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Academy Staff

Tanya Martinez

Early Childhood Director

Early Childhood Intervention - 2 years old - Kindergarten

Mekeala Joseph

Assistant Director of Youth Enrichment & PE Teacher

Carrie Johnson

PreK 2 & 3 Lead Teacher

Cherita Judson

3's & 4's Lead Teacher

Keyshana Coleman

3's & 4's Teacher's Aide

Jamie Payne

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

Joan Waters

Founding Principal & Head of Research

Carlton Wildman

Youth Enrichment Assistant

Ary Bolanos

Pharrell’s Private Teacher

Administrative Staff

Mike Malkemes

Founder and Executive Director

Katie Howell

Director of Operations

Claire Barber

Director of Communications & Events/Mentor Program Coordinator

Trish Synder

Finance Manager

Donation Management/Accounts Payable

James Hammonds

Volunteer Coordinator

Revitalization Work Projects/Volunteer Teams

Margo Robertson

Assistant Grant Writer, Vista

Jeaux Mayo

Development Associate, Vista

Kennedy Pillow

Marketing & Events Intern