2021-2022

PHOENIX DAY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

ADMINISTRATION

Akapnitis, Amber [email protected] Principal
Papan-Mielenz, Jane  [email protected] Administrative Assistant II
Rivard, Leigh [email protected] Administrative Assistant I – Registrar 
Bregenzer, Barbara [email protected] Administrative Secretary – Front Office 
Waddell, Trisha  [email protected] Assistant Principal of Student Support Services
Carroll, Belinda  [email protected] Administrative Secretary 
Voit, Jill  [email protected] Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
Luna, Veronica  [email protected] Administrative Assistant I 
Kelley, Michelle  [email protected] Supervising Teacher of Student Life
Gallagher, Caroline  [email protected] Administrative Secretary 
Ploederl, Jeffrey  [email protected] Athletic Director

K-12 INSTRUCTIONAL DEPARTMENT

Principal – Amber Akapnitis ([email protected])

Trollop, Amy (VI Teacher K-12) ([email protected])

ELEMENTARY DEPARTMENT

Boyle, Meghan [email protected] 4th Grade Teacher
Burkhart, Sally [email protected] Elementary Life Skills Teacher
Cottrell, Heather [email protected] Elementary Life Skills Teacher
Craven, Kylee [email protected] Kindergarten Teacher
Croft Inskeep, Julie [email protected] 3rd Grade Teacher
Gemar, Kari [email protected] 4th Grade Teacher
Jeter, Jasmine [email protected] 2nd Grade Teacher
Malone, Abby [email protected] 3rd Grade Teacher
Murray, Danielle [email protected] Kindergarten Teacher
Ryan, Madison [email protected] 5th Grade Teacher
Schroeder, Jeanne [email protected] 1st Grade Teacher
Schwartz, Emily [email protected] 5th Grade Teacher
Smith, Anesha [email protected] Kindergarten Teacher
Tellefson, Megan [email protected] 2nd Grade Teacher
Wagoner, Abbie [email protected] 1st Grade Teacher

MIDDLE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

Blomquist, Marty [email protected] 6th-8th Grade Math Teacher
Brown, Paul [email protected] Middle School Life Skills Teacher
Campos, Valeria  [email protected] 6th-8th Grade Resource Teacher
Hammond, Jodi [email protected] Middle School Life Skills Teacher
Garza, Jane  [email protected] 6th-8th Grade English Teacher
Gonzalez, Pablo [email protected] 6th-8th Grade Math Teacher
Jantz, Renee  [email protected] 6th-8th Grade English Teacher
Sawuka, Aggrey  [email protected] 6th-8th Grade Science Teacher
Whitehead, Sheryl  [email protected] 6th-8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

Brace, Jill [email protected] High School Life Skills Teacher
DeConcini, Lui  [email protected] 9th-12th Grade Math Teacher
Humphries, Sherry  [email protected] 9th-12th Grade Science Teacher
Jerrett, John [email protected] 9th-12th Grade English Teacher
Leon, Mary Ann  [email protected] 9th-12th Grade CTE Teacher
Lydiate, John  [email protected] 9th-12th Grade Math Teacher
Moots, Nicole  [email protected] High School Life Skills Teacher
Patterson, Ariel  [email protected] 9th-12th Grade Resource Teacher
Prescott, Emma  [email protected] 9th-12th Grade English Teacher
Suiter, Richard [email protected] 9th-12th Grade Online Lab Facilitator
Weiss, Stacy  [email protected] 9th-12th Grade Science Teacher
Woodall, Gunner  [email protected] 9th-12th Grade Social Studies Teacher

K-12 SPECIALS DEPARTMENT

Carlson, Erwin [email protected] Fine Arts Teacher 
Gallagher, Michael [email protected] Physical Education Teacher 
Garnand, Sheri Ann [email protected] Career and Technical Education Teacher
Huber, David [email protected] Robotics Teacher
Madsen, Jessica [email protected] Technology Teacher
Madsen, Scott [email protected] Technology Teacher
Schoemig, Kenny [email protected] Sustainable Living Teacher
Smith, Duke [email protected] Deaf Studies Teacher

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Assistant Principal – Trisha Waddell ([email protected])

Administrative Secretary – Belinda Carroll ([email protected])

Abrams, Christie [email protected] School Social Worker
Cobb, Dennis [email protected] Library
Foley, Lynn [email protected] ASL Teacher
Gilbert, Gizelle [email protected] School Psychologist
Johnson, Karina [email protected] ASL Teacher
Kagen, Sharon [email protected] IEP Specialist
Mendelson, Karen [email protected] Educational Diagnostician
Nakama, Masa [email protected] School Counselor
Stavros, Chi [email protected] Behavior Specialist (Social Worker)
Strom, Nicole [email protected] School Psychologist

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Assistant Principal – Trisha Waddell ([email protected])

Administrative Secretary – Belinda Carroll ([email protected])

DeHart, Paula [email protected] L.P.N.
Longfield, Patty [email protected] R.N.

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Assistant Principal – Jill Voit ([email protected])

Administrative Assistant – Veronica Luna ([email protected])

Beatie, Emilee [email protected] Lead Educational Interpreter

Heywood, Natalie

[email protected]

Transition Specialist

Camacho, Ricardo [email protected] Site Trainer

RELATED SERVICES

Assistant Principal – Jill Voit ([email protected])

Administrative Assistant – Veronica Luna ([email protected])

LaPlue, Lee Anne [email protected] Occupational Therapist
Mangold, Jackie [email protected] Audiologist
Maralit, Karina [email protected] Speech Language Pathologist
Ogimoto Dang, Wendy [email protected] Speech Language Pathologist
Parrone, Lisa [email protected] Lead Speech Language Pathologist
Speagle, Shannon [email protected] Physical Therapist
Worden, Erin [email protected] Speech Language Pathologist
White, Trissan [email protected] Audiologist