Cristal Meyer, Office Manager, 2019 Quantum Academy Classified Employee of the Year; has been serving the Escondido Union School District since 2015. She has a background in Communications and Human Resources. Mrs. Meyer enjoys creating a welcoming environment for parents and students at Quantum Academy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria "Lupe" Gomez, School Clerk; It has been a great pleasure to work for EUSD for the past 20 years as a school clerk. I worked at Conway Elementary for 19 amazing years and 1 great year at Miller Elementary. I very much enjoy helping and supporting our parents and students. I also enjoy spending time with my family. We love visiting National Parks to appreciate our grand Creator’s breathtaking works of arts. I am super excited to be at Quantum and look forward to being part of the Quantum team!
As a child, my mom said I sang before I could speak. Singing has always been where I know my voice is and now, I have a podcast where I share about my journey and other people's journeys as well. I am also a self-taught baker, bringing smiles to people's faces one baked good at a time. My gifts help me to build relationships with people by always making individuals feel safe and comfortable. Having been a part of the EUSD family since 2014 and being part of the Escondido community with my own family, husband of 14 years, and son in 6th grade. I strive to help our students have a voice and bridge the gap between our students, their families, teachers, and schools is where my heart lies. I look forward to working as the Family Liaison at Quantum Academy. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.
Colin Hanel, 2016 Quantum Academy Teacher of the Year, has been teaching with the Escondido Union School District since 2001. He has experience teaching 4th and 5th grade. Colin was an active participant in Project LIVE and iREAD, both honored as Apple’s Distinguished Programs. He was also one of the co-creators of Quantum Academy. Colin encourages his students to be creative problem solvers who think outside of the box. email@example.com
Leilani Sanchez was a Substitute Health Tech for EUSD for 10 years. She became a full-time Health Tech in 2018 and is new to Quantum Academy. She enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, tennis, and water sports. She is happy to be a part of the Quark Team! firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenna Rohrssen, MLIS, 2015 Felicita Elementary Classified Employee of the Year, has been a librarian for 16 years, 8 with EUSD. Jenna is a San Diego native with a BA in Literature from Cal State San Marcos and a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She is an avid reader, dog lover, and Pokemon enthusiast. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. email@example.com
Speech and Language Therapist
Arelene Meritt is our Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Quantum Academy. She has been a school-based SLP for 16 years. Previous to coming to EUSD, Arlene worked in the Bay Area. She grew up in San Diego and received her B.A. and M.A. in Communicative Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology from San Diego State University. After living in the Bay Area for 22 years, Arlene and her family moved back to San Diego in 2018. Because everyone deserves a voice, she enjoys working with students on their communication skills. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristina Morris, School Psychologist; has been a School Psychologist with EUSD for 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Psychology and Spanish from the University of California, Davis. During her last quarter at U.C. Davis, she studied abroad in Colombia, South America, where she also worked as an intern at a bilingual British school. She received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling-School Psychology from California State University-Sacramento. Being raised abroad in a military and Colombian-American family, she values multi-cultural diversity, learning other languages, and the importance of family (including pets). She encourages acts of kindness, perseverance, and the importance of self-care with breaks away from technology to relax and enjoy nature.
Raul Flores is our School Social Worker and has been with the Escondido Union School District since 2018. Mr. Flores earned his Masters in Social Work with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from San Diego State University. Escondido is Mr. Flores' hometown as he is a product of EUSD having attended elementary, middle, and high school here in Escondido. For concerns and support regarding the social and emotional wellbeing of our students, interventions to support behavior or 504 Accommodation Plans, and/or connecting with community partners, please contact Mr. Flores at email@example.com
George Oakley, 2021 Quantum Academy Classified Employee of the Year; has been a part of Quantum Academy family since 2017 serving as site custodian. He prides himself in providing a safe and clean environment for the students and staff of Quantum to thrive in. firstname.lastname@example.org
Noon time Supervisors
Lori York, Noon Time Supervisor since 2015, Sports Director for Quantum Academy, established the Quantum Academy sports program in 2018. Recipient of the Season for Peace and Nonviolence Award in 2019, the 20th Anniversary Commemoration. Lori is also involved in the PAL (Escondido Police Athletic League) program for the past ten years, bringing her experience to coach basketball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer for the Boys and Girls Club for the past seven years. In her free time Lori mentors youth to become better citizens. Lori enjoys supporting students, teachers, and staff, by modeling the Quantum Values; Preserving, Leading with Empathy, Impacting the Community, and always Asking Questions and Seeking Answers. Lori enjoys being a Quantum Quark. email@example.com