Mr. Barnhart (PE)


My name is Samuel Barnhart and this is my fifth year working at Tobler Elementary and eighth year overall as a Physical Education teacher.  I have a Master's in Education from Brandman University and a Physical Education and Kinesiology from Cal State University Bakersfield.  I look forward to having another great year and an awesome Field Day in PE!

Mr. Laity (Music)


Hello, I was born and raised right here in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have performed music all over the world and still enjoy playing music today in various groups around the Las Vegas area. 

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Ms. Herout (Literacy Specialist)


I have been in education for 17 years. I started my career in the Chicago area. I have taught kindergarten through 3 grade and having been literacy specialist on and off through those years. I have two boys that keep me very busy. In my free time I love to travel, go shopping, and be creative. Please click on my website below for resources to support literacy at home. 

Mrs. Dunn (Art)


Hi! I am so excited to teach Art at Tobler this year!  I have enjoyed living in Fabulous Las Vegas for the past 13 years with my husband, 3 sons, 1 daughter and 2 dogs. Creativity, artwork, and working with the imaginative minds of my students is my passion.  I look forward to having a lot of fun and exploring art with the amazing students at Tobler! 

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Mr. Friedman (Science)



Hello, I am very pleased to join the staff at Tobler Elementary.  Originally I am from the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. Also I have lived in Maryland, Florida, and California before coming to Las Vegas in 2004.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling around the world, learning about cultures (especially foods), snorkeling and gardening. I am very excited for a great year teaching Science.

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Mrs. Cifelli (Librarian)


I have been in education for 18 years and have taught from Kindergarten to Middle School. I began teaching in Arizona and moved to Las Vegas with my family 12 years ago. I love being a Tobler Tiger and look forward to a great year!


Ms. Johnson (Counselor)


Hello! I am so happy to be joining the Tobler Tiger family this year! I was born and raised in Las Vegas before moving to Reno to attend UNR where I received a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies. After college I moved home to attend UNLV where I received my masters of education in School Counseling. This year will be my 6th year as an elementary counselor. I have always known I wanted to work with kids and thoroughly enjoy getting to see smiling students everyday! I enjoy getting lost in a good book, cooking and trying new foods and traveling! 


Ms. Deason-Poupard (Gate Teacher)


I am so excited to become one of the Tobler Tigers this year as I am the new G.A.T.E. teacher on the team. I have taught first through fifth grade levels. My most recent years have been in fifth grade. My focus as a gifted and talented education teacher is to enrich my students through critical thinking skills, creative projects, and problem solving scenarios while utilizing grade level standards. Positivity and growth of skills help students become confident. This confidence will allow them to persevere through challenging classwork or situations. At this point, "I can" becomes a reality.  I am truly privileged to be working with an amazing staff and fantastic students! 

Personally, I love to travel and hike. The beach would be my favorite escape, and I also like to try things that I have never done before. 

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