Teachers and Staff

At FAA, you’ll find teachers dedicated to meeting the individual learning needs of their students. Together with a team of office and support staff members, we create a positive environment, which nurtures creativity and inspires learning.

Administration


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  • Manahan Dr. Robert
    Dr. Robert Manahan Principal manahan.rob@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Surprise, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Music

    Hobbies
    Hiking, running, and golfing.

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    Dr. Robert Manahan
  • Rickert Steven
    Steven Rickert Assistant Principal rickert.steven@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Freeport, IL

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Playing and watching sports, attending concerts, and traveling.

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    Steven Rickert
  • Bezoski Cassandra
    Cassandra Bezoski Dean of Students bezoski.cassandra@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    Traveling, painting, dance, and going to baseball

    Message
    I am delighted to extend a warm and sincere welcome to each of you as the newly appointed dean of Littleton Fine Arts Academy. It is an honor to join this esteemed institution, and I am genuinely excited about the journey we are about to embark on together. I want to express my enthusiasm for being part of a community that values academic excellence, personal growth, and inclusivity. I am committed to fostering an environment where every student can thrive, explore their passions, and reach new heights in their educational journey. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

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    staff

Front Office


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  • Gaston Janeen
    Janeen Gaston Administrative Secretary gaston.janeen@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Cooking

     


    Janeen Gaston
  • Ortiz Zoyla
    Zoyla Ortiz Office Support Specialist, Jr. ortiz.zoyla@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Orange County, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    Crafting with my daughter, camping, and dancing.

     


    Zoyla Ortiz
  • Torres Vicky
    Vicky Torres Office Support Specialist, Sr. torres.vicky@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    ELA

    Hobbies
    Reading

     


    Vicky Torres

School Support


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  • Gonzales Karina
    Karina Gonzales Media Center Clerk gonzales.karina@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Chihuahua, Mexico; Raised in Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Reading and language arts

    Hobbies
    Dancing, reading, and arts and crafts.

     


    Karina Gonzales
  • Keith Lauren
    Lauren Keith Social Worker keith.lauren@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Hutchinson, MN

    Favorite Subject
    World Geography or food science

    Hobbies
    Planning vacations for others, completing puzzles with my kids, and cooking.

     


    Lauren Keith
  • LaPointe Donna
    Donna LaPointe Registered Nurse lapointe.donna@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Litchfield Park, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    Show dogs (Border Collies), crochet, and sewing.

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    Donna LaPointe
  • Okamura Lupe
    Lupe Okamura Cafeteria Manager faescafe@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Tolleson, AZ

    Hobbies
    Hiking

     


    Guadalupe Okamura

Teachers

Kindergarten


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  • Raeder Jessica
    Jessica Raeder Kindergarten raeder.jessica@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    English

    Hobbies
    Fitness and reading

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    Jessica Raeder
  • Ramos Griselda
    Griselda Ramos Kindergarten ramos.griselda@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    San Luis

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Singing

    Message
    Let's have fun!

     


    Griselda Ramos
  • Raymond Beth
    Beth Raymond Kindergarten raymond.beth@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Hillsdale, MI

    Where I Started Teaching
    Cartwright School District, John F. Long Elementary

    Favorite Subject
    Band and reading

    Hobbies
    Reading and hanging out with family

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    Beth Raymond

First Grade


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  • Galindo Sianna
    Sianna Galindo First Grade galindo.sianna@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Buckeye, AZ and Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    Folklorico dancing and spending time with family.

     


    Sianna Galindo
  • Martinez Angelice
    Angelice Martinez First Grade martinez.angelice@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    San Antonio, TX

    Favorite Subject
    Home Economics

    Hobbies
    Reading, bike riding, baking, cooking, and family board games.

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    Angelice Martinez
  • Valdez Lillian
    Lillian Valdez First Grade valdez.lillian@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Cheyenne, WY

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Reading various literature

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    Lillian Valdez

Second Grade


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  • Ciadella Rhea
    Rhea Ciadella Second Grade ciadella.rhea@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Surprise, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    Littleton Elementary

    Favorite Subject
    Technology

    Hobbies
    Traveling, board games, and YouTube.

