Asian Pacific American
Tsuru Bailey-Jones, Director
1010 E. 10th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 225-6556
Fax: (520) 225-6540
Tsuru.BaileyJones@tusd1.org | (520) 225-6556
Rachel.Sanchez@tusd1.org | (520) 225-6556
My name in Rachel Sanchez and I am new to Asian Pacific American Student Services. I am looking forward to my experiences with the Department.
My name is Hem Gajmer, Student and Family Mentor Specialist, working at Asian Pacific American Student Services, TUSD. I was born in the thunder dragon kingdom of Bhutan, situated in the great Himalayan range bordered by Tibet in the north and India in the south, grew up in the country of Mount Everest "Nepal" being a Refugee for 18 years and have been in Tucson since 2009. I served as a science teacher in Bhanubhakta Memorial Higher Secondary School, Kathmandu Nepal for 3 years. I enjoy helping students to come forward with their new ideas and always take pride in the learning opportunities.
My name is Ann Klocko (Ann Hyesuk). I finished my degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. I have been living in Tucson for 19 years, teaching Korean Traditional Dance and Drums. My passion as a teacher is that I want to make a difference in students' lives and it is the most effective and enjoyable way to change the world.
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'm Narapati Subedi, student-family mentor specialist for Nepali-speaking Bhutanese, and working at Asian Pacific American Student Services, TUSD. I spent 16 years in the Bhutanese Refugee Camp in Nepal and worked as an assistant headmaster, resource teacher, and counselor in the camp schools. I have been in Tucson since 2008.