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Faculty & Staff

Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Our dedicated and caring staff consists of many experienced teachers and support staff as well as others new to the educational professions who provide enthusiasm and fresh new ideas. The Ellsworth staff stresses growth, individual responsibility, and problem solving in a collaborative effort among students, parents, educators, and the community.

Administration and Front Office

Name     Email Ext.
Santa Dunker Principal Send E-mail 3527
Josie Carpenter Admin Assistant Send E-mail  3525
Delia Buckentin Attendance/Registrar Send E-mail  1502
Amber Austin Health Office Send E-mail 3523
Joryann  Joynt Counselor Send E-mail  3528
Erin Gomez Social Worker    1321


Name     Email
Tamara Olin   Kinder Prep  
Sara Marquez   Young Coyotes  
    Combs Kidz  


Name     Email
Kylie Shope Kinder  
Dona  Gill Kinder  
Laura Lindstrom Kinder  

First Grade

Name     Email
Carrie Eckhoff 1st Send E-mail
Carol Hunter 1st  
Rachael Schweickert 1st Send E-mail

Second Grade

Name     Email
Sarah Dixon 2nd
Bridget Lopez 2nd Send E-mail
Destiny Valenzano 2nd

Third Grade

Name     Email
Brittney Willis 3rd
Rockale White 3rd
Carrie McClure 3rd Send E-mail

Fourth Grade

Name     Email
Jamie Devriese 4th Send E-mail
Alexandra  Pippett 4th
Linda Shively 4th Send E-mail

Fifth Grade

Name     Email
Alexandra Pantastico 5th
Katelin  Jordan 5th
Eileen   Keller 5th

Sixth Grade

Name     Email
Jennie McGuire  6th
Caitlin Carskadon 6th
Tiffiny  Smart 6th

Structured Classes

Name   Position Email
Kay Strebe ALS Send E-mail
Tanya Besaw ALS
Kathy Cassillo ALS


Name   Position Email
Rodney Kehmeier PE  
Guido Lavorata Orchestra Send E-mail
Anthony Johnny Band, 1&2 Music Send E-mail
Suzana Battaglia Technology Send E-mail
Lora Rael Library  
Adam  Winters Music   

Instructional Support

Name   Position Email
  Dee  Ketchum-Harvey Resource 4-6  
  Kelli Bond Instructional Coach  
 Meredith Brennan Speech Send E-mail
 Jaci Douglas Resource K-3  
 Brendan Stynes Prog Specialist Send E-mail
 Michelle Lopez Psychologist  
 Lhea Carbajal Title 1 Rdg Specialist Send E-mail
 Nancy Allen OT Send E-mail
 Brenda Septer PT Send E-mail

Paraprofessionals and Support Staff

Grant Kukuk Resource Para-Pro   
Cheryl Campton Para-Pro ALS   
Karen Corona Para-Pro   
Nichole  Horsely   Resource Para Pro  
Annie  Peterson ParaPro ALS  
Jazmin Afshar Resource Para-Pro   
Flor Lara Resource ParaPro  
Julian Turner Para Pro ALS  
Jennifer McGuire  Resource Para Pro  
Peggy Carter Para Pro ALS Send E-mail
McKinna Carnes Para-Pro ALS  
Brandy Romero Para-Pro ALS   
Laurie Dittel   Noon Aide  
Kaytlin Dean 
  Noon Aide  
Reyna Garcia    Noon Aide   

Food Service and Custodians

Name     E-mail Ext.
Aurelia Aguayo Custodian Send E-mail 1217
Richard Cassillo Lead Custodian Send E-mail 1217
Jose Sanchez Night Custodian  Send E-mail 1217
Jan Bowser Kitchen Manager  Send E-mail 3524
Nina Balestreri Cook   3524
    Food Service   3524