Principal's Corner

My name is Connie Hogard. I am married and have two grown children who live in Lake Havasu City with their families. I have been with the Lake Havasu Unified School District for 25 years; that entire time has been at Smoketree Elementary School.

I started at Smoketree as a volunteer and was president of the PTSO. In 1983, I was hired on as an instructional assistant. Ten years later, I became the media specialist. During that time, I started to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After achieving my degree, I transitioned into a first grade teaching position. While teaching first grade, I continued to further my education and received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and earned my Principal’s Certificate in 2004.

That same year, I transitioned from being a first grade teacher to the principal of Smoketree Elementary School. It is my extreme pleasure to introduce you to the excitement and energy that makes our school special. I firmly believe a schoolhouse is four walls with tomorrow inside. I invite you to enter Smoketree’s doors and meet our faculty and highly qualified staff who are committed to helping our students prepare for a successful future. Together, we can make a difference.

Smoketree Staff

Office Staff

Connie Hogard - Principal
Naomi Morgan - Administrative Assistant
Shannon Plane - Nurse | website
Deanna Morris - Office Assistant

Developmental Preschool
Jessica Miller, Admin Assistant
Kasey Hawkinson, Preschool Office
Carolyn Alexander

Christina Davis
Alexandra Hansen

Kindergarten Teachers
Athena Cota
Kellie Tefft

First Grade Teachers
Roseann Hagen
Christina Heckel
Veronna Karnish

Second Grade Teachers
Sue Bridwell | web
Annamarie Garcia | web
Jena Walls

Third Grade Teachers
Sara Daniels
Kellsi Chischilly

Fourth Grade Teachers
Jessica Scavuzzo
Norma Zink

Fifth Grade Teachers
Tiffany McClintock
Fatima Mu

Sixth Grade Teachers
Sherry Kortan
Breanna Sidman

Title One Staff

Open Position - Instructional Interventionist


Erica Suetterlin - Music
Maria Armenta - ELL Assistant
Julie Davis - Computer Lab Manager
Tracey Kunz - Occupational Therapy
Betty Jakubik Randolph, Physical Therapy
Mary Halfacre - Physical Therapy, Preschool
Christie Olsen - Academic Coach
Elaine Quinn, Speech
Joan Anderson - Art
Doug Pehling - Psychologist
Erin Riggert - Speech Assistant
Kara Skowera
- Psychologist
Linda Stauffer - Library
Jessica Stello - Speech Assistant
Christina Gibbs - Physical Education
Tamara Yates - Reading Interventionist

Special Education Staff

Joleen Cole, Resource Teacher Primary
James McCabe, Resource Teacher Intermediate

SDC Staff

Kasey Baker
Patricia Fligg
Susan Falzon

Instructional Assistants

Maria Armenta
Cheri Bartlebaugh
Callie Blanchard
Jamie Blanchard
Crystal Bliss
Ann Branch
BreAnna Burger
Martha Castellanos

Cheryl Gomez
Beronica Garcia
Patricia Heron
Dorine Hubbard
Tiffany Hull
Cynthia Jaconi
Vicki King
Shannon Krystek

Adelaide Longo
Amber McKendrick
Carol Pichardo
Barbara Smith
Juana Savoie
Brianna Thomas
Cindy Thomas

Custodial Staff

Eric Cota
Cindy Parnell