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Simone Kennel

Principal

 
Why TIDE Academy - As a lifelong educator at heart, I am excited to serve as the Principal at TIDE Academy. The start of the 2021 school marked the beginning of my 29th year in education and my 20th year with the Sequoia Union High School District.  I look forward to serving our collective community at TIDE, which is a very special, unique gem in the Sequoia Union High School District and one I am thrilled to be part of.
 
 

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Tina Smith

Vice Principal

 
Why TIDE Academy - TIDE is an exciting school as it's a unique small comprehensive high school in Sequoia Union High School District. I'm excited to be part of the intimate setting of a small school and have the opportunity to help open up the school. (How often does an educator have the opportunity to open a school and build school culture?). I also appreciate the innovative staff, where the curriculum is linked across several subjects, and Career Technical Education is part of every single student's experience at TIDE.
 

TIDE Academy's Teaching Team
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John Allen

Spanish Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - I thoroughly enjoy this small, yet unique, school setting here at TIDE.  I enjoy working at a STEAM-focused high school that offers career technical education pathways and dual-enrolled classes with Foothill College. I MOST love the students we serve in this community.
 
 

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Joel Basquez

Education Specialist

 
Why TIDE Academy -I spent the past few years at Menlo-Atherton High School working with an incredible staff and student population. I joined TIDE Academy so that I could be a part of the school's emerging programs and help all students meet their post-secondary goals by providing equitable opportunities and support. 
 
 

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Makailah Cesena

Social Studies Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - Coming Soon
 
 

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Tom Chang

Art Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - Coming Soon
 
 

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Cat Cole

Social Studies Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - Cat is excited to be a teacher at TIDE because she believes in our Mission and Vision of providing engaging project-based learning.  Closing race and gender gaps in the STEM field here in Silicon Valley is also something she believes in.  
 
 

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Hector Cornejo

Physical Education Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - TIDE Academy was a perfect fit for me to evolve as an educator. TIDE has a great program that provides multiple learning and social opportunities to its students. In addition, I wanted to start my teaching career in a small school and in the same community I grew up. 
 
 

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Karen Cortez

Education Specialist

 
Why TIDE Academy - I love TIDE Academy because it is a beautiful small school that offers individualized support to our diverse students. Our STEAM-focused school encourages our students to use technology and their unique creativity to become strong innovators. At TIDE we support our students' individual learning styles, encourage their continued growth, and celebrate their accomplishments. 
 
 

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Emily Cox

Science Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - TIDE provides me with the amazing opportunity to support the very diverse group of learners found in our student body. I love that I have space to collaborate with other teachers in our small-knit community to better support our students.
 
 

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Michael Davis

Science Teacher

 
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Sree Ghosh

Career Technical Education Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - TIDE Academy with its focus on Dual Enrollment and STEM Curriculum, offers a unique opportunity for people like me with diverse Industry as well as Academic experience to bring their industry skills and academic expertise into the classroom and provide an enriching career-ready learning program for students. I hope to make a big difference in a school like TIDE still in its nascent stage with many opportunities for growth.
 
 

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Carmen Gutierrez 

Spanish Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy -  I’m looking to really get to know my students at a deeper level and TIDE provides the perfect opportunity.
 
 

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Rosa Horovitz

Teacher

 
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Jim Karditzas

Math Teacher

 
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Brian Klackle

Career Technical Education Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - Because I wanted to be a part of something different. I want to help young adults figure out their passions then help develop the skills necessary to power their future ventures. 
 
 

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Daphne McCann

English Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - I was excited about the opportunity to help create and build a brand new program. The small school setting has also allowed me to get to know my students much better, and therefore, I've been able to provide more support for them. Getting the chance to teach my old students again means that we get into deeper learning much faster because we already know each other.
 
 

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Maria Pimentel

Paraprofessional

 
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Elizabeth Sendil

Science Teacher (Long Term Sub)

 
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Ryan Stagg

Math Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - I joined TIDE Academy in order to take part in the exciting prospect of building a school from scratch.  I was also attracted to the special offerings of the school which included Computer Science and other CTE pathways as well as Dual Enrollment and Nucleus.
 
 

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Elena Tigner

Math Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - I am excited to be part of TIDE Academy team. I believe TIDE students hugely benefit from the nurturing environment that this unique small public school has to offer, especially taking into account the STEAM-focused program and dual enrollment opportunity with Foothill College.
 
 

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Christine Turk

English Teacher

 
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Daisey Velasquez

Prraprofessional

 
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Jeffry Weathers

English Teacher

 
Why TIDE Academy - I am excited about the potential of collaborations with colleagues and students, and working in a smaller, more inclusive environment. 
 

TIDE Academy's Counselors
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Rebecca Edelman

Counselor

 
Why TIDE Academy - TIDE offers an innovative educational setting that offers imaginative ways to learn and grow. TIDE also provides students opportunities for dual enrollment that creates a strong foundation for college and career planning.
 
 

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Lara Sandora

Counselor

 
Why TIDE Academy - Mrs. Sandora is excited to support TIDE Academy students in finding and pursuing their post-high school pathways as a school and college & counselor. She is excited to be at a small school and is enjoying getting to know the students. 
 

TIDE Academy's Support Staff
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Fatima Aguilar Villicana

Campus Security Aide

 
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Mayra Buenrostro Torres

School Secretary

 
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Rocio Chavez

School Secretary

 
Why TIDE Academy - I enjoy working with students and families. It gives me joy to work in this community.
 
 

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Jacqueline Farias

Health Aide

 
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Cristal Hernandez

Guidance Information Specialist

 
Why TIDE Academy - To be part of a small and new school and be part of the development of TIDE. Enjoy working with students and hope to get to know many students and families at TIDE.
 
 

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Dawn Johnson

Food Services Lead

 
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Melissa Lamb

Health Services

 
Why TIDE Academy -  I love working in a small environment where I have the opportunity to meet all of the students.  I love working with individual and small groups of students to help them reach their goals.
 
 

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Iriam Menjivar

School Sectary

 
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Eder Rivera Pavon

Campus Security Aide

 
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