MESA CAMPUS STAFF

 

Staff Qualifications

A listing of Staff Qualification can be found online at www.cambridgeacademyaz.com, or is available at each campus upon request.

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Ashley Sanchez

Principal

My name is Ashley Sanchez, the principal of Cambridge Academy East Mesa Campus.  I graduated from Ottawa University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I began my teaching career here at Cambridge Academy in 2007 and could not imagine being anywhere else! Since starting, I have had the privilege of  teaching 1 st , 2nd, 4th grades and wast the math teacher for our LEVEL UP program.  

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Kelsey Anderson

Kindergarten

I graduated from ASU in 2014 with a BFA in Art Education and an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. I started working at Cambridge Academy teaching art for grades K- 3, and later became one of the Kindergarten teachers in 2015.

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Madison Rohm

Kindergarten

My name is Madison Rohm.  There is a unique joy that comes from watching the mind of young child develop.  I enjoy leading children on their adventures of learning.  With educational exploration the possibilities are endless.

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Jennifer Adams

1st Grade

I am thrilled to be a part of the Mesa Campus.This is my thirteenth year of teaching at Cambridge Academy. I’ve taught one year in fifth grade, five in kindergarten, and this will be my seventh year of teaching at the first grade level.

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Kristen Wiggens

1st Grade

This is my first year here at Cambridge Academy and I am so very excited to be a part of the Mesa Campus teaching First Grade.  I attended Grand Canyon University for my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors.  I have two children of my own (4th grade and Kindergarten) who are also so excited to be a part of the Cambridge family!

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Kim Stewart

2nd Grade

I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor degree in Elementary/Special Education. I have taught 5th/6th grade social studies and this will be my 4th year teaching in 2nd grade. There is just something about teaching this age that I really enjoy!

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Marianne Washburn

2nd Grade
My name is Marianne Washburn. I have been teaching since 2005, after graduating from Arizona State University. My teaching experience has run from  preschool, kindergarten and first grades, continued on through the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, and this year I’m in second grade. This year makes #7 with Cambridge Academy as either a contracted or substitute teacher and I love it here! My favorite quote about teaching is that “It’s not so much what is poured into the child as what is planted”. In my classroom, I do my best to instill the joy of learning in my students and teach them to grow in their knowledge.
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Ashley Smith

3rd Grade

Ashley Smith has been with Cambridge Academy since 2009. She obtained her degree in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University, as well as her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Autism. She is certified in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She taught Kindergarten for 7 years at Cambridge before teaching Preschool for 3 years at Revolution Dance and Academy of the Arts. She is now teaching 3rd grade. “Aside from owning Revolution and dancing, my passion has always been teaching and I could never imagine myself teaching anywhere but Cambridge. It is important to surround yourself in an environment in which you thrive, and that is why my family and I choose Cambridge. The family-focused culture, enriching curriculum, and inspiring teachers is what truly sets us apart, and I am blessed with the opportunity to teach your kiddos!

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Ashley Baril

My name is Ashley Baril and I’m excited to be teaching your student! I received my Bachelor degree in Communications from Central Washington University and my Elementary Education Certification from Sierra Nevada College. I have worked in education for nearly 15 years. It’s been the most rewarding experience and look forward to this new chapter at Cambridge Academy. My goal as a teacher is to encourage and challenge students as they develop their learning skills in a positive environment.

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Tracey Bailey

Social Studies Teacher – LEVEL UP Program 4th-6th.
Hello! My name is Tracey Bailey and I am in my third year of teaching at Cambridge Academy. I am passionate about education and strive to build upon the individual strengths of each student to achieve success. I earned my Masters of Education at Arizona State University and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Kendall College.  I have worked in early childhood education for over 20 years and look forward to beginning a new chapter of teaching as a 4th grade homeroom teacher and the LEVEL UP Social Studies teacher.
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Cassandra Steagall

Language Arts Teacher- LEVEL UP Program 4th-6th

My name is Cassandra Steagall, and I’m honored to be teaching your child! I am one of the 4th grade homeroom teachers as well as the Language Arts teacher for our LEVEL UP program. This is my seventh year teaching at Cambridge; however, it is my first in this position. My goal for my students is to leave our classroom with a newfound love of reading and writing. Teaching is my biggest passion, and I strive to create a positive

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Trina Jackson

2nd Grade  – LEVEL UP Program Science Teacher

This will be my fourth year at Cambridge and I couldn’t love this school more. I hold a Bachelor degree in Education/Special Education. I have worked in the field of education in one form or another for over 20 year. I believe if you love what you teach, the students will love learning. I’ve certainly found that to be true here at Cambridge Academy.

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Jessica Beam

Jessica Beam

Math Teacher – LEVEL UP Program 4th-6th Grade

Hello Cambridge Families! I am excited to introduce myself as the 4-6th grade math teacher and one of the 5th grade homeroom teachers. This is my first year teaching full time and my first year at Cambridge Academy! My passion is math and science, as I truly believe they are the foundation and explanation for everything around us. I look forward to teaching your child math and help them develop a love for the subject, and be able to recognize the math around us!

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Kristin Smith

Executive Administrative Assistant

I moved to Arizona from Vermont when I was in junior high. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from ASU and a Master’s degree in English from NAU. I started volunteering at Cambridge when my son began kindergarten in 2009. I have been working at Cambridge since 2014. I have worked as a lunch/recess aide, an art teacher, and I am now working in the front office. Cambridge is truly like a family and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it. My husband and I have been married for sixteen years. We have two children, a rottweiler and a pug. When I’m not at Cambridge, I enjoy spending time with my family. We recently moved, so I am doing several Pinterest projects on my new house.

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Kelly Head

District Coordinator

This is my 10th year at Cambridge Academy. I started out as a parent and volunteered my time in the classrooms and became an employee in November of 2010 working as an aide. I moved into the office in 2013 as an Administrative Assistant. I have now taken on the new role as District Coordinator and I absolutely love it! When I am not working I love baking, going to the gym and spending time with my husband, son and our puppies.

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Sharon Henderson

School Librarian
I am a graduate of the University of Arizona and retired after 22.5 years teaching in the Marana School District in Tucson.  I began volunteering at Cambridge when my grandchildren attended, and started the Library in 2018 after winning $6000 worth of books for the school.  I love reading and really enjoy introducing the students to new books.

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