Support Staff

Janie Blaine - Autism SPTA

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     Hello! My name is Janie Blaine. This is my fifth year as the SPTA for intermediate autism at Bailey Elementary. My last career I worked as a national trainer for Sears and Roebuck where I got to travel a lot throughout the country training new employees.

     We’ve been in Las Vegas since 2009, but I’m originally from Ohio...GO BUCKS! I love the hot weather in Las Vegas and enjoy swimming in my pool in my free time. I also have an adorable little Maltese puppy named “Baylee”.

     I’m looking forward to another wonderful school year helping your children learn and grow.

Anicia Dela Pena - Autism SPTA

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     Hi Bailey Broncos! I am Mrs. Anicia David-Dela Pena. This is my sixth year to work as an SPTA ( Specialized Programs Teacher Assistant) at Bailey Elementary School. I worked in a Kids Program ( Pre-Kindergarten) for three years under the supervision of Mrs. Adams and for three years now, I am  presently working with Mr. Brisby in Primary Autism. Prior to this I taught as a substitute teacher at CCSD since 2006. I am a hard-working and dedicated mom. I have been married for twenty-one years now. I have two children and they are both grown-ups. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I graduated as a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in English at Holy Angel University in the year 1992. After I finished college,  I was hired to teach in Engl. Com.1 with freshmen students in high school at my Alma Mater.

     It's a great privilege to work at CCSD and be a part of Bailey Family, and looking forward to many more years.

Cheryl Gafforini - Library Aide

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            Hi, I am Cheryl Gafforini and I am the Library Assistant here at SRJ Bailey Elementary School. I grew up in Southern California and graduated from College of the Canyons in Valencia, CA with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I worked in the education field for the Saugus School District before moving to the Las Vegas area in 1993. When I first moved to Las Vegas, I went back to my Theme Park roots (I had worked at Disneyland and Magic Mountain before & during college). I opened the MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park, the Monorail and the All American SportPark. In 2005 I started with the Clark County School District and have not looked back. My first position was as a Resource Assistant IV, for which I held for 12 years. I moved to a new school and position in May 2017, Bailey! I love my job because it allows me to see every Bailey Student and share with them my love of reading. My husband, of over 23 years, also works for CCSD as a Diesel Technician. We live in Henderson with our sweet dachshund Abbie. I have several passions, besides my hubby & pup, I am a huge troll doll collector, a big fan of the Twilight Saga, I love to read and travel too. I look forward to another wonderful year at Bailey!

Denise Garay - PE Aide

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            Hello everyone. My name is Denise Garay and I’m excited for another amazing year as a physical education teacher assistant at Bailey Elementary .

            I was born in East LA, California and I moved to Las Vegas in 1999 . I played  sports throughout my childhood life and my favorite subject was P.E. And I still like to participate in playing some games as an adult, like kickball and baseball. 

            My hobbies are  swimming, dancing, reading, cooking, traveling, and family time.  I have a wonderful husband Jose of 25 years, And two wonderful son’s ; Elijah and Gabriel.

            I have been working at Bailey Elementary for 14 years.  As a P.E.  Assistant, I will provide a fun, active, and safe environment for your child.  I look forward to another year with all of you. 

Linda Kennedy-Rakos - Family Assistant IV

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            Hello Bailey Bronco families! My name is Ms. Kennedy-Rakos, and I am the Teacher Family Assistant for Pre-K. This upcoming school year will be my sixth year in the Pre-K program, and my eleventh year at SRJ Bailey.

            Originally, I am from upstate New York. I started my college years with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, before I transferred to UNLV for a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management. After 18 years in the hotel business it was time for a change; in 2007, I started working for CCSD and never looked back. Over my time with CCSD, I have held a variety of positions. My first position was working with fourth and fifth grade resource. After which, I became the assistant to the reading and math strategist for third, fourth, and fifth grade. My next venture led me to the kids program, and finally, to my current position in Pre-K.

