Meet Tomas Jimenez, Diane Lau, Samantha Jacobs, Cindy Spooner, and Tara Appling!

Tomas Jimenez
Custodial Supervisor
Those who would give a up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."   - Benjamin Franklin 

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
Sky Diving

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes

Tell us about your superpowers.
I sometimes dream I can fly (Superman).

Favorite Board Game(s)
Any type of puzzle

Storms - Cool or Scary?
Super Cool

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
The fact that I am going to be working with an excellent team, and seeing the kids' faces when they arrive for the first time to the "new school".

Who let the dogs out?
I've always wondered...

What makes you laugh?
Funny Movies

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?
Responsible

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
Knowing that children will have a safe and clean school.   

Dream vacation spot
Cancun, I have been there but it is still my favorite dream spot..

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?
Probably to Europe in the early 1900's

What line or shape do you identify with? Circle, square, triange, squiggle, ellipse
Circle

Favorite font
Any Italized




Diane Lau
"We need to be the change we want to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

Previous School:
Highland Ranch

Previous Assignment(s):
Kindergarten

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
Sky Diving...?

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes!

Tell us about your superpowers.

Golf, painting, animals

Favorite Board Game(s) 

Monopoly, Connect 4, card games- Uno, speed, poker

Storms - Cool or Scary?

Cool!

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?

21st century learning!

Who let the dogs out?

My husband...

What makes you laugh?

Jokes

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?

ArizonaBasketball

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?

To see the joy of learning in children.

What is you totem animal?

Ox

Dream vacation spot

Scotland

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?

Outer space




Samantha Jacobs
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”
- Dr. Seuss

Previous School:
Monterey Ridge

Previous Assignment(s):
Kindergarten

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
Skydiving!

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes!!

Tell us about your superpowers.

I am very patient! Calm and reflective. Collaborative, willing to try (almost) anything once!

Favorite Board Game(s):

Cranium and Scattergories!

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
Everything! Allowing children the opportunity to explore learning through real-world applications!

Who let the dogs out?

Definitely not me--I'm a cat person :)

What makes you laugh?

My students...every day!

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?

Patient

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
Making a connection to each child and seeing their smiling faces each morning. Watching them grow and thrive throughout the school year.  

What is you totem animal?

I had to look this one up! A deer!

Dream vacation spot
Cruising the Mediterranean! 

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?

The rainforest!

What line or shape do you identify with? Circle, square, triangle, squiggle, ellipse.

Definitely a ~squiggle~!


Favorite font
Tahoma



Cindy Spooner

"Perfection doesn't guarantee success. You don't have to be perfect to succeed."

Previous School:
Chapparel Elementary School

Previous Assignment(s):
5th Grade

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
Running a half marathon…and then a full marathon

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?

Always

Tell us about your superpowers.Organization! I love teaching writing and mathematics and I am also a trained exercise instructor☺

Favorite Board Game(s)

Mall Madness, Life, and Sorry!

Storms - Cool or Scary?

Scary…there is a reason I live in San Diego

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?

The collaboration of staff and students to create authentic 21st century learning! WOHOO

Who let the dogs out?

My Puppy, Cash

What makes you laugh?

My adorable nieces and nephews

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?

Dependable

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?

The daily interaction with students and the impact I am able to have in their lives.  Creating relationships and new knowledge that lasts past that one school year!

What is you totem animal?

A wolf

Dream vacation spot?

Poolside on a tropical island

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?

Back to the time of the Original 13 colonies during the revolutionary war and the start of our country.

What line or shape do you identify with?

Squiggle

Favorite fontI am font junky…I love downloading new fonts to be creative and keep things exciting!





Tara Lee Appling
Health Technician


"Trouble knocked on the door, but hearing laughter, hurried away"- Benjamin Franklin

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
Breakdancing

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?

YES

Tell us about your superpowers.Kindness, Spirit, Devotion

Storms - Cool or Scary?
Storms are beautiful!

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?

What excites me the most about Design 39 is ALL of the new ways we will learn to SMILE together!!

Who let the dogs out?

WOO WOO!!

What makes you laugh?

Silly Songs....sung by super students!

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?

Supportive

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?

The most rewarding part of my job is how much I have learned from every child.... they have SOO much to share.We should ALWAYS listen...kids know when someone cares.

What is you totem animal?

Bear

Dream vacation spot?

Paris, France

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?

I would take my Magic School Bus to OUTER SPACE!!!

What line or shape do you identify with?

SquiGGLe...

Favorite font
Marker Felt Font