Rachel Mueller

Hello! My name is Rachel and I am so excited to become part of the Paulo Freire Freedom School community. I grew up in the countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but I’ve also lived in other places around the world that I both love and appreciate, namely- Philadelphia, Wyoming, Colombia, Mexico, and Hawai’i. Today, I am… Read more »

Erica Giacoia

I am very glad to have joined PFFS-Downton in October of 2018 as a math tutor, Passion Project tutor, and After School Program. I was born and raised in Southeastern of Brazil and I moved to Tucson in January of 2017.  My background includes a Bachelor’s in Math and a Master’s in Technological Education. I… Read more »

Jennifer Caverly

Jennifer Caverly earned her B.S. in Cross Categorical Special Education from the University of Arizona in 2014. After working in behavioral health for ten years, Jennifer sought to empower our differently abled and other marginalized populations through education, and she has passionately done so for 6 years. Jennifer has lived in Tucson since the 1… Read more »

Heather Charles

My name is Heather Charles and I love being a part of the Downtown campus. I grew up in AZ for most of my life, and I’ve lived in Tucson for the past 3 years. Tucson is such a cool place, and I feel so lucky to teach in a school that’s right in the… Read more »

Renee Kargleder

Renee Kargleder is a heartfelt educator that is rooted in the wholistic growth of students as change makers within their communities. Renee comes from a strong social justice background and is a champion for using the disciplines of art and science interchangeably when confronting prejudice and ignorance in all its forms. Renee received her MEd in… Read more »

Misa Gonzales

Misa Gonzales has joined Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown as a humanities teacher working with the 6th/7th grade team.  She brings  to her position over 15 years of classroom experience, with prior teaching roles in the Sunnyside and Tucson Unified school districts.  Gonzales was honored as a ‘Champion of Change’ by the Obama administration… Read more »

Deborah Barca

I am thrilled to be joining the PFFS community this year! I grew up in the Northeast and graduated with a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University. Upon finishing this degree in 1994, I direct my energy and background at as a social scientist toward working directly with children and youth…. Read more »

Patrick Kelly

Hello, my name is Patrick Kelly and this year I am excited to be teaching Humanities at the Downtown campus of Paulo Freire Freedom School. Born and raised in Tucson, I returned 8 years ago after a near 20 year hiatus to the Bay Area. I graduated from the U of A with a Bachelor… Read more »

Stephanie O’Halloran

I am so excited to be a part of the amazing learning community that is Paulo Freire Freedom School! I moved here from Brooklyn, NY in 2005 to teach for AmeriCorps, where I created service learning projects for the Youth Volunteer Corps. I wanted to use my English degree to help young people express themselves… Read more »