Meet the Teacher: Debra Welch says each day is a new one filled with learning

Name: Debra Welch School: Newell Barney Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: Moving from Illinois 10 years ago, I was looking for a school with outstanding leadership, and one that has high expectations for both its teachers and students. Newell Barney was and is a school that demonstrates both those qualities and I am […]

Meet the Teacher: Katelyn Turnbull (Bailes) likes ‘building confidence in kids’

Name: Katelyn Turnbull (Bailes) School: Queen Creek Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work in this district because I wanted to be a part of a community that strives to see students succeed.  What I like most about what I do: What I like most about what I […]

Meet the Teacher: Ebright would like Queen Creek Elementary to become model for other schools

Name: JuliAnne Ebright School: Queen Creek Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: Queen Creek is a fast-growing district that treats the students like a family. Although the district is large in size there is a small-town feel that makes you feel welcome. What I like most about what I do: I love […]

Meet the teacher: Rona Ayache loves the ALA community

Name: Rona Ayache School: American Leadership Academy- Queen Creek Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: At American Leadership Academy, teachers are valued and appreciated. The district provides a unique education based on values and standards that support students and teachers’ growth. I am personally overwhelmed with the love and support of students […]

Meet the teacher: Kelli Gordon loves to see student growth

Name: Kelli Gordon Age (optional): One of my students recently started telling people that I am 24, and I think we should continue that rumor! School: Gateway Polytechnic Academy Why you chose to work in the district: I moved from New Mexico 4 years ago, and my husband and I fell in love with Queen […]

Meet the teacher: Tammy Dolence values strong relationships

Name: Tammy Dolence School: Queen Creek Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: I live in Queen Creek and enjoy teaching the kids who live in my community. I love that my students are also my neighbors! What I like most about what I do: There is so much I love about being […]

Meet the teacher: Aleah Shook uses agriculture background to teach

Name: Aleah Shook School: I work at Queen Creek High School as the Agriculture Education Teacher. Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work in this district because Queen Creek had a home feeling to me and I knew there were great people that had or currently work here so I […]

Meet the teacher: Monica Mesman wants strong community at Sossaman Elementary

Name: Monica Mesman School: Faith Mather Sossaman Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: I chose to work in the district for the small community feel. Queen Creek is a warm and inviting community. What I like most about what I do: I love making connections and creating relationships with not only my […]

Meet the teacher: Megan Alvarado loves the uniqueness of teaching

Name: Megan Alvarado School: Gateway Polytechnic Academy Why you chose to work in the district: I came to Queen Creek for many reasons. One big reason, I saw a lot of potential opportunities for a district that is quickly growing. I love to learn from the ground up, so watching Queen Creek grow one family […]

Meet the teacher: Corey Rislund finds QCUSD through job fair

Name: Corey Rislund School: Francis Brandon Pickett Elementary Why you chose to work in the district: Funny story, I never thought of working in Queen Creek until I randomly saw something about the job fair during my last semester of student teaching. I decided to go and as soon as I walked in to the […]