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Our staff of qualified teachers and administrators has a special interest in education—especially the devoted and talented students at Mulcahy Middle School. Teachers strive to create a rigorous learning environment and place importance on accountability. We have high expectations for our students and will do whatever it takes to give them the tools they need to succeed and prepare for the future. 



Tracey Jenkins

Principal

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Mr. Carlos Nevarez

Mr. Carlos Nevarez

Vice Principal
685-7250

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With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

2006 Bachelor of Arts - California State University, Fresno

2009 Master of Science - Walden University

2014 Administrative Credential - National University

Experience:

2006 Lincoln Elementary 

  • 6th Grade 

2012 Cherry Avenue Middle School - Head Teacher

  • 6th Grade 
  • 8th Grade Mathematics

2016 Mulcahy Middle School 

  • Vice Principal


Theresa Freitas

School Secretary

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Mary Ann Rojas

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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With TCSD since: 2013

Education:

BA in English - Ashford University June 2012

United States Navy - Hospital Corpsman - Licensed as LVN while active duty

Experience:

2013-2015 - Assigned to Lincoln Elementary School until assigned to Mulcahy

2001-2013- worked in an outpatient clinic caring for adults and children

Administered immunizations for children from 2001-2009

 


Marlena Sanchez

Counselor

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With TCSD since: 2003

Education:

  • Tulare Union High School (1993)
  • BA Psychology from CSU Fresno (1998)
  • MA Education - Counseling and Student Services Option from CSU Fresno (2002)
  • CA Pupil Personnel Services Credential from CSU Fresno (2002)

Experience:

Tulare City School District - Middle School Counselor (2003-Present)

Merced Union High School District - High School Counselor (2002-2003)

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

~Mahatma Gandhi


Ms. Whitfield

School Secretary

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LeAnn Williamson

School Nurse

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Sixth Grade

Aubrey Adair
6th Grade Teacher
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Mrs Cynthia Breedlove
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Manuel Garcia
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Matthew Johnson
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Kindra Stephens
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Seventh & Eighth Grade

Mrs. Melody Azevedo
7th/8th Grade Language Arts
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Ms. Lauren Blair
7th/8th Grade Science
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Celia Covarrubias
7th/8th Grade EL Teacher
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Andrew Flores
7th/8th Grade Science Teacher
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Vicki Freeman
7th Grade Language Arts
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Rebecca Hennigan
7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
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Marlena Lester
7th/8th Grade Math
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Luz Macias
7th Grade Social Studies
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Michael McKinzie
7th/8th Grade Math
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Dustin McNearney
8th Grade Math Teacher
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Sandi Nystrom
8th Grade Language Arts
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Cynthia Ojeda-Garcia
7th/8th Grade Science
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Karen Robertson
8th Grade Social Sciences
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Raymond Soto
7th/8th Grade P.E.
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Katherine Thompson
7th & 8th Grade Electives
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With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

  • BA in liberal studies
  • Multiple subject teaching credential from California State University, Fresno.

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Aubrey Adair

6th Grade Teacher

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Mrs Cynthia Breedlove

Teacher
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With TCSD since: 1999

Education:

  • BA in Liberal Arts
  • MA in best practices

Experience:

17 years

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Manuel Garcia

6th Grade Teacher

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 Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Teacher
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With TCSD since: Since 2006

Education:

  • B.A in Rhetoric and Communication from UC Davis, 1997
  • Multiple subject teaching credential from Sacramento State University, 1998
  • M.S. in Education, Elementary Reading and Math Specialization, from Walden University, 2010

Experience:

Sixth-grade teacher at Joseph Sims Elementary School in Elk Grove, CA (Elk Grove Unified), 1999-2006

Sixth-grade teacher at Mulcahy Middle School, 2006-present

 

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Upcoming Events:

Our SCICON trip for our homeroom class will be October 16-20, 2017! Our buddy class, Mrs. Adair's class, will attend SCICON October 9-13.  

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Kindra Stephens

Teacher
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With TCSD since: 2007

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree, Business Administration and Marketing, California State University, Fresno
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Fresno
  • Masters in Education, Best Practices, National University

Experience:

This is my 10th year teaching and I have always been here al Mulcahy.  I taught 5th grade for 8 years and last year I moved up to teach 6th grade Math and Science.  I love the change and I love being here at Mulcahy!!

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Knowing your multiplication facts is the key to success in 6th grade math.  If you want to practice please try these arcade games!!  Have fun!!!smiley

Here are my math arcade games 

2:  Stephens' Crazy Twos

3Stephens' Thrilling Threes

4:  Stephens' Fantastic Fours

5:  Stephens' Famous Fives

6:  Stephens' Sensational Sixes

7:  Stephens' Super Sevens

8:  Stephens' Exciting Eights

9:  Stephens' Nuclear Nines

10:  Stephens' Talented Tens

11:  Stephens' Electric Elevens

12:  Stephens' Twisted Twelves

 

 

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Mrs. Melody Azevedo

7th/8th Grade Language Arts
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With TCSD since: 10

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Ms. Lauren Blair

7th/8th Grade Science
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With TCSD since: 1

Education:

Graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a bachlor's in Liberal Studies and then got my Teaching Credential. 

