Early Education Program- 2nd Grade


Early Education


Mrs. Wanda McDonnell (Director Early Education)

Q: What is your home town? A: Gainesville, FL

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

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: The Sound of Music

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Rubber stamping, watching football, and playing soccer.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A high-five, sunflowers, or kind words.


Ms. Shannon Williamson (Preschool)

Q: What is your home town? A:

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

Q: What is your favorite movie? A:

Q: What are your hobbies? A:

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


Ms. Gabriele Araiza (Pre-K)

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: Unlimited supply of flaky and buttery croissants

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Ratatouille

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Working out, spending time with family, exploring/ traveling, and eating

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A good book, a bucket filled with small cubed ice from QT, or bottles of glitter of all colors!


Mr. Asher Licurse (Pre-K)

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: Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Any of the Marx Brothers movies

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Wood burning, basketball, video games

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Mountain Dew, Butterfinger bar, or Sour Gummy worms


Kindergarten


Mrs. Wendy Schofield

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

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

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: The Lion King

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Scrapbook, needlepoint, arts and crafts

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Twix, Starbucks, and cardstock.


Mrs. Erika Johnson

Q: What is your home town? A: I was born in Tucson, but grew up in Salem, VA

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Probably Tom Kum Gai, but then I became a vegetarian, so pizza, maybe?

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: How does anyone choose this?! The Muppet Movie. . .Or possibly The Princess Bride

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Gardening, reading, rug hooking/fiber arts, over-committing, remodeling my house, seeing live music

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Plants that produce food, cheese, concert tickets


Ms. Paige Gatewood

Q: What is your home town? A: Searcy, AR

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

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Labyrinth

Q: What are your hobbies? A: I enjoy spending time with my 2 fur babies and boyfriend, exploring the beautiful surroundings of Tucson, visiting the Desert Museum, and taking care of my indoor plants.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: a book for our classroom library, a house plant, or Reese’s peanut butter cups


1st Grade


Ms. Erin Kotel

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: Chips and salsa

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: The Goonies

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Watching hockey or U of A sports, hanging out with family and friends

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Flavored iced coffee, tulips, or a yummy treat. Hugs and letters work, too 🙂


Mrs. Denise Fiore

Q: What is your home town? A: Davenport, IA

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

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: ?

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Reading, crochet, and wood burning

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A gift card to Amazon, Chik-fil-A, Starbucks, or Target


Mrs. Emily Smith

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: Sushi

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: A League of Their Own

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Swimming, hiking, bowling, watching movies, and shopping.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Dark chocolate, puppies, and flowers.


2nd Grade


Mrs. Debra Morales

Q: What is your home town? A: Roswell, NM and Alpine, TX

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: Dr. Pepper fountain drink, gummy Jolly Ranchers, or Honey Chex Mix.


Mrs. Laurie Rodriguez

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


Ms. Laurie Merenick

Q: What is your home town? A: Warren, PA

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: I would have to say fruit. Although, I LOVE chocolate, sometimes it can be too much. How about fruit dipped in chocolate?

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: I have two- Finding Forrester and Remember The Titans

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Running, playing kickball, and soaking up the sun.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Teachers pay teachers gift card, extra snacks for the classroom, or chocolate covered pretzels