Accelerated Learning Center Faculty

DrFrankCanady

Dr. Frank Canady

Superintendent/ Charter Holder

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 (20 years)

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

“ALC students, parents and staff have made my past 20 years in education simply amazing and gratifying.”

DrSharonCanady

Dr. Sharon Canady

Special Education Director/ Curriculum Director / 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 (20 years)

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

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

Mrs. Kelley Canady Curran, M.Ed.

Mrs. Kelley Canady 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 (3 years)
  • Administrative Intern

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.”

Mr. Mike Kabler, M.Ed.

Mr. Michael Kabler

Assistant Principal

Education:

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

Experience:

  • ALC English and History Teacher (16 years)
  • ALC Afternoon 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.”

Mrs. Corrine Markham

Mrs. Corrine 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 (6 years)

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Markham is an Arizona Native.

Ms. Barbara Pease

Ms. Barbara 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.

Mr. Steve Strnad

Mr. Stephen 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 (6 years)

Interesting Fact: Mr. Strnad minored in Spanish.

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Mr. Jason 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. Barbara Nejman

History Teacher

Education:

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Interesting Fact:Mrs. Nejman was an Olympic Diver.

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Mr. Bernard Strass

Social Studies Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education and History, Arizona State University
  • Juris Doctor, Creighton University School of Law
  • Master of Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix

Experience:

  • High School Social Studies and Driver Education Teacher
  • University Business Law and Ethics Professor
  • Attorney

Interesting Fact: Mr. Strass traveled the Middle East extensively (Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Jordan and Israel) and enjoys riding mountain bikes, tennis and snow skiing.

Mr. Robert Tubb

Mr. Robert Tubb

Art and PE Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Education, Arizona State University

Experience:

  • Elementary PE and Science Teacher
  • ALC PE and Art Teacher (15 years)

 

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

Mrs. Mary Wright

Mrs. Mary Wright

Elective Teacher

Education:

  • Bachelor of Education, Arizona State University

Experience:

  • ALC Elective Teacher (19 years)

 

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

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Mr. Michael Brinkman

Science Teacher

Education:

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Mrs. Susan Coady

Mrs. Susan 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. Varisa 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.