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1st Grade Team

Joani Enfield

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          Hello! My name is Joani Enfield and this is my first year as a Bailey bronco! I have taught for 16 years in this district and five years out of state. I have taught special education, kindergarten, first and second grade.  I was born in Oklahoma and loved growing up in the midwest.  I graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Oklahoma and did my student teaching there as well. 

          My husband and I came out west after getting married.  In my spare time I love spending time with family and friends, as well as shooting archery, gardening, and baking cakes.  I’m excited for the 2022-2023 school year and the adventure that awaits us in first grade. 

Kara Ellsworth

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            Hello! My name is Kara Ellsworth and this is my third year as a Bailey bronco! I have taught for 16 years in the district. Most of those years were in second grade, but I am enjoying a new adventure in first grade. I was born in Maryland and loved growing up in the east. I came out west for school at BYU Idaho where I graduated with my bachelors degree. I did my student teaching out here in Las Vegas and have been teaching ever since. I did go on to get my masters degree in curriculum and instruction.

            I am married with a wonderful husband and three year old daughter named Avery. In my spare time I love having adventures with my family, reading, going on a good hike, cooking, camping and going on trips. I always love to get away to the beach or the mountains.  I’m excited for the 2022-2023 school year and the adventure that awaits us in first grade.

Kathy Maple

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            Hello Bailey families! My name is Kathy Maple and I teach first grade. I have been in education for over 30 years, 9 of which were as a reading interventionist. Throughout my career I have taught in both elementary and middle school settings, as well as in California, Arizona, Nevada, and China.

            I grew up in Ontario, California with my two sisters. I also attended San Diego State University. I have four grown children, three girls and one boy. One interesting fact about me is that I taught at an international school in China from 2013 to 2015. It was a fun and exciting experience. My dog, Bridget, and I have been living in Las Vegas for 7 years.

            I love teaching first grade at Bailey Elementary School!  I hope to see you around our school. 

Sabrena Kublal

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            Hello everyone! My name is Sabrena Kublal and it may be hard to believe, but I’ve been teaching at Bailey Elementary School since it opened in 2007! I was born in Brooklyn, New York but I grew up in Johnston, Rhode Island. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College in 2006 and moved to Nevada in 2007. I also have a master’s degree from Grand Canyon University!

            I talk to my younger brother, who lives in Rhode Island, a lot and I love to visit my family in Rhode Island. Did I mention that my mom has 9 siblings and my dad has 10 siblings? I have 29 first cousins! That’s why I also go to New York and Canada. For fun, I love to read, draw, shop, play with my dog, and take walks with my dog. My dog is my giant fur baby! Other things that I love include Star Wars, Harry Potter, dancing, Bollywood movies, shopping, superheroes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and TEACHING!

            As your teacher, I will work hard to make learning interesting! Be prepared to do some fun science experiments, read all sorts of stories, write in different ways, learn new math strategies, use technology, and watch videos I create just for you! I can’t wait to meet and work with you in 3rd grade!

Nicole Valenzuela

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Bio coming soon...

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