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


Steven Rickert
Assistant Principal

Support Staff


Office & Staff

 Celia Jimenez</br>                                                                  
Administrative Secretary

Celia Jimenez
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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 Delia Halley</br>                                                                  
Librarian

Delia Halley
Librarian
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 Martha Riemenschneider</br>                                                                  
Nurse

Martha Riemenschneider
Nurse
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 Troy Strand</br>                                                                  
Psychologist

Troy Strand
Psychologist
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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

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TOSA
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teachers


Preschool

 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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 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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 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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 Tami Oliver
Tami Oliver
Home Town:
Paradise, CA

Favorite Subject in School:
Math & Science

Where I Started to Teach:
I began my teaching career in the Napa Valley

Hobbies:
I enjoy relaxing outdoors, coaching volleyball and girls on the run, crocheting, and cooking

Message:

I am so excited to be joining this awesome team of educators at Littleton Elementary School. I am super excited to meet each of my new students soon and to team up with families to bring the best educational program to your children. I love to teach in a way that is fun for all and I will do best to meet the needs of my students and families.


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Kindergarten

 Napua Alvarez
Napua Alvarez
Home Town:
Buckeye, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
English

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary School

Hobbies:
Spending time with my family

Message:

Children...love them, nurture them, teach them well, and believe in them...for they are our future.


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 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 so excited to spend the year with your and your child. I can't wait to get to know you all.


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 Lisa Chedalal
Lisa Chedalal
Home Town:
Atlanta, GA

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Primrose of Harmony on the Lakes

Hobbies:
Ice skating, roller skating, and golf

Message:

I create in my classroom a safe, loving, and stimulating learning environment for your child. I encourage and support your child through the learning process, teaching your child how to think logically and creatively.


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First Grade

 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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 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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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

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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 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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Fourth Grade

LD 4-8 Amanda Pettit
Amanda Pettit
LD 4-8
Home Town:
Casper, Wyoming

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Cartwright School District

Hobbies:
Reading

Message:

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got." - Henry Ford


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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

 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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 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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Sixth Grade

LA/SS Emily Appleton
Emily Appleton
LA/SS
Home Town:
Phoenix, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
History and English

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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MA/SC Katelyn Bowles-Starcher
Katelyn Bowles-Starcher
MA/SC
Home Town:
Mesa, AZ

Favorite Subject in School:
Science, specifically anatomy

Where I Started to Teach:
The University of Arizona, Tucson

Hobbies:
Eating good food, playing guitar, photography, and playing with my puppy

Message:

I am beyond thrilled to meet and get to know each and every one of you during my first year at Littleton. I hope that I can spark kids' interest about the world around them, strengthen their skills as scientists and mathematicians, and impart to them ways to flourish in their community and society.


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Seventh Grade

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

Favorite Subject in School:
Science - Biology

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
I enjoy catching up on my favorite t.v shows, learning more about new science discoveries, and painting.

Message:

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined” – Henry Thoreau.

I believe that anything you set your mind to can be achieved through hard work, dedication, and help from your peers, teachers, and parents. I’m excited to meet you all!

 


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7/8 SS Allen Banks
Allen Banks
7/8 SS
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Eighth Grade

7/8 LA Stephanie Rudzki
Stephanie Rudzki
7/8 LA
Home Town:
Simi Valley, CA

Favorite Subject in School:
English

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Traveling, concerts, writing

Message:

I am eager to work with your child this year, and look forward to a wonderful 2017-2018 school year!


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7/8 MA Nelly Kalinchekova
Nelly Kalinchekova
7/8 MA
Home Town:
Sofia, Bulgaria

Favorite Subject in School:
Math

Where I Started to Teach:
Roosevelt School District

Hobbies:
Working around my house, traveling

Message:

I believe that every human being is able to learn and make progress. I believe that education and knowledge are very powerful tools because no one can take them away from you.


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SPED

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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LD K-4 Sheba Paspula
Sheba Paspula
LD K-4
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LD 5-8 Danielle Moore
Danielle Moore
LD 5-8
Home Town:
Plymouth, OH

Favorite Subject in School:
Math and Language Arts

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

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

Message:

I can't wait to meet all the students this year! I want to inspire a love of learning within each student and help them to continue growing.


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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:
Reading, Painting, Working Out

Message:

Wisdom begins in wonder.


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SC K-3 Taylor Doyle
Taylor Doyle
SC K-3
Home Town:
Cape Girardeau, MO

Favorite Subject in School:
Art

Where I Started to Teach:
Littleton Elementary

Hobbies:
Watching scary movies, playing roller derby, and hiking

Message:

I worked at Easter Seals Midwest Autism services for two years. I look forward to working with more families! Even the smallest steps in the right direction are worth celebrating.


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SC 3-6 Londa Heath
Londa Heath
SC 3-6
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CC 3-6 Anna Coker
Anna Coker
CC 3-6
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Special Area

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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Art Delaney Rogers
Delaney Rogers
Art
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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.


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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