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Maria Arpilleda

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Maria Arpilleda
Spanish Teacher
916- 714-1653

David Benitez

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David Benitez
English/ Advocacy & ISP Teacher
916- 714-1653 x51026

James Breakfield

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James Breakfield
Science Teacher
916- 714-1653 x51037

I’ve been a teacher at EG Charter since 2003.  I’ve taught all science courses as well as done ISP for Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students.  I’ve been the EL Cordinator for 10 years.  In the past I’ve had a number of careers as a Military Police Officer, Language Interpreter (Spanish), and a Security Supervisor at a Bank.  Personally, I have two teenagers and have been married for 30 years.  My hobbies include anything computer based.  Swimming, football, and wrestling are some of the activities I’ve been associated with.  I have a BS in Computer Science, and have both a single and multiple credential.  Teaching  and seeing the Ah-hah moments with my students is one of the best rewards.

Josh Burt

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Josh Burt
Art & ISP Teacher
916- 714-1653 x51027
Art has always been a part of my life. I took ceramics and photography classes when I was in High School. I attended Paso Robles High School and later Mendocino High School. I was very active in the ceramics community in Mendocino. I attended College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, CA and Eureka, CA, where I received my AA degree. I then transferred to Sacramento State to earn my degree in studio art. I worked as a studio potter through college and many years beyond, throwing pottery for Cloud's Porcelain in Folsom, and showing my own work in local galleries. I earned my teaching credential through San Francisco State in single subject art and started teaching at EG Charter in 2008. I have taught art and ISP at EG Charter for 12 years at this point. In the "before times" I taught digital art, digital photography, and general art. I now do my best to teach art through a computer screen, while not ideal, it is unavoidable at this time. 

Alli Conway

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Alli Conway
Math & ISP Teacher
916- 714-1653 x51025
Alli Conway is in her 6th year of teaching Mathematics and her second year teaching at Elk Grove Charter. She attended Sacramento State and National University earning her single subject teaching credential with a Master’s Degree in Math Education. She was inspired by all the wonderful math teachers she had to teach math and inspire other kids to enjoy math as much as she did. When she is not teaching you can find her baking/cooking or spending time with all her farm animals. 

Tristan Church

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Tristan Church
History/Adcocacy & ISP Teacher
916- 714-1653 x51022
I'm Tristan Church, a History/Social Science teacher at Elk Grove Charter School. I have experience teaching 7th-12th grades. When I'm not in the classroom, I'm reading, gardening, cooking, or playing video games.

Andy Fan

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Andy Fan
Math/Advocacy Teacher
916- 714-1653 x51028

Andy Fan is a Math teacher at Elk Grove Charter School. He went to UC Davis and received his single- subject teaching credential from National University. He currently teaches Math 7 and Math 1. He was inspired by the students that he tutors and enjoys helping students learn how Math can apply in their lives. He enjoys video games and swimming whenever he is not teaching. 

Timothy Moore

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Tim Moore
Math Teacher
916- 714-1653 x51031
2023-2024 is the start of my 5th year as a math teacher, all of them at Elk Grove Charter School. I consider it of the best decisions of my life. I have been very happy to transition from a successful career in sales and service for an even better job as an educator. I have always liked (borderline loved) numbers and I hope to infect some of that love with students. Graphics, tables, raw numbers are so interesting and describe so much. I specifically enjoy statistics and functions, but, it's not exclusive.
I have a family of 4 other people, my wife Natasha who is also an educator & teaches at Florin High. My twin daughters are Juniors at Elk Grove High School and my son Seamus is 8 years old, and doing his thing in second grade. My main hobbies are lifting and going on holiday. If you mix the two, then you have the perfect weekend. I really do like visiting gyms in different cities. I've figured I have visited something in the ball park of 150 different gyms. I also like art museums, especially impressionist exhibits. I am a sucker for late 1800 European paintings. Monet & Sisley are probably my favorite. It may sound cliché, but Sunday afternoon by Seurat is my favorite.

Melissa Wade

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Melissa Wade
Advocacy/ISP Teacher
916- 714-1653 x51023

I have been teaching for 13 years and have been at Elk Grove Charter for 8 years. I teach 9th grade Health and Focus on College and Career. I also teach 10th grade College and Career Seminar and 11th and 12th grade Independent Study. I enjoy spending time with my family. I have 3 kids, a son and two daughters.