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


Facebook IconTwitter Icon



Our Staff

Name Position
Education

Ms. Adams

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 10 years.

Ms Bailey

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.

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.

Ms.Bustamante

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.

Ms. Candelaria

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.

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. 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. Currently, she is working on her Masters in
Art Education and Visual Culture.

Ms. De Luca

Laura
DeLuca

Teacher

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

Ms. Dooley

Jennifer
Dooley
Principal Jen returns to VVELC after a two year teaching assignment at one of CFSD’s elemenatry
schools. She started her CFSD career in 2005 at VVELC. She has a Masters in
Early Childhood Education as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership with
a principal certification.

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. Gomes

Melissa
Gomes

Educational
Assistant

Melissa has been with VVELC since 2016. She has a BS in Justice Systems. Currently, she is
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-Purdue
University, Indianapolis, IN.

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 the University of Arizona. Currently, she is working on her Masters in Early Childhood
Education at Grand Canyon University.

Ms. Hartman

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.

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 as well as a Masters in Speech Communication from
San Jose State University. Currently, she is working on a Masters in Early Childhood Education
at Arizona State University.
Name
Position
Education

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. 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.


Name
Position
Education

Ms. Marx

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.

Ms. Mendoza

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.

Ms.Miller

Savannah
Miller
Teacher

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

Ms. Palmer

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.

Ms. Pappas

Maria-Kathrine Pappas
Teacher

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

Ms. Korotko

Michelle Reamer


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

Ms. Rodriguez

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.

Name
Position
Education

Ms. Rosthenhausler

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.

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 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.

Ms. Shinn

Eleanor
Shinn
Preschool
Activity
Leader
Eleanor joined VVELC in 2017. She is currently a Senior 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.

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.


Name
Position
Education

Ms. Stevenson

Aiko
Stevenson
Educational
Assistant

Aiko is in her twelfth year with CFSD and joined VVELC in 2017. She has started work on her
BA in Early Childhood Education at Grand Canyon University.

Ms. Styrmoe

Jean
Styrmoe

Teacher

Jean has been with VVELC since 2011. She has a BA in Elementary Education with an Early
Childhood Education Endorsement.

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. Volpp

Emily
Volpp

Educational
Assistant

Emily joined VVELC in 2018. She started her teaching in After School programming and found
joy in working with the youngest learners. For seven years, she has been teaching toddler and
preschool aged children.

Ms. Wang

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

Ms. Warner

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.

Ms. Wu

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.

Ms. Young

Debbie
Young

Educational
Assistant
Debbie joined VVELC in 2018. Her Massachusetts certification was in Health and Physical
Education. Although she worked many years at the K-8 grade level, her focus has been in
Early Childhood Education for the last five years.

WEB ACCESSIBILITY

CFSD is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities.

Should any user have difficulty accessing the content of this site, please see Web Accessibility Guidelines for assistance.