My name is Karen Garroutte. I love working in education! This will be my 13th year teaching; I have been a teacher in the district since 2004. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. I live in San Tan Valley with my husband and two daughters. When I am not teaching we like to watch movies, hike, swim, and spend time together. I look forward to a great year in 4th grade.
I have spent seven years teaching 4th and 5th grade in the San Tan Valley area since attaining my Masters degree from Arizona State. This will be my second year teaching at Skyline Ranch and I am looking forward to a great year in 4th grade. My wife Kari and I have lived in the San Tan Valley area for 9 years and we have 2 pets. When not working with my students, I enjoy spending time with family, friends and any event that includes good food.
My name is Jeff Stevens. This is my fifth year teaching and my third year at Skyline Ranch. I am originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, but I have lived in St. George, Utah and Orange County, California. I have a Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Southern California (Fight On!). When I'm not at school I love spending time with my wife and two daughters and our two dogs. In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing guitar and watching sports (especially college football).
My name is Lisa Sudol and I am the new Fourth Grade teacher. I have been teaching for a while. This will be my ninth year. I love teaching and being creative with my students. I have a daughter that just graduated from high school and will be attending college. She is a member of the color guard in the ASU Marching band. When I am at home, I enjoy spending time in the pool with my fiancé and our dogs Buster and Misty, along with doing crafts. I can’t wait for the year to get started.