Support Staff

Rebecca Mayo-Cody – School Counselor

Ms. Mayo-Cody has worked with children all her life, as a teacher’s aide, a licensed vocational nurse (LVN/LPN) and a school counselor. Born and raised in San Diego, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and her master’s degree in counseling at San Diego State University. Because of her love of travel, it took her a few extra years to complete college, but it was worth it! She speaks fluent Spanish and has visited many countries around the globe.

She and her husband have a son in 10th grade at EHS (they make faces at each other as they pass in the hallways at school!). When she is not working, she likes to spend active time with her family and friends – mountain biking, skiing, hiking and traveling. She also likes to relax, read, and do creative projects around the house.


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Val Johnson – Preschool Assistant Teacher

Ms. Johnson received her education at American River College in Sacramento and Palomar College in San Diego and graduated with a Certification from Travel University. She spent 5 years traveling and working as a travel agent on the UCSD Campus and the CU Boulder campus before taking a job in marketing.  Valerie moved to Colorado 23 years ago, has 2 wonderful teenagers and lives with her husband in Erie, CO.  In her spare time Valerie enjoys biking, reading, and does graphic design work for her husband’s IT company. She believes we should inspire curiosity and independence in our children. She loves the SFA Curriculum because it does just that. Through partnerships and play-based curriculum it is designed to foster self esteem, problem solving skills and respect for themselves and others.


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Rene Sagisi – Special Education Paraeducator

Ms. Sagisi grew up on the central coast of California and moved to Colorado 8 years ago due to her husband’s job transfer. She has two children, a daughter, Chantel, who is 25 years old and a son, Payton, who is 12 years old and in the 7th grade here at ARPS. They have one dog, a four year old Yorkie mix, named Bentley. She enjoys traveling, going to the movies, going for walks, spending time with her family and learning anything new.

Ms. Sagisi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Cal Poly State University. For the past two years, she has worked at another Erie school as a paraeducator, where her primary responsibility was to monitor a child with severe allergies. She is very excited to be a part of the ARPS and looks forward to working with the students and staff of this wonderful school!


Bonnie Cleary – Lunch Manager

Miss Bonnie is native to Colorado and grew up in the Arvada area. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Services and went on to work in health care for 13 years, before leaving to spend more time with her family. After being a stay at home mom for a few years, she received her Early Childhood Education certificate and went on to work at a Preschool, and now here at ARPS.

She is married with two children here at ARPS: Ben in 5th grade and Emily in 2nd grade. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and baking, and taking walks with her dog Shadow.


Amanda Perez – Lunch Room Monitor

Bio coming soon!