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OUR LEADERSHIP

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Heather Guerra, Principal




Sara Spear, Dean of Lower Elementary



Jenny Pudelko, Dean of Upper Elementary

Education

Grand Valley State University – Bachelor of Arts; Psychology Special Education and Elementary Education
Grand Valley State University – Master of Education; Educational Leadership
 

Previous education experience and number of years in the field:

Special Education Teacher at Knapp Charter Academy – 6 years
Kindergarten thru 2nd grade dean at Timberland Charter Academy – 2 years
 

Why did you choose education as a career?

Helping children has always been my passion.  When I was in elementary school I was a peer buddy in a classroom for students with Autism.  That experience made such an impact on my life that I knew when I grew up I wanted to be teacher!
 



Brooke Haslacker, Dean of Middle School




Jessica Kaminski, Dean of Intervention

Education: 

  • Grand Valley State University
  • 2007 B.A. Elementary Education/Language Arts
  • 2011 M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction
  • 2014 Administrator Certification
 

Previous education experience and number of years in the field:

  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • 2007-2014
  • K-5 Grade and Reading Coach during my time in GRPS
 

What do you like most about working here?

I love the positive atmosphere that promotes student learning.  All of the NHA schools have the same goal and use collaboration to achieve that goal.    

 
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