Teachers and Staff

We have the pleasure of employing highly qualified teachers and staff who strive to provide your children with more than information—they are providing education. We know that true education takes a partnership between home and school and we invite you to take some time this year to get to know our wonderful staff.


Administration

Office Staff

Martha Ramos
School Secretary
(559) 685-7340
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Linda Lawrence
School Nurse
(559) 358-5071
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About Me

With TCSD since: 1998

Education:

After earning her bachelor's degree from California State University in Fresno, Mrs. Gallegos began her teaching career before returning to earn her master's degree in educational administration.

Experience:

She began her teaching career with Tulare City Schools at Pleasant Elementary where she taught kindergarten. Over the years, Mrs. Gallegos has taught fourth and second grades, and served as vice principal at Los Tules Middle School. Now as a Kohn Cobra, Mrs. Gallegos is excited to continue pursuing her passion for students in the district where she was born and raised.

Mrs. Gallegos was recently selected by the Tulare County Charter of ACSA as Elementary Principal Administrator of the year.  She was selected by the committee based on her commitment to children, community and ACSA.  She was formally recognized for her accomplishments at the Tulare county Summer Institue on June 15, 2016.


Martha Ramos

School Secretary
(559) 685-7340

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With TCSD since: July, 2008


Christina Nanez

School Secretary

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With TCSD since: August 2005


Linda Lawrence

School Nurse
(559) 358-5071

About Me

With TCSD since: 1997

Education:

Graduated from California State University of Fresno in 1986 with a BSN

School Nurse Credential from CSUF

Experience:

Worked at Fresno Community Hospital for 2 years in neurology.  Public Health Nurse II supervisor for 10 years with Tulare County Health Services.  Skilled Nursing Facility Supervisor for 3 years and currently provides home health assessments for elderly. Have worked as a Full TIme School Nurse for TCSD since 1997, currently works at covers Kohn School, Alpine Vista and Maple School.

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Transitional Kindergarten

About Me

With TCSD since: 1996

Education:

Mrs. Hobbs obtained her undergraduate degrees in both Spanish/secondary education and elementary/early childhood education from the College of Saint Teresa in Minnesota. She earned a master's degree in early childhood education from Florida's Nova Southeastern University.

Experience:

Lucretia H. Hobbs has spent more than twenty years in elementary education, serving on the faculties of both private and public schools in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Florida, and California.  We are proud to have her on our team!

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 Stefani Munk

Stefani Munk

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 2000

Education:

Mrs. Munk received her bachelor of arts in liberal studies from California State University in Hayward and then earned a master's degree in Math & Science from Fresno Pacific University.

Experience:

She has been teaching at Kohn Elementary since 2000.

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Julie Keller

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 1998

Education:

Mrs. Keller received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Fresno State before going on earn a master's in language development and reading from Fresno Pacific.

Experience:

Mrs. Keller has been teaching primary grades for over 30 years. 23 of those years have been in kindergarten. She is beginning her 19th year with Tulare City School District.  She began her career working for 12 years with Madera Unified School District.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 1999

Education:

Bachelor of Science Degree:  Economics and Business Administration (Saint Mary's College)

Teaching Credential:  Multiple Subject BCLAD (Saint Mary's College)

Master of Arts Degree:  Mathematics Education (Fresno Pacific University)

Master of Arts Degree:  Curriculum and Instruction (Saint Mary's College)

Experience:

I currently teach Kindergarten and have taught all grades from Kindergarten to 4th grade.  

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Celina Perez

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 2007

Education:

Mrs. Perez received both her bachelor's degree and teaching credential from California State University in Fresno.

Experience:

Before joining the Kohn Cobras in 2006, Mrs. Perez was an instructional aide.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 1997

Education:

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in Fresno, Mrs. Riggins began her teaching career before returning to earn her Master’s Degree in Education. She also holds additional degrees.

Experience:

Mrs. Riggins has been teaching for 20 years. She began her teaching career in Dinuba Unified teaching 1st grade. In 1997, Mrs. Riggins began teaching with Tulare City Schools and has been here ever since! Mrs. Riggins loves teaching Kindergarten and is excited to teach your child!

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Angela Beck

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 1990

Education:

Master's degree

Experience:

Mrs. Beck has been with TCSD since 1990.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 1996

Education:

Mrs. Decker holds a bachelors degree from Fresno State University.

Experience:

I came to Tulare City Schoools in1996.  

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About Me

With TCSD since: 1997

Education:

Mrs. Ginn earned her bachelor's degree from UC-Santa Barbara, her teaching credential from National University, and her master’s degree from Fresno State.

