playground
Phone: (480) 883-4215
Email: Rothman

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my San Marcos webpage. My name is Mr. Rothman and I am the Physical Education teacher for San Marcos Elementary.

My Education and Professional Background

I originally graduated from ASU in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. I obtained my Post-Baccalaureate in Education from ASU in 1996. Then in 2005 I finished my Masters of Education degree from ASU East. I have been teaching since 1996 and teaching at San Marcos since 2000.

My Educational Philosophy

My goal is to provide your student(s) with knowledge and skills so they can make appropriate choices when it comes to health and fitness. Furthermore, it's also a goal to get our kids to be more active, and not just during the school day.
 

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About Gallup...
Position: Media Specialist
Room: Media Center
Phone: (480) 883-4201
Email: Gallup

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Welcome!

Hi! My name is Ms. Gallup and I am excited to be our media specialist at San Marcos. Our school is a place where students love to learn and teachers love to teach. We all work hard to see students succeed beyond their own expectations. San Marcos is a close knit community that I am proud to have been a part of for over a decade now.

My Education and Professional Background

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood: Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD (1998) Masters of Art in Education / Educational Counseling: University of Phoenix (2004). I earned National Board Certification in Early Childhood (2017). I taught both Kindergarten and First Grade for two decades and greatly enjoy the enormous amount of growth that takes place in these younger years. As a Media Specialist I am continuing my own love of learning and sharing my love of children's books with our students. I also have the pleasure of helping with the KSMB News each day. It is so much fun to see our 5th and 6th graders gain new skills and confidence in the area of video production. I have proudly spent my career teaching in Title I schools.

My Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy is continually evolving and changing as my own knowledge about teaching and learning continues to grow. I believe that all children can learn and that this begins with a partnership between teacher and parents who all have high expectations. Learning is hard work and sometimes it takes some bumps along the way to reach those end goals. I believe in a structured classroom environment with clear expectations for my students, but in the end know that we WILL have a lot of FUN along the way.
 

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About Ramirez...
Position: Priority Preschool
Room: 2
Phone: 480. 883.4232
Email: Ramirez

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to Priority Preschool. My name is Miss Divina and I am so excited for this new school year. We have a lot of exciting adventures ahead of us! Please email me or call me if you have any questions! Thank you :) Schedule: Monday- Thursday AM- 8-10:30 PM-12-2:30

My Education and Professional Background

ASU Graduate with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood and Special Education. This will be my 4th year of teaching!

My Educational Philosophy

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle
 

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About Clark...
Position: Dean
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 883-4223
Email: Clark

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Welcome!

Welcome to Ms. Clark's page!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a native of Arizona. I was born and raised in Chandler, and I'm proud to say that I am a product of the Chandler Unified School District. I attended Arizona State University after high school, and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and from Grand Canyon University in 2015 with a Master's degree in Administration and Leadership.

My Educational Philosophy

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
-- Nelson Mandela
 

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About Henderson...
Position: Principal
Room:
Phone: 480-833-4200
Email: Henderson

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Welcome!

Welcome to San Marcos Elementary! I am honored to be the principal of a school with such a positive history in Chandler and one that has earned many distinguished awards. The staff at San Marcos is dedicated to helping all students succeed. The community is supportive and willing to step forward to assist us in achieving academic growth of all of our students. I encourage you to come on campus to see the innovative programs and dynamic teaching taking place daily.

My Education and Professional Background

Experience: 8 years as a Fifth Grade teacher, 1 year as a Dean of Students at Canyon Rim Elementary, 7 years as Principal at Harris Elementary Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at ASU,Master of Education Leadership at NAU, Doctorate of Educational Leadership at NAUHonor: 2012 Rodel Exemplary Principal

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About Scharich...
Position: First Grade
Room: 19
Phone: 480-883-4249
Email: Scharich

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Welcome!

Welcome to first grade! We are on our way to an exciting, challenging, and wonder-filled year. I love first grade because one can see such amazing growth in the students throughout the entire year.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my Bachelor's degree from NAU in May of 2008. I started teaching here in the fall of the same year. In October of 2014 I received my Master's degree. This is my ninth year teaching here at San Marcos.

