Experience Is Golden!

It is amazing to think that our 50+ teachers have 1,000 years of combined experience, and over 600 of them have been at New Vistas! Our talented and dedicated office and support staff provide additional invaluable experience.

We have an extremely low staff turnover, which speaks not only to the academic expertise of our teachers, but to the fact that we are a 'family of educators', whose goal is to join with your family to create an ongoing program of excellence for your child.  

Administration and Staff:

Carol Elias and Kristi Roher

Director Emeritus

Eleanor Jordan

Reading Coordinator 

Linda McFadyen

Support Staff Coordinator 
Jayme Crowder

Health Coordinator
Julianne Osborne

Office Assistants
Ruth Beckman, Julie Devine, Richelle Minor, Robin Shioshita, and Claudia Acevedo

Lunch Supervisor 
Jayme Crowder

Testing Team:

Donna Simon, Kay Baumgartner, Karen Holesworth, and Kristi Roher

Classroom Teachers 

(Links to teacher curriculum pages here) 


For Classroom Supply Lists, please click on your child's teacher. Our supply lists have been updated for the 2020 - 21 School Year!

All Day Preschool

Shilpa Patel / Jayme Crowder     

Cathy Esposito

Linda Fenner

Allison Herrera / Courtney Stanley

Yvette McSweeney / Jerica Nelson

Shilpa Patel / Jerica Nelson

Rebekah King / Yvette McSweeney



Kathy Grismore

Valentina Purdef

Rachel Hollingshead / Kristin Rogers


1st Grade

Ashlee Moyzes / Brynna Hochhaus

Cindy Walsh / Leslie Hindall

2nd Grade

Kelly Moore / Jennifer Blunt

Candy Hibner / Melissa Nelson

3rd Grade

Lorrie Randall / Julie Devine

Kim Hira / Andrea Pearson / Rebekah King

4th Grade

Kimberly Franklin / Deb Starita

Bianca Orlik

5th Grade

Patty Lira/ Niki Rabo

6th Grade

Jean Berlin / Debbie Nesheim

Specials and Reading Teachers

Home Program Reading Teachers 
Kathy Badzik, Loretta Bartell, Deanna Dalton, Susan Gnadt, Karen Holesworth, Linda McFadyen, Lorrie Randall, Robin Shioshita, Dawna Robson, Jenny Starr and Lori Stoll 

Before Care Supervisors 
Jayme Crowder, Kathy Grismore, and Shilpa Patel

Lemonade Lane (Preschool & Kindergarten)
Karen Bland 

Physical Education Teachers 
Deb Starita and Michelle Faulkner

Computer Teacher 
Paul Ihms

Art Masterpiece Instructor 
Gail Andrews 

Music Teachers 
Karen Bland and Pat Neff

Science Lab Coordinators

Kimberly Franklin and Loretta Bartell

Spanish Teacher
Elizabeth Crosby

Mandarin Chinese Teacher (3rd – 6th Grades) 
Cindy Cao 

After School Program Coordinator 
Yvette McSweeney 

Building Maintenance Coordinator 
Angie Ngirakamerang 

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Co-Directors: Carol Elias and Kristi Roher

Email: office@newvistasaz.com

Phone: 480.963.2313 · Fax: 480.812.9207

670 North Arizona Avenue, Suite 35, Chandler, AZ 85225

© 2020 New Vistas Center for Education