Alejandra Arellano


My name is Alejandra Arellano. I’ve been teaching for 17 years.

I taught at Edward Kemble in the Dual-Language Program during my first 3 years. After that I taught Kindergarten in the Mainstream English Program for 6 years.

In 2012, I transitioned to Pony Express and taught 2 years of K/1 and one year of 2nd Grade.

Since 2015, I have been teaching Kindergarten again. I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year.

Misty Collings
PreK-K Autistic Pre-school



  • University of California, Davis; Bachelor of Arts Art History with an in Architectural history and a minor in Education
  • California State University, San Francisco, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • National University, Special Education Teaching Credential Mild/Moderate and Special Education Credential Moderate/Severe
  • Additional credentials and authorizations: Autism Authorization, Orthopedic Impairment Authorization, and Early Childhood Education Authorization

Lois DeMartini
Speech Therapist


My name is Lois DeMartini and I am the Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist at Pony Express.

I have been working as a Speech Therapist for 27 years and have focused much of my training on autism spectrum disorders and preschool assessments.  I have worked with a variety of communication disorders including stuttering, voice, pragmatics, expressive language delay, phonological awareness and auditory comprehension. 

Erin Duarte
6th Grade



  • West Campus High School
  • Sacramento State (BA in Liberal Studies
  • Multiple Subjects teaching Credential), Masters (Elementary Reading and Literacy)
  • CLAD Certification (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development)

Teaching Experience in SCUSD

Teaching 6th grade at Pony Express since 2001 (two years as 5th/6th)

Juana Duran
2nd Grade


This is my 11th year teaching and my fifth year at Pony Express. I have taught First through Fourth grade.

Before that, I attended CSU, Sacramento and earned a Bachelor in the Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and a teaching credential in 2007. I went back to school and earned a Masters Degree and an administrative credential from National University in 2018.

Cyndy Eberle
4th Grade GATE


“The more that you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

Hi, I’m Mrs. Eberle. I have been an educator now for 27 years. All 27 of those years have been spent in a GATE classroom. I come from a family of teachers. My father taught high school for 35 years. My brother has been teaching high school for 20 years.  I grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Sacramento in 1985.

Suzy Foote
Resource Specialist


Hi, my name is Suzy Foote and I began teaching SDC Kindergarten in 2011. In 2015, I joined Pony Express’ staff as the Resource Specialist.

I attended Chico State University where I completed my B.A. in Child Development with a minor in Psychology. I also earned my Multiple Subjects and Education Specialist credentials from Dominican University and a Masters of Education from Arizona State University.

Joann Le


Hi I’m Ms.  Le, I attended Florin High school.  I went to college at California Sacramento University of Sacramento, where I obtained my BA degree, Teaching Credential, and a Master’s Degree.

I’ve previously taught  2nd, 3rd, and currently teaching Kindergarten for a total of 19 years.  

I am very excited to teach your child this year at Pony Express.