Experience:

She began teaching in 1993 and has been a Kohn Cobra since 1997. She loves watching her students grow academically and developmentally each year.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2000

Education:

Mrs. Lardner received her bachelor's in education and teaching credential before returning to school for her master's in mathematics.

Experience:

She has been with Kohn since 2000.

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Ms. Anita Grove

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 1985

Education:

Ms. Grove holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in education.

Experience:

She has proudly gone by the name of Kohn Cobra for many years.

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Welcome to Second Grade!  I am hoping to make this an wonderful learning experience for your child.




Ms. LeThanh Le

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 2001

Education:

Ms. Le received her bachelor of arts from CSU-Fresno with an Emphasis in Writing. She has her master's degree in Early Reading and Literacy for K-8th. grade.

Experience:

Ms. Le has been with Kohn since 2001. She loves reading and teaching, and is well qualified to help our primary students master the mechanics of reading and develop a lifelong love for it.

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Julian Pena

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 1996

Education:

Mr. Pena holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from CSU-Fresno, as well as a multiple subject clear teaching credential with an emphasis in early childhood education.

Experience:

Mr. Pena has been with Tulare City Schools for 20 years. He believes that education and hard work is the best way to improve your life and encourages his students to strive for more.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

Mrs. Baladakis holds a bachelor's degree.

Experience:

She has been teaching for Tulare City Schools since 2006 and became a Kohn Cobra in 2012.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2001

Education:

Mrs. Hayes received her bachelor's degree from California State University - Fresno. She has also completed her master's degree in curriculum and education from Fresno Pacific.

Experience:

Mrs. Hayes has been with TCSD since 2001, and loves encouraging her students to pursue lifelong learning.

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Mrs. Francine Heller

Teacher
559 685-7340

About Me

With TCSD since: 2005

Education:

Bachelor's degree -Liberal studies- California State University, Fresno

Multiple Subject Credential- California State University, Fresno

Experience:

  • 8th grade Language Arts at Cherry Middle School, 10 years
  • 8th grade girl's volleyball coach, 3 years
  • 2nd grade, Lincoln, last year
  • Currently 3rd grade, Kohn

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2001

Education:

Ms. Peck holds a bachelor of arts in liberal arts, a master's in reading literacy, and a California Clear Credential.

Experience:

She has been teaching at Kohn for over 15 years.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2015

Education:

Mrs. Beasley studied at CSU Fresno.  She earned her liberal studies degree and credential at Fresno State.  

Experience:

Mrs. Beasley has taught kindergarten, first, and fourth grade.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2004

Education:

Mr. Hernandez received his bachelor's degree in liberal studies from Fresno State.  

Experience:

He came to work for Kohn in 2004. Since then, he has proven himself a stable member of our fourth grade team.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2001

Education:

Ms. Schroyer received her bachelor's degree in liberal studies and her master's in communicative disorders from CSU - Fresno.

Experience:

Ms. Schroyer has been teaching for 20 years. In that time, she has taught fourth through eighth grades with Tulare County and Tulare City schools.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2015

Education:

Bachelor of Arts Degree: Liberal Studies (Fresno Pacific University)

Teaching Credential: Multiple Subjects (Fresno Pacific University)

 

Experience:

Mrs. Bergman has been teaching 5th grade at Kohn since 2015.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2004

Education:

Mr. Hernandez has several degrees to his credit, including a bachelor of arts in liberal studies, a bachelor of science in physical education, and master's in multicultural education.

Experience:

He has taught in the Tulare City school district since 1999.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2016

Education:

Ms. Watson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies and a multiple subject teaching credential from National University. 

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2015

Education:

Mrs. Dolan attended Fresno State University where she earned her Bachelor of  Arts in Liberal Studies. She attended Fresno Pacific where she earned her teaching credential and did her student teaching. 

 

Experience:

Mrs. Dolan joined Tulare City School District in 2005 working at Kohn Elementary where she is currently teaching 6th grade as the reading and writing teacher. 

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Scicon Dates for 2016-2017: May 15th - May 19th 

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 Ursula Enos

Ursula Enos

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 2011

Education:

Mrs. Enos holds a bachelor's in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fresno.  She also completed her teaching credential at Chapman Universtiy, and received her master's degree in 2013 from National University. 

 

Experience:

She began working at Kohn in 2011 in 5th grade for two years.  She then moved to 6th grade in 2013.

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Science curriculum:  http://activities.macmillanmh.com/science/ca/grade6/index.html

 

Gizmos:  http://www.explorelearning.com

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Mrs. Jen Mello

Mrs. Jen Mello

Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 2005

Education:

Mrs. Mello attended Cal Poly SLO where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and completed her student teaching.  She currently holds a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Administration from Fresno Pacific University.

