Valley View Early Learning Center


3435 E. Sunrise Drive | Tucson, Az 85718
Phone: 520-209-7650 | Fax: 520-209-7664
School Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm
AM CARE: 7:00am - 9:00am
PM CARE: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Marisol Kenman
Principal


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Our Staff

Name Position
Education

Ms Bailey

Sandee Bailey
Educational Assistant Sandee has been with VVELC since 2005. She has a BS from Eastern Montana College,
a Major in PE and a Minor in Biology.

Ms. Boling

Ellie
Boling

Educational Assistant Ellie has been with VVELC since 2016. She is currently a student at The University of Arizona majoring in Elementary Education.

Ms. Bonet

Kristy Bonet
Educational Assistant Kristy has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in Humanities and a Masters in
Arts and Teaching from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Certified K-12 Special
Ed, Elementary Ed, ESL Endorsement and Middle Grades Social Studies Endorsement.

Ms. Bustamante

Marta Bustamante
Spanish Immersion EA Marta has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in Industrial Design from UPB
Medellin-Colombia and a MA in Art Education from University of Arizona.

Ms. Candelaria

Lucita Candelaria Spanish Immersion EA Lucita joined VVELC in 2017. She has a BA in Political Science with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Phoenix.

Name
Position
Education

Ms. Carr

Kami Carr
Educational Assistant Kami joined VVELC in 2016. She has an AA in Business from the University of Phoenix.

Ms. Carter

Mikia Carter Teacher Mikia joined VVELC in 2017. She has a BS in Professional Early Childhood Development and a Minor in Early Childhood Education.

Ms. Crowley

LeAmber Crowley
Teacher LeAmber has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in Elementary education
with an endorsement in Early Childhood and Structured English Immersion.

Ms. Cvijetic

Rada Cvijetic Educational Assistant Rada has been with VVELC since 2015. She has a B. A. in Social Sciences.

Ms. DeCoite

Mckenzie DeCoite
Teacher McKenzie has been with VVELC since 2014. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education
from Western Washington University. Teaching certificate for K-3; certified in Washington and Arizona. Currently working on her Masters in Art Education and Visual Culture.

Ms. Eddins

Kimberli Eddins Teacher Kimberli joined VVELC in 2017. She has a BA in Fine Arts from Northwest Missouri State. She is currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University working on a Masters in Early Childhood Education.

Ms. Felix

Clara Felix Teacher Clara joined VVELC in 2017. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona.

Name
Position
Education

Ms. Gee

Ashtyn Gee Preschool Activity Leader Ashtyn joined VVELC in 2017. She is currently a senior at Catalina Foothills High School.

Ms. Gomes

Melissa Gomes
Educational Assistant Melissa has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BS in Justice Systems. She is currently enrolled in a masters program at Arizona State University in Early Childhood Education.

Ms. Grennell

Cate Grennell Occupational Therapist Cate has been with CFSD since 2013. She has a BS in Occupational Therapy from Indiana Perdue University,

Ms. Haro

Yari Haro Clerk/Health Assistant

Yari joined VVELC in 2016. She has a BA in Hispanic Literacy and a BA in Latin American Studies from University of Arizona. She is currently working on her masters in Early Childhood Education at Grand Canyon University.

Ms. Hartman

Nancy Hartman
Early Childhood Special Nancy has been with VVELC since 2004. She has a M.A. in Special Education Severe,
Profound, and Multiple Disabilities.

Ms. Kaneda

Yoko Kaneda
Educational Assistant Yoko has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in English Literature & Linguistics
from Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan. EFL Teaching Certificate for Japanese High School
& Middle School. MA in Speech Communication from San Jose State University in California.
Name
Position
Education

Ms. Kenman

Marisol
Kenman

Principal Marisol has been with VVELC since 2015. She has a BA in Elementary Ed., MA in
Teaching and Teacher Education, Admin Certificate.

Ms. Korotko

Michelle
Korotko

Educational
Assistant
Michelle has been With VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in Social Work from
UW-Whitewater.

Ms. Lamm

Mary
Lamm

Inclusion/Special
Education Teacher
Mary has been with VVELC since 2015. She has a BS in Education from State University of New York College at Buffalo and a MS in Child Development from the University of Arizona.

Ms. Larraga

Erika
Larraga

Spanish
Immersion
Teacher
Erika has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in Elementary Education and
endoresement in Early Childhood Education.

