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Campus Information


Contact Information: (Office Hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:00am-5: 30 pm)
(Summer Office Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm)


Phone: (520) 381-2360
Fax: (520) 413-9397

Location: 950 N. Peart Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(Off of Peart Road; located behind the Home Depot)

Meet Our Team

One of the character profiles that we model for our scholars at The Grande Innovation Academy is that of being a Communicator. From the smiling faces in the front to our dedicated and hard-working teachers, we strive to communicate in a respectful and productive manner.

Please feel free to contact us!


Patty Messer
Patty MesserExecutive Director
Michelle Mills
Michelle MillsELA Coach
Barbara Cushing
Barbara CushingSTEM Coach
Melody Holloway
Melody HollowayAchievement Coach

Front Office Staff

Shawnee Bowen
Shawnee BowenOffice Manager
J'elle Canales
J'elle CanalesReceptionist
Roger Messer
Roger MesserBusiness Manager
Erica Sanchez
Erica SanchezNurse
Jackie Schade
Jackie SchadeAttendance Clerk

Teaching Staff

Kindergarten Teachers

Felicia Bock
Felicia BockKindergarten Teacher
Kristin Curtin
Kristin CurtinKindergarten Teacher
Rachel Jackson
Rachel JacksonKindergarten Teacher
Paula Laumann
Paula LaumannKindergarten Teacher

First Grade Teachers

Grace Holloway
Grace HollowayFirst Grade Teacher
Lisa Teichert
Lisa TeichertFirst Grade Teacher
Catherine Wallis
Catherine WallisFirst Grade Teacher

Second Grade Teachers

Jori Bielski
Jori BielskiSecond Grade Teacher
Regina Oaks
Regina OaksSecond Grade Teacher
Ashley Owens
Ashley OwensSecond Grade Teacher

Third Grade Teachers

Karen Pacheco
Karen PachecoKindergarten Teacher
Cherie West
Cherie WestThird Grade Teacher

Fourth Grade Teachers

Tim Curington
Tim CuringtonFourth Grade Teacher
Chad Lafferty
Chad LaffertyFourth Grade Teacher
Dorthy Thayer
Dorthy ThayerFourth Grade Teacher

Fifth Grade Teachers

Melissa Leyme
Melissa LeymeFifth Grade Teacher - English Language Arts
Reginald Parulan
Reginald ParulanFifth Grade Teacher - Math and Science

Sixth – Eighth Grade Teachers

Michelle Fogarty
Michelle Fogarty6-8 English Language Arts / Math
Katy Newell
Katy Newell6-8 Science Teacher
Robert Rebecchi
Robert Rebecchi6-8 Social Studies Teacher
Brenda Boenzi-Reed
Brenda Boenzi-Reed6-8 English Language Arts
Vicky Vargas
Vicky Vargas6-8 Math Teacher

Special Area Teachers

Bart Bielski
Bart BielskiPhysical Education Teacher
Kim Calderone
Kim CalderoneMusic Teacher
Amy Casey
Amy CaseyLead Gifted Teacher
Kara DeYoung
Kara DeYoungPhysical Education Teacher
TJ Hallam
TJ HallamPhysical Education Teacher
Linda Ramirez
Linda Ramirez3-5 Gifted Teacher
John Salazar
John SalazarArt Teacher
Samantha Stroud
Samantha StroudSpanish Teacher

Coaches and Assistants

Patti Allen
Patti AllenSPED Para
Linda Anderson
Linda AndersonInstructional Assistant
Jessie Bowman
Jessie BowmanSPED Para
Cecelia Cabral
Cecelia CabralELL Para
Tressie Delgado
Tressie DelgadoInstructional Assistant
Raquel Fernandez
Raquel FernandezSPED Para
Cyarin Jimenez
Cyarin JimenezInstructional Assistant
Holli Joyner
Holli JoynerInstructional Assistant
Joyce Koerth
Joyce KoerthInstructional Assistant


Pablo Aguilar
Pablo AguilarFacilities
Jeff Wilson
Jeff WilsonFacilities

Schedule a Tour

Interested in seeing firsthand how our scholars excel on a daily basis? Call us at 520.381.2360 to take a tour of our campus.

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