The Quincy School District opens the 2021-22 school year with a myriad of new faces in all its buildings.

According to a list obtained from the QSD, many classrooms, offices and hallways will house newcomers. One notable exception is the fact that all principals will remain the same as last year.

At Ancient Lakes Elementary, newbies include teacher Karyn Becker (fourth grade), Jolene Howard, (first grade), Carmen Martinez (fifth), Stephanie Thornton, (Special Ed), and Hermila Espinoza (food services). They also welcomed paraeducators Jaclyn Silvas and Gabriela Lopez.

At Monument Elementary, the school staff welcomed paraeducator Tara Addink, food services helper Yeimi Diaz, fifth-grade teacher Amber Plotke, and second grade teacher Jasmine Lambert,

At Pioneer Elementary, newcomers include Sydney Johnson (music teacher) Mercedes Enciso (fifth grade), and Ryann Brown (transitional kindergarten)

At Mountain View Elementary, new faces include physical education and health teacher Wayne Hample, kindergarten teacher Dominique Villela, special education teacher Kristy Brantner, music teacher Lisa Kiedrowski, second-grade teacher Yareli Lopez and fourth-grade teacher Linnea Berdine. They also welcomed paraeducators Hannah Winkler and Ines Huizar.

At George Elementary, newbies are Mireya Camacho (fifth grade), Cindia Arroyo-Toro (fourth), Diana Chavez (third), Rafael Sermeno (school counselor), Oscar Romero (transitional bilingual teacher)

At Quincy Middle School, the new faces belong to Rillie Ronish, (sixth- and seventh-grade algebra), David Wallace (dean of students), Kristin Berry (social studies), Emery Webley (business and technology), Emiko Nagato (paraeducator), and Lourdes Lerena (custodian.)

At Quincy Innovation Academy, the lone newcomer listed is Michael Lopez (counselor).

At the high school, newcomers include Antonia Valenzuela (math), Kristen VanHoomissen (freshman support and leadership), Yaneth Lopez (English Language Learners), Brenda Grabski (business and marketing teacher), Tanya Rollins (family and consumer science), Trevor Hunt (sports medicine), Londa Van Kirk (fire science), and Jaime Villarreal (paraeducator).

Other welcome additions to the district are Darion Roth-Drummond (psychologist) and Delia Lopez (speech pathologist), as well as Sandra Rodriguez-Virgen and Stephanie Thornton, who will serve as secondary Special Education resource room teachers, and Susan Lybbert as psychologist intern.

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