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Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary
Queen Creek Unified School District
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An Accelerated School of Choice: Where Everyone Has Genius

Teachers and Staff

We value the opportunity to impact all Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary School students. We know the hours we spend with your children each day play a vital role in their social and emotional development. Our gifted teachers and staff strive to make every encounter positive as well as educational. Please use this page as a resource to keep the lines of communication open. You may call our main line at (480) 474-6720 any time during office hours. We look forward to connecting with you!

Administration & Office Staff

Chasity Cruz

Chasity Cruz
Principal
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Katie Allen

Katie Allen
Administrative Assistant
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Jessie Nichols

Jessie Nichols
Admin. Clerk
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Elizabeth Lamb

Elizabeth Lamb
Attendance Specialist/Registrar
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Christy Trujillo

Christy Trujillo
Health Office Assistant
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Deb Hartwig

Deb Hartwig
Child Nutrition Manager
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Teachers

Kari Booth

Kari Booth
Preschool
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Kelsey Chino

Kelsey Chino
Preschool
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Karen Lynn

Karen Lynn
Preschool
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Rachel Neish

Rachel Neish
Preschool
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Britta Taylor

Britta Taylor
Preschool
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Lisa DeMore

Lisa DeMore
Kindergarten
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Staci Dowell

Staci Dowell
Kindergarten
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Ellie McCabe

Ellie McCabe
Kindergarten
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Danelle Norton

Danelle Norton
Kindergarten
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Kelly Ruth

Kelly Ruth
Kindergarten
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Heather Frawley

Heather Frawley
First Grade
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Abby MacKillop

Abby MacKillop
First Grade
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Jenna Thrall

Jenna Thrall
First Grade
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Nikki Benedict

Nikki Benedict
Second Grade
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Jamie Junyk

Jamie Junyk
Second Grade
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Veronica Onofre

Veronica Onofre
Second Grade
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Payton Cadien

Payton Cadien
Third Grade
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Itzel Ortiz

Itzel Ortiz
Third Grade
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Samantha Snyder

Samantha Snyder
Third Grade
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Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis
Fourth Grade
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Christy Pauly

Christy Pauly
Fourth Grade
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Torey Mosier

Torey Mosier
Fifth Grade
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Taylor Siffermann

Taylor Siffermann
Fourth Grade
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Phil Tran

Phil Tran
Fifth Grade
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Emily Walicki

Emily Walicki
Fifth Grade
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Madison McDonald

Madison McDonald
Sixth Grade
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Leslie Villalobos

Leslie Villalobos
Sixth Grade
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Specialists

Angela Arrington

Angela Arrington
Librarian
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Tiffany Chamberlain

Tiffany Chamberlain
Counselor
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Jennifer Dachtyl

Jennifer Dachtyl
OT
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Amy Friesen

Amy Friesen
Music
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Darla Kaesler

Darla Kaesler
Data Interventionist
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Steven Kirchoff

Steven Kirchoff
Band
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Richard Lanzone

Richard Lanzone
PE
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Shanon Lines

Shanon Lines
Smart Lab Instructional Assistant
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Carol Miller

Carol Miller
Speech
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Robert  Myers

Robert Myers
IT
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Carly Peterson

Carly Peterson
Orchestra
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Kayla Sample

Kayla Sample
SPED Resource
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Alyssa  Thomas

Alyssa Thomas
Art
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Jeffrey Wieneke

Jeffrey Wieneke
School Psychologist
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Support Staff

Addisyn Nichols

Addisyn Nichols
Instructional Assistant
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Anel Wolf

Anel Wolf
Instructional Assistant
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Daisy Flores

Daisy Flores
Instructional Assistant - Preschool
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Katelyn Lines

Katelyn Lines
Instructional Assistant - Preschool
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Cherie Mans

Cherie Mans
Instructional Assistant - Preschool
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Rylee Miller

Rylee Miller
Instructional Assistant - Preschool
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Summer Morris

Summer Morris
Instructional Assistant - Preschool
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Amber Fuller

Amber Fuller
Child Nutrition Assistant
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Melba Ostrowski

Melba Ostrowski
Child Nutrition Assistant
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Jose Mallo

Jose Mallo
Maintenance Custodian Lead
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Richard Sinclair

Richard Sinclair
Custodian
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Brian Van Hoose

Brian Van Hoose
Custodian
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Patricia Perez

Patricia Perez
Night Custodian
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Cheryl Ann  Hicks

Cheryl Ann Hicks
Discovery Kids Facilitator
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Abigail Varalli

Abigail Varalli
Discovery Kids
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Stacey Causer

Stacey Causer
Preschool Aide
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Joanne Demetropoulos

Joanne Demetropoulos
Preschool Aide
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Ashley Gallego

Ashley Gallego
Preschool Aide
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Kiley McCullough

Kiley McCullough
Preschool Aide
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