My name is Connie Hogard. I am married and have two grown children who live in Lake Havasu City with their families. I have been with the Lake Havasu Unified School District for 25 years; that entire time has been at Smoketree Elementary School.
I started at Smoketree as a volunteer and was president of the PTSO. In 1983, I was hired on as an instructional assistant. Ten years later, I became the media specialist. During that time, I started to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After achieving my degree, I transitioned into a first grade teaching position. While teaching first grade, I continued to further my education and received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and earned my Principal’s Certificate in 2004.
That same year, I transitioned from being a first grade teacher to the principal of Smoketree Elementary School. It is my extreme pleasure to introduce you to the excitement and energy that makes our school special. I firmly believe a schoolhouse is four walls with tomorrow inside. I invite you to enter Smoketree’s doors and meet our faculty and highly qualified staff who are committed to helping our students prepare for a successful future. Together, we can make a difference.
Connie Hogard - Principal
Kayla Kennedy - Administrative Assistant
Shannon Plane - Nurse | website
Deanna Morris - Office Assistant
Title One Staff
Open Position - Instructional Interventionist
Erica Suetterlin - Music
Maria Armenta - ELL Assistant
Annette Horlacher - Computer Lab Manager
Tracey Kunz - Occupational Therapy
Betty Jakubik Randolph, Physical Therapy
Mary Halfacre - Physical Therapy, Preschool
Enduren Napuli - Speech Therapy
Elaine Quinn, Speech Therapy, Preschool
Joan Anderson - Art
Doug Pehling - Psychologist
Linda Stauffer - Library
Christina Gibbs - Physical Education
Lindsey Werbiskis (Speech)