About Anguiano...
Position: Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-812-6700
Email: Anguiano

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Welcome!

I am the proud principal of Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary. I believe that every child can learn. We work hard to create an inclusive school environment, where students have the opportunity to connect with school. I encourage you to be our partner in education. Please advocate for your child. There are a lot of ways in which you can become involved in our school. I look forward to working with you and your child. Please stop by and introduce yourself. Welcome!

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About Castorena...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-812-6700
Email: Castorena

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Welcome!

Hello Huskies! My name is Erica Castorena and I am thrilled to be the Dean of Students at Hartford! I am originally from El Paso, Texas where I grew up with my wonderful family. I am married to my best friend and we share our love with our two dogs. I love Arizona and the diversity of people that live in this beautiful state. I am looking forward to building positive relationships with the students, parents, and members of the Hartford community.

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About Batke...
Position: Pre-K
Room: 26
Phone: 480-812-6756
Email: Batke

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Welcome!

Welcome to Room 26! Our PreK program develops social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities in our students. Our curriculum is aligned to the Arizona Early Learning Standards, which were developed for all children 3-5 years of age. These standards serve as a guide in providing a quality program that is developmentally appropriate for each child.

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About Marsh...
Position: Resource
Room:
Phone: 480-812-6716
Email: Marsh

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Welcome!

Welcome to 5th-6th grade resource! I am thrilled to be able to guide your child in building on their academic foundations and gaining the skills necessary to become a self-sufficient, life-long learner.

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About Lopez...
Position: Resource
Room: M-3
Phone: 480-812-6709
Email: Lopez

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Welcome to the Hartford Elementary Special Education Department!

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About Richards...
Position: 3rd
Room: 15
Phone: 480-812-6745
Email: Richards

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Welcome!

My name is Allan Richards. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I am new to the Chandler area. I am married and have two wonderful daughters. We love to participate in local events to help strengthen the community.

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About Venboncoeur...
Position: Social Worker
Room:
Phone: 480-812-6723
Email: Venboncoeur

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Welcome!

Hello! I am so excited to join Hartford as the school’s social worker. I look forward to building strong and positive relationships with our students, families, and community.

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About Fowler...
Position: Pre-K
Room: 25
Phone: 480-812-6700
Email: Fowler

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Welcome!

This pre-kindergarten program offers age-appropriate curriculum designed to develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities in our students. Our curriculum is aligned to the Arizona Early Learning Standards, which were developed for all children 3-5 years of age. These standards serve as a guide in providing a quality program that is developmentally appropriate for each child.

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About Sheffield...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-812-6712
Email: Sheffield

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Welcome!

I am so happy to be joining the Hartford community this year. I am looking forward to working with the families and staff of our school to continue the amazing initiatives and programs already in place here at Hartford. If I can ever be of any support, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you see me around campus please say hello and introduce yourself!

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About Doering...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 14
Phone: 480-812-6700
Email: Doering

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Welcome!

Welcome to room 16, home of amazing kindergarteners! I am excited to partner with you on your child’s education.

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• I believe that each child is exceptional and has the ability to learn and succeed. It is my goal as an educator to not only help my students develop intellectually, but also to grow emotionally, socially, and physically. • I believe Parents are teachers’ greatest allies in ensuring the success of students. Parents play an influential role in shaping their child's outlook on education and their support and encouragement fosters academic success.
 

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About Rodriguez...
Position: Administrative Assistant
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 812-6707
Email: Rodriguez

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Welcome!

Welcome to Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary, home of the Huskies!

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I have been at Hartford for 5 years. I love working with all my staff, students and parents.

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About Vierthaler...
Position: ELD kindergarten
Room: 6
Phone: (480) 812-6726
Email: Vierthaler

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Welcome!

Welcome to Room 6, where we are 'rocking' in our school shoes! This website is meant to keep you informed about your child's school experience. Kindergarten is a great year filled with lots of wonderful memories. Use this website as a tool to help you stay involved and informed about what is going on in your child's world. I look forward to a great year with you and your Husky!

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I Believe... 1. All students can learn and should have opportunity to learn, grow, and make progress. 2. Students learn best through engaging, hands-on learning experiences. 3. Students should be reading, writing, and counting everyday. 4. Students learn better in a supportive environment where they give and receive respect and honesty. 5. Learning and the love of learning is an on-going process that is built-upon each day. 6. Learning does not only occur at school; it needs to be supported at home. 7. All students need to be met and worked with on their individual level. 8. Praise, Encouragement, and Routines are all VERY powerful! 9. Children need to have natural consequences for their choices. 10. Children can be taught to have great social skills and should be taught how to solve their own problems in an appropriate manner.
 

