Leadership Team at ACA

Jordan Beckman, K-8 Principal
Jordan Beckman, K-8 Principal

Mrs. Beckman holds firm to the belief that all students can learn and has a strong track record of success.  She works hard to ensure every student who enters ACA will receive an exceptional education.  Mrs. Beckman has been with ACA for seven years and considers it an honor to be ACA’s principal.  She looks forward to continuing to see ACA grow and reach new academic milestones while continually increasing opportunities for all students. Mrs. Beckman has been in education for over ten years,

Gabe Sandoval, Dean of Students
Gabe Sandoval, Dean of Students

Mr. Sandoval currently serves as the Dean of Students at ACA. As a life-long learner, he holds to a philosophy that those in education should strive to inspire and empower youth to reach their full potential. Mr. Sandoval began working in this field as an undergraduate at San Diego State University where he had the opportunity to work with teens during an after-school program, and it was then he realized that his true calling was working with youth. After completing his double major and earning

Heather Henderson, Chief Academic Administrator
Heather Henderson, Chief Academic Administrator

From a young age Mrs. Henderson had a passion for teaching. She is an award winning educational leader with over 15 years’ experience in instruction, special education, school leadership, training and data analysis. Mrs. Henderson oversees the academic, professional development and Special Education areas of the school along with leading the elementary students, staff and teachers. Mrs. Henderson believes in creating an educational environment that develops students who are critical thinke

Melissa Holdaway, CEO
Melissa Holdaway, CEO

With over twenty years of leadership experience in for-profit and non-profit enterprises, with the last 14 years in charter school operations and management, Mrs. Holdaway believes effective and strategic business practices are essential to support the educational needs of the students. Leaving the corporate world in 2001 to make a positive impact on education, she believes every dollar that can be saved on the operations side of the school can go directly in the classroom.

Keegan Lapp, IT Manager
Keegan Lapp, IT Manager
Gloria Ramos, Student Services Director
Gloria Ramos, Student Services Director
Olga Smith, HR Director
Olga Smith, HR Director
Nicole Harris, SPED Director
Nicole Harris, SPED Director
Melissa Montenegro, Enrollment and Marketing Director
Melissa Montenegro, Enrollment and Marketing Director
Tamara Taylor, Student and Parent .......
Tamara Taylor, Student and Parent .......
Dr. Noe Vargas, Student Mental Health...
Dr. Noe Vargas, Student Mental Health...
Dr. Charlotte Pullins, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Dr. Charlotte Pullins, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging