About Our Education Team

Arizona PBS’ Education Team has shared the resources behind lovable PBS KIDS characters and programs since 1983.  We are comprised of Master’s level educators who have taught in Arizona classrooms.

Some members of the team serve as the administrative home for logistics and operations.  Others are based regionally throughout the state to share, implement and connect Arizona PBS services with children, families and educators. Our grant-funded activities focus on birth-to-five centers, PreK-12 classrooms, institutes of higher education, non-profit organizations and other community partners.  Bilingual English and Spanish resources and outreach is available.

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Main contact:

Phone: 855-818-6613
Fax: 602-297-6590

Our team:

Kimberly Flack

Senior Director – Education & Community Impact

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Kimberly Flack, Arizona PBS’ senior director and educational outreach officer, served as associate general manager for educational outreach from 2010 to 2019. Prior to that, she was associate director for educational outreach, after joining the station in 2001 as an instructional specialist coordinator on the professional development team remotely located in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Mark Becker

Associate Director

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Mark serves as the Associate Director for Arizona PBS Education Grants & Services and as Director of Arizona Early Childhood Workforce & Professional Development Registry.

Ana Bribiesca

Program Manager

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Ana’s focus is on parent outreach and awareness, professional development and transition to kindergarten.

Areas served: Cocopah and Yuma County

Gordon Freeman Brown

Coordinator Senior

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Areas served: Maricopa County; Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Maryvale, South Phoenix (s. of Thomas Rd.), Ahwatukee, Tempe, Guadalupe, Chandler, Pinal County, Gila River Indian Community, Ak-Chin Indian Community

Veronica Chacón

Assistant Director

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Veronica is our lead for institutes of higher education and scholar engagement.

Areas served: Graham and Greenlee Counties, San Carlos Apache Tribe

Lisa Cobb

Coordinator Senior

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Areas served: Maricopa County; Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Paradise Valley, North Phoenix (N. of Thomas Rd.), Anthem, New River, Peoria, El Mirage, Glendale, Surprise, Wickenburg, Youngtown, Aguila, Morristown, Sun City, Sun City West, Waddell, Wittmann, Avondale, Buckeye, Gila Bend, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tolleson and Tonopah

Dawn Craft

Educational Consultant

Hilda Garcia

Program Coordinator

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Areas served: Cocopah and Yuma County

Magdalena Garcia

Program Coordinator

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Areas served: Cocopah and Yuma County

Tammy Lee

Coordinator Senior

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Areas served: Coconino, Gila and Yavapai Counties

Kristine Nishimura ​

Coordinator Senior

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Areas served: Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz, Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui

Rachel Nowakowski

Office Specialist for Arizona PBS Education

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Susana O’Brien

Coordinator Senior

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Areas served: Cocopah, Colorado River Indian Tribes, La Paz, Mohave and Yuma Counties

Emalisa Ouano

Program Specialist

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Emalisa focuses on the Arizona Early Childhood Registry and college scholarships.

Amy Pico

Program Coordinator Senior

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Amy focuses on the Arizona Early Childhood Registry and college scholarships.

Lisa Ann Sepulveda

Executive Coordinator for Arizona PBS Education

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Misty Standeford

Program Manager

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Misty focuses on parent outreach and awareness and transition to kindergarten.

Areas served: Colorado River Indian Tribes, La Paz and Mohave Counties


Miranda Bellah

Project Coordinator

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Miranda is a Project Coordinator on the education team. Her main area of focus is data management, online support, and event support. Previously she was a graduate student at the Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication, and a Peace Corps volunteer.

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