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Our Staff

DR. Rosalind Schoppet

Dr. Rosalind Schoppet is a dedicated educator with over 20 years’ experience in early childhood and elementary education. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in early education in 1997, going on to earn her Master of Arts in leadership education in 2000 and Doctor of Education in 2008. Dr. Schoppet has teaching certifications in Elementary Education (1-8), Principal (K-8), Superintendent (K-12), and Special Education.

Debra Morgan
Assistant Director

I am an energetic outgoing educator. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 37 years. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Natural Sciences from Prescott College, and an Elementary Education Degree from Texas Women’s University. My experiences include Teacher, Director, Curriculum Coordinator, Head Start Liaison, and a Nature and Placed based Educator. I have one daughter who is now attending college. My passion is teaching children outdoors and getting the community and families involved. I am so excited to be a part of the Pathways Team, as this is where I truly know that children will thrive and have the early childhood experiences they deserve.

Emily Papia
Lead Teacher

I have a lifelong experience working with children in volunteering, ministry and teaching roles.  I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and minor in Christian Studies from Grand Canyon University.  While teaching full day Kindergarten my love for educating grew. I am recently married and enjoy writing, reading, knitting and spending quality time with family and friends.  I am so happy to be a part of Pathways Preschool where the uniqueness of each child shines through their ability to explore the world around them! 

Amory staley
Lead Teacher

I am very outgoing and adventurous, and I have a contagious energy about me. Though I am just beginning my career in education, I have worked with children in some capacity for the past 10 years. My heart resides with the very young. It’s my desire to be an instrument to help mold my students into kind, compassionate humans. I received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from New Mexico State University. It’s a privilege to be part of Pathways Preschool and I look forward to sharing the educational journey with my students.

sophie lentz
Lead teacher

I am a sophomore at Arizona State University, majoring in early childhood special education.  I have had a passion for children all my life and am the oldest of five crazy siblings.  My experience varies from volunteer work, children’s ministries, and even just being a big sister! One day I hope to make an impact on young children who struggle with disabilities.  I love the outdoors, spending time with friends or settling down with a good book.  I am so excited to be a part of the Pathways family and looking forward to furthering my educational career.

Linda Fuelling
Atelierista (Art Education)

Linda holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Art and post-graduate studies in textile art and costume construction. She has completed coursework towards an Early Childhood Education certificate. Linda has been an art educator in preschool, elementary, and middle school settings as well as gifted education programs. She finds joy in watching children discover something new through art-making. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, exploring the Wild West and museums of all kinds, thrift shopping in search of loose parts for the Atelier, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Emily Grace Guy

I am so excited to join the Pathways family!  I graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and guiding kids to learn new things is my greatest passion.  I have lived in Arizona my whole life and I love to sing, write and read.  I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children!


Nicole whitney
Assistant teacher/Co-Learner

I have always had a passion in working with children and when I am not working I am volunteering at my church as an assistant media director.  I enjoy being creative and look forward to teaching and growing with your little ones.

Samantha (Sammy) Leonard

I have always loved working with children and have been for the past 6 years in multiple different ways! I am a junior at Arizona State University, and I am majoring in Elementary Education and Bilingual/English second language education. Teaching has become a passion for me, and I love being creative and hands-on! As an educator, I provide my students with the confidence and support to be successful in whatever they choose to do and love to see them excited to learn. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, playing with my dog, traveling, and music! I am so excited to be a part of the Pathways Preschool team and I cannot wait to see my students grow and learn. 

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