Teacher: Brianna Dorame – Grades K, 1, 2
I am currently getting my Bachelors’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I spent last school year as a long-term substitute with LPA South and I’ve grown to love teaching. This will be my first official year teaching and I am so excited for it to be with TIA. I was born in California but consider myself to be an Arizona Native. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, fiance, and poodle “Melo.” I love watching movies especially Harry Potter. I am so excited to get to know my students and parents and can’t wait to start building relationships with everyone.
Teacher: Tiffany Boldin – Grades 3, 4, 5
I am an Arizona Native, and I’m am teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. I just finished my bachelor of science in elementary education degree at the University of Phoenix. This is my first year of teaching and I am so excited to begin my journey with TIA. I have had many years of experience as an aide with special education, and regular education in addition to knowing American Sign Language. My goal this year is to build relationships with not only my students but the parents. I believe that the student has the greatest chance to succeed when everyone works together.
Teacher: Marisol Bruno – Grades 6 & 7
I graduated from the University of Arizona where I studied psychology and family studies & human development. I love learning and I’ve always loved teaching! I’m from a military family so I’m from everywhere, but I call San Antonio, Texas, home. I have a husband and a Maltipoo named Lola that I love very much. We’ve been in Tucson for 3 years. We aren’t used to the dry heat but we love the sunsets. During my free time, you will catch me in the kitchen cooking and baking! I also really love watching Netflix, Hulu, and Tik Tok. My favorite quote is, “If you can dream it you can do it” – Walt Disney.
Teacher: Bianka Tanori – Spanish
Xiuqing Sun – Chinese Teacher – All Grades & Campuses
I went to China Communication University and have a degree in Media Management. In China I taught Chinese to foreigners before I moved to the U.S. I’ve been teaching Chinese at TIA since 2012. I have traveled to Thailand, Japan, Korea, China and around the U.S. I cannot give a direct translation but my favorite quote is something like this; “If I walk with two other people, I can learn from at least one of them.” It shows humility and the willingness to learn from different people, regardless of their age, background or beliefs.