Meet Stacy Jennings, Amy Fousek, & Bonnie Gonzalez!

Stacy Jennings

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." -Unknown

Previous School:
Park Village

Previous Assignment(s):
3rd Grade Teacher

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

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
If it's already in the meal I will, if not--I cut them off!

Tell us about your superpowers.
I'm still discovering what they are.  I love to incorporate humor, singing, poetry into my teaching...that's probably in the "drama/theater" category. 

Favorite Board Game(s):
Balderdash, Scattergories, Scrabble

Storms - Cool or Scary?
I grew up in Chicago...I miss storms!  They are VERY cool.

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?

Working collaboratively with my colleagues in an environment that allows children to explore.

Who let the dogs out?

I think I did.  Woops!

What makes you laugh?

My kids.

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

Funny.

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

Seeing students take ownership of their creations and really enjoying what they are learning.  I also LOVE when a student who has been struggling with reading, has that moment when it "clicks".

What is your totem animal?

A mama bear.

Dream vacation spot:

Anywhere tropical with clear water.

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

Under the sea.




Amy Fousek
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen."

Previous School:
Chapparel Elementary School

What is something you’ve always wanted to try? 
Living in another country for a summer.

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes! It's my favorite part. 

Tell us about your superpowers.
I am in love with being a mom.  I am sports fanatic and love to cook.

Favorite Board Game(s):
Yahtzee

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
The people and the possibilities.

Who let the dogs out?
My husband...he is always the first one up. 

What makes you laugh?
My family and slapstick comedies. 

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

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
Watching students have that "a-ha" moment. 

What is your totem animal?
Wolf

Dream vacation spot:
Italy

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




Bonnie Gonzalez

"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live" - by Dorothy Thomp

Previous School:
Oak Valley Middle School

What is something you’ve always wanted to try? 
Blue Angeles pilot or race car driver

Tell us about your superpowers.
Energy, resilience, relationships

Favorite Board Game(s):
Candy Land, Creationary, Connect 4.

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
The opportunity kids will have to learn deeply and in a fun, nurturing environment. 

Who let the dogs out?
Whoever wakes up first. 

What makes you laugh?
Laughing kids (especially mine)

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

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
I love watching kids really enjoy learning.  

What is your totem animal?
Tiger

Dream vacation spot:
Anywhere with my family away from busyness with hiking, swimming, and napping.

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

Favorite font
Calibri