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Hopi Administration

Tamara Jagodzinski

Position |  Principal
Phone | 480-484-2010
Email | tamara.jagodzinski@susd.org
Administrative Support Coordinator | Danielle Leivian

Biography - Click to Expand

Mrs. Tamara Jagodzinski is beginning her 19th year in education.  She has worked for the last 16 years in the Scottsdale Unified School District.  She taught at Mountainside Middle School and then served as the assistant principal at Hohokam Traditional School and Pima Elementary school prior to serving as the principal at Hopi Elementary School.  She has a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University.  As the instruction leader, she will ensure that Hopi maintains its tradition of excellence and continues to show academic growth in all areas. 

Melissa Faeh

Position |  Assistant Principal
Phone | 480-484-2009
Email | mfaeh@susd.org

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Ms. Melissa Faeh has been working in elementary schools in Florida, Texas, and Arizona since 2000 as a teacher, teacher leader, and an administrator.  She joined the Scottsdale Unified School District in 2011.  She has a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida and a Masters’ Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston.  She was recognized as a Charros Outstanding Educator in 2013.  Her passion for education and meeting students’ needs is what makes her job so meaningful and fulfilling for her.  

Hopi Teachers & Staff

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Name   Title
Tamara Jagodzinski   Principal
Melissa Faeh   Assistant Principal
Dr. Tra Ahia   School Psychologist
Office Staff    
Danielle Leivian   Support Coordinator
Courtney Clark   Administrative Support-Registrar
Sara Blatz   Administrative Support-Attendance
Anne Boyd   Nurse
Susie Baldwin   Teacher
Lisa Domini   Teacher
Samantha Hodar   Teacher
Nicole Packer   Teacher
Livia Rice   Teacher
Pam Denton   Classroom Aide
First Grade    
Colleen Chittenden   Teacher
Nann Horton   Teacher
Richelle Malysa   Teacher
Amy Parker   Teacher
Katie Whitworth   Teacher
Rosemarie Garcia   Classroom Aide
Second Grade    
Allison Bosworth   Teacher
Deana Christee   Teacher
Jennifer Fox   Teacher
Brenda Johnston   Teacher
Meghan Pugh   Teacher
Rosemarie Garcia   Classroom Aide
Third Grade    
Jacqueline Comerford   Teacher
Amy Hanlon   Teacher
Whitney Keeler   Teacher
Lorissa Knight   Teacher
Courtney Wilson   Teacher
Yvette Acosta   Classroom Aide
Fourth Grade    
Alison Bunde   Comprehensive Gifted Teacher
Vanessa Engel   Teacher
Dave Hanlon   Teacher
Molly Pont-Brown   Teacher
Shelby Steele   Teacher
Laura Yarkosky   Teacher
Yvette Acosta   Classroom Aide
Fifth Grade    
Andy Banister   Teacher
Justin Blacksher   Teacher
Diana Bode   Teacher
Laura Mitchell   Teacher
Dianne Ruderman   Teacher
Debbie Voris   Teacher
Valerie Conti   Art Teacher
Janet Fredrick   Vocal Music Teacher
Karen Derkach   P.E. Teacher
Jennifer Lee   P.E. Teacher
Tim Marriott   P.E. Teacher
Terra Hunsicker   Band Teacher
Rachel Mazzullo   Orchestra Teacher
Jenny Kelly   Librarian
Special Education    
Abby Brown   Gifted Teacher
Erin Preston   LRC Teacher
Anne Bork   Speech-Language Pathologist
Diane Dodge   Speech-Language Pathologist
Emilia Massimi   Occupational Therapist
Peggy Schuelke   Paraeducator
Joanne Morantz   Vision
Laura Spackeen   RTI
Barb Christensen   RTI
Special Services    
Karen Spade   IT Support Coordinator
John Strippelman   Facilities Coordinator
Ben Ross   Facilities Support
James Harris   Crossing Guard
Georganne Lewis   Crossing Guard/Noon Aide
Joe Mettler   Crossing Guard/Noon Aide
Donna Elliott   Cafeteria Manager
Jan Deblecourt   Cafeteria Support
Barb McElrath   Cafeteria Support
Susan Hasse   Kids Club Manager

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School Information

Principal: Tamara Jagodzinski
Assistant Principal: Melissa Faeh
Address: 5110 E. Lafayette Boulevard, Phoenix AZ 85018
Phone: 480-484-2000
Fax: 480-484-2001
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Colors: Blue and Yellow
Mascot: Hawk
Year Opened: 1960

Visitors to Our School
Parents who are scheduled to volunteer on campus are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.

PTO/PTA Information

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Important Info for PTO/PTA/APT

Site Council

Site Council Meeting Dates for 2017-2018
(All meetings take place in the library from 7:30-8:15 AM)

August 30th
September 27th
October 25th
November 29th
December 20th
January 24th
February 21st
March 28th
April 25th
May 23rd


2017-18 Site Council Members
Tamara Jagodzinski
Melissa Faeh
Dave Hanlon
Karen Derkach
Amy Parker
Jacqueline Comerford
Ginna Cummings
Kyle Christensen
Lisa Pruitt
Janey Ledyard

2017-18 Site Council Minutes
Site Council Minutes 8-30-17