Experience:

2 Years as a 3rd Grade Teacher in Visalia Unified School District.  This is my first year at the Middle School Level and teaching Science.

 

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Students have the Syllabus in their binders and will be taking notes frequently.  They are to be following the rules of Being Prideful, Respectful and Safe.

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Celia Covarrubias

7th/8th Grade EL Teacher

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With TCSD since: 2007

Education:

  • BA in Spanish and Mexican-American studies, CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Professional clear multiple subject teaching credential, BCLAD, CSU Dominguez Hills
  • MA in Multicultual Education, CSU Dominguez Hills

Experience:

  • Los Angeles Unified School District, 12 years K, 1st, 2nd grade
  • Delano Union School District, one year - 1st grade
  • Tulare City School District, 7/8 grade Newcomers, Spanish

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Andrew Flores

7th/8th Grade Science Teacher

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Vicki Freeman

7th Grade Language Arts

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With TCSD since: 1990

Education:

  • BA in liberal studies
  • Multiple subject teaching credential from CSU, Fresno

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Rebecca Hennigan

7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

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With TCSD since: 2

Education:

General Education A.A. Chaffey Community College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Political Science B.A. American University, Washington, D.C.

Social Science Teaching Credential, California State University, Fresno, CA

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Mrs. Kari Landers

7th/8th Grade P.E.

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With TCSD since: 2007

Education:

  • BS in kinesiology from Fresno State University
  • Single subject credential from Chapman University

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Marlena Lester

7th/8th Grade Math

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Education:

  • BA in liberal studies
  • Supplemental credential: mathematics

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Luz Macias

7th Grade Social Studies

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With TCSD since: 2008

Education:

  • AA degree from COS
  • BA degree in Liberal Studies and California Teaching Credential from California State University, Fresno.

Experience:

My career at Mulcahy began in 2008. I taught 5th grade for 6 years and as of 2014 I have been teaching 7th and 8th grade Social Studies and 7th grade AVID. 

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7th Grade World History 

Course Objective:

  • In this school year scholars will study the social, cultural, and technological changes that occurred in Europe, Africa, and Asia in the years A.D. 500-1789. 
  • Students will use their knowledge to tackle realistic problems, as they would be solved in the real world with increased student control over his or her learning through Project Based Learning (PBL).

8th Grade US History 

Course Objective: 

  • In this school year, scholars will study US History from British colonization through 1900.  Major topics will include the Revolutionary War, the Constitution, Westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Industrialization. Scholars will learn about these topics using our text, supplemental materials, guest speakers, skits, images, music, projects, and collaboration.
  • Scholars will use their knowledge to tackle realistic problems, as they would be solved in the real world with increased student control over his or her learning through Common Core State Standards and Project Based Learning (PBL).

AVID:

Course Description:

AVID is an elective college preparatory program that prepares scholars to attend a four-year college upon high school graduation. 7th Grade AVID scholars will learn the following skills.

  • How to keep a neat, organized binder for all classes.
  • How to take notes that can be used as study guides for tests.
  •  How to develop problem solving skills.
  • How to be responsible for their own learning!




Rosalynda Mazon

7th/8th Grade Art

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Michael McKinzie

7th/8th Grade Math

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Dustin McNearney

8th Grade Math Teacher

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Sandi Nystrom

8th Grade Language Arts

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With TCSD since: 1988

Education:

  • AA in child development from College of Sequoias, Visalia
  • BA in liberal studies -   emphasis in English from California State University, Bakersfield
  • Multiple subjects clear credential from Fresno Pacific University
  • Clear credential in special education:  learning handicaps from Fresno Pacific University
  • MA in learning handicaps from  Fresno Pacific University

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Cynthia Ojeda-Garcia

7th/8th Grade Science

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Karen Robertson

8th Grade Social Sciences

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With TCSD since: 1996

Education:

  • BA in social science
  • Single subject teaching credential: social studies
  • Multiple subject teaching credential from Chapman University
  • MA in education: curriculum and instruction from Chapman University

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Raymond Soto

7th/8th Grade P.E.

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With TCSD since: 2005

Education:

  • BS in kinesiology from Fresno State University
  • Single subject teaching credential from Fresno State University

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Katherine Thompson

7th & 8th Grade Electives

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With TCSD since: 12th year

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Master's in Counseling and Guidence
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential
  • This was all completed at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Experience:

I taught sixth grade at Cherry Avenue Middle School for three years before moving to Mission Valley.  I continued teaching sixth grade at Mission Valley for six years until I moved over to Mulcahy for my tenth year of teaching.   I have been teaching technology, and yearbook for the 3 years I have been at Mulchay.  I have added leadership and broadcasting now as well. 

