Administration

JenniferJennifer Sargent, Executive Director: B.A. Mrs. Sargent joined Academy Schools two years ago as Director of Advancement, after a decade as Director of Development & Communications and Director of Development & Parent Relations at two prominent Montessori schools in Massachusetts. In her current roll, Mrs. Sargent adds operations to her realm of duties and becomes the business face of the school.  {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}

 

Lingyi Herbst, Business Operations Specialist, B.S. in Accounting and M.S in Education; Mrs. Herbst oversees the Accounting and Business Department at Academy Schools.
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Janelle Neil at the 2014 Auction for Academy Schools

Janelle Neil,  President, Academy Schools Board of Directors and former Head of School, retired: B.S. Education. Mrs. Neil is a Washington State Certified Teacher with coursework emphasis in Central Auditory Processing Disorders, Sensory Integration Disorders, and adaptive curriculum.  She has served the school since 1995, and has been teaching for 20 years in both public and private schools.  Mrs. Neil serves on the Washington State OSPI Board of Certification Review and Leslie University’s Curriculum Development Committee as the WFIS representative. Mrs. Neil has worked with children and young adults forming and working in tutoring centers, teaching English to non-English speaking adults as well as volunteering in local outreach programs for at-risk youth and teens. She is Chairman of Membership for the Tukwila Rotary, Deacon for her church, writes and publishes children’s church materials/curriculum, developed and taught Children’s Church for 14 years, a volunteer advocate for low income families who have children with learning issues, and a member of the DMYC (Des Moines Yacht Club) board of directors. {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}

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