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    Rhea Ciadella
  • Graves Ashley
    Ashley Graves Second Grade graves.ashley@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Alpine

    Favorite Subject
    Social Studies

    Hobbies
    Shopping

     


    Ashley Graves
  • Martin Bonnie
    Bonnie Martin Second Grade martin.bonnie@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Laguna Niguel, CA

    Where I Started Teaching
    I started teaching 19 years ago.

    Favorite Subject
    Reading, writing, and social studies.

    Hobbies
    Swimming, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

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    Bonnie Martin

Third Grade


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  • Gontarczyk Amy
    Amy Gontarczyk Third Grade gontarczyk.amy@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Lockport, NY

    Where I Started Teaching
    Littleton Elementary School District - Fine Arts Academy

    Favorite Subject
    History, social sciences, and English Language Arts

    Hobbies
    Spending time with family and friends, baking, cooking, crafts, and reading.

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    Amy Gontarczyk
  • Nowell Michele
    Michele Nowell Third Grade nowell.michele@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Philadelphia (Philly), PA

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Vacationing with my hubby.

     


    Michele Nowell
  • Van Dalen Danielle
    Danielle Van Dalen Third Grade vandalen.danielle@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    San Jose, CA

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Road trips with my family, hiking, and watching baseball.

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    Danielle Van Dalen

Fourth Grade


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  • Berlanga Selma
    Selma Berlanga Fourth Grade berlanga.selma@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Torreon, Coahuila

    Where I Started Teaching
    Littleton School District, Country Place

    Favorite Subject
    Social studies and reading

    Hobbies
    Nail art and collecting movies

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    Selma Berlanga
  • Nunez Maria
    Maria Nunez Fourth Grade nunez.maria@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Nogales, Sonora, Mexico

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Camping, going to concerts, watch movies, spending my days with my husband, daughter, and fur baby.

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    Maria Moreno-Leyva

Fifth Grade


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  • Avila Erica
    Erica Avila Fifth Grade avila.erica@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Crafting, painting, and coloring.

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    Erica Avila
  • Garcia Stephanie
    Stephanie Garcia Fifth Grade garcia.stephanie@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    San Diego, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    Crafts

     


    Stephanie Garcia
  • Silva Denette
    Denette Silva Fifth Grade silva.denette@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Glendale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Writing and math

    Hobbies
    Painting and singing

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    Denette Silva
  • Zugish Areya
    Areya Zugish Fifth Grade Zugish.Areya@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Marysville, WA

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Reading, hiking, cooking, and baking with my family.

     


    Areya Zugish

Sixth Grade


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  • Crouse Robert
    Robert Crouse Sixth Grade Math/Science crouse.robert@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Glendale, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    Littleton School District, Fine Arts Academy

    Favorite Subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    Bicycling, Netflix, reading, and swimming.

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    Robert Crouse
  • Espino Nora
    Nora Espino Sixth Grade Social Studies/Science espino.nora@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Science and creative writing

    Hobbies
    Family time; Going on adventures all over Arizona.

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    Nora Espino
  • Vianos Joanne
    Joanne Vianos Sixth Grade ELA/Science Vianos.joanne@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Born and raised in El Toro, CA, but spent last 33 years in Lake Havasu City, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    Singing in choir, reading, photography, and journaling.

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    Joanne Vianos

Seventh Grade


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  • Canwa Pedro
    Pedro Canwa Seventh Grade Science canwa.pedro@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown:
    Pag-Utlan, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

    Favorite Subject:
    Science and math

    Hobbies:
    Volleyball

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    Pedro Canwa
  • Greer Dennis
    Dennis Greer Seventh Grade Social Studies greer.dennis@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Columbus, OH

    Favorite Subject
    U.S. History

    Hobbies
    Exercising, reading, sports, music, and classic movies.

