Our staff is extraordinary because they model, teach, and instill the virtues in our students.

Mrs. Bardin:  Principal, 3rd-5th

Mr. Long:   6th-12th

Ms. Zazhitskaya: 1st-2nd  Grades

Mrs. Wiley:   K & 1st Grades 

 Jensen Ash: Office Manager 


Mrs. Bardin:

She is the children’s go-to teacher for help in any of their needs from the phonetic alphabet to the best way to get along with their peers at school. Mrs. Bardin is the helper for all.

I initially attended college to become a research scientist, hence my minors in science and math.  However, when I had children, I  returned to school and received a bachelor’s degree in Child Development which gave me the knowledge and tools to properly guide children and support and strengthen their natural intrinsic drive to learn. I continued in my education, obtaining a teaching credential: K-8th, and a credential and master in Educational Leadership. My teaching experience of twenty-five years is comprised of all ages and grades from preschool to high school. This includes teacher-in-charge at a K-8th elementary school, mentor preschool teacher, and lead teacher in an afterschool program. Before entering the teaching profession, I was a bookkeeper/secretary for five years. All these experiences and training have prepared me for the wonderful job of being the principal and teacher at Almondale Academy.” – Mrs. Bardin.

Mr. Long:

Mr. Long is a graduate of Wyoming Catholic College, where his major in Liberal Arts provides a well-rounded teaching experience. He has enjoyed teaching children of all ages for five years.

We are lucky to have Mr. Long teach science because he also has a history of teaching Latin which is the base of all Romance languages and the sciences. He also literally soars with the children during dance especially after winning a competition with his swing dance group. He has a blackbelt in mixed martial arts, and is a weekend rock climber, bringing his agility and expertise to P.E.




Almondale Academy is a Experiential, Expeditionary & Service Learning school in Sacramento County.