• Lowell Campus Staff

  • John VonDoloski

    Executive Director

    jvondo@bridgecharter.com

    John VonDoloski and his wife, Jessica, are passionate homeschoolers with twelve children. Previously, John has served as the Founder, Executive Director, and Chairman of the Board at Logos Charter School in Medford, OR. John has a contagious love for learning and thoroughly enjoys equipping students to find purpose and direction in life.

  • Ben Silebi

    Principal - Lowell Campus

     
    Ben Silebi is orignally from Southern California and went to Mulnomah Univerity in Portland, Oregon. He has been married to his wife, Becky, for 14 years and together they teach their four children at home.  Ben uses acting, improvisation, art and creative storytelling to inspire students to think critically and engage their imaginations as they learn.
  • Susan Jackson

    Kindergarten Learning Coordinator

    www.scjacksonbca.weebly.com/
    sjackson@bridgecharter.com

    Susan is originally from New Jersey and attended Campbell University (NC). She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Elementary Education while playing Division I Softball. She taught first grade for three years and second grade for one year in North Carolina.  After her second year of teaching, she served children and families in Central America, Asia, and Africa with The World Race.  She moved to Oregon in 2016 with her husband and helped develop Bridge Charter Academy by teaching K-2 and being a part of the administrative team.  

    Susan has a heart to help children see how they are unique.  She enjoys working with individual families to ensure their child’s success.  During her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, running, traveling, and serving.  
  • Ashley English

    1st/2nd Grade Learning Coordinator

    https://aenglishbca.weebly.comsjackson@bridgecharter.com
    aenglish@bridgecharter.com

    Mrs. English grew up in Oregon and attended Oregon State University where she studied Education. During her undergrad she traveled to Mexico, Germany, and Italy to participate in mission's work as well as program/ host youth camps for military families. After graduating from OSU, she has had the pleasure of directing a local children's ministry, working as a math intervention specialist, along with teaching 4th and 6th grade full-time. Mrs. English is very passionate about hands-on learning and connecting the classroom to the world around us!

    Outside of the classroom, Mrs. English enjoys spending time with her husband, German Shepard puppy, and two cat's. She loves arts and crafts, doing home renovations, gardening, cooking, hiking, yoga, the colors of the rainbow and anything that sparkles, and she especially love loose leaf tea. Mrs. English is also currently working on getting her Master's of Art in Leadership at Northwest Christian University, so her nights and weekends are always full! 

  • Ms. Christianson

    3th/4th Grade Learning Coordinator

    In the words of Haim Ginott, “I've come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my personal approach that creates the climate. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.” As it is with my approach to teaching, it is my desire to bring joy through learning, and develop a curriculum that is interactive for students to be inspired and acquire a love for obtaining new skills and wisdom. I was raised in the high desert area of Southern California, and came to Oregon in 2010. Before graduating with my Bachelors in Education in 2014, I studied for a summer semester in South America, where we got to be part of a spanish immersion program. When I am not teaching I am spending time with my daughter, rollerblading, hiking, and playing fetch with our dog. 

     

  • Laurie Krei

    5th/6th Grade Learning Coordinator

    www.lkreibca.weebly.com
    lkrei@bridgecharter.com

    Laurie was born and raised in Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Merchandising/Marketing from Oregon State University and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. Outdoor education is her passion and she looks forward to including that in her classroom environment. Laurie has experience in 1st grade and also has over 6 years of experience in K-8th grade curriculum development, conflict resolution and teaching adult education workshops through working with the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington. Additionally, she is a certified Wilderness First Responder with National Outdoor Leadership School. Laurie joins BCA with a passion to partner with families and a desire to help students accomplish their individual goals. In her free time she can be found hiking, mountain biking, tending to a tree farm or supporting her daughter’s high school activities.

  • Ryan Jackson

    7th/8th Grade Learning Coordinator

    Middle School Lead

    rjacksonbca.weebly.com  
    rjackson@bridgecharter.com

    Ryan is originally from Michigan and attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated with a Biology major & Teaching Science minor while playing college lacrosse and studying abroad in India, Hawaii and northern Michigan.  He taught in North Carolina for 9 years and also has had the honor of coaching lacrosse, soccer, and leading clubs.  
    Ryan's passion for teaching started early while tutoring others in grade school and has blossomed into a career to help students find their path through school and life.  He believes when children feel they have a successful career path they become self-motivated and driven.  During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, cooking, Cross Fit, woodworking, and family time.

  • Jasmine Brazill

    High School, Curriculum Coordinator, Pottery Teacher

     jbrazill@bridgecharter.com

    Jasmine Brazill  is a passionate advocate for individualized learning and student engagement. She enjoys designing curriculum, teaching pottery, and, with her husband, eclectically schooling their two awesome children who help them stay focused on all the things that are really important in life.
    Ms. Brazill earned a  Bachelors of English degree and a K-12 teaching certificate from Olivet College, Michigan in 2003. She earned a Masters of Education degree  for curriculum design and instruction with an emphasis in reading from Grand Canyon University in 2006.

