Meet Our Faculty and Staff

We are fortunate to have such a high quality of administration, faculty, and support staff members at Country Place Elementary. Our teachers hail from Seattle to Syracuse, Charleston to Chicago, and we’ve even imported from Hawaii. When we mix this new blood with our homegrown talent, we can offer you a rich foundation on which to base your children’s learning experiences.

 

Administration


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  • Cagle Dr. Michael
    Dr. Michael Cagle Principal cagle.mike@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Fort Worth, TX

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Rooting for the University of Arizona, NASCAR, reading, learning and teaching about leadership and the 7 Habits, positive psychology, Dallas Cowboys, basketball, watching the Walking Dead, everything Star Wars, playing games with my boys, and country.

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    Dr. Michael Cagle
  • Hubbell Amelia
    Amelia Hubbell Assistant Principal hubbell.amelia@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Navajo, NM

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Hiking, going to the gym, shopping, and traveling.

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    Amelia Hubbell
  • Palacios Kristina
    Kristina Palacios Dean of Students Palacios.Kristina@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Chandler, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    Hiking, baking, sewing, and reading.

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    Kristina Palacios

Office Support


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  • Amaro Brianna
    Brianna Amaro Administrative Secretary amaro.brianna@littletonaz.org (623) 478-6102
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    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Music Class

    Hobbies
    DIY projects, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

     


    Brianna Amaro
  • Espana Ruby
    Ruby Espana Office Support Specialist, Sr. espana.ruby@littletonaz.org 623-478-6103
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    Hometown
    Salinas, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Collecting memorabilia

     


    Ruby Espana

Teachers

Kindergarten


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  • Hanns Anastasia
    Anastasia Hanns Kindergarten SEI Hanns.Anastasia@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Cashion, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    I began teaching when I worked at the Brighter Angels Learning Center while I was attending college to earn my bachelor's in education. I then got my first job in the Creighton School District teaching first grade at Larry C. Kennedy School. I taught four years in this school and then moved here to Country Place where I plan on staying for a very long time.

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Softball and hiking

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    Anastasia Hanns
  • Meza-Valdez Anali
    Anali Meza-Valdez Kindergarten meza.anali@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    ELA

    Hobbies
    Crafting, DIYs, and traveling.

     


    Anali Meza

First Grade


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  • Meza Maria
    Maria Meza First Grade ELD Meza.Maria@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Yuma, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    I student taught at Country Place for the 2012–2013 school year, and I have been teaching here since.

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Photography and baking.

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    Maria Meza
  • York Jessica
    Jessica York First Grade York.Jessica@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Kingman, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Cake decorating and sports.

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    Jessica York

Second Grade


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  • Hernandez Alejandra
    Alejandra Hernandez Second Grade hernandez.alejandra@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Los Angeles, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    I like going hiking and to the movies.

    “Cerritos


    Alejandra Hernandez
  • Tafolla Edward
    Edward Tafolla Second Grade tafolla.edward@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Los Angeles, CA

    Where I Started Teaching
    Country Place Leadership Academy

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Spending time with family, reading books, and traveling.

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    Edward Tafolla

Third Grade


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  • De La Cruz Jemille
    Jemille De La Cruz Third Grade delacruz.jemille@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Rio Rico, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    Nogales, Arizona

    Favorite Subject
    ELA

    Hobbies
    I like to scrapbook. I like to go to the movies, go dancing, and be with friends and family.


    Jemille De La Cruz
  • Hill Lynette
    Lynette Hill Third Grade Hill.Lynette@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Goodyear, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    Country Place Elementary in 2010

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Reading and wakeboarding.

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    Lynette Hill
  • Serrano Maria
    Maria Serrano Third Grade Serrano.Maria@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Duarte, CA

    Where I Started Teaching
    I started in the education field in 2000 in the Cartwright District as a kindergarten paraprofessional. In 2005, I moved to the Littleton District at Country Place where I began working as a kindergarten paraprofessional and a SPED paraprofessional. I moved to my own classroom in 2014 to teach third grade at CPLA and counting.

    Favorite Subject
    Reading

    Hobbies
    Spending time with family and crafting.

