"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, actors, 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 schoolwide 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 schoolwide and best practices
  • On-site BTSA coaches assigned to novice teachers
  • Opportunities to attend high-quality Professional Development Conferences and Institutes


Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Insixiengmay
Kindergarten Teachers
Ms. Jones
Mr. Valadez
1st Grade Teacher
Ms. Rancifer
1st Grade Teacher
Ms. Walters
2nd Grade Teacher
Ms. Strong
2nd Grade Teacher
Ms. Vidmar
3rd Grade Teacher
Ms. Alvarado
3rd Grade Teacher
Ms. Cruger
4th Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher
Ms. Atwood
4th Grade Math/Science Teacher
Mr. Garcia
5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Bowen
5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Callahan

Resource Team

Wright Counseling Clinical Supervisor - Dr. Tracy Smith
Special Day Class - Ms. Monica Alcala
Education Psychologists - Ms. Nicole Rocchi, Ms. Kelley Williams
Speech Therapist - Ms. Alice Mollison
School Counselors - Ms. Ariana Lloyd, Ms. Rebecca Medrano, Ms. Sarah Sass
Inclusion Program Teachers - Ms. Crystal Childress, Ms. Kisha Mattox
Para Educator - Ms. Maryann Vastag
Intervention Specialists - Ms. Chanette Campbell, Mr. Inocente Rio-Oregon
ASIP Intervention Specialist
Ms. Jessica Jarin

Program Staff

Instructional Teacher Leader-Literacy
Mx. Katin Lindsey

EnCompass After-School
Mr. Raul Alcantar

Ms. Michele Lee

Mentoring Through Arts
Mr. Joe Moore

Student-Family Connections Coordinator
Ms. Amelia Rico

Coach Dustin DeMakas

Mr. Yari Mander

Blended Learning Lead
Mr. David McKay

Blended Learning Assistant
Ms. Diep Bui

Operations Support Staff

Attendance Clerk
Ms. Dana Turner
Office Manager
Ms. Valezka Silva
School Security Office
Ms. Phyllis Walker
Mr. Delbert Craig
Ms. Marilyn Major
Mr. Sarnchin Saelee
Food Services
Ms. Eva Martinez
Ms. Michelle Jeter
Mr. Buckley