Elementary Staff

    5th open - Fifth Grade Teacher

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    Fifth Grade Teacher

    Phone: 480-807-1100

    Holly Combs - Second Grade Teacher

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    Second Grade Teacher

    Home Phone: 480-807-1100

    Kelly Czenkanski - Special Education Teacher

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    Special Education Teacher

    Phone: 480-334-5484

    Justine Drennon - Fourth Grade Teacher

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    Fourth Grade Teacher

    Phone: 480-807-1100

    Justine Fair - Third Grade Teacher

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    Third Grade Teacher

    Phone: 480-807-1100

    Chelsea Goodman - First Grade Teacher

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    First Grade Teacher

    Biography:

    My name is Chelsea Goodman and I have been teaching at Learning Foundation and Performing Arts since 2008.  I teach a first grade class and I am a highly qualified teacher.  Before moving to Mesa, I taught for three years at a charter school in Tucson. I attended The University of Arizona where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Teaching truly is my passion and I love coming to work every day!  In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies and going for a run. I also love to eat anything sweet. My day is not complete without my sweet treat!

    Laura Gorton - Sixth Grade Teacher

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    Sixth Grade Teacher

    Phone: 480-807-1100

    Deanna Mason - Kindergarten Teacher

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    Kindergarten Teacher

    Home Phone: 480-807-1100

    Hana McCain - Title 1 Teacher

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    Title 1 Teacher

    Home Phone: 480-807-1100 AIM: hmccain@lfapa.org

    Cherry Pompao - Title 1 Tutor

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    Title 1 Tutor

    Biography:

    I, Cherry Jean Pompeo, teach Keyboards, Volunteer Explorations, Peer Leadership, and Life Skills at Learning foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa in Mesa, Arizona.  I am also qualified to work in our before and after care program.  I have worked for LFPA since 2001.  I have a degree in Master of Arts and Fine Arts and I am an Arizona Highly Qualified Teacher.

    My hobbies are drawing, painting, piano, Hawaiian guitar, cake decorating, sewing, flower arranging, cooking, canning, gardening, scrap booking, ceramics, wood crafts, weaving, crochet, knitting, and reading to my 27 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    Elvis Richardson - Title 1 Tutor

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    Title 1 Tutor

    Sandra Strohacker - Physical Education Teacher

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    Physical Education Teacher

    Home Phone: 480-807-1100

    Symantha Wright - Instructional Assistant Special Education

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    Instructional Assistant Special Education

    Secondary Staff

      Aleisha Asijie - 7-8 Math / Science Teacher

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      7-8 Math / Science Teacher

      Phone: 480-807-1100

      Shayne LaValley - 7-8 English Teacher

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      7-8 English Teacher

      Elective Staff

        Raeni Dawn - Dance Teacher / Art Teacher

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        Dance Teacher / Art Teacher

        Home Phone: 480-807-1100

        Shayne LaValley - Student Council / Leadership / English Tutorials

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        Student Council / Leadership / English Tutorials

        Cherry Pompao - Musical Keyboards / Life Skills / Volunteer Explorations

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        Musical Keyboards / Life Skills / Volunteer Explorations

        Biography:

        I, Cherry Jean Pompeo, teach Keyboards, Volunteer Explorations, Peer Leadership, and Life Skills at Learning foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa in Mesa, Arizona.  I am also qualified to work in our before and after care program.  I have worked for LFPA since 2001.  I have a degree in Master of Arts and Fine Arts and I am an Arizona Highly Qualified Teacher.

        My hobbies are drawing, painting, piano, Hawaiian guitar, cake decorating, sewing, flower arranging, cooking, canning, gardening, scrap booking, ceramics, wood crafts, weaving, crochet, knitting, and reading to my 27 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

        Elvis Richardson - Elementary Physical Education

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        Elementary Physical Education

        Biography:

        Elvis Richardson has been a teacher since 2002 and has been teaching at Learning Foundation and Performing Arts since 2006.  He was born in Oklahoma and has three children, Brian, Jasyn, and Ahrya.   Mr. Richardson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University in Kansas and is an Arizona Highly Qualified Teacher.  He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and his interests include politics, golf, chess, and coaching fast pitch softball.

        Jennifer Whiting - Musical Theater Teacher/Choir Director

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        Musical Theater Teacher/Choir Director

        Home Phone: 480-807-1100