Our Staff

Oro Valley, Arizona

NADINE NUGENT - PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR


Mrs. Nugent opened the Leman Marana Preschool and is joining us to open the Leman Oro Valley Preschool this August. Nadine has served in a preschool licensing facility since 2008 and has one of her own kiddos in our preschool! Nadine brings the knowledge and expertise needed to open a new and quality preschool.

nnugent@lemanacademy.org

SHELBY ROMERO - PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Shelby Romero
Ms. Romero is a high school graduate of Mountain View here in Tucson and she earned a Bachelor’s in Organizational Studies from Arizona State University after completing an Associate’s degree at Eastern Arizona College. She attended Eastern Arizona College on a cheerleading scholarship and because of that, loves school spirit and a sense of pride in where she comes from. Although she graduated from Arizona State she will always root for her home team - WILDCATS! She has formerly taught 1st grade but is excited and delighted to have an opportunity to help shape even younger minds.

Faith and family are most important to her and she is happy along with her husband to announce the birth of their first child, a girl, Elyana.

Her favorite thing about teaching is to be a part of a child's educational success and to help make a positive difference in their lives. She is very excited and blessed to start on this new journey with Leman Academy of Excellence!

shelby.romero@lemanacademy.org

CHERIE SHARKEY - PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Cherie Sharkey

Cherie was born and raised here in Tucson. She earned her Early Childhood Education degree in 2018 and has an American Sign Language Associates degree. Cherie has been an active member of the Leman Academy preschool through volunteering her time in the classrooms. She enjoys spending time with her family and daughter who is a Leman Scholar. As a family, they love gold panning, camping, caving, and boating at various lakes around Arizona. Cherie is honored to be a part of the Leman Academy team and is enthusiastic about working with the scholars and families.

cherie.sharkey@lemanacademy.org


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