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    Maria Serrano

Fourth Grade


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  • Felix Vanessa
    Vanessa Felix Fourth Grade felix.vanessa@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Panorama City, CA

    Favorite Subject
    ELA/Reading

    Hobbies
    Reading, watching shows/movies, and spending time with friends and family.

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    Vanessa Felix
  • Mainord Daniel
    Daniel Mainord Fourth Grade Mainord.Daniel@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Riverside, CA

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Running, sports, and stock market watching.

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    Daniel Mainord
  • Suarez-Ruiz Rocio
    Rocio Suarez-Ruiz Fourth Grade Suarez-Ruiz.Rocio@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    San Luis, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    Gadsden Elementary School District in San Luis, Arizona.

    Favorite Subject
    Social Studies

    Hobbies
    Movies, family time, and camping.

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    Rocio Suarez-Ruiz
  • Trzepacz Astrid
    Astrid Trzepacz Fourth Grade trzepacz.astrid@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    El Paso, TX

    Where I Started Teaching
    Texas

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Reading, watching movies, and puzzles.

    Message
    Great minds don't always think alike.

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    Astrid Garcia

Fifth Grade


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  • Morin Anitra
    Anitra Morin Fifth Grade morin.anitra@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Joplin, MO

    Where I Started Teaching
    Estrella Mountain Elementary

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    I enjoy spending time with family, reading, and running.

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    Anitra Morin
  • Sobelman Stacey
    Stacey Sobelman Fifth Grade sobelman.stacey@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    St. Louis, MO

    Where I Started Teaching
    Country Place Leadership Academy

    Favorite Subject
    Writing

    Hobbies
    Crafts, reading, and watching sports.

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    Stacey Sobelman
  • Williams Jenna
    Jenna Williams Fifth Grade williams.jenna@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    San Diego, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Recess

    Hobbies
    Hiking and watercolor

    “Rio


    Jenna Williams

Sixth Grade


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  • Dhennin Juliette
    Juliette Dhennin Sixth Grade History dhennin.juliette@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Riverside, CA

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Reading, knitting, and board games.

    ASU


    Juliette Dhennin
  • Fitzgerald Shannon
    Shannon Fitzgerald Sixth Grade ELA fitzgerald.shannon@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Swimming, walking, watching movies.

    Message
    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Hello. My name is Shannon Fitzgerald, and I am your child's sixth grade English Language Arts teacher this school year. I am very excited to begin working with your child to help make this a successful year for him or her. This will be an excellent year for your child. I am looking forward to helping your child succeed academically.

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    Shannon Fitzgerald
  • Gerber Alexandra
    Alexandra Gerber Sixth Grade Math gerber.alexandra@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Glendale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Math and language arts

    Hobbies
    I play four different instruments. I love to paint and read books. I absolutely love snowboarding and getting active.

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    Alexandra Gerber
  • Mancillas Jaylean
    Jaylean Mancillas Sixth Grade Science mancillas.jaylean@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Math and science

    Hobbies
    Crochet

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    Jaylean Mancillas

Seventh Grade


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  • Ramirez Aileen
    Aileen Ramirez Seventh Grade Math ramirez.aileen@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    East Los Angeles, CA

    Favorite Subject
    Math and literature

    Hobbies
    Reading, crocheting, traveling, and love to continue learning new things.

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    Aileen Ramirez

Eighth Grade


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  • Hooks Stephanie
    Stephanie Hooks Eighth Grade Math hooks.stephanie@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Singing, hanging with my son and family, traveling, and sports (volleyball, softball, basketball, and football).

    “Grand“Walden


    Stephanie Hooks
  • McCleery Randy
    Randy McCleery Eighth Grade Science mccleery.randy@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Mesa, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Science and music

    Hobbies
    Technology, music, and photography

    “Northern


    Randy McCleery
  • Tillmon Kori
    Kori Tillmon Eighth Grade ELA tillmon.kori@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Detroit, MI

    Favorite Subject
    English

    Hobbies
    Learning piano, baking, taking cruises, and True Crime.

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    Kori Tillmon

Special Areas


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  • Crowe Brayden
    Brayden Crowe PE crowe.brayden@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Wichita, KS

    Where I Started Teaching
    Quentin Elementary School

    Favorite Subject
    PE, psychology, and sociology.

