Meet Our Teachers and Staff
We are very fortunate to employ such talented and committed faculty members at Littleton Elementary STEM Academy. 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.
Meet James Verrill
HobbiesHiking, camping, and CrossFit.
MessageMy passion for education has continued to grow throughout my 20 years as a teacher, technology coach, curriculum director, and principal. I look forward to sharing my strengths with the Littleton Elementary community.
Meet Ann Catlin
HometownWhite Bear Lake, MN
HobbiesMost of all, I love spending time with my children and family at our cabin in northern Minnesota boating, fishing, playing games, and walking in the forest. I also enjoy traveling, attending plays and concerts, as well as visiting art museums.
MessageI am truly grateful for the opportunity to partner with parents and support each child's optimal learning and development.
Meet Richard McCormick
HometownSturgeon Bay, WI
HobbiesFishing, golfing, skiing, kayaking, hiking, and anything outside.
MessageThank you for letting me help your student reach their optimum learning potential. Attitude is altitude.
Meet Marlea Alward
HometownHarsens Island, MI
HobbiesReading, cooking, and spending time with family.
MessageI am looking forward to working with parents and the preschool team in order to make the students first school experience a positive one and setting the students up for success.
Meet Cecelia Crawley
HobbiesReading, board games, traveling, and spending time with family.
MessageWelcome to the world of preschool. I’m excited to be a partner in supporting your child and my students in developing to their fullest potential.
Meet Danielle Lowrie
HometownHuntington Beach, CA
Favorite SubjectLanguage Arts
HobbiesCrafting, traveling, and going to antique shops.
MessageI 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.
Meet Napua Alvarez
HobbiesSpending time with my two beautiful children, my husband, and family. I also enjoy watching sports and getting outside whenever I can.
MessageMy mission is to bring the aloha spirit to my kindergarten classroom so that I can inspire your student's 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).
Meet Roslyn Rhodes
Favorite SubjectMathematics, Reading, and Writing.
HobbiesI enjoy going to the movies, singing in my church choir, painting pictures, and shopping! I also enjoy traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
MessageHello to my students and families! I am so excited to partner up with you all this year and have a fun-filled year with learning, growth, and development! I can’t wait to foster a love for learning in the lives of my students while also inviting them to become life-long learners! When we partner up together, we will truly reach our goal. This year will truly be a phenomenal year and I can’t wait to see the growth and development that we will accomplish this year while also making an impact on my students and families.
Meet Jordan Thompson
HometownEl Paso, TX
HobbiesReading, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
MessageHello. I am really excited to get to know you and your student while motivating them to learn and grow as the year goes on.
Meet Ashley Davis
HobbiesSinging, baking, cooking, painting, and playing with my two beautiful boys.
MessageMy goal is to grow all student's minds, guide their hearts, and instill a love for lifelong learning through positive character development.
Meet Eliana Romero
HometownSanta Fe, NM
Favorite SubjectReading and Music
HobbiesReading, dancing, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.
MessageI am excited to have your students in my classroom, and I am ready to learn and grow with them.
Meet Maleia Capaldi
HobbiesReading and spending time with my family.
MessageI hope everyone had a wonderful summer. I am very excited to meet all my new second graders. We are going to have a great year.
Meet Maria-Ana Moneda
Favorite SubjectMusic and Art
HobbiesWorking out, exercising, listening to music and audio books, and dancing.
MessageI am happy to welcome you to the 2019–2020 school year! I am excited to be your child’s second-grade teacher! We will have an exciting year filled with lots of new friends, adventures, and fun learning. My main goals are for students to feel successful and to spark joy in their learning journey! I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.
Meet Alena Banderas-Bella
HobbiesMy hobbies are traveling, spending time with my family, reading, listening to music, and watching movies.
MessageI am extremely to join the LIttleton family. I am looking forward to watching your child grow. I can't wait to get to know you and your child.
Meet Kasey Hauck
HometownInver Grove Heights, MN
HobbiesRunning, kickboxing, reading in the sun, and spending time with my family.
MessageI am very excited to get to know the students and families at Littleton. I believe that learning should be fun, exciting, and hands-on.
Meet Cassandra Lockard
Favorite SubjectHistory and Art History
HobbiesRugby, reading, cooking, hiking, video games, and kick boxing.
MessageMy 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.
Meet Daniel Mainord
Favorite SubjectU.S. History
HobbiesChurch 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
Meet Jerair Barmaksezian
HobbiesHiking, lifting weights, and watching TV shows.
Currently attending Arizona State University for my Masters degree in Elementary Education and Graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a BA in Sociology.
Meet Erin Mitchel
HometownApache Junction, Arizona
Favorite SubjectEnglish and Earth Science
HobbiesI like to read, travel with my family, watch movies, and relax.
MessageI am excited to get to know my students and their families. I look forward to working together to make sure everyone is successful, and I am motivated to make a difference in everyone's lives.
Meet Julie Cole
MessageMy goal is to make learning math simple. I enjoy helping adults with math just as much as I enjoy helping children. Never be afraid to ask me questions. We are all in this together.
Meet Jeanine Jones-Rankins
HobbiesGenealogy research, writing poetry, and walking.
Message"You know more than you think you do; you are smarter than you think you are. Don't tell me what you can't do; show me what you can do."
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Meet Dallas Gilleland
Favorite SubjectUS History
HobbiesWatching the Cubs and Hawkeyes, hiking, and taking my dog to the dog park.
Message"Learning is not a spectator sport." - Ehrmann and Chickering
Meet Stephanie Rudzki
HometownSimi Valley, CA
HobbiesTraveling, writing, spending time with friends and family, and attending concerts.
MessageI 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
Exceptional Learning Teachers
Meet Marissa Bryant
Favorite SubjectReading and History
HobbiesReading, painting, and spending time with my family.
MessageEvery child has a success, a light bulb moment, and wants to be heard. In my class, I am here to help them achieve all three.
Meet Anna Coker
HobbiesShopping, watching sports, and playing pool.
MessageI 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.
Meet Savannah Meredith
HobbiesShopping, hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, and relaxing.
MessageI'm really excited to be starting my first year of teaching here at Littleton and am excited to work with parents, students, and staff.
Meet Beaney Payan
Favorite SubjectMath. Science, Art
HobbiesI 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
Meet Ashley Perman
Favorite SubjectLanguage Arts, History, and Band
HobbiesSnow skiing, CrossFit, crafting, and hanging out with friends and family.
MessageWelcome parents and students. My name is Ms.Perman, and I am so excited to start working with each of you this school year. This is going to be a fun year full of learning, making new discoveries, and having fun with our friends. My room is open to all, and if there is ever any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I cannot wait to meet all of you very soon.
Meet April Quinones
Favorite SubjectHistory and Music
HobbiesFood catering, running, and camping up north at Woods Canyon Lake.
MessageYou're capable of anything. You matter to me and everyone else in your life. My classroom is for practice, not performance. Learning is practice.
Meet Adrianne Williams
Favorite SubjectGeography and Geometry
MessageI am so elated to be joining the Littleton Community and serve as a special education resource teacher. Each child is capable of learning and excelling academically at their own pace.
Student Achievement Coach
Meet Holly Toohey
HobbiesReading, decorating, exercising, and spending time with family.
MessageWhen things get tough, I always remember my favorite quote by Christopher Robin. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”