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Monarch Learning Academy faculty members are passionate teachers and learners who know that the key to student learning is through engagement, not only with ideas but also with a hands-on, active process of learning. Monarch teachers strive to create an environment of trust in the classroom, understanding that students are successful when they know that a teacher cares about them as individuals.  Mutual respect is a defining quality of the relationships between teachers and children at Monarch Learning Academy.  Teachers are required to hold a college degree in the field of education or a field directly related to their teaching subject matter.

Monarch's distinguished director, Marguerite McNeill, has more than 35 years of experience in early childhood education, with 21 years in the role of director of a developmental private school.  Mrs. McNeill’s guidance and commitment to the growth of the whole child includes providing a supportive, encouraging environment that extends to the entire family.  Mrs. McNeill holds a master's degree from Florida State University.

Monarch Learning Academy's dedicated faculty is made up of the following:

  • Marguerite McNeill, Director
  • Murray Christiansen, Director of Community Outreach/Human Resources/Admissions & Monarch Serves
  • Tanya Whalley, Director of School Experience and Teacher Support
  • Melanie Mulhausen, Director of Whole Child Support & Social Bridges
  • Marsha Hall, Director of Inclusivity
  • Tammy Hammond, Director of Preschool and 4-year-old Teacher
  • Bernice Kederick, Accountant
  • Katie Villegas, Office Manager
  • Christina Romero, Toddler Teacher & Aftercare
  • Amy Summerville, Toddler Aide & Aftercare
  • Debra Brackin, 2-year-old Teacher & Aftercare
  • Beth Ann Bayhi,  2-year-old Aide
  • Crystal Cuthbertson, 3-year-old Teacher & Aftercare
  • Jamie Wilson, 3-year-old Aide & AFtercare
  • Cynthia Okopski, 3-year-old Teacher & Aftercare Lead
  • Megan Bradshaw, 3-year-olds Aide & Aftercare
  • Halley Marc, 4-year-old Teacher & Aftercare
  • Lilly Parrone, 4-year-old Aide & Aftercare
  • Georgia Rost, 4-year-old Aide & Aftercare
  • Lindsay Chamberlin, Kindergarten
  • Brittany Abbott, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Jeanna Mayorca,1st Grade Teacher
  • Shelley Darrow, 1st Grade Teacher
  • Natalie Whitehead, Kindergarten & 1st Grade Aide & Aftercare
  • Danielle Lucci, 2nd Grade Teacher 
  • Rebecca Wilcox, 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Alex Slason, 3rd Grade Teacher
  • Alexis Bass, 4th Grade Teacher 
  • Jasmine Wullschleger, 4th Grade Teacher
  • Kendall Shannon, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade Aide & Aftercare
  • Melissa Layton, 5th Grade Teacher
  • Catherine Owen, 5th Grade Teacher Aide 
  • Vicki Daley, 6th Grade Homeroom Teacher, Middle School Math
  • Eileen Andrew, Sixth Grade Aide & Middle School Study Hall
  • Marsha Hall,  7th Grade Homeroom Teacher, Middle School Civics
  • Rose Duen, 8th Grade Homeroom Teacher & Specials Teacher
  • Melissa Jordan, 7th Grade Math & 8th Grade Algebra
  • Samantha Fischer, Middle School Science
  • Sandra Gourash, Middle School History 
  • Vasishta Gonzalez, Middle School Language Art & Aftercare
  • Josh Chritiansen, School Pastor & Bible Teacher
  • Julia Schmidt, Kindergarten & 1st Grade Art, Aftercare Lead K-4th Grade
  • Renee Moore, 2nd - 8th Grade Art
  • Natalie Graham, Preschool - 4th Grade Music
  • Juniper Seyna, Preschool - 4th Grade Learning Garden & PE Assistant
  • Derrick Woods, PE Teacher 
  • Michelle Pagan, PE Assistant
  • Krissy Gerola- Middle School Yoga Instructor 
  • John Vinci, Middle School Coding
  • Olivia Puyana, 8th Grade Mental Health
  • Shannon Cho, Middle School Health
  • Monica Vassiliadis, School Librarian
  • Zachary Winchell, Middle School Aftercare
  • Isabel Babel, Middle School Aftercare

 

The following information is required by the Department of Education.  All faculty members participate in a training program that details the Standards of Ethical Conduct required by faculty members in an educational setting.  Click here to view the Department of Education Standards of Ethical Conduct.