My Educational Philosophy

Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding. -Robert John Meehan
 

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About O'Malley...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 11
Phone: (480) 883-4200 x 4241
Email: O'Malley

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Welcome!

My name is Melissa O'Malley and I will be your teacher this year. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all! I know this will be the best school year ever!

My Education and Professional Background

I'm a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I started my teaching career in Tempe in 2008. I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades in Tempe. In 2015, I made the decision to leave Tempe for a wonderful opportunity to teach in Chandler.

My Educational Philosophy

In our classroom we strive to create a community of learners. We work tirelessly to reach our academic goals by doing our personal best, each and every day.
 

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About McClellan...
Position: First Grade
Room: 18
Phone: 4808994248
Email: McClellan

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Welcome!

Welcome to first grade at San Marcos where the learning begins!

My Education and Professional Background

I earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary education from Arizona State University and received a Master's degree from Northern Arizona University.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that a learning environment should be safe and comfortable where students can explore and learn.
 

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About Oliver...
Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Room: Room 13
Phone: 480-883-4243
Email: Oliver

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Welcome!

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Lucia Oliver, and I am proud to be a San Marcos Bear. This will be my sixth year teaching Kindergarten, and every year, I love it more and more. I am thrilled to be your child's Kindergarten teacher, and I look forward to getting to know all of you and your precious children. It will be a great year full of tremendous growth and learning. Thank you for entrusting me with your child!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University, with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to receiving my teaching certification, I was a Kindergarten Aide and a paraprofessional in the Higley Unified School District for almost 10 years.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that there are four essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment.
 

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About Oliver...
Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Room: 12
Phone: (480)883-4242
Email: Oliver

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Welcome!

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Lucia Oliver, and I am proud to be a San Marcos Bear. This will be my seventh year teaching Kindergarten, and every year, I love it more and more. I am thrilled to be your child's Kindergarten teacher, and I look forward to getting to know all of you and your precious children. It will be a great year full of tremendous growth and learning. Thank you for entrusting me with your child!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University, with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to receiving my teaching certification, I was a Kindergarten Aide and a paraprofessional in the Higley Unified School District for almost 10 years.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that there are four essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment.
 

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About Oliver...
Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Room: 12
Phone: (480)883-4242
Email: Oliver

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Welcome!

Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Lucia Oliver, and I am proud to be a San Marcos Bear. This will be my seventh year teaching Kindergarten, and every year, I love it more and more. I am thrilled to be your child's Kindergarten teacher, and I look forward to getting to know all of you and your precious children. It will be a great year full of tremendous growth and learning. Thank you for entrusting me with your child!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a graduate of Grand Canyon University, with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to receiving my teaching certification, I was a Kindergarten Aide and a paraprofessional in the Higley Unified School District for almost 10 years.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that there are four essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment.
 

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About Delfino-Karl...
Position: 2nd grade
Room: 14
Phone: 480-883-4244
Email: Delfino-Karl

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Lauren Delfino-Karl (DK) and I have a passion for teaching and learning! This is my 12th year teaching and it's going to be a fabulous year!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Arizona State University in 2008. I started teaching in the fall of 2008 at Knox Elementary in the Chandler Unified School District. I graduated with a master's degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University in 2012. I began teaching at San Marcos in 2013.

My Educational Philosophy

Teaching is a passion and a career! I believe that each student has the ability to learn and be successful. Students in my class experience the value of mistakes, the power of encouragement and the rewards of hard work. I strive to create a positive learning environment where students feel loved, safe, and inspired to be themselves!
 

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About Delfino-Karl...
Position: 2nd Grade Teacher
Room: 22
Phone: (480) 883-4252
Email: Delfino-Karl

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About Delfino-Karl...
Position: 2nd Grade Teacher
Room: 22
Phone: (480) 883-4252
Email: Delfino-Karl

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About Strickland...
Position: Priority Preschool Teacher
Room: Room #1
Phone: (480) 883-4231
Email: Strickland

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Welcome!

