The Ultra Nerdy Nerding Team

Lead Nerds

Nerding's Directors

Hello from Director, Micah Beverly

Micah Beverly

Hi, From Nerding Director Niecy

Niecy Westmoreland

Nerding Teacher Bobby Norman

Bobby Norman

Nerding Teacher April Rohrer

April Rohrer

Big Nerds

Nerding's Teachers

GRADES 4-7

Nerding Teacher Marissa Cox

Marissa Cox

  • 4th and 5th grade teacher for 13 years
  • B.A. in Art History from ASU
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Ed from ASU
  • As an art student, considered cutting off ear
Nerding Teacher Bobby Norman

Bobby Norman

  • 2nd, 5th, 6th (Lang.Arts), and 7th grade Science teacher for 14 years
  • Ed Tech Specialist for Kyrene District
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed from ASU
  • M.Ed. in Educational Tech from NAU
  • Likes to use Google Earth and pretend he is a giant
Nerding Teacher Dave Carras

Dave Carras

  • 4th grade gifted teacher for 12 years
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Ed from ASU
  • NASA Endeavor Fellow
  • Uses multimillion dollar satellites to find Tupperware hidden in the woods…
Nerding Teacher April Rohrer

April Rohrer

  • 4th-7th Nerding Teacher for 3 years
  • B.A. in Business Psychology from Miami University
  • Owns life size R2-D2
  • Dresses up for Comicon
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Shea Evans

  • K-5 Resource teacher for 2 years
  • B.A. in Elementary and
    Special Ed from Shippensburg University
  • Adventure enthusiast
  • Owns over 100 bowties
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Rylan Ben

  • 5th-6th Grade teacher
  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 3D printing guru
  • Harry Potter enthusiast
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Alena Almendarez

  • 5th Grade Science teacher for 14 years
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed. from Ottawa University
  • M.Ed in Elementary Ed. from NAU
  • Her patronus is a penguin
  • Cried tears of joy the first time her son asked to watch Star Wars
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Jess Suri

  • K-6 STEM teacher for 7 years
  • B.A. in English/Sociology and Ed from State University of NY at Buffalo
  • M.Ed. in Childhood Ed from State University of NY at Buffalo
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Teacher Innovator
  • Collects interesting pens
  • On number 21 in quest to visit all 50 states
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Heather Vehon

  • Has taught 3rd-5th grade
  • Coached teachers and lead PD
  • Dean of Students (this coming school year at Eduprize)
  • B. A. In Elementary Ed from ASU
  • M. Ed. In Multi-Cultural Ed from NAU
  • Loves her greyhound Jasper
  • Loves sticky notes
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Chelsea Dysko

  • 2nd-3rd grade teacher for 6 years
  • B. A. In Elementary Ed from ASU
  • Loves her greyhound Jasper
  • Space Nerd

GRADES 2-3

Nerding Teacher Erin Martin

Erin Martin

  • 4th and 5th grade teacher 17 years
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed from ASU
  • Code Ninja
  • Clean freak… just don’t open a cabinet
Nerding Teacher Lisa Kiefer

Lisa Kiefer

  • K-3rd teacher for 30 years
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Ed specializing in Science
  • Once took a class on Power Plants… voluntarily.
Nerding Teacher Megan Blakley

Megan Blakley

  • K and 1st grade teacher 5 years
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed from ASU
  • Prefers puzzles to TV
Nerding Teacher Liza Richards

Liza Richards

  • 2nd and 5th grade teacher 12 years
  • Ed Tech Specialist 8 years
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed from Ottawa University
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Ed from NAU
  • Needs to code a program to find the kitchen
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Sally Kenney

  • Kinder-2nd grade teacher for 15 years
  • Pediatric Nurse for 10 years
  • B.A. in Elementary Education 
  • Sang at Carnegie hall
  • Lifelong student of music
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Jennifer Leopardi

  • 7th-8th Grade Language Arts teacher for 4 years
  • K-8 Library Media Specialist for 15 years
  • B.A. in Secondary Education and English from ASU
  • M.Ed. in Educational Technology from NAU
  • Book lover, obviously.
  • World Traveler
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Sarah Fahey

  • Taught all the grades for all the years
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed, Early Childhood Endorsement
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
  • Loves to make people happy
  • Bunco Champion of the World
  • Does card tricks
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Christina Orozco

  • K-1 teacher for 9 years
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed, Early Childhood Endorsement
  • Loves her pup and naps

GRADES K-1

Nerding Teacher Misty Martinez

Misty Martinez

  • Desert Sun Teacher 12 years
  • AA in Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. in Photo Studies from ASU
  • Has absurdly large collections of sea shells, beach sand, and plastic animals
Nerding Teacher Jenn Conley

Jenn Conley

  • Kindergarten Teacher 8 years
  • B.A. in Elementary Ed and Special Ed from NAU
  • ESL and Early Childhood Endorsements
  • Taught in China for 6 months
  • Self-taught ukulele player and loves ultimate frisbee
Nerding Teacher Daniela Yuenyongsgool

Daniela Yuenyongsgool

  • Music/Yoga/German language teacher
  • B.A. in Education
  • M.A. in History and Religious Studies
  • Grew up in East Germany
Nerding Teacher Jaime Cozza

Jaime Cozza

  • Desert Sun Teacher
  • B.A. in Psychology, minor in Early Childhood Development
  • M.A. in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University
  • Mom to 2 nerds