Points of Pride

Back to School 2019

Welcome Back!!!


I don't know about all of you, but I had an amazing summer! I was able to go to Washington D.C. to go to the Model Schools Conference (same group that does Data Teams) and learned SO much. Then I went to Florida for 10 days, and went to the beach, every day. I don't know if I have had a more relaxing trip. We also sold our house, and are in the process of buying a new one. Lastly, my mother-in-law received a clean scan and both the mass on her hip, and the one on her lung were gone. As I reflect, I don't know if I have ever had a better summer :)

I hope that you all were able to get some time to recharge and relax from the "daily grind." I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures!

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Back to School Schedule 2019

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Welcome to the Pride!

  • Jaylen Breeze will be teaching our Amanacer Preschool program. She came very highly recommended by the preschool coordinators.
  • Kelsey Massey will be teaching our K,1 COPE class this year. She comes highly recommended from NAU.
  • Heather Penner will be teaching 5/6 COPE. She has been teaching in a general education setting for the last few years at at charter school in Phoenix. She moved to the east valley and is finishing her Master's in Special Education.
  • Laura Peeples is teaching 5th grade this year. We are excited to have her passion and creativity on staff :)
  • Kathy Thomas will also be joining the 5th grade team this year. She had previously taught in Utah and at Knox Gifted Academy in Chandler.
  • Jenah Hanson will be joining the 6th grade team. She moved from South Dakota where she finished her student teaching in the fall, and was a long term substitute during the spring semester.
  • Carrie Rios is joining us as a paraprofessional in the K/1 COPE classroom. She has two students at Settler's and was previously a teacher in the Tempe district.
  • Bonna Dudash- is joining us as a paraprofessional in the K/1 COPE classroom. She is joining us after transferring to Settler's from Mesquite Elementary.
  • Kristin Szepe is going to be a paraprofessional in our 2nd grade COPE classroom. She is coming to us from Ashland Ranch and has a lot of great experience that we are excited to add to the campus.
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