Meet Your SVA Staff
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Teachers and Support Staff
Middle School Math and Science
Education: Eastern Washington University, BAE in Secondary Mid-Level Mathematics
Teaching Experience: One year
Fun Fact: I was once involved in training dentists.
Middle School English and Social Science
Education: Graduated from Gonzaga University (BA in English) and Eastern Washington University (MA in English)
Teaching Experience: 10 years
Fun Facs: I can speak 3 languages and lived in 3 different countries!
Kindergarten/First Grade Combo
Education: Utah Valley State University (BS in Creative Writing) Whitworth University (Certificate in Elementary Teaching)
Teaching Experience: This is my second year of teaching. Before teaching, I was a gymnastics coach for seven years.
Fun Facts: I have an identical twin sister, I am terrified of heights but have been skydiving, and I absolutely love everything to do with zombies!
5/6 Combo STEM Teacher
Education: BA in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Reading from Eastern Washington University.
Teaching Experience: I substitute taught for five years for Spokane Public Schools, Mead School District, East Valley School District and Spokane International Academy. This is my second year teaching for Spokane Virtual Academy.
Fun Facts: I swam with dolphins when I was a teenager!
Education: Washington State University - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Music Performance, and Master of Arts in Teaching
Teaching Experience: This is my eighth year of teaching! I have taught first, second, third and fourth grade!
Fun Facts: I am the youngest of nine kids, and I used to drive boats in Disney World!
K-2 Reading Interventionist
Education: Eastern Washington University, Bachelor of Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education; Western Governor's University, Master's of Science in Curriculum and Instruction
Teaching Experience: This is my sixth year in education
Fun Facts: I am delighted for the opportunity to guide students through the wonderful experience of learning and growing as an independent reader and writer.
Community Support Specialist
Education: University of Idaho (Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development) and master’s degree in Social Work (Eastern Washington University)
Work Experience: 29 years experience in the Social Service field and 18 with a M.S.W. degree
Fun Facts: I did a Solo Flight in a Cessna 150 when I was 19 years old.
K-8 Fitness and Health, Eighth Grade Career College and Life Ready
Education: Lewis Clark State College (BA Social Science, Physical Education & Coaching) University of Idaho Masters in Secondary Administration & Central Washington University CTE
Teaching Experience: Been involved in teaching for close to four decades
Fun Fact: Coached basketball for 40+ years - 35 at college level: Rocky Mountain College, Lewis Clark State College, University of Idaho, MSU-Billings, MSU Bozeman, and Gonzaga
Education: Washington State University (BA in Communication, Masters in Teaching)
Teaching Experience: I have been teaching third or fourth grade for ten years, and have 14 years teaching experience overall
Fun fact: In Maui, Hawaii, last February, I kayaked with a whale. I could hear him singing under my boat and he surfaced 20 feet from me!
Education: University of Arkansas (BA in Anthropology) (Ma in Anthropology) The Ohio State University (PhD in Anthropology) Gonzaga University (MIT in Education)
Teaching Experience: Including teaching experience as a graduate student, I have been teaching for 30 years!
Fun facts: I was a private investigator for Washington State, and I have climbed the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt three times.
5/6 Combo Humanities Teacher
Education: Whitworth University (Bachelors in Spanish & Minor/Endorsed in English Language Learner K-12), Whitworth University (MIT in Elementary Education, K-8)
Teaching Experience: Including teaching experience as a graduate student, I have been teaching for five years.
Fun Fact: I served in the Washington State Air National Guard for six years at Fairchild Air Force Base.