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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@

Joel Benson
Custodial Support Volunteer

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

Lisa Holmes
Director of Food Service
holmesl@

John Hampton
Lunch Aide

Danielle Starke
Special Education Team Lead and 
Teacher
starked@

Melissa Lantinga
Special Education
lantingam@

Molly Parker
1st Grade Teacher
parkemol@

Jana Soverinsky
1st Grade Teacher
jsoverinsky@

Molly Swartzlander
Kindergarten Teacher
swartzm@

Sana Amash
Kindergarten Teacher
amashsan@

Harmony Perry
2nd Grade Teacher
hperry@

Ruth Nelson
2nd Grade Teacher
nelsonr@

Jacie Memmott
3rd Grade Teacher
memmottj@

Andrew Kleinschmit
3rd Grade teacher
kleinschmita@

Elly Cotton
4th Grade Teacher
cottone@

Lindsay Pennala
4th Grade Teacher
pennalal@

Maryam Trout
5th Grade Teacher
troutm@

Haley Hegarty
5th Grade Teacher
hegartyh@

Kay Waterson
Studio Teacher
watersonk@

Jim Metcalf
Media and Movement Teacher
metcalfj@

Eric Tichenor
Paraprofessional
tichenore@

Abby Jensen
Paraprofessional
jensena@

Bob Fiore
Paraprofessional
bfiore@

LaKara Dickens
Paraprofessional
dickensl@

Aimee Ritsema
Paraprofessional
ritsemaa@

Megan Parisian
Paraprofessional
parisianm@

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

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

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

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