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: 2:30pm - 6:00pm

Jennifer Dooley
Principal


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Our Staff

  Name   Position Education

Ms. Adams

Sharon
Adams
  Educational
Assistant

Sharon has been with VVELC since 2018. Educated and trained as a dental assistant, she found her passion for early learning when volunteering in her granddaughter’s pre-K classroom. She made a career change, and has been teaching in early  childhood settings ever since then.

 

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Sandee
Bailey
  Educational
Assistant

Sandee has been with VVELC since 2005. She has a BS from Eastern Montana College with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Biology.

 

Dot

Dot
Ballantyne
  Educational
Assistant

Dot joined VVELC in 2019. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Washington. She has a passion for working with children from birth - age 5 and has been an educational assistant in early childhood settings for over 5 years.

 
Amy Amy
Bock
 

Clerk/Health

Assistant

Amy joined VVELC in 2019. She has transitioned from a medical office to the school setting.

Kristy

Kristy
Bonet
  Teacher

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.

 

Marta

Marta Bustamante  

Spanish
Immersion
Educational
Assistant

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.  

Lucita Candelaria   Spanish
Immersion
Educational
Assistant
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.  

Kami

Kami
Carr
  Educational
Assistant
Kami joined VVELC in 2016. She has an AA in Business from the Universityof Phoenix.  
Abby Abby
Cleveland
  Educational
Assistant

Abby has been an Educational Assistant in CFSD for several years. Prior to joining the VVELC staff, she worked with Elementary students.

Rada

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

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Mckenzie
DeCoite
  Teacher

McKenzie has been with VVELC since 2014. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Western Washington University.

 

Ms. De Luca

Laura
De Luca
 

Inclusion/
Special
Education
Teacher

Laura joined VVELC in 2018. She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA and is certified in Early Childhood Special Education. She brings 20 years of experience in Early Childhood programs and has a passion for Project Work with young children.

 

Ms. Dooley

Jennifer
Dooley
  Principal

Jen started her CFSD career in 2005 as a teacher at Valley View.  She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership with a principal certification.

 

Clara

Clara
Felix
 

Spanish
Immersion
Teacher

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

Cate

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

Anne

Anne
Gruber
 

Educational
Assistant

Anne joined VVELC in 2019 after 9 years of subbing. She has a K-12 Multi-subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

 

Nancy

Nancy
Hartman
 

Inclusion/
Special
Education
Teacher

Nancy has been with VVELC since 2004. She has a Masters in Special Education Severe,  Profound and Multiple Disabilities from the University of Arizona.

 

Melissa

Melissa
Hatt
  Teacher

Melissa joined VVELC in 2019. She has a BA in Elementary Education and endorsement in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University.

 
Karynina

Karynina Johnson

 

Educational
Assistant

Karynina joined VVELC in 2019. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. She has worked with children and families in the educational setting for over eleven years in Head Start and local preschool programs.

Kelli

Kelli
Johnston
 

Educational
Assistant

Kelli is joining VVELC in 2019 after enjoying many years volunteering in classrooms with children of varying ages. She has a BA from Scripps College with a major in Psychology and minor in Studio Art.

 

Erika

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. Lee

Dana
Lee
  Teacher

Dana returned to VVELC in 2018 upon completing her BA in Early Childhood Education. She taught several years at VVELC as an Inclusion Educational Assistant. She is working on a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education.

 
Sam

Samantha Mainman

  Teacher

Sam joined VVELC in 2019. For five years, she has been working with early childhood children from various backgrounds. She has a BS in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona, aswell as a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the College of Charleston.

Lu

Lu
Marx
  Educational
Assistant

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

 

Laura
Mendoza
  Spanish
Immersion
Educational
Assistant
 
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.  

Savannah

Savannah
Miller
  Teacher
 

Savannah joined VVELC in 2018. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from The University of Arizona.

 

LaTisha

Latisha
Palmer
  Educational
Assistant

Latisha has been with VVELC since 2016 and is a SETTA grant recipient for Post BA studies in Special Education in Early Childhood. She has a BA in Social Behavioral Science with minors in General Business and Spanish from the University of Arizona.

 

Maria-Kathrine

Maria-Kathrine Pappas   Teacher

Maria-Kathrine has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education.

 

Michelle

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

Vanessa

Vanessa
Rodriguez
  Spanish
Immersion
Teacher
Vanessa has been with VVELC since 2015. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona. She is enrolled in a Literacy Masters program at the University of Arizona.  

Leah

Leah
Rosthenhausler
  Teacher

Leah has been with VVELC since 2015. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. She holds an Elementary Education certification with an Early Childhood Endorsement.

 

Lizette

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.
 

Beth

Beth
Semonsky
  Speech and
Language
Pathologist

Beth has been with VVELC since 1999. She has a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Marywood University in Scranton, PA and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech Language Hearing Association.

 

Ms. Shepard

Zhiwei
Shepard
  Chinese
Immersion
Teacher

Zhiwei has been with CFSD since 2015 and joined VVELC in 2018. She has BA in English Education from Qufu Normal University, China. She has an Arizona Standard Professional Elementary, K-8 teaching certificate and an Early Childhood Endorsement. She has been teaching Chinese Immersion classes since 2011.

 

Anna

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.  

Ms. Spiegel

Karen
Spiegel
  Physical
Therapist

Karen has worked at VVELC since 2000. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1977 with a degree in Physical Therapy. She received her Masters Degree in Motor Control in 1993 from the University of Arizona. She was a fellow in the Arizona Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities through the University of Arizona Medical School.

 

Aiko

Aiko
Stevenson
  Educational
Assistant

Aiko joined VVELC in 2017, and she is currently working on her BS in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University.

 

Ms. Styrmoe

Jean
Styrmoe
  Teacher

Jean has been with VVELC since 2011. She has a BA from the University of Arizona in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Education Endorsement.

 
Ming-Hui

Ming-Hui
Tseng

 

Chinese
Immersion
Educational
Assistant

Ming-Hui has been with VVELC since 2019, initially working as a substitute teacher for CFSD. She has a BA in Fashion Management from University of Art London, U.K. and a BA in Fashion Design from Shin Chien University, Taiwan. 

Elva

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

Bea

Beatriz
Villaba
 

Inclusion
Educational
Assistant

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

Camille

Camille
Warner
  Inclusion
Educational
Assistant

Camille started in CFSD in 2004, and joined VVELC in 2005. She looks forward to completing her BA in Early Childhood Education once her children are a little older.

 

Miaomiao

Miaomiao
Wu
  Educational
Assistant

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.

 

Konnie

Konnie Yazzie

 

Educational
Assistant

Konnie joined VVELC in 2019. She has been working with children in early childhood classrooms for over 3 years and is currently pursuing a BA in Early Childhood education at Western New Mexico University.

 

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