Ms. Lesniak

Sarah
Lesniak
Educational
Assistant
Sarah joined VVELC in 2016. She has a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona with a Specialist Endorsement and a MA in Teaching and Teacher Education.

Ms. Loredo

Prisceilla
Loredo
Education
Assistant
Priscilla joined VVELC in 2017. She has a BS in Speech Language and Hearing Science with a Minor in Linguistics from the University of Arizona.

Name
Position
Education

Ms. Marx

Lois
Marx
Educational Assistant Lois joined VVELC in 2016. She has a BS in Physical Education and Health Education from the University of Wisconsin at La Cross.

Ms. Mendoza

Laura
Mendoza
Spanish
Immersion EA

Laura joined VVELC in 2017. She has an Associates in Education Teacher Preparation from El Paso Community College and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas El Paso.

Ms. Palmer

Latisha Palmer
Educational Assistant Latisha has been with VVELC since 2016 and is a SETTA grant recipient for post BA studies in SPED in early childhood. She has a BA Social Behavioral Science w/General Business & Spanish Minor - University of Arizona.

Ms. Pappas

Maria-Kathrine Pappas
Teacher Maria-Katherine has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in Early Childhood
Education with an endorsement in Structured English Immersion; Arizona Teaching
Certificate in ECE.

Ms. Pitt

Tracy
Pitt

Teacher Tracy joined VVELC in 2017. She has a BA in History from Brown University, a MA in architecture from UC Berkeley, and a Post Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Pima Community College.

Ms. Pozner

Yoni
Pozner
Educational Assistant Yoni Joined VVELC in 2017. She has a BA in Journalism from The University of Arizona.

Ms. Rodriguez

Vanessa Rodriguez
Spanish Immersion Teacher Venessa has been with VVELC since 2015. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education
from University of Arizona. Certified ECE teacher here in AZ. She is enrolled in a Literacy (LRC) Masters program at the University of Arizona.

Name
Position
Education

Ms. Rosthenhausler

Leah
Rosthenhausler

Teacher Leah has been with VVELC since 2015. She has a BA in Fine Arts from University of
Arizona with Elementary Education Certification and ECE.

Ms. Sanchez

Lizette
Sanchez

Spanish
Immersion
Teacher
Lizette has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education
from the University of Arizona & MA in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the
Universidad de Alcalá in Spain.

Ms. Semonsky

Beth
Semonsky
Speech and
Language
Pathologist
Beth has been with VVELC since 1999. She has a B.S. in Communication Sciences and
Disorders from Marywood University in Scranton, PA and M.S. in Speech-Language
Pathology from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD and Certificate of Clinical Competence
(CCC) from American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Ms. Shinn

Eleanor
Shinn
Preschool
Activity Leader
Eleanor joined VVELC in 2017. She is currently a Junior at Catalina Foothills High School.

Ms. Simon

Anna
Simon

Educational
Assistant
Anna has been with VVELC since 2015. She has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies-Speech
Language Sciences and Technology from Northern Arizona University.
Karen
Spiegel
Physical
Therapist

Name
Position
Education

Ms. Stevenson

Aiko
Stevenson
Educational
Assistant
Aiko joined VVELC in 2017. She has an Associates in Liberal Arts from Pima Community College.

Ms. Styrmoe

Jean Styrmoe
Teacher Jean has been with VVELC since 2000. She has a BA in Elementary Education,
Endorsement in Early Childhood Education.

Ms. Vasquez

Elva Vasquez Spanish
Immersion
Educational Assistant
Elva joined VVELC in 2007. She has an AA in Social Studies from Cochise Community College.

Ms. Villaba

Beatriz Villaba Educational
Assistant
Beatriz joined VVELC in 2016. She has a BS from Midwestern State University.

Ms. Virgil

Lourdes Virgil School Psychologist Lourdes has a BA in School Psychology from the University of Arizona and a MA in Counseling from North Carolina State University.

Ms. Wang

Kelly Wang Chinese
Immersion
Teacher
Kelly joined VVELC in 2016. She has a BA in Teaching Pedagogy from Beijing University China.

Ms. Warner

Camillie Warner
Inclusion
Educational Assistant
Camillie joined VVELC in 2004.

Ms. Wu

Miaomiao Wu
Chinese
Immersion EA
Miaomiao joined VVELC in 2017. She has a BS in Physical Education from Xuzhou Normal University and a MA in Sports Science from Beijing Sports University.

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