Resource Department

Kelly Grusendorf, ​Director

KGrusendorf@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Mountain View, CA (outside of San Francisco)

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

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Overboard

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Camping and 4-wheeling

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


Heidi Tronstad,​ Speech Therapist

HTronstad@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: Mexican food

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

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Reading, travel, and spending time with my family

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Anything chocolate, cherry Pepsi, and picture books


Vickie Jones, ​Speech Therapy Assistant

VJones@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: I don’t have a hometown, I was raised as an Air Force Brat, and then spent another 20 years in the AF.

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? A: Pizza, I guess, I mean it has all the food groups, right?

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: The Quiet Man

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Paper crafting, scrapbooking and card making

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: A TPT gift card, or a great book to read.


Karen Rogers, Occupational Therapist

KRogers@tcdschampions.com

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Julie Gerdts, COTA

JGerdts@tcdschampions.com

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Savannah Wright, Psychologist

SWright@tcdschampions.com

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Sarah McKeown, ​K-5 Assistant Teacher

SMckeown@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: Salad with chicken, cheese, and ranch dressing

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Notting Hill and the new Disney Aladdin

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Playing with my two children, writing, being active outside

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Pens, coffee, or a Target gift card


David Robbins, K-5 Mentor Teacher

DRobbins@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: Chicken strips and ranch

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Listening to music, cooking, photography, and volunteering

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Hershey’s cookies and cream bar, iced tea, carne asada burrito


Melissa Payton, ​K-5 Assistant Teacher

MPayton@tcdschampions.com

Q: What is your home town? A: Kailua, HI

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

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: ?? ( I like too many!)

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Reading and being a goof with my son

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


Connor Dineen, ParaProfessional

CDineen@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: Sushi

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Interstellar

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Playing video games and reading books.

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


Jarod Dineen, ParaProfessional

JDineen@tcdschampions.com

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Montserat Mendez, ParaProfessional

MMendez@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: Pizza

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Avatar

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Embroidery and making flower arrangements.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Dutch Bros, cupcakes, Reese’s Cups.


Austin Molina, ParaProfessional

AMolina@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: Pizza

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Avatar

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Embroidery and making flower arrangements.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Dutch Bros, cupcakes, Reese’s Cups.


Nicole Thomas, ParaProfessional

NThomas@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: Pizza

Q: What is your favorite movie? A: Avatar

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Embroidery and making flower arrangements.

Q: If you really wanted to make my day, you could surprise me with one of these three things: A: Dutch Bros, cupcakes, Reese’s Cups.


Myriam Cardenas, ParaProfessional

MCardenas@tcdschampions.com

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Amy Vezino, ParaProfessional

AVezino@tcdschampions.com

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