Welcome to Preschool. This is where our ADVENTURE begins! We are so happy your child is here! We've included information about our program and classroom "goings - on" on the next couple of pages. Please feel free to contact the classroom teacher with any questions you may have (email is the fastest and easiest!). We are here to work WITH you and your family. Enjoy!!

My Education and Professional Background

My name is Lisa Strickland. I will be your child's biggest fan for the next year(s). I graduated from Northern Arizona University with both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees (Go Lumberjacks!). I've been working with the special needs population (ages 3-adult) in one capacity or another since 1987. I've been teaching special education since 1994 and preschool special education since 2001. This is my passion. I love what I do and who I work with, families and students included!

My Educational Philosophy

EVERY student is capable of success! EVERY student deserves a chance to thrive!
 

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About Barceló...
Position: 6th Grade
Room: 30
Phone: (480) 883-4200
Email: Barceló

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Welcome!

Welcome! We are on our way to a most exciting, inspirational year of learning. I am honored to be your child's teacher. This year you will see growth academically. We will all strive for individual excellence and create an atmosphere of learning and achieving all we can. As well as see a change in attitude, behavior and a more confident child. This is just the beginning of a wonderful year. Welcome!

My Education and Professional Background

I have been teaching for 26 years! Trust me it doesn't feel like it. My heart and love is Title 1 schools. My B.A. and Masters from NAU was just the beginning of my education. I have been trained in Reading Recovery and Clip training to help with reading for struggling students. I currently continue my education with CUSD and take all the classes I can to further my education. I have been honored and humbled by four teacher of the year awards. But my favorite is when a student entered me for the Red Apple Award and I was chosen!

My Educational Philosophy

Every human being is intended to have a character of his own: To be what no others are, and to do what no other can do. William Henry Channing. I am blessed and excited about every moment in life. I am passionate about teaching and making a genuine commitment to you and your child 's learning and success. Your child is precious and together we knit a community of strong relationships that become a firm foundation for endless possibilities to dreams that become a reality.
 

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About Brooks...
Position: Academic Coach
Room: Room 15
Phone: (480)883-4245
Email: Brooks

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Welcome!

Welcome to San Marcos! I am thrilled to be the academic coach this year. I love getting into each classroom and watching the amazing learning that is taking place at every grade level. My try to help teachers in any way I can, so they can help students to become the best versions of themselves.

My Education and Professional Background

I am a proud alumni of Chandler Unified Schools and graduated high school from Chandler High. (Go Wolves!!) From there I went on to earn a Liberal Studies degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA along with my California teaching credential. After graduating I taught fourth grade for six years in Mesa. While there, I earned a masters degree in Educational Psychology Human Relations from Northern Arizona University. I started at San Marcos in 2012 teaching fifth grade. I am now in my first year as an academic coach and loving it!

My Educational Philosophy

The classroom is a place to learn, to laugh, and to grow. It is a place to take risks, to make mistakes, and to make new discoveries. I believe each child has a special role to fill in the world that no one else can fill. My goal is help them discover what that incredible role is.
 

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About Holden...
Position: 5th grade
Room: 26
Phone: 480-883-4200
Email: Holden

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my 5th grade class. My name is Mrs. Holden. I was born and raised in Arizona. My husband Andrew and I are proud parents of two beautiful girls who both attend schools in Queen Creek. Our oldest, Kyleigh, is in 7th grade, while our youngest, Reagan, is in 4th. I love teaching; it is my passion. This will be my 8th year here at San Marcos and I am ecstatic to be a part of your child's life!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University. . . GO SUN DEVILS!! During my student teaching, I was very honored to have had the privilege of being selected by the Rodel Charitable Foundation to be a Rodel Promising Student Teacher. I've been a teacher here at San Marcos since 2012. I taught Middle School previously in the Isaac School District in Phoenix, AZ for 3 years.

