Administrative Staff

Phone: 480-248-8025
Email: amoncibaez@lfapa.org

Biography:

I began my career as an educator in 1992.  I earned a B.A in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 1992, a Post-Baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in 1997, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership with distinction from Northern Arizona University in 2000. I also have endorsements in Early Childhood (Birth-Age 8) and K-12 English as a Second Language.

I started my educational career at Yavapai College in Prescott and then taught for 10 years in Cottonwood and Apache Junction in Arizona. I moved on to the Coolidge Unified School District where I was an Assistant Principal for 6 years and then promoted to a Principal position for 3 years.  I moved to the Florence Unified School District where I continued my administrative career for two years before accepting my current position as Principal for LFPA.

I have worked hard during my career and gained a lot of knowledge and experience throughout this time. I have been through many leadership trainings that have helped me grow as an educational leader. I use my knowledge and training towards making a difference in education.  I look forward to working with the families, staff, and students at Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Warner Campus to move the school forward and in the process becoming a part of the Wildcat family.

Teaching Staff

Phone: 480-248-8025
Email: mmichalko

Phone:  480-248-8025
Email: eramos@lfapa.org

Biography:
My name is Edelmira Ramos. I was born and raised in Mexico. I moved to Arizona at age 15 and graduated from Red Mountain High School, Mesa Community College for two years then I transferred to Arizona State University and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I began pursuing my career in education as a child. I worked very hard to accomplish it and now I am very excited to be an educator and love what I do. I have been teaching since 2000.

I have taught from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade and I am an Arizona Highly Qualified Teacher. I have been teaching First Grade at Learning Foundation and Performing Arts since 2007-2008. I enjoy teaching this grade and I provide a good and safe environment for any child to learn, have fun and grow. I am the mother of a beautiful boy named Josue Alejandro. I enjoy bike riding, traveling and being outdoors.

Phone: 480-248-8025
Email: stibbetts@lfapa.org

My name is Mrs. Tibbetts and I am so excited to be teaching fourth grade this year. I live in Chandler with my husband of 32 years. We have two sons, Blake, a sophomore at Arizona State University and Dylan, a recent graduate of Arizona State University.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and I have an Arizona state teacher’s certification. I have taught third and sixth grade; and spent four years substitute teaching in the Chandler Unified School District.

My goal as a teacher is to inspire and educate my students so they become life long learners. I am very excited to begin my first year at Learning Foundation and Performing Arts.

  1. Phone:  480-248-8025
    Email: kmarin@lfapa.org

Biography:

As a senior attending Arizona State University, I had the opportunity to student teach in the Kyrene School District for a full year in the iTeach Program. After finishing student teaching, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2011. From there, my educational journey as a teacher began on the Gila River Indian Reservation where I taught 4th grade for three consecutive years. After wanting to dive into the new experience of teaching upper grade levels, I found myself here at Learning Foundation and Performing Arts in 2014 teaching 6th grade. And I have been here ever since enjoying every minute of it!

Ms. Marin
6th Grade Teacher
Learning Foundation & Performing Arts

Elective Teaching Staff

Phone: 480-248-8025
Email: tgross@lfapa.org

Biography

I was born and raised in Mesa Arizona. I am the mother of 5 wonderful children and the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University with a minor in Music Education. I have taught private piano lessons for 29 years and thrilled to be the current Keyboard Teacher at LFPA. I am excited to give every child here the opportunity to learn to play the most magnificent instrument there is… the PIANO!