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:  bchambers@lfapa.org

Biography:
Hello my name is Ms. Chambers; I am originally from Oregon and moved to Arizona in 2005 to pursue my dream of teaching. I put myself through college by working in the nursing field as a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Certified Medication Aide. I received my associate’s degree from Lane Community College and my Bachelors Degree from Pacific University. I am a highly qualified teacher with a teaching certificate in both Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education, and have an endorsement in Structured English Immersion. I have a passion for learning and take classes online through Ideal and at local colleges such as Mesa Community College to keep up-to-date on the latest advancements in education and to further my own education.

I have been teaching since 2006 and have been a part of the Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Family since 2010. I am very passionate about teaching and strive to meet every students needs by differentiated instruction in reading, writing, and math. I incorporate technology into the daily routine as it is important for the 21st century learner to have instruction and access to gain the necessary skills in this technology driven world.

I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and pets. I enjoy playing and watching sports, my favorites being basketball and football. I was on the Varsity Basketball team for 4 years at Creswell High School in Oregon and we made it all the way to the state playoffs with only 7 girls on our team. Being from Oregon I am a huge Ducks fan, but support all Pac-12 teams. I also love to explore new technologies, educational websites, travel, and create slide shows on my computer.

It has always been my dream and passion to teach. I had the most wonderful kindergarten teacher when I was a child and hope to be the best teacher I can be for your student. I hope to be that teacher your son or daughter remembers for years to come and talks about when he or she is older and has students of his or her own.

Phone: 480-248-8025
Email:

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:  jgummow@lfapa.org

Mrs. Gummow’s Bio

I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. This is my second year teaching at LFPA. Prior to teaching at the Warner campus, I worked as a substitute teacher for the Chandler Unified School District. I have also worked in corporate education, training adults. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, and friends. My husband and I have 3 children. I especially enjoy traveling, camping, reading, movies, dining out and anything water related.

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

Biography:
I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Child Development at Brigham Young University in 1979.  Previously, I taught for 29 years in the Mesa Public Schools in grades K–5th.   I have been teaching at LFPA since 2007 and I am an Arizona highly qualified teacher.  I am married to my wonderful wife, Jane and we have four children. I especially enjoys reading books in a variety of genres, gardening, and playing with our eight grandchildren.  Each year I look forward to new and exciting experiences in helping your child with learning and educational opportunities.

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

Biography:

Hello, my name is Wendy Powell and I am thrilled to be part of the LFPA family.  I have been in the school system for many years, so I think you can infer that I love to teach.  I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Psychology.  I was born and raised in Queens N.Y. and I have lived in Arizona for seven years. In my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends, going hiking, reading, martial arts and eating my favorite food (sushi).  My most important values in life are respect, loyalty and compassion, these are values that I implement in my classroom and in my life and it is my pleasure and honor to be a teacher and a role model for students.

Phone: 480-248-8025
Email: jtibbetts@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.

Phone: 480-248-8025

Email:  ddelacruz@lfapa.org

  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

Home Phone: 480-248-8025
Email: achisenski@lfapa.org

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!