My Educational Philosophy

I truly believe that our children are our future. With that comes that great responsibility not only on the teacher, but on the parents as well. I believe it is important to establish that relationship so the students be their most effective selves. I want my students to come to school loving it each and every day. I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the classroom.
 

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About Johnson...
Position: Fifth Grade
Room: 24
Phone: (480) 883-4254
Email: Johnson

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Welcome!

San Marcos is a wonderful learning community. Year after year I am amazed at the unique opportunities students have here at San Marcos. After attending school at San Marcos many of our students go on to have success in honors classes, in sports, and in the arts in secondary schools. We encourage them to work hard and to dream big as they plan for their futures.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Arizona. I also hold a master's degree in reading Instruction (K-12), and a second master's degree as a curriculum specialist with an emphasis in technology. I am certified to teach general subjects K-6 and middle school math. I previously taught six years at a middle school, and I have been at San Marcos for over 25 years.

My Educational Philosophy

I absolutely believe that all children can learn and want to learn.
 

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About Parkison...
Position: Title I Preschool
Room: 7
Phone: 480-883-4237
Email: Parkison

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Welcome!

Welcome to Miss. P's Preschool class! I am looking forward to meeting you all. I know that we are going to have an exciting year learning about so many new things!

My Education and Professional Background

I attended the University of Phoenix and earned a Bachelors Degree in Health Care Administration and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education with an SEI Endorsement.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all children have the innate ability to learn, and it is my responsibility to identify the best method to teach each student. I recognize that children have distinctive learning and developmental needs, and I believe that effective teaching is tailored to meet the needs of each child. In order to do this, I will use my knowledgeable of child development and my understanding of children's individual needs and abilities to create a healthy, respectful, supportive, and challengin I believe that the goal of early childhood education is to support and advance children's development by educating the whole child. When teaching today's youth I will construct unique and diverse curricula, which challenges children; while taking into consideration learning styles, disabilities, interests, developmental needs, home environment, community, and culture.
 

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About Mahlmeister...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 21
Phone: 4808834251
Email: Mahlmeister

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Welcome!

Welcome to third grade! I have been teaching since 2003 and have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. I have a loving husband and two energetic boys, Tillman and Colin. I have lived in Chandler since 2011 and enjoying serving the community as an educator. For fun, I like to hike, camp, and travel to different places to learn about new cultures.

My Education and Professional Background

I attended ASU and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education. In 2008 I completed my Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every child is capable of learning and I strive to make that a possibility.
 

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About Nettles...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 8
Phone: 480-883-4238
Email: Nettles

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Welcome!

Welcome to second grade! This year we will work hard, challenge ourselves, and learn to believe in the power of yet. I look forward to working as a team with students and families in order to help each child reach their full potential. While we will certainly work hard, we will also laugh daily and have lots of fun along the way!

My Education and Professional Background

Mrs. Nettles first began teaching with CUSD in 2002. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from ASU and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from NAU. Mrs. Nettles has taught children in grades 2-6 with CUSD. In addition, she has taught college level courses including Child Development, Cultural Diversity in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Achieving Academic Success for the Maricopa Community College District.

My Educational Philosophy

It is my mission to help each student experience success by guiding them to doors they may have not yet discovered and providing them with the tools necessary to open those doors. While we focus on academics, I also place major emphasis on character building in our classroom. I have high expectations for students both academically and socially and I'm also willing to do what it takes to help them meet these goals. Mistakes along the way are not only accepted but encouraged as they prove that students are stepping outside of their comfort zone and willing to face a challenge.
 

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About Cundiff...
Position: 4th grade
Room: 27
Phone: (480) 883-4253
Email: Cundiff

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome! My name is Lauren Cundiff and I am a 4th grade teacher at San Marcos!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2010. I have experience in all different types of jobs. A few years ago while teaching preschool, I decided to follow my calling and return to school for my Master's in Elementary Education. That led me to Grand Canyon University, and ultimately a move to Chandler. I'm so excited to be here at San Marcos teaching 4th grade!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that learning should be challenging, but fun, and always hands on. It is my goal to help my students learn and grow both academically and personally each and every day.
 

