Suzanne Schmit

  • Suzanne Schmit has spent most of her life in our beautiful Phoenix area. She attended Ottawa University for her Bachelor's Degree and Northern Arizona University to earn her Master's Degree. Mrs. Schmit has been with the Alhambra School District for 23 years. She served as a library media specialist at Granada East School and taught seventh and eighth-grade language arts at Barcelona Middle School. This is her seventh year as a gifted resource teacher in our GATE Program.

    Mrs. Schmit and her husband have a beautiful 10-year-old daughter. They also have three wonderful rescue pups that fill their home with love and silliness. Mrs. Schmit enjoys reading, sewing, decorating and traveling. Mrs. Schmit is excited for this very special year in GATE!


Paul Hamel

  • Paul Hamel was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Hamel graduated from Arizona State University and received a Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. 

    Mr. Hamel served our community as a fifth-grade teacher, technology facilitator, district academic coach, and administrator. Mr. Hamel is a proud father of two boys.

    Mr. Hamel loves to hike, travel, volunteer for a good cause, and spend time with family. Mr. Hamel is thrilled to get to work with gifted/high achieving students and their families to help develop talents and cultivate a happy, successful life.