My name is Beth Marschall. I have worked for FUSD for the past 12 years. Eleven of those years have been at Skyline Ranch. I have a total of 26 years experience in teaching grades K-6. I am a graduate of Northern Arizona University. I have been married to my best friend, Steve Marschall, for 21 years. We have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. We have 2 sons in the Army, and a son-in-law in the Marines. We are proud of their choice to serve our country! I believe every child has the ability to learn and be successful. It is a privilege to teach your children.
My name is Linda Winkler, and I am honored to be at Skyline Ranch K-8. This will be my 9th year teaching in the classroom. I was a pioneering member at Circle Cross Ranch when it opened its doors, have taught in both district schools and charter schools, and happy to be at Skyline teaching 3rd grade this year. It is with pride that my first group of students just graduated this past Spring. I’ve been married to my husband for almost 30 years, have a son, Sean, who graduated from the University of Arizona in May, 2016, and a daughter, Micayla, who is starting her senior year at Arizona State University. When not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering as a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization which provides fully trained service animals to people with disabilities. My family is currently raising our 5th puppy for CCI.
My name is Rosemary Sweeney and I will be your child’s third grade teacher this year. I am looking forward to teaching your child. I would like to share a few things about myself.I graduated from Ottawa University in 2008. I taught Kindergarten at Ward Traditional Academy for one year, English Language Learners at Field Elementary School for one year, second grade at South Pointe Elementary for one year, Middle School Math, Social Studies, Business Applications and Computers at Desert Shadows Junior High School for three years, Kindergarten at Franklin Arts Academy for three years, Kindergarten for one year at Solon Junior Academy, Fourth grade for one year at Solon Junior Academy, a long term substitute for third grade at Washington Elementary and a long term substitute for fourth grade at Washington Elementary School.When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, playing the organ and spending time with my family. My family is my two daughters and a son-in-law: Katie, Kelly and Thomas.
My name is Brenda Dowd. Presently, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and I am in the process of completing the final courses required for a degree in Elementary Education. I made the career change to education because I wanted to make a positive impact on children’s lives. As a paraprofessional, here at Skyline last year, I came to realize that this path in education is one that I should have been following all along. There is no greater joy, no greater satisfaction, than knowing that the work you do is so significant in the lives of those who depend on you. For me- it’s the kiddos that I am fortunate to work with every day. On a more personal note, my husband and I have been married for almost 23 years and we have three awesome children together.