Our Staff

DIRECTORS

Dr. Rosalind Schoppet
DIRECTOR

DR. ROSALIND SCHOPPET

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR​

DEBRA MORGAN

DIRECTOR

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’s teaching certifications include Elementary Education (1-8), Principal (K-8),
Superintendent (K-12), and Special Education.  Rosalind’s love of learned dates back to her
childhood which is not surprising since her father was also a teacher.  She loves spending time with
children, especially her amazing kids.  Of course, now that her kids are in high school, Rosalind has
more time for her favorite hobbies, reading and playing with her Golden Retrievers Junior and
Buddy. Originally from Missouri, Rosalind is an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, so Cubs fans
beware!

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR​

DEBRA MORGAN

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.

EDUCATORS

ATELIERISTA (ART EDUCATION)​

LINDA FUELLING

LEAD TEACHER​

EMILY PAPIA

LEAD TEACHER​

AMORY STALEY

LEAD TEACHER​

SOPHIE LENTZ

LEAD TEACHER​

EMILY GRACE GUY

ASSISTANT TEACHER/CO-LEARNER​

NICOLE WHITNEY

ASSISTANT TEACHER/CO-LEARNER​

SAMANTHA (SAMMY) LEONARD

ATELIERISTA (ART EDUCATION)​

LINDA FUELLING

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.

LEAD TEACHER​

EMILY PAPIA

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! 

LEAD TEACHER​

AMORY STALEY

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.

LEAD TEACHER​

SOPHIE LENTZ

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.

LEAD TEACHER​

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!

ASSISTANT TEACHER/CO-LEARNER​

NICOLE WHITNEY

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.

ASSISTANT TEACHER/CO-LEARNER​

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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