    Hobbies
    Exercising, reading, and hiking.

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    Brayden Crowe
  • Garcia Roberta
    Roberta Garcia Gifted garcia.roberta@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Cashion, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    ELA

    Hobbies
    Gym, sports, and traveling.

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    Roberta Garcia

Related Services


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  • Cheema Rajwant
    Rajwant Cheema 7–8 Resource Exceptional Learning cheema.rajwant@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Punjab, India

    Favorite Subject
    Science

    Hobbies
    Hiking, painting, cooking, and reading.

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    Rajwant Cheema
  • Dolejs Aimee
    Aimee Dolejs Psychologist dolejs.aimee@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Surprise, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    Ohio

    Favorite Subject
    Psychology

    Hobbies
    Spending time with my family, reading, and exercise.

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    Aimee Dolejs
  • Reed-Smith Ishmia
    Ishmia Reed-Smith CC 3–4 Exceptional Learning reedsmith.ishmia@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    San Diego, CA

    Where I Started Teaching
    Quentin Elementary School

    Favorite Subject
    Social studies and reading

    Hobbies
    Hiking, reading, movies, and time with family.

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    Ishmia Reed-Smith
  • Ybarra Nichole
    Nichole Ybarra Reading Interventionist ybarra.nichole@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Avondale, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Spending time with my family and watching football.

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    Nichole Ybarra

School Support


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  • Clark Angelica
    Angelica Clark Early Childhood Paraprofessional angelica.clark@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    Art, recess, and history

    Hobbies
    Art, painting, drawing, creating, reading, and spending quality time with my two sons and my dog.

    “Grand Canyon University


    Angelica Clark
  • Delgado Yesenia
    Yesenia Delgado Childhood Paraprofessional delgado.yesenia@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Los Mochis, Sinaloa

    Favorite Subject
    Music

    Hobbies
    Hiking

     


    Yesenia Delgado
  • Gutierrez Marie
    Marie Gutierrez Media Center Clerk gutierrez.marie@littletonaz.org 623-478-6109
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    Hometown
    Gilmanton, WI

    Favorite Subject
    Art

    Hobbies
    Decorating, gardening, and hatching chicks in my incubator.

     

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    Marie Gutierrez
  • Jaramillo Jessica
    Jessica Jaramillo Permanent Substitute jaramillo.jessica@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Phoenix, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    ELA and science

    Hobbies
    Reading, crafting, and spending time with family.

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    Jessica Jaramillo
  • Larm Kathy
    Kathy Larm Student Achievement Coach larm.kathy@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Duluth, GA

    Where I Started Teaching
    I started to teach at Rainbow Valley Elementary School.

    Favorite Subject
    Math

    Hobbies
    Reading, hiking, decorating, and spending time with my family.

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    Kathy Larm
  • Leppla Christine
    Christine Leppla Permanent Substitute leppla.christine@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Long Island, NY

    Favorite Subject
    Reading Literature

    Hobbies
    Reading and listening to podcasts.

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    Christine Leppla
  • Lopez Eugenia
    Eugenia Lopez Seventh Grade Paraprofessional lopez.eugenia@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Buckeye

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Cooking

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    Eugenia Lopez
  • Rodriguez Maria
    Maria Rodriguez Resource Paraprofessional 2–5 rodriguez.maria@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Tolleson, AZ

    Favorite Subject
    History

    Hobbies
    Camping and gambling

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    Maria Rodriquez
  • Rubalcaba Linda
    Linda Rubalcaba Resource Paraprofessional 5–8 rubalcaba.linda@littletonaz.org
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    Hometown
    Cashion, AZ

    Where I Started Teaching
    Country Place gave me the opportunity to be a special education paraprofessional for the 2017–2018 school year. This is a new adventure for me, as I had worked in the judicial system and as a criminal courtroom clerk for over 20 years.

    Favorite Subject
    Reading and English

    Hobbies
    Cooking, reading, sewing for Stitches of Love, crafts, selling Avon, and spending time with my kids and grandkids.

     


    Linda Rubalcaba

Custodians


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