5th Grade

Michelle Kays   Room 39     Phone: 480-888-7759
My name is Michelle Kays and I have been structuring young children's lives for over 20 years. I have been teaching 5th grade for five years now and love it. I am from Texas but have made Arizona my home for the last 14 years. I have been married for 30 years and have raised 3 awesome boys. I look forward to many more years teaching our young to become successful in all that they do. 

Linda Schroeder    Room 49    Phone: 480-888-7769
My name is Ms. Schroeder. I am very excited about this school year! I love kids! I feel that they learn more when it is fun. I try to make it as fun as possible. I enjoy learning from the kids also. They have a lot to offer and have wonderful imaginations. I have a Master of Education degree from Arizona State University. I am also the proud mother of an 12th grader. I am originally from Germany, but moved to the United States when I was young. I love to read, go swimming, and spend time with my son.

Alysha Lara    Room 50     Phone: 480-888-7770
Hi everyone! My name is Alysha Lara. I am a native Arizonian but I do enjoy visiting the colder states whenever I get a chance. Becoming a teacher has been a dream of mine sense I was in high school. I have been a teacher at a childcare/preschool for the Chandler Unified School District for the last 7 years. In 2013 I received my Child Development Associate and then went onto Northern Arizona University to receive my Bachelors in Early Childhood and my Masters in Elementary Education. Last year I was a long term substitute in second grade at Skyline Ranch k-8 and I decided to become the full time teacher this year. I am proud to say I am a Hawk and I can’t wait for an exciting year!