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Meet Our Team

Meet the dedicated staff that makes ICA the premier charter school in the Helendale area. Our faculty’s collective goal is to provide every Independence Charter Academy student with the tools they need to succeed academically and beyond.

Our mission begins in the classrooms, but it extends throughout every aspect of our student’s lives. We are passionate about the role we will play in your child’s life and understand that we aren’t just teachers, coaches and administrators. Our faculty members are dedicated to enabling our students to achieve their goals and fulfill the immense potential they all possess.

Michael Esposito - Director

Dr. Michael Esposito

Director of Pupil Services and McKinney Vento Liaison

William Crist

William Crist

Guidance Counselor

Brady Clark

Brady Clark

School Psychologist

Amanda Woolley

Secretary

Larry Kast

Larry Kast

Instructor

Hannah Saifi

Hannah Saifi

Instructor

Megan Gjerde

Megan Gjerde

Instructor

Maureen Ratajesak

Maureen Ratajesak

Instructor

Cindy Jennings-Bass, Teacher

Cynthia Jennings-Bass

Instructor

Ricardo Maldonado, Teacher

Ricardo Maldonado

Instructor

Natalie Lagergren

Instructor

Heather Lewis

IEP Coordinator

Miguel Rodriguez

Technology Lead