Mesquite High School TOYBOX
Mesquite High School TOYBOX Preschool ProgramMHS TOYBOX Hours

Mesquite High School
7am to 4:30pm


Stephanie Higgins, Director
Phone: 480-632-4750 ext. 5124

About Our Director and Paraprofessional Specialists

Stephanie Higgins - Director

Stephanie is from Illinois where she studied Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University and received her masters in Reading and Literacy from Benedictine University.  From 2006 to 2018 Stephanie was the preschool director at Naperville Central High School located in Illinois. Over the course of her career, Stephanie has taught Early Childhood Education 1 and 2, Introduction to Teaching, Human Growth and Development, Culinary, and Senior Foods. Stephanie enjoys running marathons and spending time with her husband and two adorable daughters, Rosey and Deirdre.

Lisa DePalmaParaprofessional Specialist

Lisa attended Mesa Community College and Arizona State University. She has over fourteen years of experience working with children. Before she taught at TOYBOX she was a preschool teacher at MCC Child Development Center and Grace Community Christian School. Lisa has been a MHS TOYBOX paraprofessional Specialist for 5 years. She is an Arizona native who grew up in Gilbert. Lisa enjoys gardening, riding her bike and hiking. She loves spending time with her husband and her three boys: Dylan, Kyle, and Austin. 

Carrie SchroederParaprofessional Specialist

Carrie attended the University of Idaho where she studied Child Development. Over the course of her career she has taught preschool at Day Spring Preschool, was a Kindergarten Aide at Gilbert Elementary, and worked at a special needs preschool. Carrie has been teaching at MHS TOYBOX for three years. She loves to camp, hike and spend time with her husband Chris and her twins; William and Emily. 

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