GVCS Education Facilitators (EFs)

Christine Albright, Education Facilitator
Christine has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, along with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She was a traditional classroom teacher for nine years, which during that time she earned a Master’s Degree in Education. She joined GVCS, which offered her a great opportunity to work with wonderful home school families. She currently lives in Oak Park, CA with her husband and three busy boys.
Melissa Barnett, Education Facilitator

Melissa Barnett has been working in education since 2000, and carries a Masters in Education, Multiple Subject teaching credential in addition to experience as a high school guidance counselor and academic tutor. Though her experiences are varied, her passion is found in partnering with homeschooling families as a source of encouragement and support. Mother of 4, and fellow homeschooler, Melissa is thankful for a vocation that meaningfully ties her love of homeschooling with her professional background.

Anne Alday, Education Facilitator
Anne graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She completed her teaching credential and Master’s degree in Special Education at the California State University, Northridge. She joined GVCS in 2002 and enjoys supporting families with their individualized learning styles/goals. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, running, hiking, and traveling to see her kids who are no longer living at home.
Laura Guy, Education Facilitator

Laura Guy lives in Camarillo with her husband and five children. A fellow home-schooler for eleven years,she loves her job working with so many wonderful families as they take a central role in the education of their children. She is pleased to have been working with Golden Valley since 2002 and looks forward to doing so for many more years to come

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April Golden, Education Facilitator

April has been an educator since 2014. She loves working as an Education Facilitator at GVCS, while supporting students and parents in their homeschooling journey. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, hiking, and being outside.   

Jacqueline Halpin, Education Facilitator
Jackie has been working in independent study charter schools since 2000. She holds two California teaching credentials, one in Multiple Subjects and one in Single Subject- Social Sciences. In a previous life, she taught U.S. History and was a College Guidance Counselor. In her current life, she has 6 grown children who were all home-schooled through the 8th grade. She loves helping parents home-educate their children! She is the proud grandmother of 7 and loves hiking and skiing in the Eastern Sierra, beach camping, and visiting the birthplaces and homes of the U.S. Presidents. 
Hayley Hamilton, Education Facilitator

Hayley Hamilton began teaching math at Emerson middle school in LAUSD in 2002 while attending UCLA to complete her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. After 3 years she moved to Ventura and taught at Rio De Valle Jr. High while completing a Masters in School Administration. In 2006 she became a mom and was lucky enough to work part time at Ventura Charter School. In 2012 she joined the GVCS team. She feels fortunate to have the flexibility to work in education with wonderful homeschool families while also being mom to 3 fantastic children. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, hiking, snowboarding or playing at the beach.

Angie Lee, Education Facilitator

I live happily with my husband in Yorba Linda. We have three amazing, grown children. I have been in education since 1989. I spent 10 years of that time homeschooling my own children. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work for Golden Valley Charter School and with the amazing families who have the courage to take an active role in their children’s education.

Norma McBride, Education Facilitator
Norma completed her undergraduate work in Boston, and subsequently earned her M. Ed. in CA. She’s taught at traditional schools, homeschooled her two boys, and has worked at GVCS since 2011. These are a few of her favorite things: her husband, her two sons, the beach, and rooting for any New England sports teams!
Appolina Osborne, Education Facilitator
Appolina began her career in education in 1999. She has been with GVCS since 2013. She loves working as an Education Facilitator and feels blessed to be a part of the GVCS homeschool community. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, playing tennis and gardening.
Michelle Quagliata, Education Facilitator
Kirstin Halfon, Education Facilitator
Tamie Wofford, Education Facilitator

I have been in education since 1997, I have worked in a public classroom setting and at Golden Valley since 2010. I have three wonderful children that keep me very busy as a taxi, baseball mom, and homework helper, and in my free time I enjoy long distance swimming. My favorite part of my job is working with families, watching the students grow and learn, and helping parents create an educational program that best fits their child’s learning style.

Kelly Villalovos, Education Facilitator

I have been in the education field since 1994 and with Golden Valley Charter School since 2013. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of such an amazing and supportive staff! I homeschool my own 4 children and am familiar with all the joys and frustrations that may come along with homeschooling. I love being the cheerleader for parents and students who choose this route. In my free time, I like to read, watch movies, take road trips, go camping and take an occasional cruise now and then.

Erin Tillman, Education Facilitator
Hello! My name is Erin and this is my 3rd year as an Educational Facilitator with Golden Valley. I live in Ventura with my husband and two children, whom I also homeschool through Golden Valley. Before working for GV, I spent 15 years as a classroom teacher in grades K-8.  As an EF, I love encouraging and supporting children and their families. It is so much fun to watch their growth over the course of the year and to really get to know the students that I work with!  My favorite things to do outside of work are spending time with my family, trying new things and enjoying the beach!
Racheal Yard, Education Facilitator
My teaching career began in 1995, and I’ve been blessed to work at Golden Valley since 2001. I’ve had the privilege of homeschooling my own 3 children through GVCS. When I’m not working or teaching, I’m enjoying adventures with my family, kickboxing, and taking care of our geckos, birds, frogs, snake, and dog!
Joyce Salsberry, Education Facilitator

Joyce Salsberry has been with Golden Valley Charter School since 2003. She is a great proponent of charter schools and homeschooling and she enjoys sharing her own homeschooling experience with her Golden Valley families. Joyce uses the opportunity, accountability and support Golden Valley offers to better provide families with the knowledge and encouragement they need to teach their own children. She looks forward to many more years as a part of the GVCS family.

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