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    Dennis Greer
  • Loaisiga Mileydin
    Mileydin Loaisiga Seventh Grade ELA loaisiga.mileydin@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    English

    Hobbies
    Learning languages and watching series

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    Loaisiga Mileydin

Eighth Grade


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  • Messieha Peter
    Peter Messieha Eighth Grade Math messieha.peter@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    East Lansing, MI

    Favorite Subject
    Economics/social studies

    Hobbies
    Reading, swimming, playing cards, camping, and traveling.

     


    Peter Messieha
  • Mijangos Claudia
    Claudia Mijangos Eighth Grade Social Studies mijangos.claudia@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Texcoco, Mexico

    Favorite subject
    History and arts

    Hobbies
    Reading about cultures and countries.

     


    Claudia Mijangos
  • Noguez Andrea
    Andrea Noguez Eighth Grade ELA noguez.andrea@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Pomona, CA

    Favorite Subject
    English

    Hobbies
    Watching anime and playing guitar.

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    Andrea Noguez

Special Areas


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  • Chadwick Gloria
    Gloria Chadwick FOCUS/Band chadwick.gloria@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Favorite Subject
    Music

    Hobbies
    Playing the cello, watching basketball, exercising, and trying new places to eat.

     


    Gloria Chadwick
  • Gonzales De'Vonne
    De'Vonne Gonzales Dance gonzales.devonne@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Favorite Subject
    Science & performing arts

    Hobbies
    Performing; dance, theater, Karaoke, cake decorating, and driving my '41 classic packard.

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    De'Vonne Gonzales
  • Lieberman Ilene
    Ilene Lieberman Music/Choir lieberman.ilene@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Orinda, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Choir

    Hobbies
    Singing, cooking, and going to the gym.

     


    Ilene Lieberman
  • Sanchez Fabian
    Fabian Sanchez PE sanchez.fabian@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Deming, NM

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Video games, jump rope, and walking.

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    Fabian Sanchez
  • Walla Michelle
    Michelle Walla Art walla.michelle@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Valparaiso, IN

    Where I Started Teaching
    Littleton School District, Littleton Elementary

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    Love to travel and see new places, watching Michigan State and Chicago Bears football, hiking, boating, and painting.

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    Michelle Walla

CASA Teachers


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  • Casey Duane
    Duane Casey CASA Teacher casey.duane@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Washington, DC

    Favorite subject
    Psychology, music, and math.

    Hobbies
    Coaching and training basketball, playing cards, watching college football and basketball, and training vocalist.

     


    Duane Casey
  • Gragg Kelly
    Kelly Gragg CASA Teacher gragg.kelly@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    St. Louis, MO

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Watching my kids play sports and playing games with them.

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    Kelly Gragg
  • McGinley Noraleigh
    Noraleigh McGinley CASA Teacher mcginley.noraleigh@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Spending time with my family and going to the pool.

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    Noraleigh McGinley
  • Titus Jennifer
    Jennifer Titus CASA Teacher titus.jennifer@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite subject
    ELA

    Hobbies
    Cooking and watching Discovery Channel.

     


    Jennifer Titus
Exceptional Learning Teachers

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  • Castro Melissa
    Melissa Castro ESS Resource Teacher castro.melissa@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Language Arts

    Hobbies
    Shopping and hanging out with family.

     


    Melissa Castro
  • Padawer Sideqa
    Sideqa Padawer Student Achievement Coach Padawer.Sideqa@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    Horizon Elementary School; Glendale Elementary School District

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Crafting, hanging out with my kids, and painting pottery.

     


    Sidqua Padawer
  • Perry Amber
    Amber Perry ESS Resource Teacher perry.amber@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Ridgecrest, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Math, because it is needed in cooking and menu planning.

    Hobbies
    Cooking, hiking, and all outdoor activities.

     


    Amber Perry

Related Services


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  • Anderson Robin
    Robin Anderson Psychologist anderson.robin@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Bristol, NH

    Favorite Subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    Cooking, playing with my children, and going on adventures.

