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Our Staff

The staff at Garden School strives to make a difference in the lives of all the children we serve so they will become successful, lifelong learners. Garden School serves over 700 Kindergarten through sixth-grade students in the Tulare City School District.

 

Administration
 
Mrs. Portillo 
Principal
(559) 685-7330
Mrs. Verkaik
Administrative Intern
 
 
 
 Office Staff
 
Mrs. Soward
Administrative Assistant
(559) 685-7330
Mrs. Jacque Gomes
Part-Time Secretary
 
Deanne Cardoza
School Nurse
 
     
Kary Allen
Health Aide
 
Mrs. Baeza
Clerk
(559) 685-7330
 
 
 
 
Preschool
 
Mrs. Alavezos
Teacher (P.M.)
Mrs. Silveira
Teacher (A.M.)
 
 
Kindergarten
 
Mrs. Rita Baumann
Teacher
Mrs. Ferreira
Teacher
Mrs. Summer Grissom
Teacher
     
Mrs. Johnson
Teacher
Ms. Silva
Teacher
 
 
 
First Grade
 
Mrs. Gilbert
Teacher
Mrs. Hastings
Teacher
Mrs. Price
Teacher
     
Mrs. Stelter
Teacher
   
 
 
Second Grade
 
Mr. Chris Carney
Teacher
Mrs. Coday
Teacher
Mr. James Lee
Teacher
     
Ms. Sharla Mason
Teacher
   
 
 
Third Grade
 
Mr. Brian Borowicz
Teacher
Website
Mrs. Dias
Teacher
 
Ms. Jacobsen
Teacher
559-685-7330
     
Mr. Mazon
Teacher
   
 
 
Fourth Grade
 
Mrs. Clyborne
Teacher
Mr. Graff
Teacher
Mrs. Wilson
Teacher
     
 
 
Fifth Grade
 
Mr. Marc DeCoito

Teacher

Ms. Loya
Teacher
 
 
     

Mr. Philpot
Teacher

   
 
 
Sixth Grade
 
Ms. Dula
Teacher
Mr. Estes
Teacher
Mrs. Hodge
Teacher
     
Ms. Taylor
Teacher
   
 
 
Support Staff
 
Ms. Mary Ann Borges
Response to Intervention /
Programs Teacher
(559) 685-7330
Miss April Brooks
5th Grade Art Teacher
(559) 685-7284 x389
 
Kimberlina Hererra
Vocal Music Teacher
 
 
     
Noelle Gonzales
Behavior Environment
Support Team Coach
Claudia Gordon
Speech Therapist
 
Kaitlyn Holliday
SDC Teacher
 
     
Mrs. Michele Hulsey
Response to Intervention /
Programs Teacher
(559) 685-7330
Makeila Kalama
SDC Teacher
 
 
Kim Korenwinder
G.A.T.E. Teacher
559-687-1432
 
     
Casey Lewis
Occupational Therapist
 
Victoria Lopez
School Psychologist
 
Mrs. Kathleen McMaster
RSP
(559) 685-7330
     
Esther Ortega
Newcomer Teacher
559-685-7330
Kimberly Ream
Music Teacher
 
Amy Smith
3rd Grade Art Teacher
(559) 685-7284
     
 
Robert Trujillo
Special Education/
RSP Teacher
Theresa Valero
School Social Worker
(559) 685-7235
 
 
 

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