Ms. Neish

My name is Rachel Neish (Edwards). I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. In 2011, I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development. Immediately following graduation I began to pursue a Master’s degree in Education. In 2014, I graduated with a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. After finishing my student teaching here at Copper Basin I taught Prekindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.  I then moved to STEAM Prep Academy when it opened and taught Kindergarten Prep for two years.  I am excited to be back here at Copper Basin to teach Kindergarten! I live in Queen Creek with my husband and our 2 dogs, Dierks and Cassidy.

Ms. Lemaire
My name is Melissa Lemaire. I was born and raised in New York on Long Island. I went to Nassau Community College and got my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Then I went to Hofstra University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Finally, I went to Long Island University/C.W. Post where I received my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I got married in 2005 and two days later moved to Arizona with my husband and my sister and her family. We have lived out here for 11 years now and we love the sun and warm weather. I have two beautiful daughters of my own Carly (9) and Zoey (4). We also have 2 dogs Jessie and Sofia. This is my 7th year teaching altogether. I have taught Kindergarten for 6 years and Second grade for 1 year. I love teaching kindergarten, it is my favorite! I love teaching here at Copper Basin and hope to be here for many years.

Ms. Aguilar
 My name is Sol Aguilar, I started my career as a Work Coach for kids and young adults with disabilities, where I spent over 5 years coaching them on how to be as independent as they could be. From there I worked a few years managing CNA’s who took care of Senior citizens. After having my fourth child, my husband and I decided that it was time for me to take a break and stay how with the kids. Now that they are older I have decided to go back to work. The time I have spent as a lunch monitor and crossing guard at Copper Basin has shown me that I enjoy being in a school setting and helping our youth with their development and growth. It has also motivated me to get my substitute teaching certificate and go back to school to get my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.