Meet Our Team

Brad Sprague

EDU Consultant, Learning Coach Team Leader/Trainer

Brad started his teaching, coaching, and administrative career 45 years ago in Wellpinit, WA. His career has afforded him the privilege to teach at all grade levels 3-12 and is currently teaching in an online program and is the Executive Director for the Washington Association for Learning Alternatives the past five years. His expertise falls in program development, establishing communication links with districts/students/families/communities in the developing of the program, curriculum development, instructional models/strategies, and culminating with positive outcomes for students. His focus centers on student learning outcomes dependent on personalized learning goals.

Brad has been invested in alternative learning for the past twenty years as an ALE high school principal and teacher. He has spent the past fifteen years working with his ALE colleagues and OSPI designing guidance to support school districts in their endeavors creating outstanding models and compliance.

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Kent Graham

EDU Consultant, Learning Coach Team Leader/Trainer

Kent Graham has so much experience. He was a partner in a successful business in California, he is a 23 year US Air Force veteran, and has 20 years experience in alternative and online education in Washington State. He has a BS in Human Development, an MEd, earned his National Board of teaching certificate in Social Studies, and is Google Certified. He has been a lead teacher and department chair for his district’s online program. He is currently available for district leadership planning and visioning consultation, process streamlining, and student advising for Strike EDU school.

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June Swanson

EDU Consultant, High School Preparation Specialist

June started the River HomeLink High School Program in the Battle Ground School District over 23 years ago. June was a recipient of a Teachers-That Make-a-Difference award in the District. She has recently retired from serving as a teacher/advisor/Clark County Cascadia Technical Academy liaison. Her specialty is working in an advisory capacity with families to meet graduation requirements, using study skills and thematic approaches to learning, scheduling classes and courses with Running Start and Skills Centers, and matching home and school learning environments so that a student is enjoying learning, successful, and applying practical life skills.

June worked in various administrative positions in the academic field while earning a Business Education degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada.  She later obtained a professional certification designation for the State of Washington from Seattle Pacific University.

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Kelly Eiseman

EDU Consultant, Learning Coach (5th-8th), Streamlining Support

As an educator who believes in holistic styled education, meaning education includes mind, body and soul, I desire to help families realize their dreams of being in control of their student’s learning. My goal is to help families navigate the learning processes for their student(s); to facilitate successful learning, and inspire the students and families to a natural love of learning.  By working directly with families; the parent-teacher and student, trust will be established and relationships will be built allowing an individualized learning plan to be developed and implemented based on the student needs and family desires.

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Amy Beykovsky

EDU Consultant, Learning Coach (5th-8th)

Amy started her teaching career 16 years ago in Molalla, Oregon teaching Health and Physical Education. She coached and advised clubs throughout her career and knew the most successful students are the ones who have made a connection in some way. Amy always felt something was missing, there had to be another way to meet the needs of students who were dropping out, or just struggling to fit in.  Charter schools were absorbing a few students, and online schools were becoming more popular, but it seemed as though there was nowhere for them to go to meet their own educational needs.

In 2017-2018, Amy began looking for a change in her own career path, and came across a very interesting job post for an Alternative School in the Battle Ground School District in Washington State. It was perfect, still teaching high school students Health and Physical Education, but this position also allowed her to work in a different capacity advising students and their families. Both the teaching and advising part of this position allow her to build relationships around what is needed for each individual student and watch them grow in a program where their needs and graduation requirements are being met simultaneously. 

Amy is currently the lead teacher of the online program in her school working closely with K-12 teachers, support staff, parents and administration to meet the individual needs of all students in their program. 

Chelsea Milauskas

EDU Consultant, Learning Coach (K-2nd)

Chelsea knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. For the last ten years she has provided data-based instruction for primary students in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Washington states. She has her Master’s degree from Concordia University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy Coaching. She completed her National Board certification in 2017. 

Chelsea has worked closely with parents in the traditional public school setting, as well as in an alternative learning model to support student learning both at school and at home. She has a deeply relational approach with students, families, and teachers. She believes that all students can and will succeed when provided with the unique supports they require. 

Dawn Hunt

Smart Start Specialist, Office Support, Streamlining Support

Dawn started her career in education as a  homeschool parent, partnering with River HomeLink to educate her three children. She then became a paraeducator for the same program  teaching math to third through seventh grade and chess to kindergarten through twelfth grade students.

In 2014-2015, Dawn was asked to help start an online program for the school district. Dawn is currently the Enrollment Specialist for the district’s online program. Dawn is Google certified and has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree.

Mindi Rew

Office Support, Streamlining Support

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Terree Marvin

Learning Coach (5th-9th)

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Amy Avery

Learning Coach (K-4th)

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Kerri Stewart

Learning Coach (K-2nd, 9th)

Kerri began teaching in Southwest Washington 40 years ago, and enjoyed working in both public and private schools as a primary lead teacher. Most recently, she has been a teacher and advisor for primary students and high school students at River HomeLink, an Alternative Learning Experience school in the Battleground School District.

When her first child was ready to begin formal schooling, Kerri realized that a traditional classroom was not going to meet the needs of this shy, hands-on, busy little person, so she and her husband began looking for alternatives. They decided that they would take on the challenge of homeschooling their children–something that was a new idea back then!  Kerri and her husband found that as homeschooling parents, they were able to focus on the priorities that they had  identified for their family. Most importantly, they were able to help their children identify and develop their unique talents and passions.

 Thirty years later both Kerri  and her husband  are thrilled with the education they were able to provide for their children (who are both college graduates and working in executive positions in business and ministry–and are also really kind, caring, and confident people!)

 As a Learning Coach with Strike EDU School,  Kerri is excited to help families identify priorities for their students and develop a learning plan that will promote those priorities. She hopes to be able to offer encouragement, guidance, and perspective for parents, along with expertise in the areas of learning content, styles, and strategies. She firmly believes that parents are a child’s most significant teachers, and is excited to inspire parents and students in their learning journey.

 

Melia Fisher

Learning Coach (K-9th)

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Meet Our Founders, Jay & Shahla!

Jay K. Hockensmith

President, Founder, Director of Operations

Meet Jay. He comes with over 35 years of business ownership and management experience.

Learn more about Jay.

Shahla T. Lodhie

Vice President, Co-Founder, Director of Enrollment

Meet Shahla. She has been working with technology since 1988 and has a passion for helping people.

Learn more about Shahla.