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Our Team

We believe that great teachers are the key to an excellent education for our students. Without great teachers, nothing else matters. We work  to recruit, train, and retain excellent teachers and staff who are mission-aligned, believe in our students’ limitless potential, and are committed to growing their craft. Meet our team below.

Organizational Team

Alexandra Steinhauer

Managing Director, School Systems & Operations

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Ariana Nunez

Student Recruitment Manager

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Ben Cruse

Managing Director, Curriculum & Instruction

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Deyaneira Alvarado

Enrollment & State Reporting Manager

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Erika Johnson

Director of Literacy & Intervention

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Kathleen Stevens

School Nurse

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Modesto Montero

Executive Director

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Anthony Gibbs

Director of Talent

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Rochelle Collins

Managing Director, Culture & Student Supports

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Jaina Melendez

Main Office

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Lower Academy

Adele Kellett

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Dean of Proactive Culture

Alexa Conway

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Math Teacher, Grade 7 Chair

Anthony Bonilla

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SST

Arli Middendorf

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ELA

Brenda Lee

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School Counselor

Brenda Venoutsos

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Dean of ELE Services

Briana Wray

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Math

Casey Wilcox

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Enrichment Teacher

Chafonda Smith

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SST

Charles Ortique

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Math

Upper Academy

Saskia Butler

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Operations Associate

Silvia Nuñez

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SSt

Steven Cowley

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SST / AP World History

Stevie Dawson-Fernandez

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Spanish Teacher

Troy Jackson

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Student Life Coordinator

William Leschber

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ELL

Yajaira Rodriguez

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Math Teacher

Zahir Mannan

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