Gilbert High School TOYBOX
Gilbert High School TOYBOX Preschool ProgramGHS TOYBOX Hours

Gilbert High School
7am to 4:30pm


Connie Rowley, Director

About Our Director and Paraprofessional Specialists

Connie Rowley - Director

Connie is a full-time certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and the Director of TOYBOX. She has been with Gilbert High School in this capacity since 1993. She teaches all levels of Early Childhood Education and is the chair the FACS/Business Departments.   Connie has a love of learning and has always had a passion for this course of study, especially when it comes to teaching others how to work with young children. She loves working in a setting that gives her daily opportunities to interact with a variety of ages from preschool to high school.   Connie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from ASU and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development from NAU. She and her husband have three wonderful children who have all attended Gilbert Public Schools. Now they have an amazing daughter-in- law and a precious little grandchild who is the light of their lives.

Mrs. Rowley's Teacher Page 

Wendi Olsen - Paraprofessional Specialist

Wendi is a Paraprofessional Specialist at Gilbert High TOYBOX.  She has been working at GHS since 2012.  In high school, she took a class similar to the TOYBOX program, which encouraged her to become a teacher. She has a teaching degree in Early Childhood Education that she earned from BYU.  Wendi was fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom to her five children who attended schools in the Gilbert School District.  She has always had a love for teaching, and enjoys working with both preschool aged children and high school students.  Her goal is to be a mentor to high school student teachers and provide a loving and caring atmosphere for the children. 

Jamie Foutz - Paraprofessional Specialist

Jamie is a Paraprofessional Specialist at Gilbert High TOYBOX. She has many years of experience working with young children, as well as have taken Early Childhood classes at Mesa Community College. She is a native Arizonan and resides within the Gilbert Public Schools boundaries where her own child attended school. She absolutely loves children and the enthusiasm they have for learning, exploring and having fun. She looks forward to getting to know the TOYBOX families and children as they learn and grow.
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