Meet our Teachers and Staff

We are very fortunate to employ such talented and committed faculty members at Littleton Elementary School. Our qualified staff strives to keep lines of communication open and is happy to receive any questions or comments. Please feel free to contact us as needed:


Admin


Administration

Principal James Verrill
James Verrill
Principal

Assistant Principal Steven Rickert
Steven Rickert
Assistant Principal
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Support Staff


Office & Staff

 Irene Dargan</br>                                                                  
Administrative Secretary

Irene Dargan
Administrative Secretary
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 Alfredo Ramirez</br>                                                                  
Support Specialist, Sr.

Alfredo Ramirez
Support Specialist, Sr.
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 Lucy Barraza</br>                                                                  
Support Specialist, Jr.

Lucy Barraza
Support Specialist, Jr.
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 Marie Gutierrez</br>                                                                  
Librarian

Marie Gutierrez
Librarian
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 Martha Riemenschneider</br>                                                                  
Nurse

Martha Riemenschneider
Nurse
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 Gloria Lira</br>                                                                  
Lead Custodian

Gloria Lira
Lead Custodian
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 Dawn Christensen</br>                                                                  
Reading Interventionist

Dawn Christensen
Reading Interventionist
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 Damon Lorenz</br>                                                                  
Psychologist

Damon Lorenz
Psychologist
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 Richard McCormick</br>                                                                  
Dean

Richard McCormick
Dean
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 Juleah Ferreira</br>                                                                  
TOSA

Juleah Ferreira
TOSA
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 Amanda Herrera</br>                                                                  
SAC

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teachers


Preschool

 Danielle Lowrie
Danielle Lowrie
Home Town:
Huntington Beach, CA

Favorite Subject in School:
Language Arts

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton

Hobbies:
Crafting, Traveling, Going to antique shops

Message:

I just want to express how amazing it is to get to know your child throughout the school year. They offer valuable insights, unique personality traits and creative ideas to our classroom culture. We learn to work together, even with those who may be completely different from us. In doing so we gain lifelong lessons about tolerance, acceptance and compassion. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s educational journey!


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 Sharon Hines
Sharon Hines
Home Town:
Arvada, Colorado

Favorite Subject in School:
Math and Reading

Where I Started to Teach:
Arizona

Hobbies:
Reading and Traveling

Message:

I am so excited to work with your child this year. Together we can build a solid foundation for future academic success. 


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 Dawn Scheidemandel
Dawn Scheidemandel
Home Town:
San Antonio, TX

Favorite Subject in School:
Art

Where I Started to Teach:
Tres Rios

Hobbies:
Quilting, collecting fabric, and shopping at thrift stores

Message:

“Play is often talked about as if it were relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.” – Mr. Rogers

 


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 Becky Burns
Becky Burns
Home Town:
Great Falls, MT

Favorite Subject in School:
Science, Art, Sociology

Where I Started to Teach:
Texas

Hobbies:
Traveling, Crafts, Reading, Volunteering Youth Group and Church activities

Message:

Welcome to my page!
I'm Becky W. Burns, your child's teacher.  I'm certified in Special Education EC-12, ESL EC-12, and General Education Pre K- 4th grade. My experience includes, over twenty three years working in the schools I started as a Teacher Assistant and then a Behavior Specialist.  For the past ten years, I've been a Special Education Teacher in the classroom.

Thank you for letting me be part of your child's education. My mission is to ensure that every student receives a positive, safe, caring, exciting, adventurous, and knowledgeable beginning in their educational journey.  I believe that building a strong foundation in the early years of a child's education is a important step to a building a positive educational experience, which leads them to become a productive, successful adult. Together with you as their parent/caregiver, the community, and our caring staff at Littleton Elementary, We Can Make This Happen!

I look forward to a wonderful school year! Please feel free to contact me for any reason. Thank you again for letting me be part of your child's life!


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Preschool Tamika Russell
Tamika Russell
Preschool
Home Town:
San Diego, CA

Favorite Subject in School:
English, Social Studies

Where I Started to Teach:

Hobbies:
Talking on phone and shopping

Message:

Every child is special.


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 Margaret Henke
Margaret Henke
Home Town:
Avondale, Arizona

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading

Where I Started to Teach:
Head Start

Hobbies:
Getting together with family and friends

Message:

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. - Confucious


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Kindergarten

 Jordan Thompson
Jordan Thompson
Home Town:
El Paso, TX

Favorite Subject in School:
Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Reading, Yoga, Spending time with family and friends

Message:

Hello! I am really excited to get to know you and your student while motivating them to learn and grow as the year goes on! 


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 Napua Alvarez
Napua Alvarez
Home Town:
Buckeye, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary School

Hobbies:
Spending time with my two beautiful children, my husband and family. I also enjoy watching sports and getting outside whenever I can.

Message:

My mission is to bring the Aloha Spirit to my kindergarten classroom so that I can inspire your students first love of learning. I would like to share my Hawaiian culture to all of Littleton in hopes of being that happy, encouraging teacher that students come back to even after years of kindergarten have gone by. E Komo Mai(welcome) to my Ohana (family).


