Tanae Morrison - Executive Director
B.A.-University of Arizona, M.A.-University of Arizona, M.Ed.-Northern Arizona University, M.A.-Northern Arizona University, Currently completing Ph.D.
Greetings! My name is Tanae Morrison and I am the proud Executive Director of Sun Valley Preschool and Sun Valley Charter School K-8. Our mission is to provide our students and families with a premium educational experience through a high quality academic program in a small class size setting. We have a fantastic and dedicated team who are fully committed to seeing students succeed! I am excited to partner with you in preparing students for a life of high achievement.
Vanessa Bennett Director of C&I
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Education: B.S.-Northern Arizona University, M.Ed.-Northern Arizona University, Ed.D.-Nova Southeastern University.
Hello. My name is Vanessa Bennett. I am the Director of Curriculum and Instruction here at Sun Valley Charter School K-8. I have been in Education going on 18 years. I have served in many different capacities while in education such as a teacher, reading coach, assessment coordinator, professional development facilitator, mentor, and administrator. I chose education as a career because I am passionate about educating the youth of tomorrow and believe that all children deserve a quality education. The poem “One Person Can Make a Difference” has been my inspiration for having a career in education.
One Person Can Make a Difference
A man on the beach where thousands of starfish lay dying in the sun saw a girl tossing them into the sea, one by one. “Why bother?” he asked. “You won’t make much of a difference.” Tossing yet another starfish into the sea, the girl said, “I made a difference to that one.”
The Laveen community is a great place to live and work and I am excited that you have trusted Sun Valley Charter to educate your child. My goal is to make a difference for every student at our school.
Every student, Every day; High standards, High achievement!
Dr. James Davis
Director of Operations
B.A.-Norfolk State University, M.A.-Faith College, PhD. Refreshing Faith Bible College. Certified National Counselor/Psychologist
Greetings! My name is James Davis and I am the proud Director of School Operations at Sun Valley Charter School PreK-8. I find joy in assisting our youth in finding their voice and tapping into their greatness. I am excited to partner with you in preparing students for a life of high achievement.
Amy Austin Dean of Students
I received my Bachelor's degree in Special Education from Arizona State University in 2001. I have a Master's degree in School Guidance Counseling which I received in 2008 from Ottawa University. Currently I am finishing my Early Childhood Education Master's degree from Northern Arizona University. I am certified in Special Education, School Guidance Counseling, Elementary Education, Structured English Immersion, and Reading Intervention.
My name is Amy Austin and I am excited to work with all the students at Sun Valley. I am a single mother of two wonderful children. My daughter Phoenix is 7 and my son Elijah is 2. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, though I have lived in Arizona for over 24 years. In my free time I love to go camping, hiking, football, baseball, dancing, going to concerts, and spending quality time with my family and friends. This year marks my 10th year in education. I have primarily worked with students with mild learning disabilities in reading, writing, and math ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I have had the honor of working in collaboration with general classroom teachers in an inclusive model where we could co-teach together as a team to meet the needs of every student. I enjoy watching the process of learning occur in children and celebrate every small step and success that a student achieves. Sincerely, Ms. Austin
I have earned a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Human Resources from Ottawa University. I am currently attending the Arizona State University post graduate college of Social and Human Evolution studying Anthropology.
Hi There, My name is Angela Brooks. This is will my second year as a
team member for Sun Valley Charter School.
I have over 20 years of certified adult education experience and over 15 years in certified Child, Youth and Family development experience. I have taught both elementary and Junior high level students and have over 5 years of progressive experience with these grade levels. I'm a certified educator by the State of Arizona. I enjoy working with the community on many levels.
am an active local business owner and am proud to have been selected
as a commission member for former Governor of Arizona Janet
Napolitano. I look forward to engaging this year's students in
development growth and education.
Hello and welcome to Sun Valley Preschool, home of the Eagles! I’m Renae Pena and I’m the Administrative Assistant. I have been happily married for 15 years now and I have one beautiful daughter who attends our school. I am thankful to be able to work at Sun Valley. I aim to give my job 110%, so please see me if you have any questions or concerns.
Orquidea Cibrian KC Coordinator
Kids Care Coordinator
My name is Orquidea Cibrian and I am excited to be part of the Sun Valley family. I was born and raised in Los Angeles California and have worked with children for a little over 15 years. I’ve been married for 18 years and have two beautiful daughters. We moved to Arizona about over three years ago, and I am glad to have found a school that has made our family feel so loved and special. I am looking forward to a wonderful year!
My name is Yahaira Carrillo, but mostly known as Ms. Yaya to all the students here at Sun Valley.
This is my 3rd year at Sun Valley; I was in the Kids Care program at first, but now I am the preschool teacher. I have worked with children for about 5 years now, and I love it! It’s an honor to be a part of such a great & welcoming school. I was born and raised in Arizona, I am currently going to South Mountain Community College for my Bachelor’s in nursing. I plan on transferring to ASU’s Downtown location within the next 2 years to complete my career.
I am looking forward to another amazing year! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
My name is Jill Moseley. I have been a preschool teacher for four years and love the excitement these children bring to life. This past year I have been taking classes at Rio Salado for Early Childhood Education. I am married with three children and love spending time with my family. Preschool is my passion and I am so glad you chose to give your child this early start in school.
Hello my name is Allyssa Preciado, this is my first year here at Sun valley Charter school. This is my first job and it’s been very exciting to be in such a good working environment doing the job I love. I’ve been around kids my whole life and I knew that once I got older would want to work with kids. Currently I am an aide in the preschool class.It’s been a great start to the year. I’m very excited for what the future holds for me here at Sun valley. My hope is to grow with more experience and knowledge on becoming the best teacher I can be and helping kids the best way I can.
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