Our staff is extraordinary because they model, teach, and instill the virtues in our students.
Mrs. Bardin: Principal, High School Science, Math, Grade School Social Science Teacher, Drama, and Music Appreciation Teacher
Mr. Long: Language Arts, High School Social Science, Latin, and P.E. Teacher
Mrs. Cone: Primary Grades Teacher
Mr. Hammond Social Science Traveling Docent
Mr. Logan Lunch Monitor
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 your 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 changed my major 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 masters 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 has prepared me for the wonderful job of being the principal and teacher at Almondale Academy.” – Mrs. Bardin.
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.
I am so excited to meet you all, and share a wonderful year making unforgettable memories! Before coming to Almondale Academy, I was previously a preschool teacher and a registered behavioral therapist. I love teaching and being apart of helping children learn new skills. I received a degree in Early Childhood Development from Sonoma State University and have since received great joy in using my studies to further assist teaching children. As a firm believer that one size does not fit all, I strive to learn about each child and their individual learning style so I can use that to help them be their best self. Again, I look forward to meeting you all and having a great year!
I feel the call to help children and adolescents navigate a world where the natural, moral call of service to others has been usurped. I believe we can teach our children to be the humane creators of the future.
I have spent the last quarter-century of my life honing my skills as a teacher, bridge-builder and servant-leader. All over the world crossing different cultures and educations. My expertise is in building bridges between cultures – whether those cultures be ethnic, socio-economic, organizational, philosophical or inter-generational. My experiences in bridge-building and teaching have taken me around the globe twice with extended stays in Mexico, China and SE Asia. I take this education and apply it to the classes that I teach at Almondale.
Mr. Logan is an alumni of Almondale Academy. He began his career working with children as an aide to our school. His love for Almondale Academy continues to grow as he works with students in homework and plays with them during game time.
Almondale Academy is a Experiential, Expeditionary & Service Learning school in Sacramento County.