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Accreditations

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Method Schools is Accredited by WASC

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and College (WASC) has granted Method Schools accreditation (grades Kindergarten through 12th), expiring on June 30, 2018.

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From the WASC website:

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC, extends its services to over 4,500 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K–12 and adult schools, works with 16 associations in joint accreditation processes, and collaborates with other educational organizations.

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Who benefits from accreditation?

Everyone. ACS WASC accreditation is a valuable service to the public, students and educational institutions themselves.

OUR LEADING INNOVATORS IN EDUCATION

Meet the Team

Dr. Jessica Spallino

CEO, Co-Founder

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CEO, Co-Founder

Dr. Jessica Spallino

Jessica has a track record of building schools that are forward-thinking, high-performing, and often unconventional. She is particularly experienced in building online and blended learning charter schools and has a passion for improving K-12 education through new and innovative models and concepts. Jessica holds a BA in English, an MA in Educational Leadership, and holds Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University.

MARK HOLLEY

Co-Founder

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Co-Founder

MARK HOLLEY

Mark has substantial marketing and finance experience within the K-12 education space and a track record of building K-12 programs that meet the needs of a wide variety of students. He holds a B.S. in Business/Marketing from Utah Valley University and an MBA from Brigham Young University. Over the past few years, Mark has helped market some of the largest and fastest-growing blended learning K-12 schools in the country

JADE FERNANDEZ

Academic Lead

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Academic Lead

JADE FERNANDEZ

Jade is a veteran teacher with several years of experience in both traditional and charter schools.  She has experience working with students at all grade levels and finds the greatest satisfaction from helping struggling students succeed.  She studied English Literature at UCSD before pursuing her teaching credential and has her Masters Degree in Teaching and Education.

STEVE BENTLEY

Operations Lead

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Operations Lead

STEVE BENTLEY

Steve brings both teaching and administrative experience through his many years in charter and traditional schools. He is passionate about organizational development and student success. Steve studied Biology at San Diego State University, focusing on Marine Biology, and received his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.

ELIZABETH BISSETT

Project Based Learning Instructor & Science Teacher

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Project Based Learning Instructor & Science Teacher

ELIZABETH BISSETT

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MICHAEL CLARK

Math Teacher

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Math Teacher

MICHAEL CLARK

Michael has been an educator for over a decade. He earned his Bachelor's at UCR and credential/MA in Education at Azusa Pacific University. His teaching experience spans over southern California as well as Iowa high schools and middle schools teaching students of all backgrounds and needs. He has served in several leadership positions at school and district levels developing mathematic curriculums. It is his passion for educational technology that has brought him to Method Schools. I played soccer for 17 years, ran track for 2, and have been a avid rock climber for 8 years. In all that time I have never broken a bone. Does this make me a very cautious persons? No, I don't think so, I'm just incredibly lucky

PATRICK CLARK

Mentor & Online Instructor

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Mentor & Online Instructor

PATRICK CLARK

Patrick comes from a family line of educators: both of his parents, his brother, aunt, and uncle are all teachers in southern California. Even before teaching, Patrick spent most of his youth on the soccer field. From AYSO as a youngster through three years of Varsity in high school (and Captain senior year), Patrick is no stranger to leading teams to success. For the past six years, Patrick had been a resident substitute teacher, requiring a "jack-of-all-trades" approach to both what and how he taught his lessons on any given day. Patrick is highly adaptable, quick to learn, and holds the highest academic and behavioral expectations for students. He received his Bachelors in History from UCR and is currently working on his MA in Education and credential in secondary History from the University of Phoenix.

Dalton Hunkle

Online Instructor & Program Developer

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Online Instructor & Program Developer

Dalton Hunkle

Dalton Hunkle was born in Huntington Beach, California. Upon high school graduation from Murrieta Valley High School, he received a Division I Football Scholarship to attend California State University, Sacramento. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. He is currently completing a Masters in Education. Dalton views teaching as a calling and has experience in working with students and athletes of all ages in education for over two years. He believes an education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.

