Seventh and Eighth Grade

Mr. Garber
My name is Jon Bradley Garber, I go by Bradley. This is my fifth year teaching at Copper Basin. I went to elementary school through high school in upstate New York in the Susquehanna Valley School District.  I earned my Associates degree in science from CGCC.  From there I transferred to ASU and earned my Bachelors in Special/Elementary education. I taught special education for my first three years and the last two I have taught 7th grade math and a section of pre-algebra. I have been the boys’ soccer coach for the past two years and also am the 7th grade trip facilitator as well as co-student council advisor. My wife is also a teacher at Circle Cross Ranch. We really like being on the same schedule so we are able to spend time together. We love being outside hiking, camping, trail running, and being involved in the trail running community. We are both currently working on our Master’s degrees in Curriculum and Instruction with Technology integration which we will finish in May. We love teaching and being involved with the students and their families. We are both excited to see what the future brings.

Ms. Hackett

My name is Beverly Hackett-Robinson and I am currently an 8th grade Math and Algebra teacher at Copper Basin. I graduated with a Bachelors’ degree in Human Services/Business Management and a Masters’ in Elementary Education; both were obtained through the University of Phoenix. My teaching experience is a total of 7 years; 5 years at Copper Basin teaching math in 5th  and 8th grades, and two years as the Title I teacher in Math and Reading in the JO Combs School District.

I enjoy watching football, visiting family in California, checking out the latest movies and spending time with my 2 ½ year old son Jaylen and my 10 year old son Ramar. I have an obsession with the Pittsburgh Steelers, so when you step into my room, be prepared for the Black and Gold!

 I love my job and have great passion in what I do every day. I love education and I have fun while teaching. My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way. One of my tasks, as a teacher, is to help your children discover their individuality and to work alongside them to maximize all of their capabilities to learn.
Ms. Grantham

I attended U.C. Berkeley, majoring in Geography and minoring in German.  I went on to Rio Salado College to obtain my teaching credential.  I enjoy keeping up with Science and have been taking classes towards my Master Degree also. 

I have two children, Ariel attends University of Arizona in Tucson and Corey attends Poston Butte High School.  I enjoy reading and have a wide range of interests.  In my spare time we hike and kayak in both Arizona and California.

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.

Ms. Carr
Hello!  I have been a member of the Copper Basin family for 11 years, teaching middle school ELA.  I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Maryland, and my teaching certification through Rio Salado College.   Because of my husband’s military and management careers,  our family has lived in Delaware, Japan, Illinois, Michigan, and of course Arizona!  I’m a Texan from San Antonio, so Arizona has always felt the most like home, and I love it here. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters, three rambunctious dogs, and a tortoise named Marvin. 

Teaching is truly a passion for me.  During my career, I have been honored to receive a Teacher of the Year recognition, and a San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholastic Achievement Award. It’s a blessing to work with, and prepare my students for the next level of their academic careers, and beyond.      

Ms. Tandecki
Hi, my name is Sara Tandecki.  I have an A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education and a B.A.S in Interdisciplinary Humanities. I love being a resident of Copper Basin and all four of my children have either promoted from Copper Basin or are currently students here.  I have been in education for close to 10 years.  I started with early childhood education as the lead teacher and developer of the preschool program for the City of Litchfield Park.   Currently I am in my fourth year as a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher.  I also coach our Dust Devil Cheer and serve as an advisor for Copper Basin Student Council.