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Meet the Teachers & Staff

At GPA, we’re privileged to have a diverse team of highly-qualified professionals ready and willing to assist your child in their scholastic endeavors. Be sure to contact our faculty and staff with any questions or concerns you may have. 

administration

Allison Carmichael
Principal
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Kelli Frazier
Dean of Students
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Cindy Stringham
Secretary
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Barbara Jackson
Registrar
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Lisa Bushnick
Attendance Clerk
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Lorie Porter
ELL Clerk
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teachers

Jessica Adams
Preschool
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Alison McCoach
Preschool
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Kaitlyn Reading
Preschool
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Sarabeth Belvado
Kindergarten
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Krystina Crnjac
Kindergarten
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Jill DeVorkin
Kindergarten
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Tracy Fuller
Kindergarten
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Jessica Piccirillo
Kindergarten
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Cortney Von Miller
Kindergarten
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Megan Alvarado
First Grade
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Amanda Balcik
First Grade
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Ivona Balderrama
First Grade
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Alissa Crawford
First Grade
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Kelli Gordon
First Grade
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Bailey Petty
First Grade
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Amy Johns
Second Grade
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Zach Hogan
Second Grade
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Shelli Rauen
Second Grade
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Shalyn Rosales
Second Grade
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Taylor Batten
Third Grade
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Julie Boggs
Third Grade
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Jackie Giehm
Second Grade
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Jennifer Goddard
Third Grade
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Julie MacDonald
Third Grade
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Kathi Snyder
Third Grade
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Sarah Ekstrom
Fourth Grade Teacher
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Kevin Johnson
Fourth Grade
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David Preston
Fourth Grade
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Caitlin Scarlett
Fourth Grade
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Malia Manalo
Fifth Grade
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Melissa Smith
Fifth Grade
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Nancy Smith
Fifth Grade
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Natalie Walraven
Fifth Grade
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Capri Bellows
Seventh Grade ELA
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Rob Charlton
Sixth and Seventh Grade Social Studies
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James Gregg
Sixth Grade ELA
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Janine Crow
Middle School Science
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Sharnae Price
Eighth Grade ELA
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Katie Washco
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Grade Math
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Tyler Cano
Band and Orchestra
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Jennifer Castillo
Counselor
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Natalie Dase
Special Education
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Traci Genaw
Speech
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Holly Gilgert
Resource
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Kalle Hatanaka-Cushing
Gifted/ELP
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Alexandra Hegardt
Resource
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Tara Yarbrough
Reading Specialist
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Robert Lindstrom
Middle School PE
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Sarah Purcell
Music
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Khristal Richardson
Resource
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Irene Rowland
Music
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Tim Warnock
Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Physical Education
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support staff

Caroline Walsh
Crossing Guard
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Kari Andersen
Special Education Aide
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Joyce Blackard
Playground Aide
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Denise Brinkman
Media Aide
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Victoria Brinkman
Reading Instructional Aide
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Jennie Chiriavales
Special Education Aide
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Julie Dierking
Health Aide
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Robert Myers
Computer Tech
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Donette Monsen
Playground Aide

Jessica Montgomery
Preschool Aide

Cynthia Skoro
Reading Instructional Aide
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Molly Vella
Cafeteria Aide
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David Martinez
Custodian

Gateway Polytechnic Academy
5149 S. Signal Butte
Mesa, AZ  85212
Phone:  (480) 987-7440
Fax:  (480) 986-1848
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