2nd- 5th Grade


2nd Grade



Debra Morales, Mentor Teacher, Class Dojo Mentor

DMorales@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: I was raised in NM and TX, but enjoy AZ.

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Pasta!

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: The Way We Were

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Hula, gardening, and music.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Gift card to DutchBros, Target, or Sephora! 


Jennie Saba, Teacher

JSaba@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Tucson, AZ

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Legally Blonde

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Running, reading, hanging out with family/ friends, and watching movies.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A nice note/ picture, flowers, or chocolate.


Rachel Field, Assistant Teacher

RField@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Tucson, AZ

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Lasagna

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Playing games with my family, music and reading

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, Eegees fries with ranch or strawberry Eegee drink


3rd Grade



Laurie Rodriguez, Teacher

LRodriguez@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Toledo, OH

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Cheese

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Titanic

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Reading and swimming

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A heartfelt note, fresh flowers, or a gift card


Pamela Hubble, Mentor Teacher

PHubble@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: I consider Tucson as my hometown since I moved here from Houston, TX the summer before I started high school. But, I was born and lived my first five years outside of L.A., CA.

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Pizza with lots of cheese and pepperchinis

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Serenditipity, but I love The Little Mermaid, too

Q: What are your hobbies? A: I love to camp, shop for bargains, make homemade soap, scrapbook and make homemade cards, and play board games with my family

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A compliment, acts of kindness, peanut butter M &Ms and Dr. Pepper with lime


4th Grade



Krista Young, Mentor Teacher

KYoung@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Seattle, WA

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Pinto Beans (ranch style in the crock pot)

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: The Big Lebowski

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Learning new things, especially about science, binge watching shows on Netflix/Prime/Hulu, organizing things

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A vanilla latte, some act of spontaneous cleaning, a high-five or a hug and a smile


Carla Arvizu, Teacher

CArvizu@tcdschampions.com

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Crystal Velazquez, Assistant Teacher

CVelazquez@tcdschampions.com

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5th Grade



Alexandra Andersen, Assistant Teacher

AAndersen@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Billings, MT

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Chocolate ice cream

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Mighty Ducks

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Hiking, reading, music, and crafting

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Coffee, chocolate, nice pens


Moanikeala Kanae, Mentor Teacher

MKanae@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Wahiawa, Hawaii

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Spam Musubi’s

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Stand By Me

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Reading, Running, and Riding my Bike.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Dutch Bros, Reese’s Pieces, or VooDoo Chips


Janet Acree, Teacher

JAcree@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: I’m a proud, native Tucsonan!

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Neapolitan-style pizza. It’s delicious and would never get boring if you changed up the toppings!

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: La La Land. I love musicals and movies that elicit big feelings.

Q: What are your hobbies? A: I love group exercise classes (like spin, barre3, yoga, etc.), riding my bike on the river path, snuggling with my two cats, learning about and having fun with math, traveling with my boyfriend, and eating delicious food from locally-owned restaurants.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A doughnut, flavored sparkling water, or a hand-written note.