Sunrise
Elementary School
9943 28th Street, Yuma, AZ 85367
Front view of Sunrise Elementary

Sunrise Staff

Every member of the Sunrise staff treats our students with care and respect. We focus on inspiring students as we help them achieve academic and personal excellence. Sunrise features some of the best teachers, staff, and volunteers in the state of Arizona! We truly have great people. We know you’ll agree that good communication between the school and the parents improves the overall education and development of our kids. We invite you to get to know the Sunrise teachers and support staff. We think they’re great—and you will too.

Principal and Office Staff

Suzzette Whelchel
Principal
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Janna Baker
Secretary
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Hilda Holguin
Clerk
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Jennifer Krizay
Health Aide
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Elysa Pomeroy
Parent Liason
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Teachers

Kindergarten

Bethany Gaspar
Kindergarten
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Laura Lambert
Kindergarten
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Arelieen Lemke
Kindergarten
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Aneli Obregon
Kindergarten
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First Grade

Marie Bontadelli
First Grade
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Megan Cox
First Grade
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Lindsey Esposito
First Grade
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Katherine Westmoreland
First Grade
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Second Grade

Yanely Barrios
Second Grade
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Amanda Brooks
Second Grade
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Frances Flynn
Second Grade
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Rebecca Pinon
Second Grade
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Third Grade

Sharron Heppel-Vazquez
Third Grade
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Ana Hernandez
Third Grade
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Megan Knueppel
Third Grade
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Megan Tipple
Third Grade
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Fourth Grade

Kathryn Diaz
Fourth Grade
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Bethaney Edwards
Fourth Grade
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Stephanie Lloyd
Fourth Grade
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Fifth Grade

Maria De La Cruz
Fifth Grade
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Don Duquette
Fifth Grade
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Ryann Travers
Fifth Grade
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Monica Villarreal
Fifth Grade
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Special Services

Amanda Baran
Counselor
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Maricela Martinez
Autism Intermediate
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Emma McDonald
Resource Teacher
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Graciela Ramirez
Autism Primary
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Noemi Quintana
Reading Interventionist
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Specials

Autumn Arun
Librarian - Paraprofessional
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Karrie Myers
Music
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Meagan Veraldi
PE
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Amy Young
Art
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Specialists

Jasmin Letendre
Cafeteria Manager
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Miguel Bojorquez
Custodial/Grounds
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Julio Dominguez
Custodian

Joe Arellano
Custodian

Emily Anguiano Quintana
Paraprofessional – Reading Intervention

Gabriela Reveles
Paraprofessional - Reading Intervention

Stacia Montoya
Paraprofessional - Resource
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Maria Cristina Rice
Paraprofessional – Special Education

Cristina Mendoza
Paraprofessional – Special Education

Guillermina Suarez
Paraprofessional – Special Education