Meet Our Special Education Teachers

Pearl Alamshaw

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My name is Pearl Alamshaw and my students call me Ms. Pearl. I teach the Primary Autism Class, K-2, here at Marion Earl. I started working here as a Teaching Assistant, and am beginning my fourth year as a licensed Teacher. I grew up in Canada and received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Carleton University, in Ottawa. I also recently earned my Master’s Degree in Special Education with an endorsement in Autism, from UNLV. I have been married for 23 years and have two amazing sons who are now 18 and 19. Since getting married, I have lived and worked in three different states, as well as  in Canada. I have been working with neurodiverse children in various home and school settings for over 25 years. It is truly my passion! I learn as much from my students as they do from me. My belief as a teacher is to “Always Presume Competence”. I highly value working together with parents to help ensure that each and every child reaches his/her maximum potential.

Mary Anne Cox

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Mrs. Cox has been a teacher in CCSD for 28 years. She is a proud native of Las Vegas,  CCSD schools, and is an alumni of UNLV. She loves challenging her GATE and TAGS students with creative STEAM projects and encourages them to always “think outside of the box.” She has two awesome sons, a wonderful husband, and a very spoiled white dog named Lucy. She loves coffee, reading, and teaching her students to be lifelong, curious, and kind learners. She is looking forward to a fantastic 21-22 school year of new learning experiences.

Sophie DiPrinzio

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Sharon Downes

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Olivia Greenwood

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Hello, I’m Olivia Greenwood and have been a teacher at Marion Earl Elementary School for 23 years. I’ve taught first grade, second grade, third grade and special education. I have a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major of Elementary Education and Special Education from Montana State University-Billings and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Lesley University.


I was born in Anaconda, Montana and have 3 younger brothers. My husband and I have 2 sons. Jacob is 18 years-old and a Wildland Firefighter in Montana, who loves to fish. Luke is 16 years-old and is 11th grader, who loves basketball. My favorite things to do are paint, golf, travel and watch my kids play sports. My family has pet tortoise named Tank. 


Marion Earl has the best students and parents! I look forward to another great school year!

Wendy Halford

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Kimberlee Hixon

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Hello wonderful Earl families! I am Dr. Hixon. This will be my 26th year in education. I have taught everything from pre-K through 8th grade and even some college classes. You may have noticed that I do not go by “Miss” or “Mrs.” because I have earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Instruction. Which just means I am well prepared to teach your kiddos =).  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son traveling to beaches and amusement parks or playing with our three little dogs.

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Claire McGartland

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Hello! I'm Claire McGartland. This is my sixth year at Marion Earl and my eleventh year teaching. I received my undergrad at Eastern Illinois University and Masters at Western Governors University. 

I was born in Arizona, but lived most of my life in a suburb of Chicago. My husband and I have a daughter named Finleigh. We love going to country concerts and when it's nice out, we love going on family walks and bike rides. 

I am so excited for another wonderful year here at Earl!

France Pablo

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Hi! I am France Pablo. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I have my 5-year teaching experience in my home country as a Special Education teacher and I have started my teaching journey here at Marion Earl last February 2021.


Working with kind-hearted and supportive staff and having a contribution to the success of my students here is really a great privileged. I am proud to be part of Eagle Family!

I love to travel, outdoor activities, and water adventures. 


Let's all make learning fun and meaningful for this school year!

Anna Stein

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Dr. Stein is a Pre-K teacher and former Music teacher. She is originally from New Mexico and has lived in Nevada for the past 30 years. This is her 45th year of teaching. 

Amber Stoner

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I was born and raised in Alaska! I enjoy going back home in the summers, it is so beautiful up there. I earned my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Special Education from University of Nevada Las Vegas. I recently had a baby and love being a mommy. This is my 7th year at Marion Earl. I absolutely love our students and staff! On my free time I enjoy reading and traveling. BE KIND <3

Natalie Zanella

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