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Note From the Principal:

Dear Families,

 

I am excited and blessed to have the opportunity to serve the Leading Edge Mountain View community as principal. I have had the honor of serving under Mr. Butcher for the last two years and I plan to carry on his high standard of family connection and character development. I believe that every student has the capacity for amazing things and each child has their own gift. Our job as a school full of passionate educators is to be sure that we are facilitating and inspiring those gifts.

Mountain View
Grades K-8

Online Resource Room Grades 6-12
Call: 480.655.6787  Or Visit:
4815 W. Hunt Highway | Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Now Enrolling All Grades

Character is our number one priority as we are supporting the growth and development of future adults and problem solvers, not just test takers. We will create opportunities to support our character development within our curriculum and through our amazing teachers and staff.

 

I look forward to celebrating our academic successes as well, as we prepare our students for college and future careers with our new-up to date-curriculum pieces, teacher training, and additional instructional support. Every child deserves to learn, so it will be an effort by all staff on campus to minimize distractions so that each student can reach his or her learning potential.

 

We are fortunate to have so many supportive families and I hope to strengthen our partnerships this year! Please reach out to me with questions or concerns throughout the year. I welcome and value your feedback and involvement.

 

I look forward to meeting our new families and welcoming back our returning families on August 1, 2019 at 6 pm in the gym for our Back To School Night Celebration!!

 

It is going to be a great year to be a LION!

 

Warmest Regards,
Kristin Boatright
Principal

Teacher & Staff Bios:

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Principal

Kristin Boatright

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Assistant Principal

Lisa Lopez

Suzanne Herron
Business Specialist

Suzanne Herron

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Administrative Assistant

Shannon Barrett

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Administrative Assistant

Erin Hernandez

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Special Education Teacher

Katt Gastelum

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Special Education Teacher

Chantel Kraemer

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Kindergarten Teacher

Kelly Beard

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Kindergarten

Theresa Hartmann

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Kindergarten Teacher

Lisa Walensky

Laura Daniels
1st Grade Teacher

Laura Daniels

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2nd Grade Teacher

Kaitlyn Kaiser

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2nd Grade Teacher

Alyssa Lagana

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2nd Grade Teacher

Nicole O’Donnell

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3rd Grade Teacher

Kari Lungu

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3rd Grade Teacher

Denise Johnson

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4th Grade Teacher

Nicholas Kretsedemas

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4th Grade Teacher

Fred Scanlan

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5th Grade Teacher

Nicholas Towner

Preston Kelly
Middle School Math

Preston Kelly

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Middle School Science

Sarah Grainger

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Middle School Social Studies

Kristen Tomaso

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Art Teacher

Tara Gamel

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Music Teacher

Felina Carreiro

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PE Teacher

Janelle Orduno

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Social Worker

Sara Moran-Gutierrez

Principal

Kristin Boatright

Assistant Principal

Lisa Lopez

Business Specialist

Suzanne Herron

Administrative Assistant

Shannon Barrett

Administrative Assistant

Erin Hernandez

Special Education Teacher

Katt Gastelum

Special Education Teacher

Chantel Kraemer

Kindergarten Teacher

Kelly Beard

Kindergarten

Theresa Hartmann

Kindergarten Teacher

Lisa Walensky

1st Grade Teacher

Laura Daniels

2nd Grade Teacher

Kaitlyn Kaiser

2nd Grade Teacher

Alyssa Lagana

Miss Lagana was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to San Tan Valley when she was eleven years old. Miss Lagana recently graduated from NAU last December with her Bachelors in Special and Elementary Education. She currently lives in Gilbert, AZ with her furbaby, Ziggy. Miss Lagana enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her family and friends.

2nd Grade Teacher

Nicole O’Donnell

3rd Grade Teacher

Kari Lungu

3rd Grade Teacher

Denise Johnson

4th Grade Teacher

Nicholas Kretsedemas

Mr. Nicholas Kretsedemas received a BA from Arizona State University in 1985 and previously taught in Winslow, AZ for 16 years. He moved to Chandler, AZ in 2001 and taught at Chandler Scholastic Academy for 11 years. He has been teaching at Leading Edge Academy Mountain View since 2010. He is married to his wonderful wife Denise and has 2 children. They enjoy all outdoor activities and are actively involved with St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox church

4th Grade Teacher

Fred Scanlan

5th Grade Teacher

Nicholas Towner

Mr. Nick Towner has a bachelors degree in elementary education from the University of Mary. He taught 5th grade for 9 and a half years in Mandan, North Dakota. Nick moved to San Tan Valley, Arizona last January and was hired full time at Leading Edge Academy Mountain View in 2016..

Middle School Math

Preston Kelly

Middle School Science

Sarah Grainger

Middle School Social Studies

Kristen Tomaso

Art Teacher

Tara Gamel

Tara Gamel has been a professional artist for over 18 years and has been teaching young artists for over 10 years! She found her love for art at a young age and now enjoys being able to continue to create original work and inspire the younger generation to appreciate and enjoy the arts!

Music Teacher

Felina Carreiro

Felina has a gift and love for teaching, passing on her passion for music to her students in a way that motivates them, and tailoring their weekly lessons to meet their goals. Felina is a Multi-instrumentalist (13) and Singer. Her love for music started at the age of 3 Singing, being fluent in reading and playing music. Felina has taught private music lessons in both children and adults for 7+ years. She was in the top 60 finalists in the cast of “American Idol” in 2019. Felina graduated High school in Queen Creek, Arizona 1 whole year early due to her knowledge of music.

PE Teacher

Janelle Orduno

Social Worker

Sara Moran-Gutierrez

Hello! I am the School Social Worker at the Mountain View Campus. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from Campbellsville University. I am a former foster mama and I am an adoptive mama to two amazing children. My daughter is seven and my son is five. I have been married to my husband for 14 years. We moved here to AZ from CA in the summer of 2019.

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