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About Mazariegos...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 28
Phone: 480-812-6758
Email: Mazariegos

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Welcome!

Welcome to Ms. Mazariegos' Room 28.

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About Moore...
Position: Technology
Room: PC Lab
Phone: 480-812-6705
Email: Moore

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Welcome!

Welcome to Hartford, I am so excited for this school year!

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I earned both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Arizona State University. Go Sun Devils! I studied communications for my Bachelor's degree. After graduating I went into the professional world and gained priceless experience. A few years went by then, I realized I wanted to go back to school for my real passion, teaching. I graduated from ASU in 2016 with my Master’s degree in Elementary Education. I have been in the Chandler Unified School District since 2018 and have taught 3rd and 4th grade, as well as technology.

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About Edwards...
Position: 4th Grade TOP
Room: 24
Phone: (480) 812-6754
Email: Edwards

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Welcome!

Welcome to 4th Grade TOP! I am so excited to be the 4th grade TOP teacher here at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary and I look forward to an amazing year of fun-filled learning!

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About Neal...
Position: Behavior Interventionist
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-812-6723
Email: Neal

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Welcome, I look forward to working with you.

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About Perez...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 7
Phone: (480) 812-6737
Email: Perez

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Welcome!

This website is meant to keep you informed about your child's school experience. Kindergarten is a great year filled with lots of wonderful memories. Use this website as a tool for you to stay involved and informed about what's going on in your child's world. I look forward to a great year with you and your Huskie!

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About Alcala...
Position: Parent Liaison
Room: Parent Center
Phone: (480) 812-6714
Email: Alcala

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Welcome!

Welcome! Hello, my name is Yanai Alcala and I am delighted to be part of the Husky family. I want to invite you to come by the Parent Center as you please. As your Parent Liaison it is my pleasure to assist our families, students and staff by providing the necessary resources. Together we can help our students succeed in their educational goals.

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About Foster...
Position: Third Grade Teacher
Room: 15
Phone: (480) 812-6745
Email: Foster

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Welcome!

I am excited to be apart of the Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary staff as a third grade teacher this coming school year. I am looking forward to working with you and your child. I believe our partnership will benefit us through the classroom community we create. Please contact me with any comments or questions.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Arizona State University in May of 2012 where I was an iTeachAZ teacher candidate in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. We were required to student teach for a full year under a mentor teacher's supervision and I completed that assignment in the Kyrene School District. I am highly qualified and SEI indorsed. Before earning my Elementary Education degree, I held several positions in the retail business forum as a department manager and regional trainer. I earned an Associates of Arts degree several years ago and decided in 2010 to return to college after being employed as a special needs paraprofessional in the Chandler Unified School District for three years. My last position was a sixth grade teacher for two years in Gilbert.

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About Kester...
Position: Technology Teacher
Room: PC Lab
Phone: (480) 812-6700
Email: Kester

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Kerry Kester. I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Arizona shortly after I graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my family. My husband, David, is a mortgage broker. We are the proud parents of two amazing children who are products of our top-notch CUSD schools. I am honored to be on the staff at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School and serve as the technology teacher.

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Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Westfield State College (Westfield, MA); Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University; Early Childhood Endorsement; English as a Second Language Endorsement, and Math Endorsement 1994-1997 - Fourth Grade teacher - Holbrook, AZ; 1997-Present - 2nd grade, 3rd, grade, 4th grade, 6th grade, technology teacher and math coach - Chandler Unified School District

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I consider teaching an amazing opportunity to inspire today's world. My lessons are designed to meet the needs and desires of the students. Each student is accepted as an individual with specific needs, talents, and ambitions. My lessons stress continuous progress toward challenging yet attainable goals. To me, teaching is about making a lasting impression in the heart and the mind of each student whose life I have the opportunity to be a part of. In turn, I trust that those students will ignite a love of learning in others. It is a privilege to be a teacher, a person who has the opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of so many. I recognize that I must be a positive role model for all students. I exemplify compassion, curiosity, and a love for learning; characteristics that I strive to promote among my students. I love teaching because it allows me to learn something new, either from continuing education, staff development, or even better yet, from my students, each day!
 

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About Carl...
Position: Special Education Resource K-6
Room: Resource
Phone: 480-812-6700
Email: Carl

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Welcome!

