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Ms. Newbold: Special Education

Hi, my name is Susan Newbold and I am so excited and so grateful to be at Skyline Ranch this year as the K-3 Resource Teacher.  I have spent the last thirteen years working with exceptional children and have loved every minute of it.    It is my firm belief that every child can learn, but not all children learn the same way and it is my privilege to be able to work with these exceptional children and help them discover their secret to learning.  On a more personal note, I grew up in Chandler and have four wonderful children whom I am very proud of and I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of our Bulldogs and their families.

Mr. Kahn: Special Education

Welcome back to an awesome new school year! I’m David Kahn and I will be co-teaching with the 4th and 5th grade teachers as well as working in small groups with our students with special needs. This is my second year at Skyline Ranch and my 41st year overall. So far, I’ve been privileged to work with preschool through 8th grade students as both a classroom teacher and a special education resource teacher. I graduated from the University of Arizona and am certified in Elementary K-8 as well as K-12 Special Education. My wife, Joyce, a recently retired teacher, and I have 5 wonderful grandchildren that we love to spoil. We also have two delightful daughters and sons-in-law.

Ms. Frey: Special Education

My name is Marcy Frey and I am the new Special Education Inclusion Teacher for 6-8th grade this year at Skyline Ranch K-8.  I have worked the past few years as a SPED paraprofessional and this will be my first year teaching.  I recently graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor of science degree and I'm currently taking classes at GCU toward my master degree in special education.  I'm looking forward to another great year as a Bulldog!

Ms. Leet - Speech

Hi! My name is Kortney Leet. I am so excited to be a bulldog! I am originally from Kentucky, and received my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Kentucky University. I live in Gilbert with my husband and fur baby, Madasyn. I am looking forward to a wonderful year at Skyline Ranch!

Ms. Englehardt: Reading Specialist

Hello! I am Diane S. Englehardt.  I am excited to be returning to Skyline Ranch K-8 School, as the reading specialist.    I have been working with families and children in the field of education for over 20 years as a school counselor, clinical social worker, special education teacher, and a reading specialist!  I am certified as Dyslexia Specialist.  I am also a member of our school’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) Team and our RTI (Response to Intervention) Team.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, Masters of Social Work from Salem State College, and Masters of Special Education from the University of Phoenix.  I am originally from the Boston area, and love following my favorite sport teams-New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins.  My husband and I share our home with our Chihuahua, Murphy.  I am looking forward to supporting our Bulldog students, and sharing my passion for brain based learning, multi-sensory teaching and READING!!


Ms. Pelayo: ELL

I received my Bachelor's of education from ASU with a bilingual endorsement and my Master's of education from NAU with a reading endorsement . I have taught Kindergarten, first, third and ELL students for the past seventeen years. I have lived in Queen Creek/San Tan Valley since 1979! I have been married twenty-one years. I have two smart beautiful daughters that inspire me! I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, traveling and shopping. I look forward to a fantastic year!


Ms. Peñaflor  - ELL

Ms. Mento - Sped

Ms. Guinn - Title 1

Ms. Adams - Sped

Student Monitors:

Ms. Villalpa

Mr. Gilbert

Ms. Gandara

Ms. Norburg

Ms. Hamby