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

Amy Brabenec


Jeffrey Smith


Megan Moerman

1st Grade

Wendy Woodard

1st Grade

Kathy Hanson

2nd Grade

Cory Houdyshell

2nd Grade

Rena Spooner

3rd Grade

Dena Vertrees

3rd Grade

Lisa Leopard

4th Grade

Joanna Lisonbee

4th Grade

Lesley Thompquist

5th Grade

Lisa Fegley

6th/7th Grade

David Wilson

6th/7th Grade

Carrie Fiel

Curriculum & Instruction

Jeanne Serge

Project Based Learning

Sean Sommerville

Recreation & Wellness

Michele Miller


Joe Peckham


Our Support Staff

Amy Baker

Program Director

Eileen Higgins

Support Services Director

Sylvia Archibald

Administrative Assistant

Noemi Bayer

Office Support

Francisco Campoverde


Erin Colegrove


Priscilla Cota


Constantino Delgado

Recreation & Campus Aide

Ashley Dritsas


Jennie Doherty

Business Services Director

Sean Doran

Safety & Maintenance

Carrie Elisarraras

Speech Therapist

Claire Fundaro


Yolanda Goldammer

Campus Supervisor

Nathanael Slawson

Bus Driver