I truly feel each day is a gift to learn just one thing. Looking forward to a great year.

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I am thrilled to be a part of the Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary family. I will be teaching Special Education Resource math and reading. I received my Elementary/Special Education teaching degree from Northern Arizona University 2012 and my Masters in Education in Curriculum and Learning -Applied Behavioral Analysis/Autism in 2014.

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About Rabara...
Position: Reading Specialist
Room: M-3
Phone: (480)812-6770
Email: Rabara

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Michelle Rabara. I grew up in North Dakota and moved to Chandler shortly after I graduated from the University of North Dakota with my teaching degree. When I am not working with students, I am spending time with my husband and two sons traveling, camping, playing golf, and watching movies.

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I began teaching in 1990. My first 6 years, I taught 5th grade in the Littleton School District. I then joined the Chandler District and taught 5th and 4th grades at Weinberg Elementary for 18 years. In 2014 I joined Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary as a Reading Specialist. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. I also have a Reading Endorsement as well as an English as a Second Language endorsement.

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About Hussey (Oliden)...
Position: 4th Grade
Room: 29
Phone: 480-812-6759
Email: Hussey (Oliden)

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Welcome!

Welcome to 4th Grade! My name is Miss Oliden. I, myself, grew up going to school in the Chandler Unified School District so I am very excited to teach here at Hartford where I can show my Chandler pride. One of my favorite things to do is discover new places and cultures. I believe that each student is unique in their own way, and that is something that should be celebrated in our classroom. I hope you're ready for an exciting year filled with memorable learning experiences!

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I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my Bachelors in Elementary Education and I began teaching at Hartford in the fall of 2015! While attending school at a satellite campus here in Chandler, I had the opportunity to complete several internships within the Chandler Unified School District. I was able to experience all grade levels but felt that I was meant to teach the intermediate grades (4th – 6th). I absolutely love teaching at Hartford because of the amazing community that it is surrounded by. Throughout my teaching career, I have had multiple opportunities to expand myself as a teacher through professional development. It is very important to me that I continue to grow as a teacher and learn new ways to engage students.

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About Bennett...
Position: Kindergarten
Room: 5
Phone: (480) 812-6735
Email: Bennett

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Welcome!

Welcome to room 5, it is the place to "BEE"! This website is meant to keep you informed about your child's school experience. Kindergarten is a great year filled with lots of wonderful memories and growth. Use this website as a tool to help you stay involved and informed about what is going on in your child's world. I look forward to a great year with you and your growing Husky!

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About Menapace...
Position: Technology
Room: Tech Lab
Phone: 480-812-6705
Email: Menapace

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Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to Technology class! I am a product of Chandler schools from elementary, go Marshalls to high school, go wolves. I've been teaching since 2004.

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About Klier...
Position: First Grade TOP
Room: 2
Phone: 480- 812-6732
Email: Klier

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Welcome!

Hi, my name is Mrs. Klier. I am honored to be teaching your child this year. We will work together as a team to make this school year successful for your child.

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I've been teaching for almost 20 years. Previously, I've taught second grade for two years, kindergarten for five years and special education for one year. I have been teaching first grade for over ten years. I attended Eastern Illinois University and received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. I also have an endorsement in special education and early childhood.

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About Humphrey...
Position: Second Grade TOP
Room: 3
Phone: (480) 812-6733
Email: Humphrey

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Caitlin Humphrey and I have been teaching at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary since 2014! I am excited to get to know you and your family this year as my student! Second grade is a wonderful year full of adventures and learning! It is a privilege to be teaching at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary and to be part of the wonderful staff and families here!

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About Strawn Williams...
Position: Second Grade
Room: 11
Phone: 480-812-6741
Email: Strawn Williams

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my website. I am very excited to work with you and your child for their 3rd grade adventure. Third grade is full of new learning experiences that I can't wait to share with you.

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About Lee...
Position: Second Grade
Room: 19
Phone: (480) 812-6749
Email: Lee

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Welcome!

I am proud to be a Hartford Husky! I started at Hartford in 2002. I have taught kindergarten, first and third grades previously. I am excited to teach 2nd grade this year and look forward to learning new things with my students.

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About Aguirre-Acedo...
Position: Language Arts/6th
Room: 32
Phone: (480)812-6762
Email: Aguirre-Acedo

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Welcome!

Welcome to Sixth Grade! We are going to have a fabulous year! I am excited to have new and rich experiences through a variety of literature and writing opportunities. I am looking forward to working with your child and learning from them as well. Feel free to contact me at any time.

