HEAD OF SCHOOLS – DENNIS O’REILLY
Mr. O’Reilly started working with young people as a volunteer junior high basketball coach back in 1990, and has been in education for over twenty years, starting as a middle school math teacher back in 1993. Mr. O’Reilly has been an administrator since 1999 serving as Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant to the Principal, Principal, and Head of Schools at three different private schools in Tucson, Arizona and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Chapman University. Mr. O’Reilly has been married for sixteen years to his beautiful bride Krissy, and will have two scholars attending Leman Academy, Conner and Adeline.
MISTY WALKER - PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR
Misty was born in Maquoketa, Iowa and moved to Arizona in 1988 with her parents. She earned her Early Childhood Education degree in 2007 and has been working in the field for 16 years. Her experience is mostly in the classroom setting but has directed after school programs, camps and has experience in leadership with her peers. Misty has four children and a husband who all love to go camping, fishing and boating at the lake. She is looking forward to the adventure ahead as Director of Leman Academy East Tucson Preschool!
GINA WARREN - Assistant Director
Ms. Warren has 4 adult children, 3 grandchildren and one grandchild on the way. She has been a preschool teacher for 12 years. She has taught all ages. She doesn't have a favorite age because they are all great! She loves being around children and loves seeing the look on their faces when they learn something new. Thank you for trusting us with your scholars.
Sadee Calen - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Sadee was born and raised in Tucson Arizona. She recently graduated from Sahuaro High School and is excited to join the Early Childhood field.
Sadee loves outdoor activities with her friends and family and in her spare time loves to paint, build and draw. Sadee is looking forward to learning and growing at Leman Academy!
Cynthia COLES - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Cindy Coles will be co-teaching in the Adventurers room. She has been teaching Preschool for over 15 years. Many of those years she spent teaching special needs preschoolers. Cindy loves working with the little ones and is excited about being apart of Leman Academy. She is honored to be working with you're amazing children and wants her class to be a fun, safe and loving learning environment. When Cindy isn't teaching she loves to spend time with her husband, three sons and grand babies!
Let the Adventures begin...
Tylene Good - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Tylene was born in Indiana and has lived in Tucson since 2003. Tylene was a nurse for 15 years before following her passion for teaching. This is her 4th year teaching in the Early Childhood field and she is looking forward to learning and growing at Leman Academy!
Genevene Ramirez - Preschool Teacher
Genny was born in in Ohio and moved to Tucson in 2015. She has been in the Early Childhood field for 10 years. Genny enjoys spending time with family and friends. Genny is excited to be part of our amazing preschool staff here at Leman!
Brandy Stephenson - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Brandy was born and raised in tucson Arizona. She has been working in Early Childhood education for 13 years. In her spare time she enjoys doing things with her family and friends. Brandy is excited to learn The Leman Way and watch the scholars flourish!
Kayla Kroto - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Kayla was born and raised in Tucson Arizona. She has been in the Early Childhood field for 10 years. Kayla is a life-long Girl Scout. She enjoys dancing, camping singing and spending time with her family. She is excited to apply her experience and knowledge in our Leman Academy Preschool Program!
Andrea Figueroa - PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Ms. Andrea was born and raised in Tucson Arizona. She graduated U of A in 2015 with a degree in Language, Literacy and Leadership. She continued on to Grand Canyon University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Ed. in 2019. She is excited to join our team and start a new adventure with preschoolers!