Faculty & Staff

A Word

From Our Director

Almond Acres Charter Academy is designed and dedicated to the true meaning of education. The word “educate” originates from the Latin word “educare“ which means to nurture and draw out the learner, not to fill him/her up.  We help students become the very best version of themselves by inciting a passion and desire to learn. Project-based learning, service learning, and meaningful educational experiences within our community are the keys to unlocking outstanding learning and student success.

– Bob Bourgault

Our Teachers

Maddy Birch


Jeffrey Smith


Wendy Woodard

1st Grade

Megan Zettle

1st Grade

Kathy Hanson

2nd Grade

Cory Houdyshell

2nd Grade

Rena Spooner

3rd Grade

Lesley Thompquist

3rd Grade

Heather Rosenblum

4th Grade

Dena Vertrees

4th Grade

Hannah Clingerman

5th Grade

Jaymee Medieros

5th Grade

Veronica Surber

Middle School ELA

Roxy Politte

Middle School Math

John Wilson

Middle School Science

Constantino Delgado

Middle School Social Science

Sean Sommerville


Joe Peckham

At-Home Academy

Michele Miller

Education Specialist

Francisco Campoverde


Our Support Staff

Amy Baker

Program Director

Amber Wilkerson

Special Education Director

Carrie Fiel

Curriculum Director

Jeff Cadwallader

Facilities Director

Amy Brabenec

Program Coordinator

Yvette Soliven

Special Education Coordinator

Leo Castillo

Campus Supervisor

Leslie Almaguer

Administrative Assistant

Erin Colegrove

Administrative Assistant

Noemi Bayer


Murline Nelson


Priscilla Cota

Support Teacher

Ashley Dritsas

Support Teacher

Cassie Flores

Support Teacher

Claire Fundaro

Support Teacher

Devon Grey

Support Teacher

Mattas Kepins

Support Teacher

Dianey Perez

Support Teacher

Aurora Ruiz

Support Teacher

Nathaniel Slawson

Support Teacher/Bus

Carl Raggio

Business Manager

Yolanda Goldammer

Food Services

Eduardo Alvarez


Claudia Renteria

School Psychologist

Missy Arseneau

Speech Pathologist


Shantal Gonzalez

Occupational Therapist

Random Public DrawingThursday, March 25th at 6pm

Join us via Zoom for a random, public drawing to determine enrollment and waitlists for the 2021-2022 school year!