Category: Facilitator Spotlight

Facilitator Spotlight: Welcome to the Team Kelly Vojdani

I have always been in love with words, because of their immense power and influence. Words can show us new worlds, and reveal different part of ourselves. When we read and write, we gain clarity about the person we are and the person we want to be. Because of this, I have always loved teaching … Continue reading “Facilitator Spotlight: Welcome to the Team Kelly Vojdani”

Staff Spotlight: Adam Tunney, Academic Coach & Welcome Coach for New Families

I was born in sizzling Scottsdale, Arizona, during the last few months of the 1970s, but I grew up in Southern California. I attended Loyola Marymount University on scholarships for music and debate, and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a Minor in Theatre Arts. I returned to LMU to receive my Master’s … Continue reading “Staff Spotlight: Adam Tunney, Academic Coach & Welcome Coach for New Families”

Staff Spotlight: Kelsey Evenson, Academic Coach

Growing up in a traditional school system was always a challenge for an ADHD student like me. One thing that always inspired me to excel was meaningful social interactions and relationships with facilitators. Having someone who truly cared about my success fueled me to be the best learner I could be. As I pondered my … Continue reading “Staff Spotlight: Kelsey Evenson, Academic Coach”

Staff Spotlight: David Chae

When I was in high school, my chemistry teacher just passed out handouts but I didn’t really understand anything. When I went to college, I was behind and quickly learned to just memorize to pass the test. My major was in Food Science and Dietetics so I memorized my way through Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and … Continue reading “Staff Spotlight: David Chae”

Staff Spotlight: Samin Davari

When I was in high school, my chemistry teacher just passed out handouts but I didn’t really understand anything. When I went to college, I was behind and quickly learned to just memorize to pass the test. My major was in Food Science and Dietetics so I memorized my way through Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and … Continue reading “Staff Spotlight: Samin Davari”

Staff Spotlight: Noelani Murray – Academic Coach, Japanese Language Facilitator, Tutor

I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii. I studied Education at California Lutheran University, and since then have been traveling. In high school, I took a Japanese class on a whim, and ended up loving it so much that I studied it for five years and did a homestay program … Continue reading “Staff Spotlight: Noelani Murray – Academic Coach, Japanese Language Facilitator, Tutor”

Course Facilitator Spotlight: Kellie Kontis

I’ve been doing my true calling for 19 years, and that’s working in education. I graduated from CSUN years ago with a bachelor’s degree in film and television and actually worked in that field for several years before entering the teaching profession. My heart was not in it, so I went on to earn my … Continue reading “Course Facilitator Spotlight: Kellie Kontis”

Course Facilitator Spotlight: Eileen McGann

I am the daughter of two teachers from opposite ends of the spectrum. My mother was a kindergarten teacher and my father taught high school and community college math. I followed in my father’s footsteps and have been teaching high school and community college mathematics for over 10 years. From arithmetic to advanced calculus and … Continue reading “Course Facilitator Spotlight: Eileen McGann”

Course Facilitator Spotlight: Myrna Lozano

I am an Innovation Studios Guide at iLEAD Pacoima and have been a middle school facilitator for the past five years. I have expertise in the field of history and earned my degree at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I have been in the teaching field for about six years. I knew at a young … Continue reading “Course Facilitator Spotlight: Myrna Lozano”

Course Facilitator Spotlight: Natalie Teichmann

French, Yoga Bonjour! I am excited to be teaching French and yoga online. I graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in French. I am pursuing my master’s of education with a concentration in mindfulness at Antioch University New England. I have lived and taught in France, … Continue reading “Course Facilitator Spotlight: Natalie Teichmann”