Joel Cejka joined All Saints’ in 2019 as iPad Program Manager. His extensive experience supporting and integrating technology in schools includes helping to create a 1:1 iPad program for a campus of 400 students. Originally from Illinois, Joel earned his Bachelor of Science in Geography with a specialization in Geography Information Systems and Cartography from Illinois State University. In his spare time, Joel enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading books and maps, playing tabletop games, road-tripping, and geocaching. He looks forward to working with the All Saints' community.
Valeska French began teaching in 2001 and joined All Saints’ community in 2019 to teach fourth grade. She is an Arizona native who earned a B.A. in English and Communication from Tulane University. She earned a M.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. Valeska believes in creating an inclusive, collaborative, and engaging classroom. When outside the classroom, Valeska enjoys spending time with her spouse and daughter, going to the movies, and snuggling up with a good book. “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two together.”—Scott Hayden
JinHee Huff joined the All Saints’ community in 2019. She has lived in Phoenix since 2001, but is a native of Washington State. She completed her undergraduate degree as a collegiate softball player at St. Martin’s College with a major in English and a minor in theater. After relocating to Phoenix, she continued her education at the University of Phoenix to earn a Masters in Education and a Masters of Science in Counseling. JinHee served the Bourgade Catholic community for 16 years as an English teacher, the Director of Counseling, a softball coach, and a theater troupe director. She is eager and overjoyed to serve the All Saints’ community as the Counselor for middle and lower schools. Outside of her professional passions, her heart is filled by her two children, her wonderful husband, softball, theater, and staying active and healthy.
Justin Rifkind joined All Saints’ community in 2019 to teach General Music and Band. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he completed a Bachelor of Music degree in tuba performance at Northwestern University with a minor emphasis in United States history. He completed a Master of Music degree in tuba performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in tuba performance with a minor emphasis in Wind Conducting at the University of Arizona. Justin is Level I certified in Kódaly and Orff approaches to music education. Prior to All Saints’, he taught pre-kindergarten through fifth grades general music and middle school band in East Mesa. When not on campus, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, watching sports, and being an active member of the CrossFit community.
Tracy Sucato joined All Saints’ community in 2019 as a member of the second grade team. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Ottawa University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She came to All Saints' after eleven years at Phoenix Country Day School. When not in the classroom, Tracy enjoys spending time with her two children, Emma and Noah. Her family shares a passion for performance, and they are active in local theatre. Tracy is looking forward to learning and sharing at All Saints’.
Sydney Sutton joined All Saints’ in 2019. She has both a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Elementary Education from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Sydney is currently finishing up her Doctoral program at Grand Canyon University, working towards a Ph.D. in General Psychology with an emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology. Her dissertation topic is on the impact of STEM and Project-Based Learning in Arizona schools. In December of 2018, Sydney also earned the title of National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), specializing in Early Adolescent Science. Before joining All Saints', Sydney taught third grade for two years and was the third through fifth grade Science Specialist for one year at Turning Point School in Los Angeles. Most recently, Sydney comes from Fireside Elementary in Desert Ridge where she taught over 850 students as the kindergarten through sixth grade STEM Specialist for four years. Outside of her love for teaching technology and working in her classroom, she enjoys crafting, playing with her 3 dogs, spending time outdoors with her husband, and visiting family and friends in Los Angeles.
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All Saints’ Episcopal Day School is a private independent school in Phoenix, Arizona with a distinguished history of offering academic excellence, comprehensive fine arts, and competitive sports, along with an emphasis on spiritual growth and community service.