Administration & Faculty

The number-one priority of every administrator, teacher, and staff member at Thomas Edison is to facilitate the success and growth of every student who enters our building. Our highly qualified teachers and staff take advantage of the latest curriculum guidelines and work together to provide students with an educational experience that will prepare them for success in the 21st century. 

We encourage good communication between parents and teachers, so if you have any questions or concerns, please call or email. We’d love to hear from you!

Administration

AnakaritaAllen

Anakarita Allen
Executive Director/Superintendent
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KevinChavez

Kevin Chavez
Principal
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Mr. Chávez has worked in education as a teacher and administrator for over 20 years (in the United States and Argentina). He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University–Portland and a bachelor of science degree in elementary education/special education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He has worked in education as a classroom teacher, a site-based program coordinator, a central office instructional coach/teacher on special assignment, and as an administrator.

Mr. Chávez is a founding member of the Association for Two-Way and Dual Language Education and currently serves as the chairperson of their board. He believes that we will create global citizens who are ready to become our future leaders by providing access to well-articulated, high-quality programs that focus on academic achievement, inclusive practices, and the promotion of positive self-esteem.

Mr. Chávez is passionate about TECA’s emphasis on arts education, and as a person who gained a deeper understating of Spanish through arts education himself, sees it as a means of better understanding culture and the self. His passion and drive are to serve students and families with innovative services and supports that address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Mr. Chávez believes that teaching and learning begins with truly knowing who our students are and how our mindsets impact student learning.

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HeidiLeintz

Heidi Leintz
Vice Principal
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AndrewTuomey

Andrew Tuomey
Director of Student and School Programs
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Faculty

Esther Calvo
Kindergarten Dual Language Spanish Teacher
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Amanda Cruz
Kindergarten English Dual Language Teacher
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Nicole Penn
Kindergarten Teacher
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Dafni Sahpazis
Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
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Michelle Phreaner
1st Grade English Dual Language Teacher
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Isabel Perez-Fernandez
1st Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Louie Ngo
1st Grade Teacher
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Madison Bruno
2nd Grade Teacher
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Kristen Cahill
2nd Grade English Dual Language Teacher
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Angela Vicente Lazaro
2nd Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Amelia Clay
3rd Grade Teacher English Pathway
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Katherine Corey
3rd Grade Dual Language English Teacher
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Jaime Gomez Garcia
3rd Grade Dual Language Spanish Teacher
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Warinka Ostolaza Fernandez
4th Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Anjalee Beverly
4th Grade Teacher English Pathway
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Jena-lee Rogers
4th Grade Teacher English Pathway
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Ariel Epstein-Norris
5th Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Abbey Greenwood
5th Grade Teacher English Pathway
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Jason Kushner
5th Grade Teacher English Pathway
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Bianca Colon
6th Grade Teacher English & Social Studies
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Catherine Cook
6th Grade Teacher Math & Science
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Michael Reekers
6th/7th Grade Dual English Social Studies
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Aline Gomez Luviano
7th Grade Dual Language Teacher
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Jacob Polley
7th Grade Teacher English & Social Studies
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Amanda Deigan
8th Grade Core (Math, Science, Lang. Arts) & Instructional Support
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Gaynor Lloyd
8th Grade Math and Science Teacher
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Michael Reekers
8th Grade Teacher Social Studies
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Melissa Richardson
TSA - Literacy Coach Middle School / RTI
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Adam Muhtaseb
Physical Education TK-8th Teacher
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Roxanne Seliger
Dance and Movement TK-8th Grade
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Rachel Wood
Art Teacher TK-8th Grade
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Sonia Contreras
Spanish Teacher TK-8th Grade/Intermediate Dual Language Teacher
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Dana Rothermel
TSA - Librarian/Media Arts/RTI
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Jennifer Smith
TSA - Math Instructional Support/STEAM/RTI
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Kyle Blase
Music TK-8th Grade Teacher
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Rebecca De Villiers
School Secretary
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Mikka Kelly
Resident Substitute
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District Office

Rina Melendez
Director of Finance
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Executive Assistant

Hans Meimban
Intern Information Officer
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Jopierre Davis
Compliance Projects Administrative Support
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Lupe Aguilera
TSA - District Reporting, Student Data, & Enrollment
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Student Support Staff

Amy Anderson
Special Education Teacher (Lead)
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Monica Armenta-Gomez
Food Services Manager / Coordinator
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Carina Campos
Interim Office Manager
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Chase Eiseman
Student Security Lead
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William Estrada
Student Security Lead
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Maria Garcia
Food Service Aide
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Melissa Garcia
Bilingual Spanish/English School Aide
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Pheiona Gaynor
Food Services Assistant Coordinator
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Sarah Goldberg
Food Service Aide
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Sandra Hernandez
Payroll & Benefits Officer
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Sandra Huerta
Parent Liaison
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Cecilia Ibarra
Food Service Aide
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Andrew Johnson
Student Support Aide
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Evelyn Li
Jr. Accountant & Procurement Specialist
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Teresita del Carmen Llovera
Special Education Teacher/Case Manager
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Francine Mays
Health Aide
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Andrea Mendoza
Bilingual Spanish/English School Aide
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Martha (Paulina) Mendoza
School Aide Bilingual Spanish/English
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Marianna Ortiz-Berny
Bilingual Spanish/English School Aide/SPED
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Sarah Poole
SPED Paraprofessional
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Lucy Rodriguez
School Aide Bilingual Spanish/English
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Maria Soriano-Miranda
Head Counselor
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Cara Sternberg
TSA - Dual & EL Coordinator/RTI
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Marissa Vickery
Food Service Aide
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Nora Vidaurre
Head Custodian
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