Welcome to the SVA Staff Directory!
Middle School Teacher
Hello! I am the sixth grade Literature and Composition teacher. I have been teaching for four years and have been at SkyView for three. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and I just completed my Master’s in Education. In my free time I enjoy hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and traveling!
College/University: Colorado State University-Bachelor’s CU Denver-Master’s
Year started at SVA: 2016
504/MTSS Coordinator/Literacy Interventionist
This is my first year at SkyView and I am so exited to be here! After retiring as an elementary classroom teacher, I am not ready to give up my love of working with students and teachers. I am the 504/MTSS Coordinator, as well as the Literacy Intervention teacher. My daughter, Danielle Akin, is the 6th grade English teacher at SkyView! I love spending time with my family, being outdoors and traveling – especially if it includes a beach!
College/University: California State University of Northridge
Year started at SVA: 2019
Elementary School Paraprofessional
I began working at Skyview in 2016 and have very much enjoyed my time working with the first grade students. I take very seriously the academic pressure to ensure all the students increase their levels in math, writing, spelling, and reading. With the therapeutic background, I also enjoy teaching the students social-emotional skills, such as resolving conflict, engaging socially into groups, using words instead of bodies to express emotions. Much of my free time is spent with my two children and their activities.
College/University: Santa Clara University (BA); Capella University (MS); Arizona State University (PhD)
Year started at SVA: 2015
I am thrilled to be part of the Business Office! I have 8 years of experience working in higher education, and after going into the private sector for 8 years, I decided it was time to return to the education industry, as this is my passion. I enjoy the behind-the-scenes work that happens in the Business Office, providing support to the amazing teachers we have in the building! I’ve had the privilege to be in the classroom subbing for a couple of years, and I also joined the Spanish department for 1 year. SkyView students are amazing!
Both my kids attend SkyView, and this is our 8th year here. I enjoy spending time with my sweet kiddos and husband when I’m not at work.
College/University: Bachelor’s and Master’s from University of Colorado Denver
Year started at SVA: Started in Business Office in 2019. Started subbing in 2016-17.
High School Assistant Principal
I graduated from NYU with my MA in Counseling and I’m not sure what it taught me. There were lots of theory and good conversation but I didn’t learn anything until I graduated, worked in the college setting, quit the college setting, and started working in a high school in lower Manhattan. I thought I would be there for a couple of years and stayed there for twelve. It was at this high school that I really learned something. I learned to be more patient, to laugh, and to work toward something I believe in. I learned that teenagers thrive when adults are structured, believe in them, say sorry when we make mistakes and are flexible. I’ve worked on the non-profit side of education, in youth development, student activities, teaching, advising, and counseling. It’s a unique perspective. As the Assistant Principal, I hope I can support the high school and our students by supporting the educators who work tirelessly in the classroom. I am proud to work along side such caring, dedicated people. When I’m not working, I’m with my husband and my daughters, a 6-year old who is smarter than me and a 7-year old foster child who is helping me find the resolve to forgive, grow and be more patient than I thought I was capable of. Random things: I am a triplet, I didn’t love my high school experience with 4,000 people, and any sitcom with people yelling at each other makes me laugh.
College/University: SUNY Binghamton (undergrad), NYU (graduate)
Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Year started at SVA: