Valley View Early Learning Center


3435 E. Sunrise Drive | Tucson, Az 85718
Phone: 520-209-7650 | Fax: 520-209-7664
School Hours: 7:00am - 5:30pm
AM CARE: 7:00am - 9:00am
PM CARE: 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Jennifer Dooley
Principal

 

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Our Staff

  Name   Position Education

 

     

 

 

Amy

Amy
Acuña
  Teacher Amy returned to CFSD in 2021. Fluent in Spanish, she taught Spanish Immersion at the elementary level prior to joining VVELC. She has a BA in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement from the University of Arizona and a MS in Education Methods from the State University of New York.  

Sharon

Sharon
Adams
  Educational
Assistant
Sharon joined VVELC in 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 for over 14 years.  

Amanda

Amanda
Blanchette
  Educational
Assistant
Amanda has been with CFSD since 2016 working as an Educational Assistant and started with VVELC in 2021. She hopes to soon finish her BA in Early Childhood Development.   

Jodi

Jodi
Boone-Sampsel
  Teacher Jodi joined VVELC in 2021. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona. She is certified in Elementary and Early Childhood Special Education and has an endorsement in Early Childhood Education.  

Kami

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

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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.

 

Kipley

Kipley
Evatt Burke
  Office Clerk/Health Assistant Kipley joined the CFSD family in 2018 after working at a local inclusion preschool for 4 years.  She transferred to VVELC in 2021 and has a BS in Marketing from Abilene Christian University.  

Clara

Clara
Felix
 

Spanish
Immersion
Teacher

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

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.

 

Louise

Louise
Imbody
  Educational Assistant

Louise has been an Educational Assistant in CFSD for over 6 years. Prior to joining VVELC in 2021, she worked with students at the elementary level.

 

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 twelve years.

 

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, as well 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 M

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.

 

Anna O

Anna
Orphan
 
  Educational
Assistant
Anna joined VVELC in 2021. For over 10 years, she has worked in Early Childhood Education in a private setting as a lead teacher, educational assistant and trainer. She has a BA in English from Kent State University in Ohio. She has volunteered as a reading coach with Literacy Connects and as an ESL coach with Literacy Volunteers of America.  

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 recently completed her Masters in Language Reading and Culture with an ECE emphasis also from 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.  

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.

 
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.

 

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