     


    Robin Anderson
  • Christie Nathan
    Nathan Christie OT christie.nathan@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Allentown, PA

    Favorite Subject
    Science/anatomy and physiology

    Hobbies
    Paddle boarding, pickleball, golf, exercise, playing guitar, and singing.

     


    Nathan Christie
  • Hudak Dr. Kayla
    Dr. Kayla Hudak PT hudak.kayla@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Syracuse, NE

    Favorite Subject
    Anatomy/physiology

    Hobbies
    Traveling, crafting, and reading a good book.

     


    Kayla Hudak
  • Robinson Jacqueline
    Jacqueline Robinson Reading Interventionist robinson.jacqueline@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Chicago, IL

    Favorite Subject
    Social Studies/history

    Hobbies
    Volunteer work and self care

     


    Jacqueline Robinson
  • Salisbury Joellen
    Joellen Salisbury CASA Speech salisbury.joellen@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Idaho Falls, ID

    Favorite Subject
    English

    Hobbies
    Research, reading, feather lei making (lei hulu).

     


    Joellen Salisbury

Paraprofessionals


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  • Aird Kalya
    Kalya Aird K–5th Grade Resource Paraprofessional aird.kayla@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Baking, singing, volleyball, and pickleball.

     


    Kalya Aird
  • Benitez Nataly
    Nataly Benitez CASA Paraprofessional benitez.nataly@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Buckeye, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Chemistry

    Hobbies
    I love going to the lake and taking long hikes!

     


    Nataly Benitez
  • Chavarria Ximena
    Ximena Chavarria Early Childhood Paraprofessional chavarria.ximena@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Dancing and playing soccer.

     


    Ximena Chavarria
  • Flores Brianna
    Brianna Flores CASA Paraprofessional flores.brianna@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    Going to Target with my daughters, and I love doing arts and crafts.

     


    Brianna Flores
  • Harper Nahshon
    Nahshon Harper CASA Paraprofessional nahshon.harper@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Basketball

     


    Nahshon harper
  • Mariscal Alexuz
    Alexuz Mariscal CASA Paraprofessional mariscal.alexuz@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Pasco, WA

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Painting, hiking, and fishing.

     


    Alexus Mariscal
  • Quinonez Nancy
    Nancy Quinonez Early Childhood Paraprofessional quinonez.nancy@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Compton, CA

    Favorite subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Soccer and video games

     


    Nancy Quinonez
  • Salazar Valarie
    Valarie Salazar CASA Paraprofessional salazar.valerie@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Los Angeles, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    Baking, swimming, and spending time with my three babies.

     


    Valerie Salazar
  • Valdez Ruby
    Ruby Valdez CASA Paraprofessional ruby.valdez@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Tolleson, AZ

    Favorite subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Spending time with family and friends.

     


    Ruby Valdez

Permanent Substitutes


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  • Saguibo Anthony
    Anthony Saguibo Substitute Teacher saguibo.anthony@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Oahu, HI

    Favorite Subject
    Social Studies

    Hobbies
    Relaxing, spending time with my three children, watch movies, and most of all DJing.

     


    Anthony Saguibo
  • Sibley Hayle
    Hayle Sibley Substitute Teacher hayle.sibley@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    I enjoy to paint on canvas and shoes; sometimes even handbags. I love all things crafty!

     


    Hayle Sibley

Custodians


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  • Hernandez Reyes Leticia
    Leticia Hernandez Reyes Lead Custodian reyes.leticia@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    Cooking

     


    Leticia Hernandez Reyes
  • Cabrera Jesus
    Jesus Cabrera Night Custodian cabrera.jesus@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Mexico

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    Baseball

     


    Jesus Cabrera
  • Mancio Carlos
    Carlos Mancio Night Custodian mancio.carlos@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Movies and traveling

     


    Carlos Mancio
  • Navarette Perez Adela
    Adela Navarette Perez Day Custodian adela.navaretteperez@littletonaz.org
    Additional information

    Hometown
    Mexico

    Favorite subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    My hobbies are watching TV and reading book of mystery.

     


    Adela Navarette Perez