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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.

Tracy nichols
Assistant Director

I am an Arizona native and I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement from Northern Arizona university .  I have experience working with kids of all ages and I have a passion in creating a safe environment for each child to succeed and learn through playing in the world around them.  I usually spend my free time with my husband and my dog Zeus.  I also enjoy cooking, reading, spending time with cousins, yoga and working on fun house projects.  I feel so blessed to join the Pathways Preschool team and look forward to getting to learn and grow with each child.

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.

Vanessa Contreras
lead teacher

I am very excited to be a part of Pathways family! I have lived in South Phoenix all my life. I have 4 kids, a husband, and 2 dogs. I like listening to music, dancing, and spending time outdoors, which is why I joined a walking group. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love working with children to help prepare them for their future. 

alexandra quijano
lead Teacher

I am a student at Arizona State University studying Early Childhood and Special Education. I’ve always loved children and have a passion letting them explore their creative side.  I love to spend time with friends, workout, go to movies and cook.


quianna stanford
LEAD teacher

I am currently a fourth-year student at Arizona State University studying Family and Human Development with a minor in Psychology. I have been working with preschool, elementary, and middle school children in a variety of different settings such as summer camps, tutoring, and Montessori teaching. I have a passion for working with kids and I encourage them to explore and learn new things. Aside from educating, I enjoy going to the gym, painting, and journaling. I am excited to be a part of the Pathways family and cannot wait to work with you!

haley van worth
lead teacher

I’m a student at ASU focusing on a degree in Elementary Education.  I love children and enjoy the responsibility for their education and safety.  

Cassidy Block
Assistant Teacher

I’m a student at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in Speech and Hearing Science to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. I have always had a passion for working with kids and have been working with children in various settings for about 3 years. In my free time, I love to stay active outdoors, cook for my friends and family, and play guitar. I look forward to working closely with our amazing teachers to provide the most rewarding learning experience possible for these awesome kids!


Jessica Schoppet
assistant teacher

I am attending ASU and pursuing an education degree.  My experience with children range from the ages of 12 months to 12 years.  I enjoy spending time with family, exercising, music, friends, shopping and playing with our 2 golden retrievers, Buddy and Junior.


dalia mohamed
Assistant teacher

I am very excited to be a part of the Pathways family!  I grew up in Egypt but have lived in Arizona for over 23 years.  I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science Education and have been working with young children for over 16 years.  I am very passionate about helping children grow and learn.  In my free time  I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and shopping!

sophia yaconelli
assistant Teacher

 I am a student at ASU studying early-childhood development with an added certificate in special education.  Outside of the classroom setting, I enjoy hiking, swimming and spending time with friends and family.

michaela sullivan
lead teacher

Sharing a love for the arts, outdoors and learning with the littles in my life is deeply important to me.  I graduated from Northern Arizona University where I was an assistant teacher, I enjoy photography and love to take pictures of all the moments, big and small.  I’ve taught photography to children of all ages and their perspectives are eye-opening.  I’m grateful to be a teacher and look forward to learning about your family!

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