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
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. For two years, 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 years in some of the most important subjects they need to succeed now and in the future.
We are lucky to have Mr. Long teach science because he also has a history of teaching Latin (which is the base for science words). He also literally soars with the children during dance especially after winning a competition with his swing dance group. He not only uses his teaching skills during class time but in the after school care he helps students with homework and more hands on projects.
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 — piano, guitar, drums, voice and composition training — with the students weekly. This includes helping the student put together plays and musicals.
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.