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John Bailey

​I am entering my 21st year in education and have the great opportunity to serve as the principal of both the Digital High School and the Achieve Online School. The first eight years of my career were spent in Arizona as a physical education teacher, athletic director, and football/basketball coach. The last thirteen years I have been with District 11 at the Digital High School serving as a teacher and the program coordinator. Both the Digital and Achieve Online schools are located at the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus, which serves as the alternative education center for District 11. We are excited not only to be able to serve students within District 11 but across the state as well. Students and Parents: stop in and see me; the door is always open.

 "People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good." Coach Mike Kryzyzewski

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Marcia Case
Assistant Principal

  • Bachelor of Arts -- English Education -- South Dakota State University, 2002
  • Master of Science -- Instructional Technology -- Univeristy of Wyoming, 2008
  • Master of Arts -- Administrator Leadership -- Western State Colorado Univeristy, 2013
"Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time" -Chinese proverb​


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Jo Ann Davis -- Math
(719) 505-3715

I am in my 11th year teaching math and love the opportunity to share how math connects us to the world in which we live. Planning a trip, saving for a favorite game, planting a garden, explaining the weather, or creating art, math makes it all easier. What a joy! I earned my B.S. in mathematics at South Dakota State University and have been fortunate to live in Colorado for twelve years. When I am not teaching math I enjoy spending time in the mountains with my husband and two children.
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Frank Krajcovic -- Language Arts

I have been teaching English and Creative Writing in the classroom for fifteen years, and prior to that worked for seven years as a Ropes Course Facilitator. I am married, and have two step-daughters and two granddaughters. I enjoy reading, canoeing, and golf, and have hiked numerous long distance trails, totaling over 10,000 miles thus far
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Jack Roberts
Social Studies

This is my fifth year teaching at District 11. Achieve Online is a great place to work! Prior to this I taught English in Pakistan and Afghanistan for years. I saw kids crammed in a room sitting on the floor with no heat because they wanted to learn.  They knew education​ was the single most important thing to change their future. Social Studies makes for great teaching everywhere; it also helps when traveling or living in 40+ countries like I have.  I received my Master's Degree and Teacher Certification through Colorado College. My wife, Bridget, and I like to hike and bike these mountains as well as garden, hanging out with friends, and exercise. Our four girls keep us moving too and I also have a male fish and ten chickens.
Ryan Ten Brink​
​This is my lucky 13th year of being an educator, before which I was a Geochemist.  I truly believe that science is everywhere in today’s world, and I look forward to getting to know you, as you get to know the world around you better. I have taught science in oceans, caves, colleges, and classrooms, and I am truly excited to share this journey with you. Teaching at Achieve Online is a dream come true, and the other loves of my life are one girl and a pair of huskies.  When not delving into the scientific mysteries of the universe, you might find me with a bike, tent, snorkel, and some skis in my truck, headed for the wild unknown.

‘Never let your schooling interfere with your education.’ – Mark Twain​



Annie Bammesberger -- English
(719) 640-3539

 I enjoy reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my husband and son and daughter.  I have a very cute labradoodle named Ginger.  The online format at Achieve has been an exciting change after many years of traditional classroom teaching.  The chance to work with students one-on-one is the best part of this job! 
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Allison Buckley -- Science
(719) 505-3806

I obtained my bachelor's degree in Zoology from Louisiana State University. After moving to Colorado, I decided to go back to school to become a teacher and received my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction through UCCS. In my spare time, I enjoy working on our urban farm.  We have a large garden, an orchard and raise chickens, rabbits and bees.
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Lisa Chantiny​​ -- Math
(719) 648-7374

I graduated from Sienna Height University located in Adrian, Michigan where I had a dual major in Mathematics and Computer Systems. I have a Master’s degree from Loyola University Maryland in Educational Technology. I am married to a retired Army officer and have two children, Nicole, who is a senior, and Joey, who has graduated fr​om college. I am originally from Michigan and have lived in Georgia, Arizona, Germany, and Maryland before moving here.​
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Kristyn Cullen -- Social Studies
​(719) 505-3878

