• Our Teachers

  • Susan Jackson

    Lead Teacher

    sjackson@bridgecharter.com

    Susan is originally from New Jersey and attended Campbell University (NC). She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Elementary Education while playing Division I Softball. She has taught in North Carolina for four years (first grade for three years and second grade for one year).  After her second year of teaching, she served children and families in Central America, Asia, and Africa with The World Race. The past two years, she has helped develop a new arts-integrated charter school as the School Improvement Team leader as well as a lead teacher.  
    Susan has a heart to help children see how they are unique and special.  She believes that when children feel valued and important, they will feel comfortable and become more excited about learning.  She enjoys working with individual families to ensure their child’s success.  During her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, running, travelling, and serving.  

  • Rosemary Isenberger

    1st - 2nd LCC

     www.risenbergerbca.weebly.com
     risenberger@bridgecharter.com

    Rosie Isenberger is joining our team this year.  She is the new 1st-2nd grade teacher.
    For over ten years, she has educated her children at home and has never regretted this decision.  She has also taught in the public schools for several years.
    As a child of Guatemalan immigrants, Rosie faced many challenges but she knew that education was a way out of them.  From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a teacher.  She has vivid memories of being the teacher and teaching her younger brothers English.  Growing up in the inner city of L.A. school was not always easy for Rosie because of violence and poverty.  However, with a spirit of determination and perseverance she overcame many obstacles and graduated from high school.  
    Then she continued her higher education and went on to earn a dual degree in Spanish and English Language from Santa Barbara State University.  Even though she was successful at reaching her goals, the challenges never ceased during this time.  Her greatest challenge was her participation in an overseas exchange program in England. After finishing her undergraduate studies, she went on to earn a Master’s in Education.
    After all this was said and done, she met Ray, who would later become her husband.  This relationship began a journey throughout the Pacific Northwest that has placed her family here in Lowell.  She has four children.  Daniel is eighteen and going off to college, Grace is fourteen, Mercy is twelve, and Jed is nine.
    Despite the challenges of this long journey, she has learned that the most important things in life are family, faith and determination.  She is looking forward to working with other people who are on the same page and are willing to make the sacrifices to educate their children in a home-based education.

  • Ben Silebi

    3rd-5th grade LCC

     
    Ben Silebi is orignally from Southern California and went to Mulnomah Univerity in Portland, Oregon. He has been married to his wife Becky, for 14 years and together they teach their four children at home.  Ben uses acting, improvisation, art and creative storytelling to inspire students to think critically and engage their imaginations as they learn.
  • Ryan Jackson

    Grades 6-8

    LCC, Middle School Lead

    rjacksonbca.weebly.com  
    rjackson@bridgecharter.com

    Ryan is originally from Michigan and went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated with a Biology major & Teaching Science minor while playing college lacrosse and studying abroad in India, Hawaii and northern Michigan.  He has taught in North Carolina for 9 years (eighth grade science for seven years and seventh grade science for two years).  During his teaching career Ryan has had the honor of coaching high school lacrosse, coaching middle school soccer, and leading numerous clubs and activities both in and out of school. In 2010, Ryan opened up an outdoor, on-location portrait photography business and continues to follow that passion today.
    Ryan has always been a teacher, starting as early as middle school, volunteering as a tutor and special needs aide.  He has a passion to teach every student and prepare them for their future, no matter the path they desire.   He believes when children feel they have a successful career path they become determined and self-motivated. Often they just need someone to direct their path and Ryan loves helping in this capacity.  During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Susan, cooking, Cross Fit, pallet wood projects, travelling, and running his photography business.

  • Kellen Sherwood

    Grades 9-11

    Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies, Dual Credit Coordinator

    ksherwood@bridgecharter.com     

         Kellen believes that all students are sense-makers, and when their natural curiosities and thought processes are honored, their enjoyment of learning will flourish. She especially enjoys sharing the wonders and beauty of math and science, and has a special interest in working with at-risk and high-needs students. Currently, as Learning Catalyst Coordinator and Dual Credit Program Coordinator with BCA, Kellen partners with families to inspire and encourage high school students in their academic endeavors. Before becoming a teacher, Kellen worked as a Medical Assistant in Dermatology and Primary Care, in both California and Oregon. Kellen holds an MAT from George Fox University, and attended University of California - Irvine where she earned a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Philosophy.

  • Jasmine Brazill

    Curriculum Coordinator, Pottery Teacher, High School Writing Coach, Educational Assistant

     jbrazill@bridgecharter.com

    Jasmine Brazill  is a passionate advocate for individualized learning and student engagement. She enjoys designing curriculum, teaching pottery, and, with her husband, eclectically schooling their two awesome children who help them stay focused on all the things that are really important in life.
    Ms. Brazill earned a  Bachelors of English degree and a K-12 teaching certificate from Olivet College, Michigan in 2003. She earned a Masters of Education degree  for curriculum design and instruction with an emphasis in reading from Grand Canyon University in 2006.