Shannon Brandner

Shannon Brandner
Principal

I earned a B.A. from Cal State Los Angeles in child development, a teaching credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills...

Leah Adams

Leah Adams
Kindergarten Teacher

I came to Ballington Academy after completing my degree in Business at The University of Phoenix. I then completed my...

Arlene Martinez

Arlene Martinez
School Nurse

I enjoy assisting and comforting our children and staff when they are sick or in need. I also enjoy putting a smile b...

Cynthia Santacruz

Cynthia Santacruz
Nutritional Aide

One of the things I love most about working here is the one-on-one time I have with the children. No matter what kind...

Donna Guzman

Donna Guzman
Nutritional Aide

I have worked at Ballington Academy since August 2016. In addition to the nutritional program, I also work in the Aft...

Michael Ginolfi

Michael Ginolfi
1st/2nd Grade Teacher

After being in the Air Force for four years, I spent many years in the telecommunication industry, teaching technolog...

Kirsty Hameleers

Kirsty Hameleers
Music Teacher

My name is Mrs. K (or Mrs. Kirsty). I was born and raised in the Netherlands and I moved to the area in 2015. I have ...

Carol Judson

Carol Judson
TK and Kindergarten Teacher

I started teaching in 1998, right after getting my Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies with a concentration in histor...

Kathryn Ozanich

Kathryn Ozanich
Nutritional Aide

I am so happy to be here at Ballington Academy. It is my privilege to work with a variety of families. I very much en...

Venus Mixson

Venus Mixson
Enrollment Coordinator

I joined the VOA team in March 2008 and Ballington Academy in March 2016. I have extensive experience and a backgroun...

Nancy Sanchez

Nancy Sanchez
Medical Assistant

I am a part of the health team at Ballington Academy.  I enjoy working around the children, making sure that they’...

Ruth Ramirez

Ruth Ramirez
Administrative Assistant

I am married with two children. I have been an administrative assistant for seven years at VOA, and am the safety off...

Denise Sinohui

Denise Sinohui
Manager for Health and Nutrition

I have been a Nurse for 25 years.  I took an oath to always care for people. I love working with children and famili...

Melvin Thomas

Melvin Thomas
Science/Technology Teacher

I am the proud father of a handsome three-year old boy, and the husband to a beautiful wife of 4 years. I have my B.S...

Tomas Ruelas

Tomas Ruelas
Nutrition Coordinator

I been working with Volunteers of America for four years and enjoy working at Ballington Academy for the Arts and Sci...