Meet the gold medal Ortwein Staff and all the "things" they love!

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Mrs. Holloway


My husband and 4 kids, confetti, UCLA, the Dodgers, my dogs, the 49ers, and SportsCenter

Mrs. Castillo

Assistant Principal

My two daughters, and our schnauzer, soccer,  strong coffee, a GREAT burger, reading, traveling, and the color yellow

Mrs. Nixon

Office Manager

GOD, my husband, my children, my 9 wonderful grandkids, family, and the New Orleans Saints

Ms. Sitas


My kids, coffee, laughing, and going to concerts

Mrs. Edwards

School Aide

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Ms. Fajardo

First Aide Safety Assistant (FASA)

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Ms. Narag

School Nurse

God, my family, my 2 dogs, traveling and reading

Mrs. Lynaugh


My husband, teaching, traveling, singing, comedy, food, NCAA March Madness, the Golden Knights, and canines

Ms. Hanevold


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Ms. Coe


Leopard print, potatoes, Chai tea, my family, and MUSIC

Ms. Perillo


My family and friends, my fur baby, the Chicago Cubs, gel manicures, traveling, and concerts

Mr. Houchins


Family, coffee, reading, rainy days, movies, tacos, Netflix, Ohio State Buckeyes (O-H!),

Ms. Brunskill


My son, my friends, coffee, reading, traveling, the mountains, learning new things, chocolate, and cheesecake

Mrs. Nadeau

1st Grade

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Mrs. Van Hoose

1st Grade

Chocolate chip cookies, the Cubs, the Bears, reading mysteries, my family, and my dog

Mrs. Vance

1st Grade

My husband and two children, reading, and traveling with my family

Mrs. Adsit

1st Grade

My parents, my husband, my four kitties, tap dancing, my tap shoes, Disneyland, my home, polka-dots, glitter, fun colored pens and pencils, chips and salsa, sushi, chocolate, cupcakes,  ice cream, Dr Pepper, baseball games, Gerber daisies, sunflowers, summer, and Easter

Mrs. Zobb

1st Grade

Traveling, the beach, my husband, my family, my 3 Jack Russell Terriers, friends, the Pittsburgh Steelers, coffee, and country music


1st Grade

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2nd Grade

Family, friends, things with sparkles, chocolate, magazines, exercise, the sun, U of A, and organization

Mrs. Schaefer

2nd Grade

My husband and dog Zoey, Wisconsin sports teams, chocolate, reading, and the ocean

Mr. Cooper

2nd Grade

My family, teaching, and spending time surrounding myself with alacritous people that want to make the world a kinder place to live

Mrs. Woodland

2nd Grade

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Mrs. Fares

2nd Grade

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Mrs. Guerzon

2nd Grade

My husband and 4 kids, traveling, food, the beach, photography, music, reading, and Starbucks

Mrs. Castle

3rd Grade

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Mrs. Wolf

3rd Grade

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Mrs. Burns

3rd Grade

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Mrs. Gorospe

3rd Grade

My husband and dog Bella, traveling the world, animals (especially sea turtles), the ocean, shopping at Target and Lush, and cute DIY craft projects

Ms. McIntosh

3rd Grade

My family and our cat Teddy, traveling, learning about different cultures, theater and the arts, animals (especially penguins!), hiking, sports, Disney, Harry Potter, movies, and my past and future students

Mrs. Goins

4th and 5th Grade

My family, teaching and learning, traveling, coffee, reading, and glitter

Mrs. Stout

4th Grade

My husband, two dogs, teaching and learning, Disney, Disneyland, and Target

Ms. Synold

4th Grade

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Ms. Kamolov-Jones

4th Grade

My family, singing, dancing, music, travelling, teaching, learning, art, discussing and enjoying Life

Ms. Valdes

5th Grade

My three adult children, my two grandsons, Igby the pug, Sookie the rescue cat, reading, writing, drawing, traveling, and crochet, especially Amigurumi, and Harry Potter

Ms. Wolfe

5th Grade

Reading, traveling, trying new things, teacher apparel, Starbucks, learning about anything, Puerto Rican food, and guinea pigs

Ms. Bowsher

5th Grade

My family, traveling, and music

Mrs. House


Being a wife and mom, family and friend gatherings, being a counselor, tacos, vacations, home decorating, Sundays, Disneyland, cruises, brunch, watching Dateline,Target and Dillard’s

Mrs. Zaccagnino

Read By Grade 3 Strategist

​My family, teaching, learning new things, swimming, music, visiting new places, Buffalo Bills, and our Golden Knights

Mrs. Ridley

Math Strategist

My 3 children, my husband, my 6 brothers, the color green, the US military, learning new things, and the NY Yankees

Mrs. O'Connell


My husband, family and friends, my cats, MUSIC, reading, coffee, Disney-Stitch is my favorite, the beach, the Denver Broncos, and crafting with my Mom

Mrs. Marcotte

STEM Specialist

My husband and daughter, my dog, my supportive family,  Disneyland, the beach, traveling, Vegas Golden Knights hockey, Dallas Cowboys football, playing soccer and kickball, and tap dancing

Mr. Lauck


Being a dad, dark roasted coffee, art in all its forms, and things and people that are funny

Mr. Reese


All sports (especially golf), reading, 4 wheeling in my jeep and ATV’s, watching the Chargers and Padres, and being an aspiring author

Mrs. Aldrich


My husband and 3 kids, reading, traveling, University of Michigan, crafting, camping, pink, sparkles, and polka dots

Ms. Pacheco


My husband, my dog Raven, my family, trying new foods, Thai food, traveling, coffee, art, and nature

Mrs. Shimizu


My husband, 3 children, favorite son-in-law,  2 grandchildren, spicy food, the color green, swimming, VGK and traveling

Mrs. Brill

Primary Autism

Mrs. Fritz

Intermediate Autism

My husband and 2 boys, my dogs and cat, and my family