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Mrs. Plantz: K-3 Learning Lab

My name is Jennifer Plantz and I teach k-3 Learning Lab. I am an Arizona native who grew up in West Phoenix. I attended Eastern Arizona in 2005 then transferred to Arizona State University where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. I will be available by telephone or email and I encourage you to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.


Ms. Epperson: 7-8 Learning Lab


Mrs. Hofman: Title One

Hello, my name is Heather Hofman.  I graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I also attended NAU for a Master's degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement.  I have been teaching for 20 years.  I have taught first grade, second grade, Reading Education courses for Grand Canyon University, and have been a reading specialist.  I am grateful that I have been able to work with the fabulous students, families, and staff at Circle Cross Ranch K-8 as the Reading Specialist for the past six years.


Amy Curtiss: Psychologist


Ms. Acton: ELL/6th Gr. Learning Lab

My name is Teri Acton. I was born in California but actually grew up in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. I have been an educator for the past nine years. I have worked as a Guidance Counselor, Special Education Teacher, High School Life Connections teacher, and I have also worked as a Substitute teacher in the Chandler, Tempe, and Florence school district. . Prior to entering the education field, I was a social worker and worked in criminal justice/investigations. I am so excited to be part of the Circle Cross Ranch team as the Special Education Resource teacher for grades 3-6 . I look forward to meeting and working with all of my students this year!



Mrs. Jenalyn Jimenez

Mrs. Roseanne Marquez

Mrs. Michelle Harris

Ms. Maryanne Strober: 4-5

Mrs. Sharon Green: 6-8