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Teacher's Information

Ms. Luke

* This is Ms. Luke’s 22nd year as an educator; she was a teacher at HPE for 14 years before becoming Principal!

* She enjoys working with families and the community to create a safe and nurturing environment for all students. 

Personality Traits: energetic, enthusiastic, dedicated, and student-centered.

Favorite Quote: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

Favorite Children’s book: The Little Squeegy Bug by Bill Martin

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Clone of Ms. Aronhalt

* This is Ms. Aronhalt’s 23rd year of teaching at HPE. 

* She has experience in grades Kindergarten and First.

* Ms. Aronhalt enjoys mentoring teacher candidates from Sac State and working with her teaching partner, Ms. Crawford, on creating and maintaining a strong and balanced Kindergarten program.

* Personality Traits: positive; creative; understanding, kind, and funny

* Favorite Quote: “You can’t use up all your creativity.  The more you use the more you have.” –Maya Angelou

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Ms. Laguana
Fifth/Sixth Grade

* This is Ms. Laguana’s 30th year teaching!!!

* She has experience in grades 4th-6th.

* She enjoys being our “Unofficial School Photographer”. She loves seeing all of our students participating in the amazing things going on at HPE!

* Personality Traits: patient, athletic, reliable, and easy-going

* Favorite Quote: “Just do it!” –Nike

* Favorite Children’s Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

* Favorite Family Movie: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”

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Ms. Packwood
SDC Fourth-Sixth Grade

Bio coming soon!

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Ms. Motiey
Fourth/Fifth Grade

* This is Ms. Motiey’s 5th year at HPE.

* She has experience in grades 4th-6th. 

* Personality Traits: compassionate, creative, enthusiastic, and patient

* Favorite Quote: ”Tell me and I’ll forget. Teach me and I’ll remember. 
Involve me and I’ll learn.”–Benjamin Franklin

*Favorite Children’s Book: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

* Favorite Family Movie: “Toy Story”

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Ms. Fossum
Fourth Grade

* Ms. Fossum has lived in this area her whole life and loves her community.

* She graduated from Sacramento State and attended SCUSD from Kindergarten-12th Grade! 

* Ms. Fossum loves art, history and social studies. She enjoys getting to know new people and constantly learning.  

* Personality traits: caring, creative, enthusiastic, and open-minded. 

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Ms. Gee
Third Grade

* Ms. Gee has been a teacher for several years; this is her 2nd year at HPE

* She has experience in primary grades, intermediate grades, and Special Education.

* Personality Traits: kind, caring, appreciative of nature & creativity

* Favorite Quote: ”Kind words can be short & easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless” –Mother Teresa

* Favorite Children’s Book: The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

* Favorite Family Movie: “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”

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Ms. Manah
Second Grade

* This is Ms. Manah’s 22nd year teaching at HPE!

* For 17 of those 22 years, she lead the after school Chorus program which she really enjoyed. Ms. Manah loves music and singing a great deal. She has been doing after school tutoring the past few years.

* Personality Traits: kind, patient, understanding, dedicated, and caring

* Favorite Quote:

Favorite Children’s Book: The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

* Favorite Family Movie: “The Wizard of Oz”