Welcome from the Principal
Greetings Liberty Arts Academy Parents/Community:
As the new principal and school leader of Liberty Arts Academy, I am excited to be part of such a fantastic school and community. The Bulldogs TEAM will continue to provide a positive culture and climate where learning is engaging, collaborative, fun and innovative.
I grew up in Cooperstown, North Dakota where both of my parents were lifelong educators. I was deeply influenced by their passion, dedication and determination to ensure that all students were successful. Following their example, I earned my Bachelor of Science in secondary education and social studies from Minnesota State University Moorhead; I obtained my master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University as I began my teaching career.
My journey has included more than 15 years experience within the Tempe Elementary School District where I held teaching and leadership positions. In 2008, I was recognized through the Rodel Foundation as an “Aspiring Principal.” I also worked with the Leadership and Learning Center and authored three publications focusing on data teams, common formative assessment, and the incredible growth and success our students and staff. This past year, I was a regional principal for Menta Group, which specializes in working with special education students.
As an educational and instructional leader, it is my ultimate goal to develop a collaborative, positive, and engaging culture and climate for students, staff and families. We will work incredibly hard to ensure that we communicate and develop a consistent relationship with every parent, student and the community to ensure success.
I will be available at the school beginning June 12. I encourage you to visit the campus so I have an opportunity to meet you. In the meantime, if you have any questions feel free to contact me by phone or email. I hope you all have a fantastic summer and look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Jessica Hansen, Curriculum Coach I email
Elizabeth Edwards, Exceptional Student Services Coordinator I email
Tanya Jaseph, Special Education Teacher I email
Kaitlyn Wagner, Social Worker I email
Melissa Castillo, Non-Instructional Aide I email
Nathan Buck, Director of Transportation/Bus Driver | email
Joseph Wood, Bus Driver | email
Jody Baldwin, Bus Driver l email
Hallie Glidewell, Preschool (Age 3)
Jenny Buck, Pre-Kindergarten (Age 4)
Tracy Anne-Brannen, Pre-Kindergarten (Age 4)
Megan Geiger, Kindergarten
JoAnn Haasch, Kindergarten
Brittany Whitman, 1st Grade
Katherine Liedberg, 2nd Grade
Amanda Russo, 2nd Grade
Alexandra Moyer, 3rd Grade
Lauren Cardiello, 4th Grade
Amy Medeiros, 4th Grade
Matthew Foster, 5th Grade
Roxana Butts, Middle School Social Studies / Science
Julie Munden, Middle School ELA
Jade Yellis, Middle School Math
Lody Alamir, Art
Danielle Wilson, Music & Physical Education
Anna Kagie-Hay, Physical Education
Nalani Reynolds, K-3 Reading Interventionist
Kimm Tuma, Math Interventionist