Teachers

Mr. Matthew Andrews

Social Science Teacher

High School:

Temecula Valley High School

College:

California State University, Fullerton

Something you should know about me…

 

I was born in England and moved to Southern California when I was about ten years old. I went to high school and college in Southern California where I grew up and lived most of my life. I love history and traveling. I’ve visited Europe, the Middle East, and North America. I’d like to go to Australia, Brazil, Japan and China in the near future. My goal is to help students succeed inside and outside the classroom. I hope to inspire and motivate students to critically think about the world around them. 

Mr. Michael Bradford

Social Science Teacher

High School:

Palmdale High

College:

Mesa Community College/UC San Diego

Something you should know about me…

I have two kids and a house in Rocklin. I have two cats as well.

Ms. Emily Bushman

ELA Teacher

High School:

University High School

College:

UC Davis

Something you should know about me…

I attended UCD for my undergrad and graduate education, finally graduating with majors in International Relations and Spanish, a Single Subject teaching credential in English, and a Masters in Education. In my spare time, I run and cook for a professional food blog, travel, read, and grade papers. I love working with students and helping them grow- come to see me with any questions about English classes!

Ms. Caity Doyle

English Teacher

High School:

St. Francis High School

College:

UC Berkeley (Go Bears!)

Something you should know about me…

I teach because I want to encourage students to believe in themselves and to feel empowered to go after the life they choose. As an English teacher, I believe literacy is the key to helping students get to that point! My goal is to facilitate a classroom culture that promotes positivity and respect, encourages creativity, and requires critical thinking. I live in Sacramento with my furry best friends, Rocky the doggo and Panzer the kitty. In our spare time I like to hang out with my close-knit Italian family, root on the Giants and the Cal Bears, and eat too much ice cream.

Mr. Greg Darrah

Science Teacher

High School:

Aiglon College, Switzerland

College:

Cornell University

Something you should know about me…

I am excited to be a part of the Lion Pride after a 25-year career in building and running large IT system projects. I am a science nerd at heart, and I am looking forward to imparting my love of science to my students. At home, I have my wife and two daughters (7th and 11th graders), along with our two dogs, a boxer, and a bulldog. I enjoy competitive rowing, spending time with my kids, all kinds of music, and any Marvel movie. I am thrilled to have found what I want to be when I grow up. Please stop in sometime and say hello!

Ms. Shawna Fadden

Math Teacher

High School:

Rancho Cotate

College:

Chico State

Something you should know about me…

I have worked for Natomas Unified School for 15 years, as a substitute teacher, a secretary, account tech, and now a math teacher. I love playing and watching all kinds of sports and watching Star Wars! Math has always been my favorite school subject

Mrs. Moriah Finch-Odell

Resource Teacher

High School:

Oak Ridge High School

College:

University of Nevada, Reno

Something you should know about me…

I am one of the RSP teachers here at Leroy Greene Academy. I love helping students of all age and developmental levels. I have taught pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school aged students in the past. I am a very patient, understanding person, and I enjoy seeing the progress that students make throughout each year.

I was born and raised in Sacramento, and even though I moved away for college, I found my way back to wonderful Northern California. I like to stay busy, so I prefer to have activities planned for my free time. Aside from curling up on my couch and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee, while reading a good book, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family as much as I possibly can. I like being outdoors, whether it be for a hike in the hills, a weekend of camping, or a relaxing day at the lake. Warm weather is my favorite! In addition to my love for the outdoors, I love watching, playing, and coaching basketball. It has always been such a big part of my life, and will continue to be. Two other activities that make me extremely happy – Road-trips and concerts! Can’t go wrong with some good tunes or exploring a new town.

Lastly, I’d like to add that I am an advocate for acceptance. I believe that everyone is different and awesome in their own unique way, and we all need to learn to embrace that in ourselves and accept it in each other. :)

Mr. Andrew Garewal

Business Teacher

High School:

College:

Something you should know about me…

Sr. Alejandro Gutierrez

Spanish Teacher

High School:

Natomas High School

College:

Sacramento State

Something you should know about me…

I am from Natomas and I enjoy teaching in my community. I enjoy traveling with my family and spending time at home. Soccer is my favorite past time and coaching is my other passion. I hope to inspire as many students as I can.

Mrs. Suzie Haughton

Performing Arts Teacher

High School:

Canyon High School

College:

Cal State University Northridge

Something you should know about me…

I’m so happy to be back for another exciting year of music at LGA, and I’m looking forward to expanding our music program, even more, this year!  If I can help you with anything, musically or otherwise, please come to see me!