Dr. Richard Krejcir

Home School Coordinator

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Home School Coordinator

Dr. Richard Krejcir

Dr. Krejcir is  the Founder and Director of a 501.3c, a non-profit that does education training in third world countries, a postgraduate level researcher, and general science nerd.  He is also the author of several books and an educator. And most important, husband and father. He is also a graduate of Fuller in Pasadena, California and has a Doctor of Philosophy from London, England (Ph.D.). He loves helping young minds learn!

Nicole McLain

Enrollment Specialist

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Enrollment Specialist

Nicole McLain

Nicole is a native of Murrieta. She graduate with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California Baptist University. She loves traveling around the world and had the opportunity to complete some of her learning in Salamanca, Spain. Psychology is one of her favorite subjects to learn. She loves playing softball and taking trips up the coast of California. She has years of experience working with special education students of all ages.

Kimberly Mukuriah

Instructional Aide & Program Developer

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Instructional Aide & Program Developer

Kimberly Mukuriah

Kim is a 2015 graduate of the University of California, Riverside with a degree in Asian Studies and Anthropology. Her adoration of traveling, education, and cultures has lead her to take part in various opportunities such as an assistant language teacher for the JET program (Japan Exchange of Teachers), studying abroad in Ghana and Japan, and multiple volunteering opportunities which includes Maji Mazuri Centre International in Kenya and the Nikkei Youth Network in Japan. She has 5 years experience working with K-12 students, 1.5/5 of those years involves her working for Method Schools in the past. At the moment, she is working on the prerequisites to enter a teacher credentialing program while at the same time saving for her next adventure.
 

Richard Palanca

Developer & Database Admin

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Developer & Database Admin

Richard Palanca

Richard has been developing websites for over 10 years using html, php, mysql, javascript/jquery for startup companies to large businesses with reputable, high traffic website. He has managed websites from the ground up or improves existing websites for SEO, speed, and security. He is always seeking for challenging contracts where he can showcase his talents and enhance his knowledge in web development further. His main expertise is PHP4/PHP5 OOP, Sql/Mysql/MSSql programming and database management, Javascript/Jquery/Ajax, HTML/XHTML/CSS, JSON/JSONP/XML. He is also very knowledgeable in SEO techniques and practices and has a good understanding of google adwords/adsense/webmasters. He has done many projects using different kinds of software and api integrations such as google apis, paypal api, formstack api, sms apis, phpmailer, simplehtmldom, phpexcel, phpmailer, fpdf and many many more. He also has a fair amount of experience on MVC frameworks such as codeigniter and zen

Amy Pinter

Online Mentor

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Online Mentor

Amy Pinter

Amy spent the last 21 years overseas.  The first 5 years living in Keflavik, Iceland and the last 16 living and working in Southern Japan.  She holds a BA in Marketing and Business Admin. Later returned to school to acquire an elementary education teaching credential after spending many years coaching youth soccer and substitute teaching.  She worked for the last 7 years in the Department of Defense Education Activities school in Sasebo, Japan.  She loves traveling and spending time with her family.  Besides reading, she has a strong love of cooking and trying new cuisine. She believes in every child lies the ability to shine and succeed no matter their circumstance. 

Taylor Sanchez

Enrollment Specialist

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Enrollment Specialist

Taylor Sanchez

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KINDNESS CHALLENGE 

For the 2017-18 school year, our students decided to partake in the Kindness Challenge. Four different classes consisting of 3rd-12th grade students came together in pursuit of two different pathways to answer one essential question: why does kindness matter?

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Our mission is to provide a school solution that meets unmet student needs. We’ll build and grow sustainably, while always questioning the old way of doing things. We’ll know we’re on track when more than half of our students enroll due to word-of-mouth referrals.

Board of Directors

DR. STEVE DORSEY

President

SHANNON CLARK

Vice President

TYLER ROBERTS

Treasurer

GLORIA VARGAS

Secretary

CAROLYN ANDREWS

Board Member