Student Support

Dania Allen-Psychologist    Room 41

 

Angelina Serrano-Speech    Room12

Hello all! My name is Angelina Serrano and I am the Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) at San Tan Heights Elementary and San Tan Foothills High School. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and another in Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University. I am currently earning my Masters in Communication and Science Disorders at Northern Arizona University. Before I worked in the public school setting, I worked as an SLPA in both a clinical and home health setting. I enjoy working with toddlers, preschool, and school age children, and I believe in looking at each child as an individual and catering a therapy plan to fit that child's unique needs. I also encourage collaboration with other professionals, including occupational therapists, applied behavior therapists, reading specialists, and teachers to gain the most academic progress. This is my second year at San Tan Heights and I am looking forward to the year ahead as a Hawk!

aserrano@fusdaz.org

 

Erin Jankus-Speech    Room 12

 Hi! My name is Erin Jankus. I grew up in the Chicago area and earned bachelors degrees in psychology, speech pathology and audiology from Purdue University. I went to graduate school at NAU in Flagstaff. I now live in the San Tan Heights neighborhood with my husband Jay, our son Cameron, our dog Layla and our very large desert tortoise Fred. I have been a speech pathologist for 16 years, and I have enjoyed every minute! I have worked in a variety of settings over the years: schools, clinics, hospitals, a camp for autistic children and in people's homes. I started my own therapy business called Play 2 Learn in 2010, and the name I chose is a great way to describe my philosophy when it comes to speech therapy: I believe that kids make the most progress when they are having fun. I want kids to get excited about coming to speech therapy, and I want them to feel challenged, inspired and confident as they work toward their goals. My best days are the days I get to spend with children. If more adults smiled, laughed and loved like children, this world would be a much happier place! 

eorth@fusdaz.org

Anne Prengel-Occupational Therapy    Room 8

 

Marilou Paraguas-White-Lower Level Resource    Room 10

 

Wendy Wilder-Mid level Resource    Room 32

 Cindy Martin-Mid Level Cross Category     Room 18

My name is Cindy Martin and I am a cross-cat teacher in Room 18. I have a B.A. In Deaf Studies and my masters in Special Education. This is my first year at San tan Heights. I have worked in special education in some capacity for 14 years. I was a para, caregiver, substitute teacher in HI classes and a teacher and I absolutely love it. I have one son who is seventeen years old. He attends Primavera Online High School and is a senior. I have 2 cats named Michonne and China. In my spare time I like to read and go to the movies. I look forward to a great year!!!!


cmartin@fusdaz.org

Sue McQuillan-Upper Level Cross Category    Room 20

Although this is my first year with FUSD, it is my 9th year as a Special Education Teacher. I moved to Arizona with my husband and four children 10 years ago from New York.  I received a B.S. from Mercy College and a M.Ed, Specializing in Exception Children from Northcentral University. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, skiing, reading and scrapbooking.

“They May Forget What You Said, but They Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel! ” Carl W. Buechner

 smcquillan@fusdaz.org

Robyn Marquez-Lower Level Cross Category/ASD    Room 14

Hello and welcome to San Tan Heights. We are going to have an awesome year. Go Hawks. My name is Robyn Marquez. This is my first year teaching at San Tan Heights. I received my B.A. in Humanities from Northern Arizona University. I am originally from Texas. I have been in Arizona for 19 years. I have been married for 19 years and have three teenage daughters, my oldest daughter is a senior, my middle daughter is a sophomore at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, and my youngest daughter is a 7th grader at Fremont Jr. High in Mesa. I love sports especially football and basketball. Go Cardinals!!! My passion is baking. Let’s have an amazing year and I’m am looking forward to getting to know each and every student on this campus.

"And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! 98 and 3/4 % guaranteed! Dr. Seuss

rmarquez@fusdaz.org