Experience:

Mrs. Mello joined our team in 2005 where she began teaching 5th grade.  She currently teaches 6th grade.

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2016-2017 SCICON dates:  May 15-19 

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Support Staff

Miss April Brooks
5th Grade Art
(559) 685-7284
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Jacquelyn Buckner
Vocal Music Teacher
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Mrs. Renee Case
RTI/Programs Teacher
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Susan Contreras
School Social Worker
(559) 685-7235
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Douglas Hunt
Instrumental Music Teacher
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Casey Lewis
Occupational Therapist
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Erika Llamas
LVN
(559) 685-7348
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Linda Pena
Speech Therapist
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Marlen Ramirez
School Psychologist
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Amy Smith
3rd Grade Art
(559) 685-7284
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Mrs. Elizabeth Sorce
Special Education/RSP Teacher
(559) 901-0407
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Kristen Taylor
CHOICES Site Lead
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Mrs. Gina Tenhet
Special Education / Preschool Teacher
(559) 687-6417
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Miss April Brooks

Miss April Brooks

5th Grade Art
(559) 685-7284

About Me

With TCSD since: 2003

Education:

Miss Brooks grew up in Tulare attending Garden Elementary School, Cherry Avenue Middle School and Tulare Western High School.  Miss Brooks obtained a BA in Liberal Arts, a BA in Fine Arts, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential & a Single Subject Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA in 2002. Since then, Miss Brooks has attended numerous Professional Development Seminars and Conferences to further her knowledge in the fields of education, technology and art.

Experience:

Miss Brooks spent 13 years teaching 6th, 7th & 8th graders at Cherry Avenue Middle School. Subjects taught included Beginning Art, Advanced Art, Leadership, Yearbook, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and PE.  Outside of the classroom, Miss Brooks spent time on projects such as painting backdrops and teaching choreography for the school plays and Encore Theatre Productions.


Jacquelyn Buckner

Vocal Music Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 1987

Education:

Bachelor's

Experience:

Ms. Buckner has been with TCSD since 1987.


Mrs. Renee Case

RTI/Programs Teacher
(559) 685-7340

About Me

With TCSD since: 1997

Education:

Mrs. Case holds a bachelor's degree in both sociology and psychology from California Lutheran University.She obtained her teaching credential from Chapman University.  She is the Response to Intervention teacher at Kohn School.

Experience:

She has been in education for over 20 years.


Susan Contreras

School Social Worker
(559) 685-7235

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Jennifer Gordon

BEST Coach

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Douglas Hunt

Instrumental Music Teacher

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Kim Korenwinder

G.A.T.E. Teacher

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Casey Lewis

Occupational Therapist

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Erika Llamas

LVN
(559) 685-7348

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With TCSD since: June 2007


Linda Pena

Speech Therapist

About Me

With TCSD since: 2013

Education:

Master's

Experience:

Ms. Pena joined Kohn in 2013.


Christy Price

Library Aide

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Marlen Ramirez

School Psychologist

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Amy Smith

3rd Grade Art
(559) 685-7284

About Me

With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

  • Master of Arts in Character Education - Santa Clara University
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - Santa Clara University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Saint Mary's College of California
  • Art Minor - Saint Mary's College of California

Experience:

I began my teaching career in 2002 at Cupertino's Sedgwick Elementary School in Silicon Valley.  I taught third, fourth and fifth grades before moving home to the Central Valley and accepting a teaching position with Tulare City School District.  I worked at Cypress Elementary beginning in 2006 and taught first, second, and third grades.


Mrs. Elizabeth Sorce

Special Education/RSP Teacher
(559) 901-0407

About Me

With TCSD since: 1984

Education:

Mrs. Sorce received her bachelor's degree in liberal studies at CSU - Fresno. She received her multiple subject teaching credential at Fresno State and her learning handicap credential through Fresno Pacific College. She taught kindergarten for 4 years before going into Special Education. She has worked at Lincoln, Cypress and Kohn Elementary Schools. She is currently a Resource Specialist Teacher at Kohn Elementary School. 

Experience:

Mrs. Sorce has served as a Resource Specialist for over 30 years.


Kristen Taylor

CHOICES Site Lead

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Mrs. Gina Tenhet

Special Education / Preschool Teacher
(559) 687-6417

About Me

With TCSD since: 1991

Education:

Mrs. Tenhet received her bachelors degree from San Diego State University.  She earned teaching credentials in secondary social studies and special education from the University of Houston.

Experience:

Mrs. Tenhet has been with The Tulare City School District for twenty years.  She taught at Garden, and Mulchay in both special education and general education social studies.  She has been a special services preschool teacher at Kohn since 2008.

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