Our Staff

Administration

Mr. Jeffrey Fenske

Principal/CBO

jfenske@p2pcharter.org

Jeffrey Fenske has been an elementary and middle school Teacher, Principal, and Curriculum Director in California and Iowa. In that time he has valued experiences in TK-8th school improvement through an emphasis on reading and mathematics teaching and learning.


Upon receiving teaching and administrative services credentials in California, Jeffrey has provided school leadership and classroom instruction for Los Angeles Unified and Bakersfield City School Districts. Through Federal and State No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and SB 65 Student Outreach funding, Mr. Fenske has had the privilege to learn the importance of school culture, identification of academic needs and respect for interpersonal student, staff and community relationships. During this time of virtual learning, the Canvas Learning Platform incorporating common core state standards and essential online experiences are of significant interest.


Master's Degrees were received from California State Universities Bakersfield and Northridge while Doctoral study in progress through University of Utah and Grand Canyon University. Professional development and school funding/grants remain high interest areas of pursuit.


Jeffrey Fenske is thrilled for the opportunity to serve Peak to Peak Mountain Charter's teaching and learning priorities. Jeffrey has a son, Andrew, in undergraduate study while his daughter, Halie, begins Occupational Therapy (OT) graduate study in June at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston.



Mrs. Karin Willson

Office Manager

kwillson@p2pcharter.org

Karin has enjoyed working in the front office since 2017. She enjoys being there for the students and parents when they come into the office. Karin has worked in various accounting positions for 20 years and that experience made it easy for her to transition into the Office Manager position. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the kids come to school every day and watching them grow over the years.

Karin has lived in the Mountain Communities for 14 years. She has two daughters who attend Peak to Peak Mountain Charter. On the weekends her family loves to explore different areas of California.

Teachers

Mrs. Shelly Shaw
TK & Kindergarten Teacher sshaw@p2pcharter.org
Picture & Bio Coming Soon!

Mrs. Heather Chowdhury

1st & 2nd Grade Teacher hchowdhury@p2pcharter.org

Heather joined our Peak to Peak team in 2019 as an instructional aide, and later earned her substitute teaching credential. She has enjoyed working with students in grades Tk-4th, and tutoring kids in many grade levels at the charter. This school year she is excited to be teaching first and second grade.


Heather was born and raised in Michigan, and received her BS in Nutrition from Michigan State University. As a homeschooling parent, Heather taught her own children for 16 years, until her youngest attended Peak to Peak.


Heather values the connections she has made with her students and looks forward to helping make this school year one of the best yet!

Mrs. Ann Coyle

3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Teacher

acoyle@p2pcharter.org


ELL Coordinator and Examiner.

( English Language Learners).

Holds a Multi-subject Clear California Teaching Credential.


Ann is a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and educator. She has enjoyed almost 20 years of living in Pine Mountain Club and being a part of this close-knit community. Ann has enjoyed 6 years of working with grades 6-8 at Peak to Peak Mountain Charter. She came to the charter with over 12 years of classroom teaching, 7 years as a homeschooling parent, and several years as a local substitute teacher. Ann taught in New York, Maryland, and Florida before settling in California.


Mr. Eric Blakely

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Teacher

eblakely@p2pcharter.org

Mr. Eric Blakely finds the world an ever more interesting place and is always studying something. His passion for teaching stems from his love of being a life-long student. If he is asked what his favorite grade level and subject are, he will tell you that they are the ones he is currently teaching. Mr. Blakely is highly motivational and nurtures an active learner personality, helping students to take control of their own learning by instilling a perspective of recognizing and profiting from learning opportunities in and most importantly out of the classroom. He facilitates personal growth, both inter and intrapersonally, and gives meaning to the challenge, for he believes confronting challenges builds resilience and character, qualities necessary for success in institutions of higher learning, work environments, and personal relationships.

Mr. Blakely holds a B.A. in sociology and an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages), both from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). Since 2008, he has taught professionally in a variety of learning contexts and specializes in reading and writing from academic sources. He is excited to now be part of the team at Peak to Peak Mountain Charter.

Instructional Aides

Mr. Kevin Murphy

kmurphy@p2pcharter.org

Faculty Alumni-Retired

Mrs. Carolyn Schwantes

Former Peak to Peak Teacher

cschwantes@p2pcharter.org

Mrs. Carolyn Schwantes retired on June 30, 2021. During her time at Peak to Peak she taught Kindergarten through 6th grade.


Professional Perspective: Teaching children is the window to the future. Carolyn's position allows her to help them discover their capabilities, guide them to experience education as a lifelong endeavor, and encourage them to reach their potential. This is the challenge that keeps her in the classroom. Each day is a new chance to challenge students and instill confidence and independence. With the Lifelong Guidelines and the Life Skills as building blocks, the students practice and adopt principles that will benefit them in all situations throughout their lives.