I am the high school Social Studies teacher for Achieve Online. I have been teaching Social Studies for seven years in both Arizona and Colorado and this is my second year in an online classroom. My bachelor's degrees are in History and Anthropology and I obtained my M.Ed. in Special Education. I have spent most of my spare time traveling and hiking around the world and enjoy hanging out with my two dogs, Sadie and Seamus. I look forward to exploring the past and our current society wit​h you as we prepare for our journey into the future.​
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Adam Jeffrey -- Math
​(719) 505-2926

 I enjoy being an Achieve Online High School math teacher. I grew up and went to college in Iowa where I earned my Bachelor's degree in education with a specialization in mathematics. I spent time teaching in Arizona before deciding that Colorado was the place to be. In my free time I enjoy racing my mountain bike. I like teaching math because it truly is interconnected with the world around us.  At Achieve we have an amazing staff and I’m proud to be one of them.​
Elizabeth Kahn -- English
​(719) 641-2766

I am a native to Colorado and I love so much about living here. Aside from teaching English, I also teach and practice Yoga, run or hike almost every day, hang out with my family, perform in local theatre productions and read a LOT.  I received my undergraduate degree in Theater and English at UNC in Greeley in 1990, and my Master’s degree from Colorado College in Arts and Humanities in 2000. 
Sandra Vicksta -- Computers & Technical Arts
​(719) 640-5420

This is my thirteenth year of teaching (and I hope it's a lucky one) as well as my first one at Achieve Online. I have both my Bachelors and Masters degrees are from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I was born and raised in Chicago. where my father was a fireman. I have two pampered dogs named Oliver and Arthur and I enjoy photography, cooking, and traveling.  



Alison Caselman​ - Art
​(719) 648-7859

For the past two years I have taught 7th-12th grades art in Carrollton, Missouri. Prior to teaching, I attended the University of Missouri and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Art Education and am currently working on my Master's through Mizzou.   I am very excited to explore Colorful  Colorado with my dog, Bell. In addition to that, I am eager in becoming part of this terrific team and sharing art with our student​​s! 
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Kay McNeil - Music
​(719) 640-3365

I have taught Music/Drama/Dance for 38 years to students in pre-school through college. I am an adjunct professor for several colleges and universities and keynote speaker for education conferences throughout the country. I also am the director and CEO of Education Resources, a educational consulting company. I am privileged to be the director of Pike’s Peak Regional Center Stage, a musical theatre group for kids. I love to ski, play tennis, dance, and be outside. I am looking forward to working with all the great students, parents, and staff at Achieve!​​
Josh Smit - PE & Health
(719) 640-4279​

I attended the University of Northern Colorado for my undergraduate and graduate degrees.  After college, I worked in a fitness center and taught physical education courses at Arapahoe Community College.  I moved to the Colorado Springs area in 2003 and began my career in Colorado Springs School District 11.  I continue to set up exciting club activities including rock climbing, YMCA trips, basketball groups, and bowling clubs.  I have enjoyed teaching science, health, and physical education during my fourteen year career. 


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I have been a school counselor for 18 years, and prior to that worked for nine years as a Trainer/Auditor for a health insurance company. I earned my BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and I’m a true Husker fan: Go Big Red! I earned my MA from UCCS in Counseling and Human Services. I am married and have two boys who should both graduate from college in December 2013. I enjoy reading, hiking, spending time with my family, playing cards, and skiing -- both water and snow. I’m excited to be a part of such a passionate group of professionals at Achieve Online!
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Special Education
I have a BA in Biology from Boston University and a Master’s in Business Administration.  I worked as a Research Scientist and Engineer for several years then started a family.  I have two children and a dog and cat.  In 2005  I was certified as a Special Education Generalist and have been teaching in middle, elementary, and high school ever since. I enjoy hiking, biking, golf, crafts and reading. I am excited to be part of the Achieve Online Team!