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2018-2019 NEW STAFF


July 24, 2018

We are excited to WELCOME three new staff members to the Sunrise Team this school year! As you see these new faces around, say HELLO and tell them what you love about Sunrise School!


Mrs. Rachel Launius, Middle School Special Education Teacher

Rachel Launius grew up in North Carolina in a large family and earned her BA from Villanova University. She moved to the Midwest where she earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Special Education, met her husband, and began raising her two children. Mrs. Launius is excited and ready to join the Sunrise teachers!



Mr. Andrew Dunnegan, Technology Director

Andrew Dunnegan has joined Sunrise as the Director of Technology. Andrew was born and raised in DeSoto. He has fifteen years of experience in the field of information technology, thirteen of those years were spent in a public school environment. Before that he worked for a local internet service provider. His experience is enhanced by a degree in micro computers and networking.

Andrew just celebrated his tenth anniversary to his lovely wife Melissa who teaches 6th grade at Vineland Elementary.



Mrs. Alisha Griffaw, 1/2 Day Preschool Teacher

Alisha Griffaw has worked with children in the school setting for over 10 years.  She has her degree in Elementary Education and a certification for Early Childhood.  Outside of school she is a wife and a mom to a four year old son, named Cruz.  In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, reading, watching Cruz play soccer, and supporting her husband’s racing career.



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