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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
Elfida Telles 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  
Janelle Hall Kinder-AM Send E-mail
Laura Lindstrom Kinder-PM Send E-mail

First Grade

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

Second Grade

Name     Email
Alex Velazquez 2nd  
Bridget Lopez 2nd Send E-mail
Alexis Bonenberger 2nd Send E-mail

Third Grade

Name     Email
Kelli Bond 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
Rhea Bown 5th  
Eileen Keller 5th  
 Michelle  Alvillar 5th Send E-mail

Sixth Grade

Name     Email
Madison Corum 6th  
Patty Shillingburg 6th  
Tiffiny  Smart 6th  

Structured Classes

Name   Position Email
Kay Strebe ALS Send E-mail
Tanya Besaw ALS  
Heidi   Knoblock ALS Send E-mail


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
  Amanda Stevens SLP ALS  Send E-mail
  Dee  Ketchum-Harvey Resource 4-6  
  Jeremy  Banks Resource Teacher  
  Alyssa Debois Coach  
 Meredith Brennan Speech Send E-mail
 Giovanna Alaimo 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 ALS  
Vanita Harris Sub-Para-Pro ALS  
Karen Berkey  Resource Para Pro  
Ruby  Lopez Sub-ParaPro ALS  
Ann Miramontes ParaPro ALS  
Flor Lara ParaPro ALS  
Hannah Silverstein Para Pro ALS  
Jennifer McGuire  Resource Para Pro  
Lora Rael Media Center Send E-mail
Peggy Carter Para Pro ALS Send E-mail
Sandra Seufert Resource Para-Pro 4-6  
Wendy Singleton Pre-K-Para  
 Debra  Peterson LPN 1-1 Send E-maill
    Noon Aide  
Terri Yazzied   Noon Aide  
    Noon Aide   

Food Service and Custodians

Name     E-mail Ext.
Aurelia Aguayo Custodian Send E-mail 1563
Richard Cassillo Lead Custodian Send E-mail 1563
Jose Sanchez Night Custodian  Send E-mail 1563
Sharon Richards P/T Custodian   1563
Jan Bowser Kitchen Manager  Send E-mail 3524
Nina Balestreri Cook   3524
Mattie Aguilar Food Service   3524