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Staff and Leadership

Leadership Team

Chuck Leslie

Head of Schools

Michelle Glenn

Middle and High School Principal

Emilie Goodman

Elementary Principal

Gayl Boyett

Elementary Vice Principal

Bud Wenzel

Dean of Students

Rali Schwartz

Athletic Director

Delisha Doakes

Early Education Center Director

Thanh Warrens

Early Education Center Assistant Director

Office Administration

Amy McCutcheon

Financial Controller

Angela Ackerman

MS/HS Principal Assistant

Donna De la Torre

Registrar | International Students

Lauren Falconer

Advancement | Marketing | Community Relations

Jessica Wilson

Elementary Admissions Director

Nilda Townsend

Administrative Assistant

Robin Davidson

MS/HS Admissions Director

Elementary Team

Holly Nease

Kindergarten Teacher

Mandee Matthews

Kindergarten Teacher

Carly Kocur

1st Grade Teacher

Keliana Betanzos

1st Grade Teacher

Brenda Swain

2nd Grade Teacher

Mollee Long

1st Grade Teacher

Chloe Chenfeld

2nd Grade Teacher

Sarah Knutson

2nd Grade Teacher

Melissa White

3rd Grade Teacher

Michelle Contreras

3rd Grade Teacher

Kim Stokes

4th Grade Teacher

Megan Smith

4th Grade Teacher

Samantha Barnes

5th Grade Teacher

Belinda Larson

5th Grade Teacher

McKenna VanDillen

6th Grade Teacher

Shana Hildreth

6th Grade Teacher

Cortnee Phillips

Co-Laboratory Teacher

Samantha Tusi

Co-Laboratory Teacher | After School Care

Michelle Phillips

ESP Director

Nicholas Ricciardulli

Elementary P.E. Teacher

Tammi Waitley

Performing Arts

Darnell Uhland

Elementary P.E. Teacher

Mindy Mefford

Student Support Lead | Instructional Coach

Middle School and High School Team

Ann O’Neill

MS/HS English

Autumn Daldo

MS/HS Worship | Bible Teacher

Bud Wenzel

HS Bible

Doug Wylie

HS Science | Photography

Jasmine Julye

MS Science | Spanish 1

Jennifer Dean


Jenny Zark

HS English | AP Literature | Study Hall

Joey Vargas

Spanish | Art | Yearbook

Kate Hagen

AP Psych | MS Bible | Chapel | Spiritual Development

Kevin McClintock

MS History | APUSH | Speech

Kevin Stovall

Geometry | Algebra 2 | AP Statistics

Kuuleinani Yamamoto

MS Bible | History | Science

Melena Dailey

Algebra 1/2

Natalie Williamson

ESP | College and Career Counselor

Romeo Horn

Physics | AP World Hist | Pre Algebra

Scott Bash

MS History | MWH | Gov | US Hist

Stacy Halbert

Spanish 3/4 | ASB

Tammi Waitley

Performing Arts

Adrienne Nicodemus

MS/HS Teacher Coach

Early Education Team

Catalina Buenviaje

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Cindy Tizapaneco

EEC Teacher

Daisy Garcia

EEC Teacher

Josephine Smith

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Hannah Hems

Preschool Teacher

Melissa Cardenas

Toddler Teacher

Nancy Lu

Younger 2’s Teacher

Nympha Curl

EEC Support Teacher

Sura Alqaiser

Toddler’s Teacher

Working at The Rock Academy Early Education Center has been the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences I have ever had. I really appreciate being in a work environment that is supportive to staff and families, loving to all children and allows Christ to be at the center of everything. There is no other place like this. I am so proud to be a part of such a phenomenal program and to call myself a Warrior!

Delisha Doakes Early Education Center Director

My passion for teacher stems from my passion for learning. I get to be part of a community that is continually investigating new topics in an ever-changing world and always finding new meaningful ways to invest in the lives of our students.

Doug Wylie High School Chemistry, Biology & Photography

From the moment I stepped on Campus, I knew that The Academy would be an amazing work experience. After 26 years in Public Education, I am so blessed to work with a group of people who value Christian Relationships and Discipleship. To pray with my students, to be able to share the Truth of God’s word, to see my students find purpose and to seek His will – these are the reasons The Rock Academy is where I work!

Mindy Mefford 4th Grade Teacher

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