Here at Pioneer Elementary, we are a tight-knit group of learners, teachers, support staff, friends, families, volunteers, and community partners. Our top priority is our students’ safety and our goal is to provide opportunities that allow our students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We partner with our students’ families to ensure our students receive the highest quality education possible. We partner with our local community groups to ensure that our students have as many exciting experiences as we can offer. We understand that raising kids is a team effort so we work with county service providers to ensure that all children’s needs are met. Welcome to the Panther Family!  

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Pioneer Parent Teacher Organization

It is rewarding to be a part of children’s success. PPTO volunteers are always welcome.

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Campus News

Highlights of student achievements, special events and more.

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How to Use Parent Square

Pioneer Elementary uses Parent Square to communicate all critical information to families.

Full instructions are located at the link below.

Hello and welcome! My name is Carmen Glaister and I’m the Principal of Pioneer Elementary. This is an amazing school and community and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. I look forward to working with your child, with you, and with your child’s teacher this school year. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about our school, feel free to send me an email or give me a call. Our students’ safety is my primary concern, followed closely by their academic and personal growth.

Education is like a three-legged stool: The student, parents, and school are each a leg. If any of those legs isn’t giving its best effort, the stool will fall over. We are all part of your child’s education team and want your child to receive the best education possible. With that being said, if you ever have any concerns about what is happening in your child’s classroom, please contact his or her teacher and request a meeting. If you would like some recommendations on how you can best support your child’s education, please reach out to me.

Here’s to a wonderful school year!


Carmen Glaister

Click here for an introduction video to our teaching staff!

Jeannette Jentzenjjentzen@acusd.orgTransitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten3
Kalena Granadakalena.granada@acusd.org1st Grade2
Christine Kunzckunz@acusd.org2nd Grade14
Jessica-Taylor Leonardjessica-taylor.leonard@acusd.org3rd Grade1
Kayla Reederkayla.reeder@acusd.org4th Grade16
Stephanie Davissdavis@acusd.org5th Grade4
Lisa Howelhowe@acusd.org5th/6th Grade Teacher5
(Vacant)Specialized Academic Instruction8
Heather Freitasheather.freitas@acusd.orgMath Intervention Teacher (RtI)9
Carol Reidcarol.reid@acusd.orgReading Intervention Teacher (RtI)15

Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that our students have the best opportunities to learn and grow. You are invited to contact any of us for assistance or to discuss events taking place on the school bus, on school grounds, or in your child’s classroom.

Carmen GlaisterPrincipalcarmen.glaister@acusd.orgOffice
Tina LoweryAdministrative Assistanttlowery@acusd.orgOffice
Jenni ParkeyOffice Clerkjennifer.parkey@acusd.orgOffice
Charma GonsalvesMaintenance 1 workercharma.gonsalves@acusd.orgGarage
Solomon WalkerNight Custodiansolomon.walker@acusd.orgGarage
Nicole AlleynCook/Bakernicole.alleyn@acusd.orgKitchen
Jen AguiarInstructional Assistant (Special Education)jennifer.aguiar@acusd.org8
Lindy NeimannInstructional Assistant (RtI)lindy.neimann@acusd.org15
Adrianne RainwaterInstructional Assistant (TK/K) Yard Supervisoradrianne.rainwater@acusd.org3
Tamara ReillyYard Supervisortamara.reilly@acusd.orgField/Playground
Karen MulhairLibrary Clerkkaren.mulhair@acusd.orgLibrary
Doug StewartPsychologistdouglas.stewart@acusd.org7
Amanda RobinsonSpeech and Language Pathologistamanda.robinson@acusd.org11
Arleen DearMusic/Band Teacherarleen.lindstedt@acusd.org10
Jessica VaughnState Preschool Teacherjessica.vaughn@acusd.org6
Pioneer Parent Teacher Organization (PPTO) Cabinet Members
Ashley EatonPPTO President
Kristi YoungPPTO Secretary
Regina ElhardPPTO Treasurer
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