Our Teachers


Education/Certification: NV Cert., B.A., M.A. in Elementary Education (in progress)

Ms. Hayes has an extensive background in the humanities. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University and is currently earning a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Sierra Nevada College with a TESL endorsement. In 2011, Ms. Hayes began her teaching career. She enjoys working with middle school students to cultivate their academic, civic, and individual identities as they transition from elementary school. Her passion for multiculturalism and discovery based learning across the curriculum drive her teaching practice. Outside the classroom, Ms. Hayes can be found traveling, practicing yoga, and painting. She is thrilled to be part of the inspiration and education of the “whole child” at Brookfield School.

Middle School Language Arts & History

Education/Certification: NV Cert., B.A. Elementary Education, M.ED Educational Leadership

Ms. Vicki Caviglia is a native Nevadan who has spent over thirty years working in the education field. Before coming to Brookfield School, she had he opportunity to spend eleven years as an Assistant Principal for the WCSD and 20 years in Reno and Ely, as a teacher and Literacy Coordinator. She has taught all grade levels from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Ms. Caviglia has extensive experience working in the areas of curriculum, instruction and staff development. She did her undergraduate work at UNR receiving a B.A. degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She later obtained her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from UNR. Outside of school, you can find her traveling and spending time with family and friends. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to join a dynamic learning community that works collaboratively to strengthen the academic and social achievement of students and the relationship between home, school, and community.

Advanced Mathematics

Education/Certification: NV & CA Cert, B.S.

Coming soon.

Middle School – Science & Engineering

Education/Certification: NV Cert., B.S. Science and Health Education

Mr. Chris Zunino is a native Nevadan and graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno in Science education and Health education. He was the Health Services Coordinator for the local Head Start program prior to working as a Science and Technology teacher with the Washoe County School District for 20 years. As a teacher, Mr. Zunino helped develop and implement middle school S.T.E.M. Education for the last five years with the school district. His outside interests include running, road cycling, hiking, and just spending time outdoors with family and friends.