The mission of Method Schools is to provide breakthrough tools and educational approaches that deliver maximum results and accountability to K-12 families. Method Schools provides innovative tools and educational practices to maximize personalization and empower students to become problem solvers, effective communicators, critical thinkers and creative innovators.
Method Schools believes students should be active participants and decision makers in their educational process. Tools and practices utilized are technologically reflective of the environment in which students live and are in alignment to the 21st Century Skills which focus on Life and Career Skills, Learning and Innovation Skills, Core Subjects, and Information, Media and Technology Skills.
Child abuse reporting law (Penal Code Section 11166) requires that any Method Schools employee who has reason to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse, report the incident to the proper authorities.
In order to promote learning and protect the safety and well-being of all students, Method Schools adheres to the Suspension and Expulsion guidelines established by California Education Code Section 48900.
Method Schools’ administration, teachers and staff actively strive to eliminate acts of sexual harassment at the school. All personnel are aware of the mandates from the State of California, the California Department of Education, and the Board of Education and support them fully.
Shannon Clark is a mother of 2 with 6 years’ experience as a parent in homeschooling and blended learning. She worked in the business and accounting field with responsibility ranging from general accounting to human resource management and the implementation of business policies and procedures. She was an active volunteer as a Girl Scout leader, softball coach and board member, classroom volunteer, and community organizer. Shannon was an active volunteer at the charter school her children attended, being awarded volunteer of the year in 2010 at Coastal Academy in Oceanside. While her children are now attending a more traditional school environment, Shannon continues to be an avid supporter of choice in education and independent study programs. She is currently working as a fitness instructor continuing to focus on inspiring people to learn and achieve their goals. Shannon is in the process of completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. She is also a member of PEO, an organization that raises money for women in education providing opportunities for women to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Shannon plans to obtain her CPA and continue working in the field of education to provide new and innovative opportunities for children and parents to pursue their educational goals.
Carolyn has worked in K-12 and Higher Ed for over 22 years. Her work experience includes teaching Higher Ed classes at Northern Illinois University and University of San Diego. Carolyn also has experience working in K12 Education. K12 experiences include teaching grades 1, 3, 4, and 5 at San Bernardino City Unified School District, working at the district office in SBCUSD conducting professional development for educators, writing grants and more. Carolyn’s experience also includes working at Educational Companies that include Apple, K12, Schoology, and Pearson. Carolyn currently works as Account General Manager at Pearson partnering with school districts in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties on solutions such as textbooks and digital curriculum. Carolyn has ample experience in field of education and offers great insight and expertise into blended models, such as Method Schools and could be a valuable asset to the organization.