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Office Staff


Director - April Turner

I am originally from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and moved to beautiful Tucson, AZ in 2006. I have a background in psychology and human development and have over 35 years of experience teaching and managing early childhood education programs. When I'm not caring for the children in our school, I am caring for my own family. My husband and I have been together for 30 years and we have 4 amazing children. Being an educator is my passion and I am lucky I have the opportunity to share my passion with this community! 


Office Assistant - Patty O'Hagin-Felix

Hi there, I'm Patty O'Hagin-Felix. I started working part-time at Climbing Tree Community School in August 2022. I am familiar with the school because my great-grandchildren attended this school for many years.

I am an active retired senior citizen and blessed to have 2 sons, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. I am originally from Tucson and don't plan to move since most of my siblings and their families live here too and I am used to the Tucson weather!

After 31 years working in TUSD I retired in October 2018. I had the opportunity to work in various school levels, in administrative departments, open enrollment, and with the legality of guardianship.

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