Welcome back Dent Elementary Families!
Below is an update on some new faces for our upcoming school year. This year we are welcoming many new faces and some familiar ones to our Dent Dragon team.
New to our Kindergarten team are Alyssa Vickers, Amanda Gutierrez Taylor, and Virginia Pinasco. Along with Mrs. Peoples, they will be joining Ms. Towner and Mrs. Plott in the “Land of the Littles.”
Michelle Fitzgerald is returning to the “Land of the Dragons” and joining our 1st grade teaching team.
Mrs. Deanne Sanchez will be going from teaching the little ‘Kinders’ to joining our dynamic 2nd grade squad which is excited for the new possibilities.
Courtney Knuth is joining our 4th grade squad.
Joining our Dent 5th grade team is Erica Valencia. Erica is a familiar face from Collegeville Elementary and is looking forward to collaborating and joining our Dragon team.
Also new to the team is our new psychologist/counselor Andrea Wever Gonzalez. Her office will be located in room 19. We are delighted that she will be on site five days a week to provide services to our students and push-in supports/observations as well.
Our special education team is welcoming on Jesse Mittelstadt; she will be joining the Learning Center offering our students RTI services and working alongside our amazing team. Originally from Idaho, she is eager and excited to join our community and district.
Joining our speech and language team this year are Elaine Chavez and Kacey Cheary. Elaine will serve as our five day a week SLP, K-5th and Kacey will serve our preschool kiddos. Their classrooms will be next to each other in rooms 24 (Cheary) and 25 (Chavez).
Our new 4th and 5th grade classroom music education teacher is Katie Steffanic, her classroom will be in room 20. She will be teaching our students music in terms of instrumental education and overall general music education.
Mayra Bravo will start the school year as our new administrative secretary and work closely with Theresa until August 31st, her actually day of retirement.
With that, we are looking forward to another exciting and eventful year here at Dent Elementary School. Until then, enjoy your remaining summer vacation days and we will see you in August!