Chelsey Duvall is our Academic Coach for our Junior High School Students as well as our Enhanced Learning Programs Coordinator. Miss Duvall's love of people has led her to the study of Business Management with a focus on Human Resources with the long-term goal of opening her own business in childhood development. She has worked in small group settings with general education and special education students, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.
This past year, Miss Duvall joined the Crossroads Academy team and has been instrumental in tutoring Junior High students and developing and implementing new project-based learning programs for our elementary students, including Camp Crossroads which is running over the summer. With a whole-child approach to education, Miss Duvall will begin the new academic year leading workshops in character development, independent living skills, and career exploration for the entire campus. She will also coordinate the after-school clubs, field study projects, S.T.E.A.M. activities, and off-campus excursions.
In her free time, Miss Duvall enjoys reading, writing, cooking, hot air ballooning and volunteering her time helping others. Her summers are typically spent volunteering at Camp Candlelight in Prescott, Arizona for children with epilepsy.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona -
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Accounting and Finance Major
Mrs. Atkinson brings 42 years of experience in the business world of finance and real estate to Crossroads Academy.
Mr. A. will be able to lend his knowledge to stearing Crossroads in the fiscally responsible direction in order to maintain responsible longevity.
Serving as the High School Academic Coach, Cherise Azemopoulos has an academic background in Secondary Education and English from Elmhurst College in Illinois. Shaped by her time spent abroad teaching and studying in the United Kingdom, she shares insight and experience to prepare our learners to compete and prepare for their future path in the global market. She says “I am so happy to be part of the Crossroads family”. “This is truly a unique place where the sky is the limit”. We have innovative, practical and exciting programs to enhance a solid academic curriculum.
Ms. A is an accomplished small business owner and comic book enthusiast who has traveled abroad and across the country as small business owner in the pop-culture community. Sharing practical and innovative ways to approach real world challenges allows students to learn in ways that are not just academic. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism
Sandra Scaffetta Johnson Ph.D. - Board Member
Doctor of Philosophy - Mathematics Education
Dr. Sandy Scaffetta Johnson has led departments and companies in service, education applications, new technology insertions, and research efforts. Dr. Johnson taught mathematics and technology coursework in Oklahoma Common Education and Higher Education for 25 years. She presented at national and international conferences and has published in state and national journals on Mathematics Education and Technologies in Education. Dr. Johnson retired from the University of Oklahoma in 2003 when she joined Anautics as the CEO. Dr. Johnson oversaw the completion of projects concerning services, research, technology insertion, and reverse engineering for the US Air Force and the US Army efforts.
Philip J. Schneider, MS, FASHP, FASPEN, FFIP - Professor and Associate Dean, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
Founder and principal of MediHealthInsight. Chair, Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines, International Advisory Board. Professor Schneider holds a faculty appointment as Professor at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.
Previous to these positions, for 10 years he was Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs for the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy at the Phoenix Biomedical campus. In this position, he was responsible for the launch and growth of the College of Pharmacy programs at a new Biomedical Campus in Phoenix. He also held faculty appointments at the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Public Health.
Before that, for 33 years he held positions at the Ohio State University including most recently Professor and Director of the Latiolais Leadership Program at the College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University.
Chairs Crossroads Academy's board of directors. Al's extensive background in business management and executive coaching has helped him shepherd growing businesses through their development to attain the next level of success. Al brings his expertise in market analysis, education, financial principles and staff development to Crossroads Academy's board of directors and leads our pursuit of growth to serve more of Arizona's youth.
Jennifer B. Callender
Is Crossroads Academy's founder and CEO. Jennifer launched Crossroads Academy in 2013 in response to a gap she identified in the local school system. Her background in education and prior to that finance, provides a solid foundation for driving the Academy's academic goals while ensuring fiscal responsibility that will allow the Academy to grow and thrive. Jennifer's commitment to the local community and her passion for helping students reach their goals is a the heart of everything Crossroads Academy does.