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Our Staff

Pecan Grove staff and teachers are among the best in the country! They are personally dedicated to meeting the individual needs of our students so that the children will succeed in a global community. They know that, working as a team with our students and their parents, great things will happen. Their positive “can do” attitude and their talents as educators will bring success. Please meet our gifted staff:

Administrators

Matthew Kaste
Principal
Ext. 8053
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Julissa Hernandez
Secretary
Ext. 8058
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Guadalupe Contreras
Office Technician
Ext. 8051
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Teachers

Kindergarten

Mrs. Sullivan
Kindergarten
Ext. 8090
Room: 8
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Mrs. Valdez
Kindergarten
Ext. 8089
Room: 7
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First Grade

Mrs. Barrios
First Grade
Ext. 8083
Room: 1
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Mrs. Garcia
First Grade
Ext. 8084
Room: 2
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Second Grade

Mrs. Dominguez
Second Grade
Ext. 8086
Room: 4
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Mrs. Burk
Second Grade
Ext. 8097
Room: 15
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Third Grade

Mrs. Callejas
Third Grade
Ext. 8094
Room: 12
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Fourth Grade

Ms. Vidal
Fourth Grade
Ext. 8102
Room: 20
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Mrs. Barajas
Fourth and Fifth Grade Combo
Ext. 8103
Room: 21
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Fifth Grade

Mrs. Barajas
Fourth and Fifth Grade Combo
Ext. 8103
Room: 21
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Mr. Peters
Fifth Grade
Ext. 8096
Room: 14
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Special Areas

Mrs. McBride
Self-contained Special Ed. K-4th Grade
Ext. 8085
Room: 3
Paraprofessionals:
Griselda Perez Manzanares
Esmeralda Valenzuela
Erika Urena Taylor
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About Mrs. McBride

Mrs. McBride  has been teaching for 10 years

“I feel very lucky that I do what I love to do, which is teaching students with special needs. I look forward every year to teach and learn from them. I have two master’s degrees in special education, I have been working with students with special needs for 9 years.”

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Ms. Bartlett
Comprehensive Support
Ext. 8106
Room: 5
Paraprofessionals:
Wendy Hernandez
Krystal Morgan
Michelle Morelos
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About Ms. Bartlett

Ms. Bartlett has been teaching for 1 year.

“I was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating high school, I moved around living in Hawaii, California, Japan, and finally Yuma, Arizona. I have two children, ages 10 and 7. We enjoy being active, outdoor activities and traveling.” 

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Ms. Olson
Music K-5th Grade
Ext. 8109
Room: 28
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Mr. Dorame
Art K-5th Grade
Ext. 8110
Room: 27
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Ms. Sanchez
P.E. K-5th Grade
Ext. 8116
Room: 34
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Mrs. Hernandez
Reading Interventionist K-5th
Ext. 8099
Room: 17
Paraprofessionals:
Yolanda Blanco
Jeannette Heredia
Laura Vanegas
Georgina Camargo
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Ms. McCluskey
Counselor
Ext. 8117
Room: C
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Ms. Lee
Parent Liaison
Ext. 8127
Room: 35
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Migrant Preschool

Marceau
Migrant Preschool
Ext. 8091
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Martha Saldaña
Paraprofessional

 

North End Preschool

Marybeth Turner
Director
Ext. 8138
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Jody Ricker
Psychologist
Ext. 8129
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Ninfa Mayer
Secretary
Ext. 8140
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Gabriela Sherman
Secretary
Ext. 8139
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Ms. Craig
Teacher
Ext. 8120
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Mrs. Coolman
Teacher
Ext. 8121
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Mrs. Hanan
Teacher
Ext. 8119
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Mrs. Miknaitis
Teacher
Ext. 8118
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Support Staff

Resource

Mr. Powell
Resource
Ext. 8098
Room 16
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Paola Sanchez
Paraprofessional

Health Office

Jessica Guerrero
Health Aide
Ext. 8056
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Speech

Mrs. Nelson
Speech Language Pathologist
Ext. 8098
Room 16
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Ms. Robles
Speech Language Pathologist
Ext. 8098
Room 16
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Cafeteria

Tina Ybarra
Cafeteria Manager
Ext. 8057
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Norma Cazares
Baker

Elizabeth Gaxiola
Cafeteria

Custodians & Crossing Guards

Ireri Briones
Crossing Guard

Alma Carballo
Crossing Guard

Maria Felix
Crossing Guard

Catherine Moreno
Custodian

Rosie Vasquez
Custodian