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Teachers & Staff

We want to connect with you! Teachers are happy to meet with you before or after school hours. Please email the teacher to make an appointment. Emails will be answered within 48 business hours.

Email addresses are @childdiscoverycenter.org unless otherwise noted.

Lisa Heyne
Executive Director / Superintendent / Principal
heynel@

Sarah Cooper
Pedagogista/Instructional Leader
coopesar@

Rachel Harth
Administrative Assistant/Director of Operations
harthrac@

Jessie Hammond
Administrative Support
hammondj@

Trevor Gilbert
Family and Community Liaison/Behavior Support/SEL Instructor
gilbetre@

Eric Cole
Maintenance and Custodial Technician
colee@

Beth Scarbrough MTTS Coordinator/Title I
Coordinator/ Reading Specialist
scarbroughb@

Melissa Lantinga
Special Education
lantingam@

Lisa Holmes
Director of Food Service
holmesl@

Danielle Starke
Special Education Team Lead and 
Teacher
starked@

Molly Swartzlander
Kindergarten Teacher
swartzm@

Sana Amash
Kindergarten Teacher
amashsan@

Molly Parker
1st Grade Teacher
parkemol@

Jana Soverinsky
1st Grade Teacher
jsoverinsky@

Jacie Memmott
3rd Grade Teacher
memmottj@

Andrew Kleinschmit
3rd Grade teacher
kleinschmita@

Harmony Perry
2nd Grade Teacher
hperry@

Ruth Nelson
2nd Grade Teacher
nelsonr@

Maryam Trout
5th Grade Teacher
troutm@

Haley Hegarty
5th Grade Teacher
hegartyh@

Elly Cotton
4th Grade Teacher
cottone@

Lindsay Pennala
4th Grade Teacher
pennalal@

Jim Metcalf
Media and Movement Teacher
metcalfj@

Kay Waterson
Studio Teacher
watersonk@

Bob Fiore
Paraprofessional
bfiore@

Chloe Boosamra
Paraprofessional
boosamrac@

Abby Jensen
Paraprofessional
jensena@

Megan Parisian
Paraprofessional
parisianm@

Ms. Lakara loves learning

LaKara Dickens
Paraprofessional
dickensl@

Aimee Ritsema
Paraprofessional
ritsemaa@

Shannon Campbell
Social Worker
Itinerant GRPS Employee
campbells@grps.org

Marty Trumbull
Occupational Therapist
Itinerant GRPS Employee
trumbullm@grps.org

Shelly Darling
Lunch Aide

Barb Butler
Speech Therapist
Itinerant GRPS Employee
butlerb@grps.org

Joel Benson
Custodial Support Volunteer

Fran Foley
School Psychologist
Itinerant GRPS Employee
foleyf@grps.org