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2nd Grade

Ms. Dobson:

Hi, my name is Sonja Dobson and I teach 2nd grade.  This is my 13th year teaching for FUSD.  I grew up in Michigan where I attended Henry Ford College for Nursing with a degree in Science.  I always wanted to live in the desert climate so after visiting Arizona I moved here.  In Arizona, I worked for hospice, spent 9 years working as a court clerk for the Chandler Municipal Court and 2 years with the Chandler Prosecutor’s Office.  I graduated from Ottawa University in Phoenix with a BA in Elementary Education, Master’s in School Guidance Counselor with an endorsement in Gifted Education.    Teaching has always been my passion.  I am a believer that all children can learn when inspired and imagination is ignited.  I love engaging students with hands-on activities, real-life learning, and I’m here to meet your child’s individual learning needs, as they grow and reach their fullest learning potential.

Ms. Cluff:

Hi! My name is Sheila Cluff. I received my Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades in FUSD for the past 15 years. I love watching children grow and learn. I am a wife, mother of 5 and a grandmother of 14! I am proud to be a teacher at Skyline Ranch K-8. Great things are happening here! Go Bulldogs!

Ms. Ross:

I am Karen Ross.  I have been teaching for 32 years within the Chandler School District.  I am a retired teacher and decided I was just not ready for retirement.  I decided to change up everything and came to Skyline Ranch to become a Bulldog! I graduated from NAU with both my Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and I have a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I have taught kindergarten, first and second grade self-contained along with multi age k-2 and combo 1-2 classes.  I love to see kids strive to learn and the out comes at the end of the year after they have met their goals. I am married, a mother of 6 and a grandmother of 8.  I am so excited to be a part of Skyline Ranch and look forward to the upcoming year.

Ms. Lara:

Hi everyone! My name is Alysha Lara. I am a native Arizonian but I do enjoy visiting the colder states whenever I get a chance. Becoming a teacher has been a dream of mine sense I was in high school. I have been a teacher at a childcare/preschool for the Chandler Unified School District for the last 7 years. In 2013 I received my Child Development Associate and then went onto Northern Arizona University to receive my Bachelors in Early Childhood and my Masters in Elementary Education. Last year I was a long term substitute in second grade at Skyline Ranch k-8 and I decided to become the full time teacher this year. I am proud to say I am a Bulldog and I can’t wait for a new school year!