Meet Our Staff & Teachers

We strive to provide a safe, caring, and supportive community together with teachers, families, and students. When children are in a healthy environment, feel safe and are loved they will value their own learning.


Vanessa Fitz-Kesler
Executive Director
Gina Andress
Audra Morales
Business Manager, HR, and Registrar
Sally Yakimovich
Receptionist and Registrar

Special Services Support

Potoula “Pete” Pappas
Special education director
Kristine Coons, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech and Language pathologist
April Ater, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Helen Schulz
special education support, and response to intervention
Angie Allen
Reading Specialist, and Special education support


Pily Pantoja
Corrie Gonzales
Caroline Pisani
Grade 1
Heather Parkinson
grades 1 & 2
Diane Wagemaker
grade 2
Julie Frost
Grade 3
Taylor Welson
Grades 3 & 4
Melissa Bond
grade 4
Ashley Fell
Grade 5
Faith Bast
grade 5
Michelle Galloway
Sheri Lenegan
Maggie Weidinger
KC Hershey
Physical Education

Instructional Support

Josefina Acedo
Grades 1 & 2, and Bridges number corner
Travis Crawford
Grades 3 & 4
Sue Wagner
Grades 3 & 4, and Bridges number corner
Maggie Abeyta
Instructional coach
Beanie Larsen
Grades 1 & 2