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Combining expertise and experience, our teachers are the heart of our school. Wilson is proud to have assembled some of the best teachers in our state. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.


Administration

Mrs. Jenna Seals
Administrative Intern
559.759.5381
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 John Pendleton

John Pendleton

Principal

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With TCSD since: 1988

Education:

Mr. Pendleton holds a master's degree in adminstration.

Experience:

He has been with Tulare since 1988.


Mrs. Jenna Seals

Administrative Intern
559.759.5381

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Education:

California State University, Fresno, Smittcamp Honors Scholar, BS Liberal Studies, 2006

Fresno Pacific University, Visalia, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, 2009

California State University, Fresno, MS Educational Leadership & Administration, 2012

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Experience:

  • Classroom Teaching Experience: 1st Grade (Woodlake), 5th, 2nd and 3rd Grade (Maple), 6th Grade (Los Tules Middle School)

  • Head Teacher at Maple Elementary and Los Tules Middle School

  • 2017 Director of Summer School

  • Administrative Intern (2016-17):  Cypress, Garden, and Kohn Elementary

  • Administrative Intern (2017-18):  Cypress, Wilson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt Elementary


Belinda Martin

School Secretary
559-685-7260

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Education:

Two years at COS.

Experience:

In Tulare City Schools since 1998. At Wilson Elementary as secrtetary since 2004.


Theresa Trujillo

School Secretary

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Denise Aguilera

Health Aide

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With TCSD since: I've been with tcsd since 2000 enjoy working with children of all ages,Love spending time with my family,grandkids & friends,working for tcsd has been wonderful.


LeAnn Williamson

School Nurse

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Preschool

Raquel Reyes
Preschool Teacher (A.M.)
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Melody Swarthout
Preschool Teacher (P.M.)
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Transitional Kindergarten

Third Grade

Mrs. Sandra Guy
Teacher
559-685-7260
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Jennifer Verkaik
Head Teacher/3rd Grade
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Fourth Grade

Mrs. Rhonda Senn
Fourth Grade
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Raquel Reyes

Preschool Teacher (A.M.)

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Melody Swarthout

Preschool Teacher (P.M.)

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Education:

I received my bachelor's from Cal State University, Bakersfield and my multiple subject credential from Fresno Pacific University.

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Experience:

I have been a Wilson Warrior since 2015.

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With TCSD since: Since 2016

Education:

I received my bachelor's in Liberal Studies at CSU, Channel Islands and my Multiple Subject Credential from CSU, Fresno State.

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Experience:

I have worked with children for many years in a variety of programs. I truley enjoy watching children grow and succeed. I  have been a Wilson Warrior since 2016.

 

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About Me

With TCSD since: 3

Education:

I graduated from CSU Stanisluas with a degree in Organizational Communications and received a mulitple subject teaching credential from Fresno Pacific University. I love teaching kindergarten and helping young students learn to love school. This is my third year teaching kindergarten with Wilson.  

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Sarah Jurgens

Teacher
559-685-7260

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Education:

San Diego State University: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.

National University Fresno: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

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Experience:

I have worked in the field of education for many years, but the 2016/ 2017 school year was my first year in my very own classroom! I am still super excited to work with Kindergarten.

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Sarah Silva

Teacher

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Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts-Fresno Pacific University

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential-Brandman University

Experience:

The 2016 year will be my first year teaching with TCSD!

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Nicole Boyett

Teacher
(559) 685-7260

About Me

With TCSD since: 3 Years

Education:

I received my bachelor's and teaching credential from California State University, Fresno.

 

Experience:

Second Grade- Fremont Elementary-Corcoran, Ca.

Transitional Kindergarten & First Grade- Wilson School, 2014-Present

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About Me

With TCSD since: 1998

Education:

 I have a bachelors degree in Child Development from San Jose State University and a teaching credential from Fresno State University and a Masters Degree from National University.

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Experience:

I have been teaching for over 20 years. I  have taught both first grade and kindergarten at Wilson Elementary and I enjoy preparing young minds for academic success!

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With TCSD since: 1993

Education:

Mrs. Gabijan earned her Bachelor's degree and Multiple Subject Credential from Fresno State. After teaching for several years, she returned to earn her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Fresno Pacific University.   Image result for Fresno Pacific University pennant

Experience:

She has been teaching for 25 years and is committed to ensuring your little ones receive a firm educational foundation in First Grade.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 3

Education:

AA from COS in American Sign Language

BA from California State University: Fresno in Deaf Education

Multiple Subject Credential from  California State University: Fresno

Experience:

This will be my third year teaching First Grade at Wilson Elementary.

 

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About Me

With TCSD since: 30

Education:

I graduated from San Diego State University with a Liberal Arts degree. I earned my teaching credential from Fresno State University....Go Dogs!

Experience:

I started teaching Kindergarten here at Wilson School in 1986. I taught K for 5 years and then moved to 1st grade. I remained there for 14 years. In 2005, I moved on to 2nd grade and have been here ever since! 

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2004

Education:

Mrs. Parreira received her bachelor's in liberal studies from Fresno State University and then earned a master’s degree (with an emphasis in reading and literacy) from Walden University.

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Experience:

She has been teaching at Wilson School for 12 years. Mrs. Parreira taught Kindergarten for 6 years and this is her 6th year teaching Second Grade. 

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2011

Education:

I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2011.

Experience:

I am so excited that This is my first year teaching 2nd grade.  I previously taught first grade for five years here at Wilson.

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Mrs. Sandra Guy

Teacher
559-685-7260

About Me

With TCSD since: 1991

Education:

I hold a bachelor's degree in elementary education from California State, Chico and Masters degree in reading and math from Walden University.

Experience:

I have been in education for over twenty years. I joined the Wilson Warriors in 1997..

