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Kiva Administration

Jessica Johnston

Mrs. Jessica Johnston

Position |  Interim Principal 
Phone | 480-484-2200
Email | jjohnston@susd.org
Administrative Support Coordinator | Karen Swift

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Mrs. Johnston grew up in Scottsdale and has been in the education field since 2004.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University as well as a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision.  Mrs. Johnston has taught  both primary and intermediate grades in Arizona and Alabama and has done extensive work in reading intervention.  Prior to becoming the Interim Principal at Kiva Elementary School, she served as Dean of Students in the Chandler Unified School District.  Throughout her career, Mrs. Johnston has remained steadfast in her commitment to education, the power of student-centered instruction, and building relationships within the community. 

Mrs. Jen Hawks

Position |  Dean of Students
Phone | 480-484-2200
Email | jhawks@susd.org

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Mrs. Hawks is the proud Dean of Students at Kiva Elementary School.  Prior to that she found her passion for education as a classroom teacher and has experience in both primary and intermediate grade levels.  She is an Arizona native and received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, both from Arizona State University.   Mrs. Hawks cultivates a positive attitude and uses such to build meaningful relationships with students, families, and staff.

Kiva Teachers & Staff

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Name Title
Crystal Sneed Kindergarten Teacher
Elizabeth Gardemann Kindergarten Teacher
Nicole Wahl Kindergarten Teacher
1st Grade
Name Title
Nancy Herrig First Grade Teacher
Jillian Kersten First Grade Teacher
Kristi Breshears First Grade Teacher
Anna Kaplan First Grade Teacher
2nd Grade
Name Title
Carrie Harvey Second Grade Teacher
Cherie Kujawa Second Grade Teacher
Mayitza Frederick Second Grade Teacher
 3rd Grade
Name Title
Alison Meyer Third Grade Teacher
Casey Nosky Third Grade Teacher
Paula Hogenson Third Grade Teacher
4th Grade
Name Title
Amy Smith Fourth Grade Teacher
Stephanie Straton Fourth Grade Teacher
Alison Grove Fourth Grade Teacher
5th Grade
Name Title
Karen Brisbane Fifth Grade Teacher
Kim Keck Fifth Grade Teacher
Sheila Fullerton Fifth Grade Teacher
Name Title
Jennifer Liebhaber PACT/Gifted Teacher
Steve Dunlap P.E. Teacher
Traci Dancer Adaptive P.E.
Elena Russell Library
Elise Whyte Library
Meg Maxwell Art Teacher
Bonnie Bezon Music/Chorus Teacher
Rebekah Doll Strings Teacher
Amy Laughlin Band Teacher
Connie Cross RTI
Laurie Jorgensen ELL
Special Education
Name Title
Michele Stumpf Speech-Language Pathologist
Lydia MacKay Speech-Language Pathologist - SCA
Toni Davie Occupational Therapist
Jackie Oates SCA
Tina Lauinger LRC Teacher
Cheryl Sivertsen PANDA
Special Services
Name Title
Karen Swift Secretary
Julie Johnson Registrar
Donna Reed-Batty Plant Manager
Kelley Eckhauser Nurse
Laura Goeson Cafeteria

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School Information

Principal: Jessica Johnston
Dean of Students: Jen Hawks
Address: 6911 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Phone: 480-484-2200
Fax: 480-484-2201
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:15 pm 
Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Colors: Blue and White
Mascot: Cougar
Year Opened: 1957

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.

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