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About Rico...
Position: 6th grade
Room: 31
Phone: 480-812-6761
Email: Rico

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Welcome!

Welcome and get ready for an AWESOME school year!

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Every child can learn! High expectations with no excuses!
 

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About Plitz...
Position: 3rd Grade TOPS
Room: 17
Phone: (480)812-6747
Email: Plitz

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Welcome!

Welcome to 3rd grade! I am excited to be working with you and your child this year! The third grade is a wonderful year where the students have the opportunity to to take big steps forward with their learning.

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I believe that all children can learn. In the classroom, I use differentiation to ensure that the needs of a diverse learning population are being met. Student engagement is crucial to the educational process. Therefore, lessons are delivered with kinesthetic, auditory, and visual stimuli to help keep students focused and on track. It is important that students have a safe, community oriented classroom to learn in. My classroom is a place where students can take risks and will feel supported by their peers and not have to worry about being ridiculed.
 

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About Jaffe...
Position: 3rd grade
Room: Room 25
Phone: (480) 221-8287
Email: Jaffe

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Welcome!

I have been teaching at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School since 2000. I have taught sixth grade, fifth grade, fourth grade and am currently teaching third grade. Third grade is my passion! When I am not teaching I love to spend time with family and friends, travel and READ!

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About Hensley...
Position: Media Specialist
Room: Library
Phone: (480)812-6721
Email: Hensley

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Welcome!

Welcome! I am excited to be part of Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary as a media specialist. I have a passion for reading and helping children grow as readers.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I earned my Master of Education from Northern Arizona University along with my K-12 reading specialist endorsement. In 2008, I became a National Board Certified Teacher in literacy. I began teaching in 1994 in the Chandler Unified School District at Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary. In addition to my current teaching position as a media specialist, I was a K-6 reading coach and specialist for ten years and I taught first grade for thirteen years.

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About McHugh...
Position: 5th Grade
Room: 22
Phone: (480) 812-6752
Email: McHugh

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Welcome!

Welcome to 5th grade! I am thrilled to be able to guide your child in building on their academic foundations and gaining the skills necessary to become a self-sufficient, life-long learner.

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About Nguyen...
Position: General Music K-6
Room: 38
Phone: 480-812-6768
Email: Nguyen

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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my web page! I love teaching music at Hartford, and I do many other things too: Student Council, Variety Show, tutoring. Just to name a few. I've had the wonderful opportunity to work with most of our Hartford students, so please feel free to say hello to me and let me know how I can help you and your children.

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About Bui...
Position: 6th Grade TOP
Room: 25
Phone: (480)812-6755
Email: Bui

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Welcome!

My name is Mary Bui. This is my first year at Hartford Sylvia Encinas, but my ninth year of teaching. I am married and have two wonderful children, ages 3 and 1. I was born and raised in Chandler and love it here. In my free time I love to read, watch movies, play tennis, and spend time with family.

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By encouraging hard work and perseverance every child will learn and grow. I will provide students an environment to explore patterns, work through engaging tasks, and to learn to work flexibly with numbers. Mistakes are valued as an important part of the learning process. Rather than just delivering the information to students, I will ask questions and guide students to construct their own understanding. Students will collaborate and share ideas often. And hopefully they will have fun along the way.
 

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About Anguiano...
Position: Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-812-6700
Email: Anguiano

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Welcome!

I am the proud principal of Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary. I believe that every child can learn. We work hard to create an inclusive school environment, where students have the opportunity to connect with school. I encourage you to be our partner in education. Please advocate for your child. There are a lot of ways in which you can become involved in our school. I look forward to working with you and your child. Please stop by and introduce yourself. Welcome!

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About Robles...
Position: 2nd Grade
Room: 20
Phone: (480) 812-6750
Email: Robles

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Welcome!

Welcome to Ms. Robles's Second Grade Class! Bienvenidos a Segundo grado! I am a native of Arizona and live here in Chandler. I am committed to making a difference to Hartford students and I love being a part of a learning community.

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About Wilson...
Position: 5th Grade/TOP
Room: 35
Phone: 480-812-6765
Email: Wilson

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Welcome!

Hello, my name is Sylvia Wilson. I am very happy to have your child in my class this year. I am a native of Arizona and live here in Chandler. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. I also enjoy traveling, watching football, and reading.

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About Steele...
Position: Special Education - Resource
Room: 4b
Phone: 480 812-6716
Email: Steele