Sophia Williams    Room 17    Phone: 480-888-7737


Hello! Welcome to the preschool program at San Tan Heights! I am thrilled be your child’s preschool teacher! I was not born in Arizona, but was raised here since I was 5 years old and love this state. I love traveling throughout the beautiful state and discovering Arizona’s hidden gems.  I have taught kindergarten in South Phoenix but preschool is definitely where my heart is J. I have a dual certification bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Education. It’s going to be a great year full of new friends, new adventures, and new discoveries. Let’s make this an incredible year!


Michelle Silva-Cohen    Room 19    Phone: 480-888-7739


My name is Michelle Silva-Cohen, but the students may call me Mrs. Cohen.  This is my second year teaching special education preschool at San Tan Heights; previously I taught preschool in CT.  I have a BA in Psychology and a MS in Human Development and Family Studies.  I am also enrolled in the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education post-bac program at Ottawa University. San Tan Valley has been my home for the past two years.  I have fallen in love with Arizona winters.  These wonderful winters allow me to spend time participating in one of my favorite activities: running.

Para Professionals

Tabitha Neudecker Kaehler    Room 17

Lorena Sanchez    Room 17

Krissi Preshaw    Room 19