Please be sure to read our handbook as we have new rules and regulations in response to Covid-19. We appreciate your patience and support in keeping our community safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.
Summer at ISP is a great time for students to continue language-learning fun with a familiar schedule, small groups of friends, and plenty of play activities! This year we offer weekly themes with lots of water play and Spanish. We encourage families to take advantage of our flexible schedule: we continue to offer Pre-care, Half Day, Full Day & After-care options! Please arrive to pick up your child at the scheduled hour.
Please take a moment to look for updates in our glass case. Weekly lesson plan and schedule will be available in your classroom window.
Families will provide their own lunch and snacks in their child’s lunchbox. We are a nut-free campus. We will have morning snack at 10, lunch at noon, and afternoon snack at 3:30, so if your child is staying all day, he or she will need two snacks. One of our goals is to foster understanding and acceptance of everyone’s different diets.
We always do our best to enjoy the Arizona summer safely. Please remember to apply sunblock to your child before school, put ice packs in lunches, and bring a labeled water bottle with a covered cap every day. We ask your written permission to apply sunscreen to your child at times during the day.
Please review the Summer Handbook and keep it for your reference. If you are new to our program, please return your completed enrollment forms by May 22nd. If you are a returning family, please stop by the office to update your child’s file and return the enclosed Enrollment Agreement and Student Release Authorization by May 22nd.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask the office staff!
Looking forward to spending our hot days together,
Cathy earned a Master's degree in Special Education in the area of social/emotional development and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and she has over 35 years of teaching and administrative experience in both the public and private sector. Cathy lived in Highland Park, Illinois and worked for the North Suburban Special Education District for 17 Years before relocating back to Tucson in 2001. She worked as a preschool teacher where she met Susie Vincent (Founder of ISP) and helped start International School for Peace in 2004. Cathy enjoys exploring & hiking in beautiful Tucson with her husband Gerry and visiting her daughter Grace in Chicago and her daughter Laura in Pittsburgh
Khylia moved to Tucson 17 years ago to attend the University of Arizona, fell in love, and never left! She earned her Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, and her Post-Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education. After teaching high school on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation for four years, she had her first child and chose to stay at home to raise her. While doing so, she occasionally taught as a substitute for TUSD and discovered a love for the eagerness and sincerity of younger students. She is proud to say that her youngest child is an International School for Peace graduate! When not spending time with her family, Khylia enjoys dancing, cooking, and book clubbing!
2 & 3 year-old Partial Spanish Immersion Lead Teacher
Pre-Care Lead Teacher
Natalie was born in Los Angeles, California. She was raised in Mexico, and in 2003, she moved to the United States. Natalie discovered she loved being around kids after working with one to two year-olds and watching them reach their milestones. Natalie has over 4 years of experience working with children ranging from infants to 12 years old. She believes the most rewarding part of her job is being able to learn from her students. Natalie is excited to return to ISP and spend her summer with our wonderful community. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys reading, sewing, yoga, and learning about the beauty of life.
3-6 year-old Full Spanish Immersion
Lydia was raised in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico and received a professional degree in International Business Administration from Universidad De El Valle De Mexico, Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. She has extended experience in early childhood education. This is Lydia's 5th year working at International School for Peace as a Lead Language Enrichment Teacher. She started as a volunteer and assistant during the Spring of 2015. She has a beautiful eight year-old daughter who enjoys spending time with her. Lydia likes to play tennis, practice yoga, and is a fan of outdoor activities, but most of all she loves raising her daughter.
2 & 3 year-old Lead Teacher
After Care Lead Teacher
Nooshin was born in Iran and cherished her youth growing up with her family. She graduated from the University of Tehran with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She taught in Tehran at an elementary & middle school & later served as the Assistant Principal of the middle school. After marrying her husband, she moved to Tucson. Nooshin loved raising her daughter, Sara, at home. When Sara started kindergarten, she volunteered to work at her school, Sunrise Elementary. Shortly after, she worked as a volunteer and later as a substitute teacher at ISP. Within a short time she had an opportunity to work as an assistant teacher at ISP and has been a teacher here for 13 years! Nooshin loves teaching and believes teaching is not a job, but a passion.
3-6 year-old Full Spanish Immersion
Zulma was born and raised in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. She moved to Tucson over 15 years ago and loves it here. Zulma has experience working with children at Bonillas Elementary School and Ventana Vista. Angelique is Zulma's seven year old daughter. Together, they love to read! When Zulma is not spending time with her family, you can find her at the gym.
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