Administration

Director - Mrs. Tatyana Chayka, M. Ed.

 

  • Master of Educational Leadership and Supervision with a focus in business - Arizona State University, Leadership for Education Entrepreneur Program
  • Master of Science in Secondary Education and Mathematics - Tashkent State Pedagogical Institute in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Secondary education certified
  • 12 years teaching experience
  • 12 years school administration experience

 

Principal - Ms. Adriana Rodriguez, M. Ed.

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  • Master's in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor's in Political Science from Whittier College
  • Certified in Elementary Education
  • 12 years teaching Experience

 

Dean of Students - Mrs. Shannon Hunt

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  • Paraprofessional Certification
  • 4 years College Administration Experience
  • 12 years K-12 School Administration Experience

 

Special Education Director - Mr. Ettor Strada

 

  • SPED Director 5 Years
  • 8 years Experience in Special Education
  • 2 years President, Student Leadership Advisory Board – Tarleton State University Central Texas
  • 1 year President Association for Texas Professional Educators – Tarleton State University Central Texas
  • 3 years Boy Scout/Cub Scout Troop master
  • 14 Years in the U.S. Army (Medically Retired)
  • Member of Council for Exceptional Children

 

Lead Teacher - Karen Quintana, M. Ed.

 

  • Master’s in Childhood Education and Special Education from Fordham University
  • Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Arizona
  • Certified in Childhood Education and Special Education
  • Teaching experience in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Special Education at Achievement First Charter School in Brooklyn, NY
  • 2nd year at MASSA

 

Director of Program Development - Kim Chayka, BS

  • Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Eller College of Management
  • 7 years of experience at the Academy of Math & Science and Math & Science Success Academy overseeing grants, managing databases, developing curricula, and coordinating teams
  • Act as a liaison and coordinator between all stakeholders
  • Implement best-practices to increase student achievement and organizational efficiency
  • Analyze and manage data, including student performance
  • Develop curricula and policies based on research and supporting data
  • Initiate and manage grants, programs, and collaborative efforts

Front Desk - Gabriela Vidal

 

  • 9 months Math & Science Success Academy
  • 18 years experience in office management
  • Handles all clerical responsibilities including parent communication

*A full summary of school personnel experience and resumes are available for public review on request on school grounds.

 

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