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About Me

With TCSD since: 20

Education:

I hold a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master’s degree in educational technology.  I am the Technology Lead for K-3 grade at Wilson.

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Experience:

I have been a teacher since 1992 and a Wilson Warrior since 1997. 

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Jennifer Verkaik

Head Teacher/3rd Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 2004

Education:

I received my bachelor's degree from Cal State-Bakersfield and my masters in education (with an emphasis in reading and literacy) from Walden University.

Experience:

I have been with Tulare City Schools since 2004, and have proudly been a Wilson Warrior since then as well.  I have taught both third and fourth grades during my teaching career.

 

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Mrs. Tritia Hirayama

Teacher
559-685-7260

About Me

With TCSD since: 1 Year

Education:

I received my bachelor's and teaching credential from California State University-Fresno.

Experience:

I have been teaching for the past 8 years.  I joined the Wilson Staff in 2013.  I have taught both third and fourth grades during my teaching career.  

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Mrs. Rhonda Senn

Fourth Grade
559-685-7260

About Me

With TCSD since: 2002

Education:

I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California.

I also obtained an Associate of Arts Degree from College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California.   

Experience:

I transferred to Wilson Elementary in 2002 after teaching two years of 6th grade at Live Oak Middle School. I then began teaching 5th grade at Wilson; then moved down to 4th grade for 7 years; next taught one year of 3rd grade and now I'm back to 4th grade for a fourth year. I have been teaching 4th grade now for a total of 10 years! smiley

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With TCSD since: 2011

Education:

Mrs. Glazebrook has attended Reedley College, Los Angeles State University, and Fresno Pacific College. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Arts in Education, both from Fresno Pacific University. Mrs. Glazebrook was a four-year scholarshipped student-athlete, competing in volleyball.

Experience:

Mrs. Glazebrook has a variety of teaching experience. She has taught one year of high school, four years of Junior College (where she also coached volleyball), and spent four years with Hanford Elementary School District as a Character Counts! Coach. Her first assignment in Tulare was as a second grade teacher at Wilson School. She has also taught fourth grade, and is currently a fifth grade teacher. During the summer months, she works for AVID as a staff developer. 

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Support Staff

Miss April Brooks
5th Grade Art Teacher
559) 685 7284
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Denise Cors
Occupational Therapist
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Janet Daily
Special Education/RSP Teacher
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Kimberly Korenwinder
G.A.T.E. Teacher
559-687-1432
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Karleen Lyons
Speech Therapist
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Jill Martin
Response to Intervention Teacher
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Amber Monteiro
Behavior Envir. Support Team Coach
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Kim Ream
Vocal Music Teacher
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Amy Smith
3rd Grade Art Teacher
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Tessa Wilson
School Psychologist
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Miss April Brooks

Miss April Brooks

5th Grade Art Teacher
559) 685 7284

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With TCSD since: 2003

Education:

Miss Brooks grew up in Tulare attending Garden Elementary School, Cherry Avenue Middle School and Tulare Western High School.  Miss Brooks obtained a BA in Liberal Arts, a BA in Fine Arts, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential & a Single Subject Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA in 2002. Since then, Miss Brooks has attended numerous Professional Development Seminars and Conferences to further her knowledge in the fields of education, technology and art.

Experience:

Miss Brooks spent 13 years teaching 6th, 7th & 8th graders at Cherry Avenue Middle School. Subjects taught included Beginning Art, Advanced Art, Leadership, Yearbook, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and PE.  Outside of the classroom, Miss Brooks spent time on projects such as painting backdrops and teaching choreography for the school plays and Encore Theatre Productions.


Debra Castillo

Social Worker

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Denise Cors

Occupational Therapist

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Janet Daily

Special Education/RSP Teacher
559-685-7260

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With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

Ms. Daily received her bachelor's and Special Education credential from Fresno State University. She received her Masters degree from National University, with a emphasis in the area of teaching reading. 

Experience:

She began teaching special day classes in Porterville. After teaching for nine years in Visalia, she moved to Tulare and joined our Warrior Nation as a resource teacher.


Angel Gutierrez

CHOICES Site Lead

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 Kimberly Korenwinder

Kimberly Korenwinder

G.A.T.E. Teacher
559-687-1432

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With TCSD since: 2000

Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology
  • Masters degree in School Counseling
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Mild-Moderate Learning Handicapped Credential

Experience:

  • 6 years:   Severely Handicapped; Tulare County Office of Education
  • 4 years:   Special Day Class; Tulare City Schools
  • 2 years:   1st grade; Tulare City Schools
  • 4 years:   2nd grade; Tulare City Schools
  • 7 years:   GATE; Tulare City Schools


Karleen Lyons

Speech Therapist

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Jill Martin

Response to Intervention Teacher
559-685-7260

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With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

I recieved my Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Fresno.  I went on to earn my teaching credential and Masters of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University.

Experience:

I was a classroom teacher for the past 12 years, 10 of which I have been a part of the Wilson family.  During this time I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade. This is my second year as RTI teacher.


Amber Monteiro

Behavior Envir. Support Team Coach

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Kim Ream

Vocal Music Teacher

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Christine Scott

SDC Teacher

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Amy Smith

3rd Grade Art Teacher
(559) 685-7284

About Me

With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

  • Master of Arts in Character Education - Santa Clara University
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - Santa Clara University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Saint Mary's College of California
  • Art Minor - Saint Mary's College of California

Experience:

I began my teaching career in 2002 at Cupertino's Sedgwick Elementary School in Silicon Valley.  I taught third, fourth and fifth grades before moving home to the Central Valley and accepting a teaching position with Tulare City School District.  I worked at Cypress Elementary beginning in 2006 and taught first, second, and third grades.


Tessa Wilson

School Psychologist

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