Phoenix west Team

Ms. Leigh Trainor, M.Ed.

Principal, Phoenix West Campus

Leigh Trainor started working at The ACES in 2004. While at The ACES, she taught junior high and high school age students in both the Junior High program and the Jump Start program. She has held the Coordinator position for Rising Stars, Jump Start, and Junior High as well as campus administrator for Extended School Year. Leigh has a BS in special education from Arizona State University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Barbara Roth

School Psychologist

Arizona Certified School Psychologist
Doctorate of School Psychology, University of Kansas
Masters of Science in School Psychology, Emperia State University
Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Colorado State University
27 years of experience working in public schools with children of all disabilities
3 year of experience at The ACES

Mr. Andy Findysz, M. Ed.

Teacher, Coordinator of Educational Programming

Arizona Certified Cross Categorical Special Education, K-12
Arizona Certified Principal
Standard Secondary Education, 7-12
Masters in Education Leadership and Administration, Governors State University
Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
LBS1 Special Education, Aurora (IL) University
21 years of experience working with children with special needs
3 year of experience at The ACES

Mr. Craig Hoyer

Teacher

Arizona Certified Cross Categorical Special Ed., K-12
Bachelors of Liberal Arts, Ambassador University
7 years of experience working with children with Special Needs
7 years of experience at The ACES

Mr. Greg Stec

Focused Behavioral Intervention (FBI) Program Coordinator

CPI (Crisis Prevention and Intervention) Certified Instructor
20 years experience working with children with special needs
12 years experience at The ACES

Ms. Donna Johnson, M.Ed.

Teacher

Arizona Certified Cross-Categorical Special Ed., K-12
Masters of Education, Special Education, University of Phoenix
Bachelors of Art, Mathematics, Southern Utah State College
18 years of experience working with children with Special Needs
4 years of experience at The ACES

Ms. Donna Pike, SLPA

Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant

Arizona Licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (AAS) , Estrella Mountain Community College
15 years experience working with children with special needs
4 years of experience at The ACES

Ms. Elysia Lopez, M.Ed.

Teacher

Arizona Certified Cross-Categorical Special Ed., K-12
Arizona Certified Elementary, 1-8
Masters of Education, Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Arts Elementary and Special Education, Northern Arizona University
12 years of experience working with children with special needs
1 year of experience at The ACES

Ms. Erin Flores, M.Ed.

Teacher

Arizona Certified Cross Categorical Special Ed., K-12
Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education, Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Arizona
7 years of experience working with children with Special Needs
2 year of experience at The ACES

Ms. Georgia Perron, M. Ed.

Teacher

Arizona Certified Cross-Categorical Special Ed., K-12
Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Grand Canyon University
Bachelors of Education, Grand Canyon University
24 years of experience working with children with Special Needs
5 years of experience at The ACES

Ms. Jeanne McGraw, LCSW, ACSW

Counselor

Licensed Arizona Clinical Social Worker
Masters of Social Work
Accreditation by National Association of Social Workers
24 years of private practice experience with children, adults, couples, and families
18 years of experience in inpatient psychiatric and medical hospitals
22 years of experience at The ACES

Ms. Michelle Reed, M.Ed., LPC, BCBA

Consulting BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Masters of Science in Education, Clinical/School Counseling, Youngstown State University

Ms. Pam McLaughlin, CCC/SLP

Speech/Language Pathologist

Arizona Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist
National Certification of Clinical Competency from Arizona Speech and Language- Hearing Association
Masters in Communication Disorders, University of New Mexico
Bachelors of Communication Disorders, Brigham Young University
22 years of experience working with children with special needs
17 years of experience at The ACES

Ms. Sarah Long

Teacher

Arizona Certified Mild-Moderate Disabilities Special Ed., K-12
Arizona Certified Elementary, 1-8
Bachelor of Science, Elementary and Special Education, Grand Canyon University
2 years of experience working with children with special needs
1 year of experience at The ACES

Ms. Sharon Spence, MA, MS, LPC

Teacher

Arizona Certified Cross Categorical Special Ed., K-12
State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Certificate, Licensed Professional Counselor
Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling, Ottawa University
Masters of Science in Psychology, Capella University
Bachelors of Social Work, Arizona State University
25 years of experience working with children with Special Needs
12 years of experience at The ACES

LeAndra Lewis

Teacher

Arizona Certified Educator
Post-degree Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northern Arizona University
Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, Phoenix Community College
16 years of experience working with children with Special Needs
2 years of experience at The ACES

Mr. Jumanne Robertson

Teacher

Arizona Certified Educator
Bachelor of Science, Utah State University
Associate in Arts, Phoenix College
3 years of experience working with children with Special Needs
3 years of experience at The ACES

Ms. Tina Wagner

Office Manager/IEP Clerk

Associate Degree in Accounting
12 years of experience working with children with Special Needs
9 years of experience at The ACES

Dr. Andrea Dunn

Physical Therapist

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Des Moines University
Bachelors of Arts in Biology, Augustana College
Owner of Arizona Sports Physical Therapy
11 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics
5 years of experience at The ACES