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Our Administration and Faculty

Administration

Beaver Creek School boasts a wonderful group of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to give our students the very best education possible. From our district administrators to our classroom teachers and support staff, we’re here to serve you and your child. Please get to know us, and contact any one of our team with your questions and concerns.

Meet Our Team

Karin Ward
Superintendent
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About Karin Ward

My dad was a teacher at Tucson Unified. He told me I was crazy to go into teaching, but I did anyway. After graduating from college in Tempe in 1981, I began my teaching career in a second grade classroom at Paradise Valley School District. I moved to the middle school where I taught computers, social studies, and Spanish...oh, and met my husband. We moved to Chino Valley to raise our children and chickens. I finished my masters in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. I left the classroom after twenty years. After being a principal at Liberty Traditional School for three years, I felt called to come to Beaver Creek as the principal and superintendent. I began as a Creeker in 2004 and LOVE being here. The families are wonderful. The community is amazing...just look at the new buildings paid for by taxpayers voting in a bond. The only reason we come to work every day is to make a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for entrusting your children to us!
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Allie Wheeler
Principal
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About Allie Wheeler

Hello All, I am Mrs. Allie Wheeler, Principal at Beaver Creek School. I have been at Beaver Creek School for 11 years and am very happy to call Rimrock home. I have taught everything from fourth and fifth grade to middle school math and social studies, to middle school art. I have been the athletic director for the past three years and the student success coach and am very excited to step into the role of principal. I have three children who all go to or have gone to Beaver Creek and a wonderful husband. We have loved becoming part of this wonderful community and look forward to many more years of getting to know you and your children. Happy learning!
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Ori Womack
Business Manager
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Karen DuFresne
Operations Specialist and Food Service Director
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Sharon Brooks
Office Manager, Yearbook Coordinator, and Homeless Coordinator
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Merryl Dones
Administrative Assistant-School and Discipline Clerk
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Haleigh Pugh
Administrative Assistant-School
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Regina Christenson
Kindergarten
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Cody Kukulski
2nd Grade and EL Coordinator
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About Cody Kukulski

My name is Mr. Kukulski. This will be my fourth year at Beaver Creek Elementary. I have worked as a para-professional, third-grade science and social studies teacher, EL teacher, EL coordinator, and second-grade teacher. This year I will be teaching second grade and working as the EL coordinator. Additionally, I coach cross- country and the mountain bike club. I always look forward to challenging my students and seeing how they progress and grow through the school year
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Wendy Quintana
3rd Grade
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About Wendy Quintana

I am Wendy Quintana and I am going on my 21st year of teaching. I taught for 16 years in Southern California, grades three, four, and five. I moved to Arizona four years ago so this will be my fifth year teaching third grade at Beaver Creek School. I am married with twin 15-year-olds and I enjoy riding my horse, cooking/eating, and being outdoors.
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Devon Artrip
4th Grade
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About Devon Artrip

I am a fifth-year Kindergarten teacher whose classroom runs on caffeine, laughter, and the randomness of what little kids think and do. I became a teacher after my first time working as a color guard/tall flag advisor at a High School in California, and while teaching art and life skills at Northern Arizona Boys & Girls Clubs in Cottonwood and Sedona. When I’m not at school, I am spending time with my husband and our many fur babies, gardening, creating fine art photography and remodeling various rooms of my home after watching too many home improvement shows on HGTV.
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Cheryl Guth
4th Grade
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About Cheryl Guth

My name is Mrs. Cheryl Guth, and I have been at Beaver Creek for 16 years. I was a former student here as well. My three boys started kindergarten and went through 8th grade at B.C. I love teaching the students at Beaver Creek School. Watching and helping the students learn and mature gives me a great joy in my heart and the excitement to keep teaching. Seeing the growth that a child makes in your classroom is an amazing feeling that makes me feel complete.
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Barbra Robles
5th Grade
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About Barbra Robles

I am excited to be working at Beaver Creek Elementary. I have lived in Rimrock for eight years. I have been teaching for 10 years. I enjoy grades fifth through eighth, especially math and science. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Science. At the time I was graduating, Windows and MAC computers were new toys to have. Cell phones weren't really a thing yet. I found myself going into computer IT work because I thought all that tech stuff was so interesting, I found I was constantly teaching my boss and the whole office how to use the new technology that came out year after year. As much as I loved tech stuff I found I loved teaching it more. Over time I switched careers to teaching. I am happy to combine things I enjoy all in one, kids and teaching.
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Lori Webb
6th Grade Home Room, 6th–8th Grade ELA
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Jeff Clarke
7th Grade Home Room, 6th–8th Grade Science
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Hi, my name is Jeff Clarke and I have been teaching for 18 years. I received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University and my master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. For 15 years I have been teaching here at Beaver Creek School. Within those years I have taught 5th-8th grade math, science, and social studies. At one time, I taught K-8th computers. I have also coached basketball, cross country, and now mountain biking. My inspiration for teaching comes from the wonderful teachers and coaches that I had growing up. Specifically, my fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Franklin and my two junior high basketball coaches Mr. Whitman and Ron Franklin.
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Jesica Kramme
7th Grade Home Room, 6th–8th Grade Certified Paraprofessional for AR
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Ember Davidson
7th Grade Home Room, 6th–8th Grade Social Studies
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Briana Clarke
8th Grade Home Room, 6th–8th Grade Math
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Crystal Turnbell
Lead Preschool Paraprofessional
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Lisa Powers
Reading Intervention/EL Teacher
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Jessica Lux-Herrera
Special Education Teacher
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About Jessica Lux-Herrera

I have been a Special Education Teacher for approximately 13 years and this will be my 10th year at Beaver Creek School. To say I absolutely love and adore all children is an understatement. Working with Special needs children is my passion. Seeing their faces and their eyes light up when learning a new concept is what drives me to be there number one cheerleader. I want my students to know that they are capable of anything they put their minds to and with hard work and perseverance they can achieve any goal they set their minds to. Learning comes in many different ways as well as success, and we celebrate every milestone my students achieve. I love teaching and I also love learning from my students. Every year I will continue to advocate for my students and teach them to advocate for themselves so they can be the very best they can possibly be. I so look forward to working with my students this year and watching them become smarter, more confident, and knowing they always have a safe and loving environment when they are away from home.
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Heather Timmons
Special Education Teacher
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Micca Martinez
PE Teacher and Programs Coordinator
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About Micca Martinez

Education Park University Northern Arizona University BS MA- Health MA- leadership Years of service 23 years of teaching 26 years of coaching I love teaching because I enjoy watching kids learn and grow. A student with knowledge is an empowered student.
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Elizabeth Orta
Certified Paraprofessional for 1st Grade
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Linda Cooper
Certified Paraprofessional for 3rd Grade
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Ana Felix
Food Service Manager
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Jake Wheeler
Transportation Director
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Scott Worden
IT
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Cathy Rosick
Counselor
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About Cathy Rosick

I was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. I started my career as an elementary school teacher in Virginia. After teaching for 11 years, I went back to school and got my Master’s degree in school counseling. I was an elementary school counselor in Virginia for nine years before moving to AZ. I worked in Phoenix and Scottsdale as a school counselor, agency counselor, and then ran my own counseling practice before moving to Cottonwood in 2018. I worked for Spectrum Healthcare until I was hired as a school counselor at Beaver Creek School in March 2020. I love the work I do with students, families, and school staff, and I feel blessed to be a Creeker!
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Lane Hoggatt
Maintenance Lead
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