Kitchen Staff For All Campuses
Mr. Chuck Watson is our Kitchen Manager. He has been with Acorn for 8 years. Prior to working in the school setting Mr. Chuck was a leader for several large chain restaurants. He works to enhance his knowledge of student nutrition by completing trainings through the Institute of Child Nutrition and the School Nutrition Association. In addition, Mr. Chuck has his associates degree and enjoys mountain biking.
Nutritional Team Member
Mrs. Echo Guajardo Yazzie is part of our nutritional team. She has a Culinary Art Certificate from Le Cordon Bleu. She has been with Acorn for 4 years and prior to that worked in the food industry for 10 years. Mrs. Echo enjoys gardening, hiking, and knitting/crochet in her free time.
Ms. Vicenta Ferrari has been working for Acorn Montessori School since the very beginning! Joining Acorn in the year 2000, Ms. Vicenta has helped in many positions working with students and ensuring they find joy in their day. Ms. Vicenta has found her passion running the kitchen at the West Campus. Her organization, love of preparing healthy meals, and talking with each student who comes for a meal has been an asset to Acorn for many years. Ms. Vicenta has 2 sons who have been a joy to watch grow up. Ms. Vicenta attended college in Mexico and received the education background to be an elementary school teacher. Her passion for working with children goes far beyond the basic needs of learning things like reading, writing, and math. Ms. Vicenta considers herself to be a hardworking, loving, nurturing, and caring person and she always makes the extra effort to show that she cares.
Ms. Amy Arredondo is a kitchen aide at Acorn’s West Campus. She loves to see the students smile each day and give them nutritious meals. Ms. Amy loves going for walks, riding her bike, and spending time with her family. Her goal is to do everything she can to help her kids to be the best versions of themselves and to get the most out of life. Ms. Amy loves having the opportunity to help children and make an impact in their lives at Acorn.
Mrs. Maria Hopp is joining our nutrition team this year at our Main Campus. She joined our cleaning crew in 2020 and has been a joyful, dedicated presence each day. She is adamant about cleanliness and ensuring each school space is clean, inviting, and organized. Mrs. Maria is always willing to lend a helping hand and we are grateful she has joined our team.