Accelerated Learning Center Faculty


ALC Leadership Team


Mrs. Curran


  • 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


  • 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.”


Mr. Kabler



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


  • 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.”


Mrs. Markham



  • Master of Science in Instructional Technology, Grand Canyon University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Arizona State University
  • Teacher Certification, Rio Salado Community College


  • Technical Writer
  • Communications and Marketing Consultant
  • ALC English Teacher (10 years)

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Markham is a certified scuba diver.

“I have seen countless struggling students prevail when given the opportunity and the tools to demonstrate their learning in different ways.”

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2023 - 2024 ALC Staff


Mr. Cady

Art Teacher


  • Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Northern Iowa
  • Master of Arts, Art Education from the University of Florida
  • Master of Arts, Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University


  • Middle School Art Teacher

Interesting Fact: Mr.Cady and his wife have three cats named after Shrek and Fiona’s babies.

“As someone now doing something I always wanted to do, I feel that I am an example of never giving up on your dreams regardless of what life may throw you.”


Mrs. Fantin

Special Education Director


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


  • 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 baby boy, Dawson.

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” (Carl Jung)


Mrs. Harris

Math Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science Middle School Education with an Emphasis in Math and Science, Arkansas State University
  • Master of Education in Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University


  • Junior High School Math and Science
  • High School Math and Science

Interesting Fact: Ms. Harris loves dancing and can bust a move every now and then.

“Space is full of stars from those before us who weren't afraid to reach for their dreams. We too need to reach for our dreams so we can also be added among the stars.”


Mrs. Nitzschke

ELA Teacher


  • Associate of Arts, Phoenix College
  • Bachelor of Arts- Secondary Education, Arizona State University


  • Social Studies Teacher (5 years)
  • Small Business Owner (4 years)
  • Credit Card Fraud Analyst

Interesting Fact: Mrs. Nitzschke is a vegetarian and enjoys reading, cooking, and hanging out at home with her amazing husband and their Corgi, Luna.

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”—Zig Ziglar

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Miss Nelson

Administrative Assistant 


  • Associates in Graphic Arts and Design, Flint Hills Technical College

  • Associates in Respiratory Therapy, Labette Community College


  • Over the years Miss has had several opportunities to listen, teach, coach, and inspire kids of all ages from swim team to softball teams.

Interesting Fact: Miss Nelson used to have small hobby farm with ducks, chickens, pigs, goats, and cattle.  All the while living in an over the road transit bus converted to a RV

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I'm possible”  Audrey Hepburn

Mr. Swingler

Social Studies/ PE Teacher



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Miss Todd

Science Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology


  • ASU Teacher's Assistant

Interesting Fact: Miss Todd loves sports, especially running and hiking.  She tries to go for a run every day and wants to hike the Grand Canyon at some point.

“Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that." (John Wooden)


Mrs. Wright



  • Bachelor of Education, Arizona State University


  • ALC Teacher (25 years)

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

“Life is a maze. We'll help you through it.”

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ALC Founders


Dr. F. Canady


  • 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


  • Special Education Teacher
  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • ALC Charter Holder (23 years)

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

“ALC students, parents and staff have made my last 22 years in education simply amazing and gratifying.”


Dr. S. Canady


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


  • Elementary Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Principal
  • ALC Charter Holder (23 years)

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

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

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