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Laguna Administration

Dr.  Kathleen Root

Position |  Principal
Phone | 480-484-2410
Email | kroot@susd.org
Administrative Support Coordinator | Ann Moeschler | 480-484-2403
School Registrar | Robin Larraza | 480-484-2404
Admin Support Assistant | Roxane Kyte | 480-484-2402

Biography - Click to Expand

Dr. Kathleen S. Root has been involved with Scottsdale Unified School District for 32 years. Seven of those years were spent as a parent volunteer, 10 years teaching elementary grades, and the last 15 years as an administrator at Laguna Elementary. She received three degrees from Arizona State University and holds state certifications in Early Childhood, and English as a Second Language. Dr. Root served on the State Department of Education Leadership advisory committee for three years, is a current A+ Judge for the Arizona Education Foundation Schools of Excellence, and has served on multiple ad hoc and district level committees for Scottsdale Unified over the course of 25 years. Dr. Root has brought state, national and international recognition to Laguna and Scottsdale with four A+ Schools of Excellence awards, Intel School of Excellence award in Science, Math and Technology, NCTA ACT advanced readiness High Performing Award from the Arizona Business Coalition, National Schools of Character Award, and SUSD Foundation’s Health and Sciences Administrator Award.  Additionally, through special programs during Dr. Root’s leadership students have been recognized for high achievement at five state level Robotics competitions, eight State Science Fairs, and 15 years of consistently performing at the highest national levels for Math Olympiads and Word Masters. Dr. Root believes that all children should be provided the highest quality education from passionate, caring and talented teachers. She sets a positive school climate where adults work cohesively and creatively, and where learning for all, both students and adults, is embraced and expected. This can be seen and felt the moment you step on campus!

Brooke Williams

Position |  Assistant Principal
Phone | 480-484-2409
Email | bwilliams@susd.org
Administrative Support CoordinatorAnn Moeschler

Laguna Teachers & Staff

Click on Staff Name to Email  | Click on their Title to view their SUSD Webpage

Name Phone Title
Jennifer Bethke   Bethke - Kindergarten Teacher
Stacy Kosednar   Kosednar - Kindergarten Teacher
Nancy Lee   Lee - Kindergarten Teacher
1st Grade
Name   Title
Gwen Boor   Boor - First Grade Teacher
Kris Dieball   Dieball - First Grade Teacher
Debbie Hawkins   Hawkins - First Grade Teacher
2nd Grade
Name   Title
Sarah Clor   Clor - Second Grade Teacher
Krisse Kelly   Kelly - Second Grade Teacher
Carrie Miller   Miller - Second Grade Teacher
 3rd Grade
Name   Title
Amanda Chilcher   Chilcher - Third Grade Teacher
Geraldine Coates   Coates - Third Grade Teacher
Sandra Richardson   Richardson - Third Grade Teacher
4th Grade
Name   Title
Abbey Bobbett   Bobbett - Fourth Grade Teacher
Linda Graham   Graham - Fourth Grade Teacher
Catalina Jones   Jones - Fourth Grade Teacher
5th Grade
Name   Title
Sarah Martinez   Martinez - Fifth Grade Teacher
Laura Quisberg   Quisberg - Fifth Grade Teacher
Brian Vogan   Vogan - Fifth Grade Teacher
Name   Title
Stephanie Shamy   Laguna - Gifted Teacher
Stephen Hannaman   Laguna - P.E. Teacher
Karena Snow   Laguna - Art Teacher
Taylor Ruyffeleare   Laguna - Music Teacher
Barbara Geha    Laguna Library Resources
Tina Gossen   Laguna Library Resources
Bethaney Cross   Laguna - Strings Teacher
Mark Winans   Laguna - Band Teacher
Early Childhood    
Name   Title
Blanca Marquez   Toddler 2's
Tekla Borner   3's
Ali Martella   Pre-K
Robin Wynne   PANDA
Special Education
Name   Title
Dr. Lisa Hildreth   School Psychologist
Carolyn McCormick   Speech-Language Pathologist
Jenna Vinci   Speech-Language Pathologist
Julia Swanberg   LRC Teacher
Jamie White   EIS Teacher
Robin Wynne   PANDA
Marilyn Kurtz   Occupational Therapist
Special Services
Name   Title
Patty Smith   School Nurse
Bill Jewett   Plant Manager
Clara Chavez-Cresto   Kids Club Manager
TBD   Campus Technician
LeAnn Bissett   Food Services Manager

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School Information

Principal: Kathleen Root
Assistant Principal: Brooke Williams
Address: 10475 E. Lakeview Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 480-484-2400
Fax: 480-484-2401
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm 
Grades: Early Childhood (2's, 3's) - 5th Grade
Colors: Blue and Yellow
Mascot: Eagles
Year Opened: 1987

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

LIT Meeting Dates for 2017-2018
(All dates are on a Wednesday from 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.)

  • Tentative Dates 
    8/23, 9/20, 10/25, 11/29, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16

2017-18  LIT Members
Admin: Kathleen Root
Primary: Tekla Borner
Intermediate: Carrie Miller
Specials: Stephanie Shamy
Parent: Gayann Hutchison
Parent: Elaine Duggan
Parent: Lara Palles Shemen​​​​​​​
Community Member: Tina Drews

2017-18 LIT Minutes
Minutes TBD