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.
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.
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!
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.
Katie Sevey brings 12 years of teaching experience to our Level 5 classroom. Before Willow Creek Charter School, she taught in the State of Wisconsin at an Elementary School and in Bullhead City. She has 2 grown adult children that are both presently attending college at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Having friends in the Prescott area brought her here. Katie loves working with the middle school age and greatly appreciates the opportunity given to her to help your children be the best students and citizens that they can be.