Our Kindergarten Teachers

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Mandy Hart

Mandy Hart

Lower School Division Director/Teacher: Kindergarten

Ms. Hart grew up in Tucson and attended the University of Arizona (B.A. in Elementary Education) and Northern Arizona University (M.Ed. Educational Leadership). She holds endorsements in Early Childhood Education (ECE) as well as Structured English Immersion (SEI). As a certified teacher since 2002, her experiences have included teaching positions in Kindergarten, arts integration, and public safety.  Ms. Hart enjoys playing soccer, traveling, writing, spending time with family and friends, and attending U of A basketball and football games. GO CATS!

M.Ed. Educational Leadership
Northern Arizona University

Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education
University of Arizona
Arizona Teaching Certificate: Elementary, K-8
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Endorsement, Birth-Age 8
Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement, K-12

Laura Sanders

Laura Sanders

Teacher: Kindergarten

Laura Sanders grew up in Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado and received a BA in psychology and a teacher certification for K-8. Mrs. Sanders has taught Kindergarten for seventeen years. She enjoys hiking, swimming, reading, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family. She is married and has three daughters, who have all graduated from St. Michael's. She is happy to once again teach Kindergarten at St Michael's, the school community that always makes her feel at home.

Bachelor of Arts:  Psychology, Elementary Education

University of Colorado
Teaching Certification (K-8)

Our Kindergarten Aides


Mary Martin

Mary Martin

Kindergarten Aide

Mrs. Martin has been working as an aide in the Kindergarten classroom since 2005. She has a daughter, Gina, and two sons, Ryan and Brandon, who are St. Michael's alumni.  Before coming to St. Michael's, Mrs. Martin was Vice President of Martin Feise Chiropractic until her husband, Jeff, retired.  She is originally from the Buffalo, New York, area and taught second grade until she moved to Tucson in 1983.

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education
State University of New York at Buffalo

Tracy Walrath

Tracy Walrath

Kindergarten Aide

Tracy Walrath is excited to be joining St. Michael's as a Kindergarten Aide. Her past experience with children includes serving as a Nursery Director at a church in Tucson for seven years where she worked with newborn babies through middle school students. She then joined the church's kindergarten team where she assisted Laura Sanders in her kindergarten class for six years. Tracy feels very fortunate to be back in the classroom with Laura and she is thrilled to be working with young children again. Tracy also spends time managing her thriving practice, Path to Peace Massage and she keeps busy with her children, Jake and Emma.