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The faculty at The Academy for Individual Excellence consists of a team of caring individuals dedicated to a common philosophy of helping students excel academically and personally. Teachers strive to "learn" each student and assist them in reaching their potential. Our teachers believe that academic material is important, but that teaching each student to be a life-long learner is also vital to continued success. Learning to simply achieve a grade is not stressed; learning for the attainment of knowledge is priority at AIE.

The Academy for Individual Excellence maintains a low teacher-to-student ratio and we strive for close, professional relationships between students and instructors. It is our goal to offer students the opportunity to experience and gain confidence in seeking guidance and support from those in leading positions. We believe this interaction benefits all AIE students, those college-bound as well as those choosing to immediately enter the workplace upon graduation.

The Academy for Individual Excellence faculty has a reputation for permanence. The teachers' common goals, belief in methods used and dedication of heart result in rare teacher turnover at the Academy. This offers students more opportunity for stability and success in our program, as well as the continued development of our schools curriculum.

Our open-door policy encourages The Academy for Individual Excellences teachers and parents to discuss issues that are important to the development of the student. The faculty and administration realize the importance of an accurate understanding of each student and the value of keeping parents well informed. With teachers, parents and administrators diligently working together, success is easier to achieve.

 
John SavageJohn Savage is the founder of AIE. He has served in a dual role as teacher and administrator for the 28 yrs of the schools exsistance. His philosophy and teaching techniques are implemented throughout the program. This is accomplished by conducting many hours of in-service training for his staff each year and by a very hands-on approach each day. Mr. Savage has the opportunity of seeing the success of the program in his five adult children who have graduated from the Academy, and envisioning tomorrow's success for the grandchildren who are beginning their years at AIE. One of his favorite quotes is "Education is what is left over of the journey after the details are forgotten."
 
Pam Cheek Pam Cheek is the elementary coordinator at AIE. Before Mrs. Cheek began her current role at AIE, she had the opportunity to work in the classroom with Mr. Savage, learning firsthand the philosophy and techniques that are the core of the program. Mrs. Cheek continued to develop her skills while she taught Kindergarten and third and fourth grades. In addition, to her classroom work, Mrs. Cheek has volunteered in almost every aspect of the program, as well as having been a parent of two graduates of the Academy. Her experience and expertise make her a valued part of the Academy.
 
Julie Dye Ms. Julie Dye has been a member of the faculty at the Academy for 22 years. She has served as the Dean of the High School for the past ten years. Her experience in teaching at the Academy prior to accepting this role has given her a strong understanding of the classroom, curriculum, and implementation of the methods and strategies used at the Academy. Ms. Dye is also a parent of two children at the Academy. The leadership and organizational skills gained as a captain in the Army Reserves combine with her experience at AIE, forming the right combination for her role at AIE.
 
 
Administration
Sarah Boles
 
Pam Brown
 
Sher DeSpain
Sarah Boles
Administration AP
 
Pam Brown
Assistant Director
 
Sher DeSpain
Elementary Records
 
Holly Caudill
 
Teri Hancock
 
Linda Mattingly
Holly Caudill
Asst to the HS Dean
 
Teri Hancock
Admin Asst
 
Linda Mattingly
Receptionist
 
   
Teresa Savage
   
   
Teresa Savage
Office Manager / HR Manager / AR
   
 
 
Elementary Teachers
Desera Coate
 
David DeSpain
 
Nanci Duncan
Desera Coate
7th / 8th Grade
 
David DeSpain
7th / 8th Grade
 
Nanci Duncan
Sponge Room
 
Michele Langley
Kathleen McCauley
Diana Meadors
Michele Langley
Sponge Room
Kathleen McCauley
Sponge Room
Diana Meadors
Sponge Room
 
Jo Mivelaz
Rita Monahan
Fran Nett
Jo Mivelaz
Sponge Room
Rita Monahan
3rd/ 4th Grade
Fran Nett
5th / 6th Grade
 
Jason Plumer
Teresa Roth
Kathy Schuler
Jason Plumer
7th/8th Grade
Teresa Roth
Kindergarten
Kathy Schuler
3rd / 4th Grade
 
Ann Secor
Judy Seigle-Flatt
Sheri Sexton
Ann Secor
1st / 2nd Grade
Judy Seigle-Flatt
Sponge Room
Sheri Sexton
1st / 2nd Grade
 
Jennifer Schilling
 
Amanda Williams
Jennifer Schilling
5th / 6th Grade
 
Amanda Williams
Kindergarten
 
 
High School Teachers
Kristen Clan
 
Heather Fuller
 
Darryl Glass
Kristen Clan
Geography / US History
 
Heather Fuller
ASL
 
Darryl Glass
Foreign Language Lab
 
Gillian Langley
 
Catherine Lamsfuss
 
Linda McFarland
Gillian Langley
English
 
Catherine Lamsfuss
English
 
Linda McFarland
Art
 
Ron Newcomer
 
Michael Robertson
 
Rita Scanga
Ron Newcomer
Science / World Civ.
 
Michael Robertson
English
 
Rita Scanga
Math
 
Brad Schilling
 
Rick Sexton
 
Robert Smith
Brad Schilling
Math
 
Rick Sexton
Computer
 
Robert Smith
ASL
 
Hannah Troyer
 
Jennifer Woosley
 
Wavy Woosley
Hannah Troyer
Math
 
Jennifer Woosley
Biology / Chemistry
 
 Wavy Woosley
Geography
 
 
Athletics
Teri Hancock
     
Micah Canterbury
Teri Hancock
Athletic Director
     
Micah Canterbury
Asst Athletic Director
 
 
Maintenance
    Dave Holstner    
   
Dave Holstner
Maintenance
   
 
 
Cafeteria
 
Cathy Lankford
 
 
Cathy Lankford
Cafeteria Manager
 
 
 
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Carrie Lauck

 
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