Meet Your Kindergarten Team

Meet Mrs. Wendy Schofield

Wendy has been working at Tucson Country Day School since 2000. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1995 and then taught prekindergarten for two years. In 2013, Wendy earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and has endorsements for Early Childhood, Reading and Structured English Immersion.

Wendy lives with her husband and many pets who like to take long walks together. She has two twin sons who attend the University of Arizona. Wendy likes to attend hot yoga classes, play sports, take pictures and make scrapbooks.


Meet Mrs. Sarah Pfannenstiel

Sarah has been working at Tucson Country Day School since 1999. Since then, she has had the opportunity to teach in many different positions include working in prekindergarten, Resource and middle school. Sarah is currently teaching kindergarten and is very happy.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from Northern Arizona University. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for the past 19 years, and they have a 10-year old son together. Sarah loves to travel and is always looking for a new adventure for herself and her family.


Meet Ms. Paige Gatewood

Paige has taught preschool at TCDS for two years, and she is excited to begin her first year teaching kindergarten this year. She has had many years of teaching experience. Paige’s favorite part about teaching is watching the students’ excitement.

Paige has two mini Dachshunds, and her favorite book is Little Women. If she could eat only one food, Paige says she would choose to eat cheeseburgers!

The most rewarding moment in Paige’s life thus far was moving to Tucson.


Meet Mrs. Erika Johnson

Erika Johnson moved back to Tucson two years ago; she last lived here when she was five, and that was quite a while ago! Erika moved because her husband was offered a job at Borderlands Brewing Co. They sold their restaurant brewhouse in South Dakota and relocated. Quite a few members of Erika’s family are coming to Arizona as well, and she loves being near them. She taught prekindergarten at TCDS last year, and she is excited to teach kindergarten for the first time this year.

Erika likes to cook, read, knit, continually improve her house, watch live music, ride her motorcycle and garden.