Method Schools’ History

Dr. Jessica Spallino and Mark Holley founded Method Schools in 2013 with a clear goal in mind: to build a K-12 public charter school that would end the factory model of education in Southern California, encourage rapid academic growth for every student, and manage sustainable enrollment growth each year.

Since it began, Method Schools has evolved into a leading online charter school that serves thousands of students each year. With custom-built software systems and online courses powering the way, our online learning community is led by certified teachers who have deep experience inspiring students in an independent study environment. Even as our learning network grows, we remain laser-focused on every single student, every single day—because at Method, we believe every student is our story.

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Online Learning Tailored to Your Child

At Method Schools, your child will enjoy personalized attention, small classes, self-paced programs, and flexible scheduling—all within a trusted, WASC-accredited online learning community.

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Join a Thriving Online Learning Community

95% 2020 Student Satisfaction
110% Annual academic growth for students who remain at Method for an entire year
35,000+ K-12 students served since 2014

Method School's Values

Growth is a critical Method outcome for our students and our staff. We use data-informed best practices and a personal approach that leverages each student’s individual skills. We ensure our staff is highly-trained and effective at delivering the customer experience our students and their families deserve.
Part of our growth is evolving our school practices to ensure each is relevant and applicable. We don’t believe in the status quo, and we challenge our students and staff to always think bigger.
Method is rigorous, but we provide all of our students with the tools and instruction needed to exceed.
At Method, we’re accountable to our stakeholders, which include out students, their families, our staff, our authorizers, and the individual taxpayers that fund all of public education.
Method is a place of physical, emotional, and online safety for each and every one our students. We go to great lengths to ensure each student is free to learn without fear.
We focus on recruiting a student body that’s reflective of the diverse Southern California communities we serve.
All students should feel important and included at Method. We place an emphasis on allowing each student to be themselves, and to feel good about it.
Financial strength is essential to ensuring uninterrupted education occurs for our students. We focus on having little to no debt, healthy reserves, and fiscally conservative budgeting practices.

Meet Our Team of Distance Learning Experts

Our certified K-12 education staff has years of experience helping online learners achieve their dreams. We’re excited to help guide your child to success.

Dr. Jessica Spallino

Founder & CEO

Mark Holley

Founder & CBO

Stefanie Bryant

Chief Financial Officer

Jade Fernandez

Chief Academic Officer

Tracy Robertson

HR & Governing Board Manager/Title IX Coordinator

Sarah Delawder

Director of Curriculum

Amy Pinter

Director of K-8

Tracy Washington

Director of High School and SmartFox TV Anchor/Producer

Austin Cipres

Athletics Director

Brittney Aceron

Mobile Student Success Manager

Ashley Arias

High School Teacher

Sarah Avanessian

Curriculum Writer

Charity Barczyszyn

Student Success Manager

Sandra Bartz


Beatris Beltran

High School Teacher

Kayla Boudreau

High School Teacher

Kristin Bradburn

Curriculum Writer

DJ Brown

Student Success Manager

Thaddeus Brown

High School Teacher

Madison Buckley

Middle School Teacher

Tanaya Burnham

Data & Systems Manager

Amanda Castaneda

High School Teacher

Rachel DeSena

Middle School Teacher

Mary Doggett

Elementary School Teacher

Christine Eikmeier

High School Teacher/Developmental Coach/Counseling Lead

Jackson Faber

Middle School Teacher/Developmental Coach/Teacher Coach

Marina Farillas

Enrollment Specialist

Sally Feng

Elementary School Teacher/SmartFox TV Anchor & Producer

Michael Fowler

Teacher- DMSA

Sabrina Godshaw

Special Ed. Teacher/504

Jennifer Grover

High School Teacher

Davida Harvey

Special Ed. Teacher

Alycia Higa

High School Teacher

Ashlyn Holley

Special Projects Assistant

Lisa Honig

High School Teacher/ Lead Instructional Coach

Dalton Hunkle

High School Teacher

Alexis Hyde

Curriculum Writer

Andrea James

High School Teacher

Jen Johnson

Student Success Manager/Lead Instructional Coach

Cody Kennedy

Curriculum Writer

Jay Kott

Database Developer

Kamryn Levins


Ashley Madrigal

Elementary School Teacher

Shireen Malek

Elementary School Teacher

Charles Martin

Curriculum Writer

Alejandro Martinez

High School Math Teacher/Academic Data Specialist

Dustin Mathias

Curriculum Writer

Marcella Monney

Special Ed. Teacher

Tamara Moody

Elementary School Teacher

Kim Mukuriah

Student Success Manager/SmartFox TV

Kim Nellum

High School Teacher

Richard Palanca

Senior Web Developer

Melody Perez

Middle School Teacher

Travis Queen

IT Specialist

Kyle Quintero

Middle School Teacher

Bryan Reinecke

High School Teacher

Steven Reno

High School Teacher

Angela Rheaume

Elementary School Teacher/Elementary Department Manager/Test Coordinator

Roderick Richard

Mobile Student Success Manager

Robert Robinson

High School Teacher

Tori Robinson


Ruben Robles


Natally Rodriguez

High School Teacher/College Counselor

Kayla Roman-Wensing

Curriculum Writer

Lara Rosas

Enrollment Specialist

Carlos Sanchez

High School Teacher

Taylor Sanchez

Systems and Curriculum Specialist

Rebecca Santos (Ricci)

Administrative Support

Yvette Serratos

Data Coordinator

Taylor Sosa

Curriculum Writer

Diksha Sudarshan

Student Success Manager

Luke Teixeira

Middle School Teacher

Rachel Teplin

Curriculum Writer

Tracy Trinh

High School Teacher

Awara Van Sumer

Elementary School Teacher

Isabella Venezia

Student Athlete Success Manager

Sarah Waggoner

Lead Student Success Manager

Gerric Waller

DMSA Player & Program Development Manager

James Walsh

Middle School Teacher/Middle School Department Manager/Test Coordinator

Leslye Walton

Instructional Designer/Academic Content Writer

Michelle Webb

Student Success Manager/Lead Developmental Coach

Courtney Williams

Enrollment Lead/Marketing Specialist

Charlotte Woosley

High School Teacher/High School Lead/ASB Coordinator

Alyson Yeates

Student Success Manager and Community/Events

Chris Yeates

High School Teacher

Christine Young

Director of Special Education/Developmental Coach
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