"Teachers seem to have studentsí best interest at heart. Teachers seem to have more one on one time. Principal takes interest in each studentís progress. I like the idea of teaching to the whole child and not just academics."
-EnCompass Academy Family Member, from anonymous survey


Our hard-working, talented, and skillful staff are deeply committed to serving EnCompass children and families. Our diversity comes in many forms: Of our certificated staff, 60% are bilingual, and over 50% are people of color. We have among us innovative cultural workers (dancers, singers, poets, actor, visual artists, mcís), award-winning practitioners, a published author, foodies and culinary wizards, emergency medical responders, and athletes!

Leadership Groups

  • School Site Governance Council
  • Strategic Planning Group
  • Culture and Climate Committee
  • Faculty Council
  • Instructional Leadership Team

Professional Development

The schoolís leadership team (the Strategic Planning Group) conducts data analysis to establish a PD plan based on the school wide priority lenses and initiatives. Faculty Professional Development practices throughout the year includes:
  • Faculty meets every Wednesday
  • Grade-level teams meet in Professional Learning Communities every other week for over 100 minutes
  • Grade-Level teams meet with principal/coaches after benchmark assessments to conduct data-based inquiry and develop strategies to accelerate student achievement
  • Off-campus retreat days in August and in June
  • Interclass and off-site observations
  • Math and ELA coaches provide support for implementation of school wide and best practices
  • On-site BTSA coaches assigned to novice teachers
  • Opportunities to attend high-quality Professional Development Conferences and Institutes


Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Insixiengmay
Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Jones
1st Grade Teacher
Ms. Matsuoka
1st Grade Teacher
Mr. Sin
2nd Grade Teacher
Ms. Cruger
2nd Grade Teacher
Mr. McKay
3rd Grade Teacher
Ms. Atwood
3rd Grade Teacher
Mr. Garcia
4th Grade Teacher
Mr. Burdt/Oceanhawk
4th Grade Teacher
Ms. Swanson-Hysell
5th Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher
Ms. Clark
5th Grade Math/Science Core Teacher
Ms. Bowen

Resource Team

Wright Counseling Clinical Supervisor - Dr. Tracy Smith
Special Day Class - Ms. Monica Alcala
Resource Specialist - Mr. Eric Miller
Speech Therapist - Ms. Catherine Goddard
School Psychologist - Mary Kerr-≠-Meyers (Mondays) Marla Winston (Tuesdays)
Autistic Spectrum Inclusion Program Teacher - Ms. Lauren Biga
Instructional Assistant - Ms. Maryann Vastag
Intervention Specialist - Ms. Natanya Mitchell, Ms. Juliette Abaye
Childhood Development Center/PreKindergarten
Ms. Anna Manskar
Ms. Vasquez

Program Staff

Interventions Team
Ms. Russell-Silva

EnCompass After-School
Sister Ayodele Kinchen

Ms. Lee

Sister Ayodele Kinchen

Family Involvement

Coach Jermaine Washington

Mr. Yari Mander

Blended Learning Coach
Mr. Greg Klein

Blended Learning Specialist
Ms. Diana Duran

Operations Support Staff

Attendance Clerk
Ms. Leticia Araujo-Perez
Ms. Arcelia Gonzalez
Office Manager
Ms. Ana Chavez-Perez
School Security Office
Mr. Reinaldo
Mr. Tarver
Mr. Saelee
Food Services
Ms. Martinez
Ms. Hong