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First Grade

 Rosanne Wingate
Rosanne Wingate
Home Town:
Tolleson, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Tolleson Elementary

Hobbies:
Swim, Spend time with family

Message:

This is going to be a wonderful year of learning and growing in our classroom!


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 Elisabeth Coco
Elisabeth Coco
Home Town:
Colorado Springs, CO

Favorite Subject in School:
Science

Where I Started to Teach:
My bedroom as a kid, but this is my first year teaching

Hobbies:
Reading, Hiking, and Drinking Coffee

Message:

"The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and just never letting go of." -Unknown


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Second Grade

 Heather Diedtrich
Heather Diedtrich
Home Town:
West Hartford, CT

Favorite Subject in School:
Art

Where I Started to Teach:
Longview Elementary, Osborn School District, Phoenix

Hobbies:
Cooking, Gardening, Art, and Reading

Message:

Teaching is one of my favorite things to do, and I look forward to spending time with students every day. I love watching them begin to understand a new concept. There is nothing quite like watching the light bulb go off when they grasp a new skill.


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 Bonnie Martin
Bonnie Martin
Home Town:
Laguna Niguel, California

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading, Writing and Social Studies

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton

Hobbies:
Spending time with family and friends, working out, and swimming.

Message:

All children are capable of success, No exceptions!!


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 Serina Puebla
Serina Puebla
Home Town:
Caledonia, MN

Favorite Subject in School:
ELA

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
I collect salt and pepper shakers

Message:

"To teach is to touch lives forever." - Anonymous


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Third Grade

 Cassandra Lockard
Cassandra Lockard
Home Town:
Savannah, Georgia

Favorite Subject in School:
History and Art History

Where I Started to Teach:
Eton Public School, Bucheon, South Korea

Hobbies:
Rugby, Reading, Cooking, Hiking, Video Games, and Kick Boxing

Message:

My favorite quote is: “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” I look forward to helping our students cross the oceans of learning with courage, excitement, and dedication.


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ELD Carolina Zepeda
Carolina Zepeda
ELD
Home Town:
San Luis, Arizona

Favorite Subject in School:
Science and Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Reading, Canoeing, Outdoor activities, Facebook

Message:

"Rise by learning. Knowledge is never bought on counters or sold in any store, knowledge is the transferred light from teacher to student." - Malika E Nura


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Fourth Grade

 Elizabeth Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson
Home Town:
Greenvile, Wisconsin

Favorite Subject in School:
Social Studies

Where I Started to Teach:

Hobbies:
I enjoy watching the Packers and Wisconsin Badgers, playing softball, traveling, and reading.

Message:

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 Bethany Erwin
Bethany Erwin
Home Town:
Kansas City, Missouri

Favorite Subject in School:
Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary School

Hobbies:
Traveling, exercising, reading

Message:

I am looking forward to getting to know the students and watching them learn and grow.


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Fifth Grade

 Daniel Mainord
Daniel Mainord
Home Town:
Riverside, CA

Favorite Subject in School:
U.S. History

Where I Started to Teach:
Avondale, Arizona

Hobbies:
Church activities, Cross country running, and Cars

Message:

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for the country" John F. Kennedy


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All Subjects Gabriel Ramos
Gabriel Ramos
All Subjects
Home Town:
Globe, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
World History, Art

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton

Hobbies:
Hiking, art, and attending sporting events

Message:

I look forward to working with you and helping your students grow!


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Sixth Grade

All Subjects Emily Appleton
Emily Appleton
All Subjects
Home Town:
Phoenix, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
History

Where I Started to Teach:
St. Michael Indian School

Hobbies:
Being in nature, reading, and traveling

Message:

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin 


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 Cari Howlett-Koehn
Cari Howlett-Koehn
Home Town:
Bridgeport, MI

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Buena Vista, Michigan

Hobbies:
Fitness, Reading, Motorcycles

Message:

Education is what you make it.


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Seventh Grade

7/8 SC Rosa Cruz Cova
Rosa Cruz Cova
7/8 SC
Home Town:
Glendale, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Biology

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Painting and watching movies

Message:

I am excited to meet you all and look forward to working together in order to have a successful school year! "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you imagined" - Henry David Thoreau 


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Language Arts Stephanie Rudzki
Stephanie Rudzki
Language Arts
Home Town:
Simi Valley, CA

Favorite Subject in School:
English

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Traveling, writing, spending time with friends and family, and attending concerts

Message:

I am beyond excited to work with your child this year, and to better prepare them for their upcoming years in high school! "One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world!" - Malala Yousafzai


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Seventh & Eighth Grade

7th/8th Social Studies John Doyle
John Doyle
7th/8th Social Studies
Home Town:
St Louis, MO

Favorite Subject in School:
Film, English, and History

Where I Started to Teach:
Buckeye Elementary School District

Hobbies:
Going to concerts and watching horror movies

Message:

Hello! My name is Mr. Doyle and I am very excited to be teaching at Littleton Elementary. It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to be teaching social studies to such a wonderful group of students. I am very excited to be teaching social studies and to be a part of the Littleton team!