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Ms. Maria Villarreal

Newcomer Teacher

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With TCSD since: Ms. Villarreal has been working with Tulare City School District since 2005.

Education:

  • Delano High School                                    1992

       General Education/Diploma                                    

  • College of the Sequoias                               2002

       Liberal Studies/A.S. Degree                                     

  • California State University, Fresno               2004            

        Liberal Studies/Bachelor of Arts

  • Walden University                                        2010

       Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

       in Education/Master of Science

 

Experience:

  Terra Bella Union School District       Advanced Kindergarten         2005

  Tulare City School District                 4th, 5th, 7th, & 8th Grades    2005-Present

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Philip Bradford
Special Day Class Teacher
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Miss April Brooks
5th Grade Art Teacher
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Denise Cors
Occupational Therapist
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Victoria Delgado
School Psychologist
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Darcie Garcia
RTI/ Programs Teacher
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Ms. Tonya Harden
Special Ed/Resource Specialist Programs
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Mrs. Kristina Hata
Special Ed/Resource Specialist Programs
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Kim Korenwinder
G.A.T.E. Teacher
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Marlen Ramirez
School Psychologist
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Amy Smith
3rd Grade Art Teacher
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Philip Bradford

Special Day Class Teacher

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Miss April Brooks

Miss April Brooks

5th Grade Art Teacher
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With TCSD since: 2003

Education:

Miss Brooks grew up in Tulare attending Garden Elementary School, Cherry Avenue Middle School and Tulare Western High School.  Miss Brooks obtained a BA in Liberal Arts, a BA in Fine Arts, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential & a Single Subject Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA in 2002. Since then, Miss Brooks has attended numerous Professional Development Seminars and Conferences to further her knowledge in the fields of education, technology and art.

Experience:

Miss Brooks spent 13 years teaching 6th, 7th & 8th graders at Cherry Avenue Middle School. Subjects taught included Beginning Art, Advanced Art, Leadership, Yearbook, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and PE.  Outside of the classroom, Miss Brooks spent time on projects such as painting backdrops and teaching choreography for the school plays and Encore Theatre Productions.


Denise Cors

Occupational Therapist

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Victoria Delgado

School Psychologist

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Darcie Garcia

RTI/ Programs Teacher

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With TCSD since: 2004

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Chapman University

Masters in Teaching from National University

 

Experience:

4 years teaching 5th/6th grade combo

10 years teaching 7th English Language Arts and the AVID elective


Ms. Tonya Harden

Special Ed/Resource Specialist Programs
559-685-7250

About Me

With TCSD since: since 2007

Education:

Fresno Pacific University, Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, 2006

Fresno Pacific University, Education Specialist, Mild/Moderate credential, 2007


Mrs. Kristina Hata

Special Ed/Resource Specialist Programs
685-7250

About Me

With TCSD since: 2

Education:

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from Reedley College

Bachlor of Arts in Liberal Studies, California State University, Fresno

Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Teaching Credentials, California State University, Fresno

Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Special Education, National University

Experience:

Instructional Assistant, Clovis West High School, Clovis Unified School District, 2001-2005

Instructional Assistant, Lincoln Elementary, Clovis Unified School District, 2005-2007

Kindergarten Special Day Class Teacher, Washington Elementry, Visalia Unified School District, 2007-2012

Education Specialist K-6, Manuel F. Hernandez Elementary, Visalia Unified School District 2012-2015

Resource Specialst 5th-8th Grades, Mulcahy Middle School, Tulare City School District, 2015-Present

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 Kim Korenwinder

Kim Korenwinder

G.A.T.E. Teacher
559-687-1432

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With TCSD since: 2000

Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology
  • Masters degree in School Counseling
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Mild-Moderate Learning Handicapped Credential

Experience:

  • 6 years:   Severely Handicapped; Tulare County Office of Education
  • 4 years:   Special Day Class; Tulare City Schools
  • 2 years:   1st grade; Tulare City Schools
  • 4 years:   2nd grade; Tulare City Schools
  • 7 years:   GATE; Tulare City Schools


Alyssa Pielstick

Vocal Music

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Marlen Ramirez

School Psychologist

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Amy Smith

3rd Grade Art Teacher

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Education:

B.A. in Music Education from Fresno Pacific University

Credential in Music Education from Fresno Pacific University

Experience:

This is my first year with TCSD but I taught for six years in Porterville.


Betty Venturino

Speech Therapist

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Education:

  • BA Liberal Studies
  • Single Subject Credential: Mathematics