Shannon Lynch received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Sociology at Northern Arizona University. She went on to get her post-degree dual teaching certification in Elementary and Special Education, concurrently earning a Masters in Special Education. Throughout her college years, she was employed in elementary and special education classrooms of varying ages. Her philosophy lies in encouraging the development of each student's unique strengths as well as fostering a safe environment in which to overcome individual challenges. She also strives to integrate the arts throughout her curriculum and nurture an enthusiasm for learning in her students.
Sandy Merrill has lived in Prescott Valley for the last 7 years and owns and operates Mosaic Insurance in Prescott Valley. She has been in the insurance industry for over 35 years. Married and has two children and enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, fishing and outdoor activities.
Gary is a retired Navy Dentist who, with his wife, Jackie, has lived in Prescott for over thirteen years. Eight of his thirty years in the Navy were served on the faculty of the Navy Postgraduate Dental School and as Director of the General Practice Residency Program at Bethesda Naval Hospital. This experience in graduate education and the need for continuing education in the medical professions reinforced his belief in the importance of a sound elementary educational background. Until his recent retirement, he was the senior staff dentist at the Bob Stump Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center here in Prescott.
Morgan moved to Prescott two years ago from Phoenix and loves our small town. She has a degree in Art History, and completed her internship at the Guggenheim in New York. She is very active in the Quad City area, volunteering at homeless shelters and actively homeschooling her two boys while enjoying her domesticated Chino farm.