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Mr. Segar: PE

I graduated from Potsdam Central High School in Potsdam New York in 1972. I graduated from Norwich University in 1976 and completed my Master in Education in 1977 also from Norwich University. Norwich University is the oldest Military school in the United States being founded in 1819. Its moto is “I Will Try”. Upon graduation I started teaching high school/middle school physical education in East Montpelier, VT. I completed 31 years of teaching and higher education by attaining my Administration degree. I finished teaching in Vermont when we moved to Arizona in 2009.I worked for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and traveled to many disasters in the United States. I was hired to help open Poston Butte as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director in 2009. In 2010 I was teaching health and physical education for the next four years. Now I love teaching with the Circle Cross family. This is my 37th year teaching.


Mrs. Dickerson: PE

I was born and raised in Mesa Arizona.  I come from a big family with 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  I love all sports but my favorite is soccer.  I played at Mesa High and Chandler Gilbert Community College.  I love exercising, the outdoors and watching kids progress.  My husband and I met in jr. high and got married March 2011.  Soon after that, I graduated from ASU in May and started teaching at Circle Cross Ranch the following school year.  April 2013 my husband and I were blessed with our daughter Tessa.  She is now 15 months and the cutest sassiest girl.  This is my 4th year teaching PE at this school and I love it!  


Mrs. Pappalardo: Librarian

My name is Michelle Pappalardo. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Arizona State University.  I was a 4th grade teacher in Mesa Public Schools for eight years. I am excited to begin my 7th year as the librarian at Circle Cross Ranch. In addition to being the librarian, I will be working with Mrs. Hofman our reading specialist to provide additional support to our literacy program. I am so fortunate to be able to blend my love of books and reading with a job I love.


Mr.Vasquez: Band

My name is Christopher Vasquez and I am a first year teacher right out of college. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Arizona. I am incredibly excited to be working with the band and general music students this year. My goal is to help develop students’ life skills through music. This year I will focus on building the band program and growing musical awareness among all music students. cvasquez@fusdaz.org

Mrs. Kazmierczak: STEM Teacher
My name is Tanielle Kazmierczak and I am the K-8 STEM Instructor.  This is my 3rd year at CCR and I have some amazing things planned for this year.  I have my Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona and am currently working on my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in STEM Education.  I have 3 children and we love to travel.  Before coming here, I taught 4th grade for 11 years at Power Ranch Elementary.    tkazmierczak@fusdaz.org