Sunrise
Elementary School

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.

Sunrise Elementary School Faculty & Staff 2021-2022

Principal and Office Staff

Suzzette Whelchel
Principal
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Hilda Holguin
Secretary
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Jennifer Krizay
Clerk
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Arely Neblina
Home School Liaison
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Teachers

Kindergarten

Bethany Gaspar
Kindergarten
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Arelieen Lemke
Kindergarten
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Aneli Obregon
Kindergarten
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Jenesha Robert
Kindergarten
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First Grade

Gillian D'Ancicco
First Grade
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Xiomara Gazda
First Grade
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Cristine Kinsman
First Grade
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Leah Pulsifer
First Grade
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Second Grade

Yanely Barrios
Second Grade
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Sandy Vasquez
Second Grade
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Jessica Workman
Second Grade
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Magdalena Mendoza
Second Grade
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Third Grade

Mallory Krull
Third Grade
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Ana Hernandez
Third Grade
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Paige Souza
Third Grade
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Vivian Garcia
Third Grade
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Fourth Grade

Tarin Hayes
Fourth Grade
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Kathryn Diaz
Fourth Grade
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Sharron Heppel-Vasquez
Fourth Grade
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Stephanie Lloyd
Fourth Grade
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Fifth Grade

McKenna Casas
Fifth Grade
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Maria De La Cruz
Fifth Grade
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Kate Westmoreland
Fifth Grade
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Natalle Riley
Fifth Grade
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Special Services

Stacy Gibson
Counselor
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Don Duquette
Reading and Math Interventionist
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Roberta Knueppel
Resource Teacher
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Maricela Martinez
Autism Intermediate
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Graciela Ramirez
Autism Primary
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Noemi Quintana
Reading Interventionist
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Specials

Karrie Myers
Music
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Meagan Veraldi
PE
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Jenell Watkins
Librarian – Paraprofessional
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Amy Young
Art
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Specialists

Jennifer Russell
Cafeteria Manager
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Joe Arellano
Custodian

Bertha Gutierrez
Custodian
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Marcos Rodriguez
Custodian
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Gabriela Reveles
Paraprofessional - Reading Intervention

Maria Cristina Rice
Paraprofessional – Special Education

Cristina Mendoza
Paraprofessional – Special Education