Founding Faculty & Staff

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Amie Weldy
Principal
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Mario Padilla
Director of Culture
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Christian Holmes
Director of Innovation & Technology
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Alexis Walker
Office Manager
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Alan Johnson
Operations Manager
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Michelle Oray
Business Office Manager
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Keely Thompson
Communication & Recruitment Coordinator
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Geoff Rice
Director of Student Support
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Kaitlyn Gilham
Program Director & Art Guide
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Blake Dotlich
School Counselor
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Annabel Parker
ELA Lead & Adventure Coordinator
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Kate Miller
ELA Guide
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Chandler Reed
ELA Guide
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Biz Fraser
ELA Guide
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Brant Wintzen
Mathematics Lead
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Edward King
Mathematics Guide
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Danny Williams
Mathematics Guide
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Aidan Rooney
Mathematics Guide
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Hannah Wallace
Science Lead
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Weather Gardner
Science Guide
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Alex D’Amore-Braver
Science Guide
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Laura Ashley
Science Guide
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Katya Thronweber
Social Studies Lead
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John-Paul Sullivan
Social Studies Guide
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Mandi Miller
Social Studies Guide
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Dain Holland
Farm & Food Manager
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Elaine Baker
Culinary & Math Guide
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Manny Catala
CTE Lead
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Nicole Booten-Gutierrez
Ag CTE Guide
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Kelly Watson
Ag CTE Guide
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Rachel Balkcom
Partnerships and Work-Based Learning
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Matthew Guglielmo
Athletic Director
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Halie Padilla
Music Guide
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Molly Tun
World Language Lead
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Alicia Hudson
Student Support Guide
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Candace Cheung
Director of Programs & Partnerships
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Athletics Team

Matthew Guglielmo
Athletic Director and Wellness Guide, Boys/Girls Soccer Coach
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Naj’la Stokes
Head Girls Volleyball Coach
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Launch Team

Jamie Prijatel

Jamie Prijatel
School Design & Launch Team Lead

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Sofia Romero-Campbell
School Design & Launch Team Member

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Candace Cheung
School Pedagogical Design Team & Launch Team Coordinator

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The STEAD School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age over 40, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other status or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Principal is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.