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7th/8th Math Kristen Marheine
Kristen Marheine
7th/8th Math
Home Town:
Edgerton, WI

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:

Hobbies:
Painting, reading, and crafting

Message:

The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.


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Eighth Grade

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LD 5-8 Danielle Moore
Danielle Moore
LD 5-8
Home Town:
Plymouth, OH

Favorite Subject in School:
Language Arts

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Reading, Fishing, Swimming, Being with families and friends

Message:

I look forward to getting to know the students this year! "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" - Margaret Mead


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SC 3-6 Londa Heath
Londa Heath
SC 3-6
Home Town:
New Enterprise, PA

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:

Hobbies:
Treasured moments with family, helping others, reading/learning, crafts and traveling

Message:

"What do I consider a teacher should be? One who breathes life into knowledge so that it takes new form in progress and civilization." - Hellen Keller.   


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6,7,8 CC Leticia Oliva
Leticia Oliva
6,7,8 CC
Home Town:
McAllen, TX

Favorite Subject in School:
Science, Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Baking, Zumba, Working Out

Message:

The three C's of life: choices, chances, and changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.


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CC 3-6 Anna Coker
Anna Coker
CC 3-6
Home Town:
Ashland, OH

Favorite Subject in School:
Reading

Where I Started to Teach:

Hobbies:
Shopping, watching sports, playing pool

Message:

I look forward to getting to know your student this year. I am excited to contribute to the learning process that will assist in your student's continued educational growth.


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LD K-4 Sheba Paspula
Sheba Paspula
LD K-4
Home Town:
Hyderabad, India

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Hyderabad, India

Hobbies:
Singing, Listening to music, cooking, and traveling

Message:

You are your child's first, best, and most powerful teacher! I will be your partner this year in providing an enriching year of growth and learning. I believe that every child can learn, but that not all children learn in the same way. With your support I will make sure your child gets the unique and specific instruction that will make this a great year.


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CC K-3 Beaney Payan
Beaney Payan
CC K-3
Home Town:
Phoenix, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Math. Science, Art

Where I Started to Teach:
South Pointe Jr. High School

Hobbies:
I love to do arts and crafts in my spare time. I enjoy hiking and being outdoors, this is something that relaxes me. I also enjoy to read inspirational books and watch movies.

Message:

"Wisdom begin in wonder" - Socrates


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SC K-3 Taylor Doyle
Taylor Doyle
SC K-3
Home Town:
Sikeston, MO

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Playing roller derby, watching 80's movies, and eating sushi

Message:

I am so excited to be a part of this school system! I worked for Easter Seals Midwest (Autism Services) for two years before starting here. I look forward to meeting and working with you. 


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Technology Dallas Gilleland
Dallas Gilleland
Technology
Home Town:
Fruitland, IA

Favorite Subject in School:
US History

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Watching the Cubs and Hawkeyes, hiking, and taking my dog to the dog park

Message:

Learning is not a spectator sport - Ehrmann and Chickering


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Art Delaney Rogers
Delaney Rogers
Art
Home Town:
Phoenix, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Art & English

Where I Started to Teach:

Hobbies:
Playing with my dog, doing yoga, reading, painting, trying out new coffee shops, and cheering on the Denver Broncos during football season!

Message:

My goal is to inspire creativity in each and every one of my students and help them take pride in their work. As Pablo Picasso once said, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." 


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Gifted K-8 Saudat Balogun
Saudat Balogun
Gifted K-8
Home Town:
Ogbomoso (Nigeria)

Favorite Subject in School:
Biology

Where I Started to Teach:
Shukrah International School Nigeria

Hobbies:
Dancing and Singing

Message:

"There is no magic to achievement, it's really about hard work, choices, and persistence." - Michelle Obama


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PE Karyn Genrich
Karyn Genrich
PE
Home Town:
Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Favorite Subject in School:
PE and Science

Where I Started to Teach:
Quentin Elementary

Hobbies:
Being outdoors and watching movies

Message:

Let's make 2016-2017 the best year yet and get out and be active!


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Band Marissa Wilt
Marissa Wilt
Band
Home Town:
Woodville, OH

Favorite Subject in School:
Music

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Trumpet, Music, Reading, Horseback riding

Message:

I am very excited to be joining the Littleton and Collier team and look forward to an awesome school year. "Music can change the world because it can change people." - Paul Hewson


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Music Matthew Tolman
Matthew Tolman
Music
Home Town:
Bountiful, UT

Favorite Subject in School:
Band and French

Where I Started to Teach:
Midvale Middle School

Hobbies:
Trombone, French, Reading, and Guitar

Message:

My aim is to not only help your students love music, but also to have a moral code similar to the one Beethoven had when he composed music when he was deaf.