Meet the faculty & staff at awakening seed school

Who Will Teach My Child?

Awakening Seed teachers are experienced, highly trained education professionals who care about the well-being of future generations. They’re compassionate educators striving in a spirit of cooperation to perfect their craft and bring excellence to all learning experiences.

University professors select Awakening Seed as an observation site because of the school’s unique teaching and learning approach. Awakening Seed is the choice of many Arizona State University, Rio Salado College, and South Mountain Community College students for internships or their student teaching experience.


Administration

Danielle Dueppen
Executive Director
Mary Glover
Founding Director/Co-founder
Bill Glover
Business and Facility Manager
Debbie Moody
Office Manager
Sarah Balluff
Accounts Receivable
Priscilla Bendorovicz
After School Director

Lead Teachers

Andrew Olsen
Preschool 3s Lead Teacher
Gabbi Horst
1st/2nd Grade Lead Teacher
Mindy Bender-Webster
PreK Lead Teacher
Lesley Chamberlain
3rd/4th Grade Lead Teacher
Krina Gobster
Toddler 1s Lead Teacher
Deb Hopkins
Preschool 4s Lead Teacher
Jenny Limburg
Early 3s Lead Teacher
Stephanie Peyton
Resource Coordinator
Kerri Tornow
K-1 Lead Teacher
Missy Green
Toddler 2s Lead Teacher

Assistant Teachers

Chelsea Rusing
Toddler 1s Assistant Teacher
Nicole Plehn
PreK Assistant Teacher
Jessie Coyle
3rd/4th Grade Assistant Teacher/After School
Darlene Cardon
Early 3s Assistant Teacher
Mary Vaughan
Preschool 3s Assistant Teacher
Emily Richeal
Toddler 1s Assistant Teacher, After School Staff
Ashley Ruiz
1st/2nd Assistant Teacher, After School Toddler Lead
Emily Cleveland
Toddler 2s Assistant Teacher, After School
Cylie Krenkel
K-1 Assistant Teacher, After School
Saki Nabeshima
Preschool 4s Assistant Teacher
Yolanda Ruiz
Substitute Teacher

Specials Teachers

Courtney Calhoun
PE Teacher
Jay Cleveland
Music Teacher
Diane Hughes
Spanish Teacher

After School

Jessie Coyle
3rd/4th Grade Assistant Teacher/After School
Hannah Laugharn
After School Assistant Teacher
Emily Richeal
Toddler 1s Assistant Teacher, After School Staff
Ashley Ruiz
1st/2nd Assistant Teacher, After School Toddler Lead
Emily Cleveland
Toddler 2s Assistant Teacher, After School
Cylie Krenkel
K-1 Assistant Teacher, After School