Accelerated Learning Center Faculty

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Dr. Canady

Charter Holder / Superintendent

Education:

  • Associates Degree, Phoenix Junior College
  • Bachelor of Elementary and Special Education, Arizona State University
  • Master of Counseling, Arizona State University
  • Doctor of Educational Administration, Northern Arizona University

Experience:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • ALC Charter Holder (21 years)

Interesting Fact: Dr. Canady has run multiple marathons in his life.

“ALC students, parents and staff have made my past 21 years in education simply amazing and gratifying.”

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Dr. Canady

Charter Holder

Education:

  • Bachelor of Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Master of Administration, Northern Arizona University
  • Doctor of Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Arizona University

Experience:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Principal
  • ALC Charter Holder (21 years)

Interesting Fact: Dr. Canady is the 5th generation Arizonan.

“All students come to ALC with a clean slate.”

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Mrs. Curran

Principal

Education:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Art, Loyola Marymount University
  • Master of Education and Curriculum and Instruction, Grand Canyon University
  • Reading Endorsement, Grand Canyon University
  • Master of Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University

Experience:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • ALC English Teacher
  • Administrative Intern
  • ALC Principal

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Curran loves to travel and has lived in Spain and Australia.

“I truly feel that every student has the ability to be successful and it is my belief that an educator’s mission is to do everything possible to ensure this success.”

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Ms. Duggan

Principal

Education:

  • Bachelor of Education, Northern Arizona University
  • Master of Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • Doctor of Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University, in progress

Experience:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Administrative Intern
  • Reading Interventionist and Coach
  • Gifted Specialist and Coach
  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
  • ALC Principal

Interesting Fact: Ms. Duggan is a native of Arizona but lived and taught in Germany for 3 years.

“Our goal is for every student to feel success.  We are proud to offer an environment to encourage and support success at all levels."

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Mr. Kabler

Assistant Principal

Education:

  • Bachelor of History, Arizona State University
  • Master of Education Leadership, Northern Arizona University

Experience:

  • ALC English and History Teacher
  • ALC Afternoon Principal
  • ALC Assistant Principal

Interesting Fact: Mr. Kabler enjoys hiking every opportunity he can.

“The cornerstone of my philosophy is attendance, attitude and effort. If you do these three things in school as well as life, your chances of success grow many fold.”

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Mrs. Markham

English Language Arts Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Arizona State University
  • Teacher Certification, Rio Salado Community College

Experience:

  • Technical Writer
  • Communications and Marketing Consultant
  • ALC English Teacher

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Markham is an Arizona Native.

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Ms. Pease

English Language Arts Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Education, Arizona State University
  • Master of Education, University of Phoenix

Experience:

  • High School English Teacher

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Pease is currently writing a novel.

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Mr. Strnad

Math Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Management, WP Carey College of Business - Arizona State University
  • Teacher Certification, Rio Salado Community College

Experience:

  • Account, Sales and Operations Manager
  • ALC Math Teacher

Interesting Fact: Mr. Strnad minored in Spanish.

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Mr. Hertzberg

Math Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Northern Arizona University

Experience:

  • Civil Engineer
  • High School Math Teacher

Interesting Fact: One of Mr. Hertzberg's goals is to visit all 50 U.S. states.  He has already visited 25 of them, so he is half way there!

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Mr. Tubb

Art and PE Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Education, Arizona State University

Experience:

  • Elementary PE and Science Teacher
  • ALC PE and Art Teacher

 

Interesting Fact: Mr. Tubb enjoys playing music and exploring the great outdoors.

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Mrs. Wright

Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Education, Arizona State University

Experience:

  • ALC Teacher

 

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Wright has traveled to all 50 states.

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Mr. Brinkman

Science Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Chemistry and Education, Augsburg College

Experience:

  • Middle School Science Teacher
  • High School Science Teacher

Interesting Fact: Mr. Brinkman is a certified lifeguard and swim instructor.

 

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Mrs. Fantin

Special Education Director

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Drake University
  • Master of Arts in School Psychology, Capella University

Experience:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Psychologist
  • Adjunct Instructor of Rio Salado Community College

Interesting Fact:Mrs. Fantin LOVES all sports and was a collegiate athlete.  Her absolute favorite thing to do is play with her her baby boy, Dawson.

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Mrs. Coady

Administrative Assistant

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, College of Staten Island
  • Integrated Office Systems Certificate, Drake's Business School

 

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Coady is originally from New York and still has a New York accent.

Mrs. Varissa Zeleny

Mrs. Zeleny

Administrative Assistant

Education:

  • Associate of Arts in Theater, American Academy of Dramatic Arts

 

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Zeleny has performed in Off Broadway plays and is the co-founder of a theatre company in New York City.

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ALC 2017-2018 Staff