Hozhodesbah LoneTree

I’m super excited to begin my first year here at PFFS. I was born in Flagstaff and was raised between there and the Navajo Reservation. I am mostly Navajo, but I am also Ho-Chunk, Sac and Fox, Rosebud Sioux, and Potawatomi. I have many interests and hobbies but chief among them are basketball, writing, reading,… Read more »

Aaron Cortez

I was born and raised in Callao, Peru. I moved to Tucson when I was 15 years old and attended Pueblo High School for two years. After that, I went to the University of Arizona and graduated in 2015 with a B.A in Hispanic Literature and with a minor in Portuguese. I went back to… Read more »

Kirsten Phillips

Born and raised among the cornfields of the midwest, I found myself going to college “out west” at Northern Arizona University where I studied Spanish and Latin American Studies and also received a Masters in Teaching Spanish.  11 Years ago my husband and I moved from Flagstaff to Tucson and each year here I love… Read more »

Ariana Garcia

I am born and raised in Tucson, AZ and continue to fall in love with this city, from the summer rains to the amazing food to the wonderful community. My journey to becoming a teacher isn’t as straightforward as most, I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Anthropology… Read more »

Araceli Montaño

I was born and raised on the Southside of Tucson, AZ and graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2012. From there, I attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 2017 with my BA in Global Studies: Human Rights, Migration and Social Movements with two minors: Japanese and eSociety. Throughout all of that time I… Read more »

Lin Lucas

A native of the District of Columbia, I was five years old when I first saw Superman. He was flying across the front of my lunch box, swooping around the back to break up a nefarious gang, slipping along the narrow side to change into a person that no one would think twice about. Right… Read more »

Abigail Wolfset

This will be my first year at PFFS as the Humanities teacher, and I couldn’t be more excited! I grew up in North Carolina where I spent my days reading anything could get my hands on and writing when I ran out of books. I came to Arizona for college and fell in love, after… Read more »

Tadeo Pfister

I was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona along the US/Mexico border and learned to speak Spanish at a very early age. I spent much of my youth working at my dad’s animal hospital and visiting Nogales, Sonora with my Nana. I moved to Bahia de Kino, Sonora, Mexico in 1991 where I spent the… Read more »

Steve Beall

This is my third year at PFFS, and I am happy to be returning to this wonderful community. Before teaching here, I was employed at one of the first charter high schools in Tucson where I taught science courses, developed an early college program, oversaw a Biosphere 2 student research partnership, and managed the school… Read more »

Carman Ryken

My name is Carman Ryken,  and I have always had so many passions in life that it is hard to name them all. I love to eat and cook new foods, travel to new places, and especially learn new things!  A few of the fun things I have learned in my life include dancing, sewing,… Read more »