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About Pullen...
Position: Priority Preschool
Room: 9
Phone: (480) 883-4239
Email: Pullen

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Welcome!

Welcome to Prioirty Preschool!

My Education and Professional Background

BA in Music Therapy, MEd in Special Education

My Educational Philosophy

Play is the work of children. Social/emtional health is imperative before learning can take hold.
 

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About Temple...
Position: Special Education K-6
Room: M-5
Phone: (480) 883-4267
Email: Temple

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Welcome!

I am excited to be part of the San Marcos Elementary team and love helping our students grow!

My Education and Professional Background

After attending Arizona State University and Eastern New Mexico University, I found a passion for teaching and became a special educator in 1998. I have been providing specially designed instruction to elementary aged children ever since.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe all students can gain the knowledge and skills to be successful in all aspects of their lives.
 

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About Vickman...
Position: Reading
Room: 16
Phone: (480) 883-4246
Email: Vickman

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Welcome!

Knowledge is one of the most important gifts we can give our children. As an educator I am honored to teach the students of San Marcos. In the reading room we are excited to be able to provide a quality reading intervention program to our students.

My Education and Professional Background

Over the years I have earned the following degrees: BS Business Administrartion, Post Bacc. Elementary Education, and a Masters Educational Leadership. Endorsements in Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, and Reading Specialist.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all children have the innate ability to learn. All students come to school with different backgrounds. It is the teacher's job to determine how to effectively assist every child to learn. My goal is to guide students to be well-rounded, productive individuals.
 

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About Davis...
Position: Reading Specialist
Room: 16
Phone: 480-883-4246
Email: Davis

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Welcome!

Welcome!

My Education and Professional Background

Graduated from the University of Arizona with Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University. With an Endorsement in Reading. I taught at Hartford Elementary for 7 years. Fourth grade for 2 years and First grade for 5 years.

My Educational Philosophy

Read as much as you can so you can continue to learn.
 

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About Galvez...
Position: Technology
Room: 10
Phone: (480) 883-4205
Email: Galvez

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Welcome!

Welcome to technology! I am excited to continue to teach technology skills and activities in the classroom. I hope that what you learn in my technology class can be taken and used within the classroom.

My Education and Professional Background

I have been a teacher for 22 years. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th grades. This is my 3rd year teaching technology here at San Marcos. I have a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and a masters degree in Technology from Capella University.

My Educational Philosophy

Any child can learn with the right tools, skills and positive relationships.
 

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About Chavez...
Position: Attendance Clerk
Room:
Phone: 480-883-4203
Email: Chavez

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My Education and Professional Background



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About Probasco...
Position: 4th grade
Room: 28
Phone: (480) 883-4200
Email: Probasco

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Hello Everyone! My name is Dawn Probasco. I have been in education since 2012 and started in CUSD in 2018. I have taught 4th and 5th grades. My husband and I have been married since 2006 and we have two amazing boys. We moved to Arizona from Wyoming and we now live in Phoenix. My hobbies include reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, and crossword puzzles.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a BS in Cartographic Science From Missouri State, Elementary Education from Rio Salado, and a MPA with an emphasis in Urban Administration from University of Missouri - KC.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every child is capable of success with no exceptions. I am passionate about teaching and love to see them grow in their knowledge and love of learning.
 

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About Geil...
Position: 3rd Grade
Room: 22
Phone: (480) 883-4252
Email: Geil

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Welcome to 3rd grade at San Marcos!

My Education and Professional Background

This is my 9th year teaching and my 3rd year teaching 3rd grade at San Marcos. Before coming to San Marcos, I taught in Seattle, Washington and Charlotte, North Carolina. I was born and raised in Phoenix and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education at Arizona State University.

My Educational Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is centered around Maslow's hierarchy of needs. I feel that students must feel safe and cared for before they are ready to learn. I focus on creating a collaborative classroom community where students feel safe and able to take risks. I love teaching and it is my goal for all of my students to enjoy coming to school.
 

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