Almondale Academy is a Experiential, Expeditionary & Service Learning school in Sacramento County.
Mrs. Bardin is our Principal, High School Science, Math, and Social Science Teacher
Mr. Long teaches Language Arts, Latin, Middle School Math, Science, History
Mrs. Cederborg teaches the Primary Grades.
Mr. Hammond teaches Service Learning.
Mr. Logan is our After School Extended Care Teacher.
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 fell in love with teaching children when I had children of my own. My bachelor’s in Child Development 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 earned my K-12 teaching credential from San Jose State and promptly spent the next four years teaching high school English in the Bay Area. Teaching college prep English Literature and English Language Development for second language learners made up the bulk of my experience, but I also spent time in the school district substituing for various elementary and middle schools. After having children, I decided not to return to teaching but to to home school all five and continued with that endevor for the next twelve years. During that time I learned the art of juggling levels and curriculum and tailoring to each child’s need and interests. I am excited to be teaching at Almondale and spending time with the amazing kids there.
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.
I also happily share my music skills in accompaning the students when visiting the Residence Home, singing and playing guitar for the residents. One of my passions is to guide the students in learning about and interacting with an older generation.
Chris 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.