Lydia Fierro – Midvale NSLP Aide
Wences Herrera – Foreign Language Director/Owner
Anthony Harden – Instructional Coach
More than 25 years ago, a shortage of substitutes in my daughter’s school district landed me on a teacher path. Prior to earning my post-degree certification in Elementary Education, I worked in broadcast journalism, public relations, and the nonprofit sector. I hold teaching licensure in Arizona and New Mexico, with a certification in TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and an endorsement in Performing Arts. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Arizona, and I have a Masters in Educational Leadership from Western New Mexico University. My classroom teaching experience includes second, fifth, and sixth grade, and I have spent more than a dozen years in instructional coaching and district positions.
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside a dog it is too dark to read” – Groucho Marx
Lyn Peterson – Special Ed
My responsibilities at TIA is with the Special Education Department. While my duties do not include a regular classroom setting, I am fortunate to have a vey special group of students. I get to know my students on a different level. We try to have fun while learning basic skills and improving on their current skills.
I have a degree in Computer Science. I am a Vietnam Era Veteran, and was a combat medic. I have coached multiple sports with children ages 4 to 21 for close to 40 years. I enjoy teaching children new skills which makes this an excellent position for me.
I live with my dog Shadow and have 7 children between my children and step-children, along with 15 grandchildren.