Tammy Westerson is our Level 1 Instructor teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade. Mrs. Westerson received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and holds teaching certificates in Texas and Tennessee as well as Arizona.This is her 7th year teaching Kindergarten and has taught 1st and 2nd grade as well. She has district school experience as well as public charter school experience.
When asked what she enjoys most about working with this age child, she always replies; “the light bulb moments.” That moment when a child understands a math concept, can sound out letters to spell words, or realizes that they are actually reading on their own, and the light bulb goes on over their heads.You get these moments with students of all ages, but in Kindergarten, you get them daily. It’s the best feeling in the world!
Mrs. Westerson is new to the Prescott and has enjoyed getting to know the community and all it has to offer. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their families and their 3 Shetland sheepdogs.
Shannon Silvey is one of our paraprofessionals, working with all of our students throughout the day. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communications from California State San Bernardino. She has owned several businesses, working in bookkeeping, managing employees and in claims adjustment. Her two children attend WCC.
Sandra Sherman is our Level 2 Instructor teaching 1st and 2nd grade. Sandra received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota. She has many years of experience working with children aged Kindergarten through 5th grade in both the public and private sector. Her passion is teaching children in all aspects of the educational spectrum.
Mrs. Sherman believes all students can learn and achieve success,
however, each student is an individual that learns in different ways and at
different speeds. She expects her students to give their best daily as she
strives to do her best to differentiate learning to accommodate all her
students learning needs. She knows that children learn best when they are
comfortable in their environment and strives to make her class like a family,
where students sincerely care about each other. Outside of school, Mrs. Sherman
spends most of her free time with her family enjoying the outdoors, camping and
traveling to new and exciting places.
Michele Parent is our newest paraprofessional and intervention specialist at Willow Creek Charter School. She has 19 yrs experience working in school settings. She
studied Multicultural Education and Library Technology at New Mexico
State University and Dona Ana Community College. She has a varied
teaching background, including elementary school librarian, preschool
teacher, and k-8 Spanish Instructor. She is an Advanced Level Certified
Barton tutor with experience and certification in many language
processing intervention systems. She will be providing intervention and
reading support at WCCS during the 2018/2019 school year.
Anette Harbor is joining our school this year as our level 3 teacher. She previously taught math, world cultures and US History in Splendora, TX.
She has an Associates of Arts from Kingwood College (Kingwood, Texas), a Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) where she majored in History and minored in Geography as well as a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning from Nova University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) where she majored in Curriculum and Instruction.
Anette is a certified teacher focused on developing a challenging curriculum and assessments. She is a dedicated educator adept at challenging students to reach their full potential. and likes to say she has excellent communication skills, organized and driven with the ability to stay on task! Anette uses efficient and effective methods of teaching while focusing on the individual needs of all students.
She was born in Houston, Texas however, she grew up in Carson City, Nevada before moving back to Texas and raising her family. She has three boys ages 26, 24 and 24….yes twins! All three of her boys enlisted in the military after high school and two are currently living in Texas and one in California. On my spare time she loves to travel!
Chrystal Morriss has been a part of our WCC team for three years. She is one of our paraprofessionals, helping the teachers give more one-on-one assistance in the classroom. She also works very hard to help implement our PE and art programs and is always ready to help and assist in new areas at WCC.
Jessica Schmidt is our Level 4 teacher. This year she is teaching 5th and 6th grade ELA, science, and social studies, and 7th and 8th grade ELA. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Pittsburg State University. She has recently completed her coursework for her Master of Education. Over the past 7 years, Jessica has been involved in several aspects of education as classroom teacher and in school administration. In her classroom, Jessica emphasizes the importance of goal getting and personal accountability while fostering a supportive and open environment. She is excited to be a part of the Willow Creek Family for the 3rd year.
Beverly Bean is now our Intervention Specialist. She worked as a teacher at Willow Creek Charter since its inception and is now retired and working for us part-time. She earned a degree in Animal Health technology and then received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in 1996. Mrs. Bean is a long time resident of Prescott and loves the outdoors. She strives to make learning an adventure and will help our students achieve their educational goals.