When not doing something musical I enjoy reading, kayaking, and hanging out with my husband and our two pups. I also love to travel, and usually bring home the coolest instrument I can find as a souvenir!

Ms. Lesley Ho

Science Teacher

High School:

Franklin High School

College:

University of California, Santa Cruz

Something you should know about me…

I graduated from UCSC with a B.S. in Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology. Shortly after, I decided to pursue teaching and earned my teaching credential at CSUCI. I have a 2-year-old Husky/Australian Cattle Dog pup named Cali. We like to go on hikes and play tug-o-war. In my free time, I like to rock climb, cook, & CrossFit.

Mr. Kim Lee Homme

ELA Teacher

High School:

Chester High School

College:

Humboldt State (BA, Philosophy), Chico State (MA, English)

Something you should know about me…

Mr. Homme grew up at the foot of Mt. Lassen, in a little mountain town, buried in snow. After high school, he attended Humboldt State University, where he majored in Philosophy. He then joined the Peace Corps and taught English in Russia. When he returned to the United States, he wrote his master’s thesis on the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. After getting his MA, he flew to Korea, taught for a year, then returned to California to teach at Butte College, after which he flew back to Korea and taught literature and writing in a science and math high school. After getting married and having two kids in Korea, he returned to America, and found his way to Natomas, and happily now teaches at LGA. 

Mr. Karl Johnson

Performing Arts Teacher

High School:

Woodcreek High School

College:

Azuza Pacific University & Brandman University

Something you should know about me…

Having spent the last six years teaching science, I’m excited to begin a new adventure leveraging my experience in music and on the stage to inspire the students of LGA to love, and maybe even pursue, the performing arts. When not at school, you’d usually find me singing and dancing on stage. If that doesn’t work, I’m probably out hiking some trail, nose buried in a book, or yelling at the screen, video game controller in-hand.

Ms. Erin Juneau

Art Teacher

High School:

Shanghai American School/Father Ryan High School

College:

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Something you should know about me…

I am originally from New Orleans and am passionate about art, crafts, yoga, and cooking!  I received a Bachelors degree from SAIC in K-12 art education, prior to teaching in Sacramento I taught within the Chicago Public School system. Growing up abroad as a third culture kid, mostly in Asia, I was able to experience a wide variety of cultures, design, and knowledge of media. I have taught at both private art studios and public schools and we all speak the universal language of art!

I am excited to be part of LGA’s awesome arts pathway to success!  

Ms. Jenn Kunkle

Math Teacher

High School:

Kokomo High School

College:

Manchester College

Something you should know about me…

I absolutely LOVE teaching math!! I taught for 15 years in Indiana and moved to Sacramento 3 years ago. When I’m not teaching, I’m with my wife and our two dogs, Maggie and Riley. I am a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, and I also enjoy playing the piano. I recently began working out at a kickboxing gym, and I am absolutely loving it!

Mr. Thomas Leech

Business Teacher

High School:

College:

Something you should know about me…

Ms. Morgan Lorentzen

Social Science Teacher

High School:

Vanden High School

College:

Sac State & UC Davis

Something you should know about me…

I am the new Social Studies teacher here at LGA. I am so excited to be a part of this school community! I was born in South Africa and immigrated to the U.S. with my family when I was in elementary school. I have a passion for history and learning about different cultures. I love to travel and visit new places! 

Mr. Daniel Meyer

PE Teacher/Athletic Director

High School:

New Richmond High School

College:

University of Wisconsin-River Falls, East Carolina University

Something you should know about me…

I grew up in New Richmond, WI. I attended the University of Wisconsin River-Falls where I received my teaching degree and received my Masters degree from East Carolina University. I have taught in Minnesota, North Carolina and now California is my home. Health, fitness and overall wellness has always been a large part of my life, which I hope to make it a large part of your life as well. I will challenge you everyday to do your best and be successful. My door is always open if you ever need anything. I am also excited to help build a athletic program here at Leroy Greene.

Ms. Jessica Mijares

ELA Teacher

High School:

Laguna Creek High School

College:

CSU Sacramento

Something you should know about me…

I’ve worked in education for 11 years and continue to love what I do. I enjoy getting to know students and supporting them through their “school journey.” 

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Andrews, Matthew
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Gutierrez, Alejandro
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Ho, Lesley
Homme, Kim Lee
Johnson, Karl
Juneau, Erin
King, Stephanie
Kunkle, Jennifer
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Lorentzen, Morgan
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Odell, Ben
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