            When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family. I am a mother of two children; the oldest graduated from college with her Masters in Education and my son attends UNLV working on a chemistry degree. I also have three young German Shepherds that keep my husband and myself busy. 

            I look forward to meeting all of the future families of the next group of Pre-K students, and getting to watch them become prepared for Kindergarten.

Michaela Needham - Autism SPTA

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            Hello Broncos! My name is Michaela Needham. I have been blessed and fortunate to be part of Sister Bailey ES for 4 years as an SPTA. I am originally from the Philippines. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Supplemental of Education at West Negros University in the Philippines.

            My husband and our 14-year-old son love to go hiking, traveling, fishing and almost everything that involves outdoor activities. We hiked 24 miles round trip to Havasupai Falls in 2019 and camped by the Havasupai River for 3 days. It was an incredible experience carrying a 30 lb. backpack with all our gear in it. A year before that, we hiked to Mt. Charleston summit (17.5 miles round trip). Hopefully, the next one will be Mt. Whitney. My son loves scuba diving. He became a licensed scuba diver when he was 11 years old. We make sure that our summers and school breaks are filled with fun memories and traveling.

             I am very thrilled for the upcoming year. It will be an amazing year filled with learning, fun, challenges, and laughter. Always remember, “The beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you.” Go Broncos!

Dani Nichols - RR IA III

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            Hi, my name is DaNel Nichols; my nickname is “Dani.”  I do not have a middle name!  I was born and raised here in Las Vegas. I was born at the Las Vegas’ well-known “Woman’s Hospital.” I am a proud graduate of the historic Gorman High School.  Las Vegas is my favorite place to live; I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. 

            I am married to my husband, Rich. We have two children; Jake, age 25, and Kyla, age 16. At present, we have three cats!  With my husband being the North Las Vegas Animal Control Manager, it is hard to keep this amount of animals down to the three cats!!

I became a member of the Clark County School District as a Teacher’s Aide in the year of 2016. This will be my sixth year at Bailey Elementary. I enjoy working with the younger children because they are so innocent and very happy to learn!

            I make friends easily. I always try to find the good in a person.  I feel I have a lot of patience and a lot to offer the Clark County School District. 

Reeni Chase - KIDS SPTA

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            Hello All. My name is Reeni Chase and I’m thrilled to be here as the Teachers Assistant in the KIDS Program, for my sixth year at Bailey. I’m a Las Vegas native who graduated from Chaparral H.S. in 1986. This will be my 17th year working for CCSD.

            During my off time I enjoy watching dramas, DIY home projects, gardening, walking, biking, pilates, swimming, reading, painting, traveling and spending time with family and friends eating and having fun. I also really love music and dancing.

            As an enthusiastic member of the Bailey family I promise to give my best everyday and look forward to all the exciting adventures ahead of us. 

Linda Robertson - SLD SPTA

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            Hello.  My name is Linda Robertson and I am the SPTA III (Special Programs Teaching Assistant) in the SLD class.  I started at Bailey when it opened in 2007 as the permanent sub and when that position was eliminated, I moved into my current position and have been in this program since 2009. 

            I was born in NW Indiana, just 35 miles south of Chicago, Illinois, was raised there and also raised my family there.  I have one adult son who is married and lives in New York City.  I attended college at Indiana University and then transferred to Purdue University where I studied Elementary Education.  My husband and I moved to Las Vegas in 2003 and love living here. 

            I look forward to working with Mrs. Boske in the 2021-2022 school year and many years to come. Together we will provide a learning environment that will be fun, innovative, and educational.  

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Laura Arreola - Food Service Manager

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Joyce Berry - Food Service

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Roberto Leys - Head Custodian

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Jose Martinez - Night Custodian

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Socorro Zapote De Ugalde  - Night Custodian

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Reysser Pais - KIDS SPTA

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Laura Marono - 1 on 1 Aide

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Raquel Valdez - RR IA

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