  • Matt Shumski

    High School Learning Coordinator

    mshumski@bridgecharter.com

    Matt Shumski is thrilled to join Bridge Charter Academy! Matt grew up in rural Pennsylvania where he discovered a love of learning and the outdoors. Combining his experience, creativity, and knowledge, Matt is a passionate teacher who connects content to students’ lives and challenges them to think critically. As an advocate for alternative education, Matt holds a deep respect for homeschooling and personalized learning. While studying abroad in Rome, he graduated with a BS in Secondary Education and a BA in History from Temple University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Oregon. Traveling, reading, listening to podcasts, camping, hiking, snowboarding and good conversation are among his favorite past times.

  • Lydia VonDoloski

    Administrative

    lvondo@bridgecharter.com

    Lydia is a Michigan transplant who drove across the country two days after her wedding in the Summer of 2018. She’s an “Army brat” who loves to travel and has lived all across the States and also in South Korea. She graduated from a charter school in southern Oregon, which sparked her interest in innovative learning models, like Bridge. She attended Michigan State University pursuing her love of language. She is excited to be a part of the Administrative Team and partnering with Bridge families!

  • Marissa Napier

    Administrative

    mnapier@bridgecharter.com

    Marissa grew up in Michigan. She's been married to Jordan, her best friend from High School, for five years. In 2016, Marissa, Jordan and their six month old daughter moved to Oregon. Now they have two beautiful children, Addison and Jordan Jr. (Jordy). "I find joy in creating spreadsheets and data entry. I love office work! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing volleyball, and painting."

  • Cory Graham

    Administrative

    cgraham@bridgecharter.com

    Cory is a BCA parent that joined Bridge Charter’s administrative team to help improve the school/family communication process. She majored in Multimedia Design & Production and has over 15 years of experience in graphic and web design. Cory and her husband, who teaches animation and 3D printing at BCA, have been married for 16 years and have four children. They all love art, technology and exploring new places together. Being part of different charter schools, homeschool co-ops and public schools, she understands that each child and family is unique and can benefit from a customized learning plan. 

  • Liz Ashworth

    Administrative

    eashworth@bridgecharter.com

    Liz was raised in Oregon, and attended the University of Oregon where she earned her B.A. in History. Later, she completed the education program at Pacific University with a Masters of Arts in Teaching. For the past five years, she taught middle school language arts, social studies, English language development, and online credit recovery. Through her teaching career, she sees the importance of creating a personalized educational plan to tailor to the student’s learning styles and needs to ensure their success. Liz is thrilled to join the BCA team where she can assist and create relationships with students, families, and the overall community.

    In her free time, Liz enjoys cooking, reading, music, crafts, and spending time with her family and friends. Liz also loves travelling, history, and learning about new cultures. 

     

  • Rosa Urbano

    Administrative

    rurbano@bridgecharter.com

    Rosa comes from lakeside, California. Her husband and her moved to Oregon four years ago with their children. She has three amazing children who she adores. In her free time she loves being outdoors with her family. This is her second year here at Bridge Charter Academy and she absolutely loves interacting with each family here at BCA.

  • Becky Silebi

    General Assistant

    bsilebi@bridgecharter.com

    Becky has lived in Oregon her entire life (except for one year that she spent working in Florida at Disney World). She is a BCA parent and mom to four very active kids. She is married to Ben Silebi and together they have lived in the Lowell area for over 14 years. Becky has her Bachelors of Art Degree in Elementary Education from Corban University with an endorsement in ESOL from George Fox University. She enjoys meeting new people and being a smiling face that makes people feel welcome, appreciated and connected. She loves art, music, dance and having fun with people. Being in an environment that fosters creativity, fun, inspiration and the connecting of people together is one of her favorite things about being a part of the BCA. 
    “I love our school community! It is one of the best schools I have ever experienced and I am so grateful for options like this for our kids. I love the team environment and the strong parent/teacher relationships. I am so thankful to be a part of the team.”

  • Stephanie Sayre

    Childcare (Pre-School Room)

    sjackson@bridgecharter.com

    I love children and have been working with them since I was 13 years old. I am currently going to school at Univeristy of Phoenix to become an early education teacher. I have two beautiful girls who love to dance and one amazing husband! My oldest daughter does cheer at Oregon City Highschool and my youngest daughter is taking Hip Hop. I look forward to meeting all my students and to having an awesome school year.

  • Cindi Stahl

    Childcare (Toddler Room)

     
    Cindy Stahl is an Oregon native raised around Pleasant Hill. She has taught and cared for toddlers and preschoolers, in both a volunteer and professional capacity, for over 30 years. Cindy and her husband  Jeremy have two beautiful teenage daughters. She likes to spend her free time with her family, reading, baking, watching sci-fi and police/crime dramas and crafting with her sisters.
  • Melody Knotts

    Childcare (Baby Room)

    sjackson@bridgecharter.com

    Melody is the mother of 4 boys,  3 of which are Eagle Scouts. Her husband was the scoutmaster for many years and she was the committee chair. All of her boys have also been active in high school bowling.  Melody's hobbies include bowling, crafting, and cooking.  She has over 22 years of experience in the childcare field.  Fourteen of those years were with infants and toddlers. Melody also teaches babies sign language, which is a great tool for them to express their needs.  "Everyday is a new challenge as they grow and learn." 

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Dan Glokle - President 
    Amber Hansen - Secretary/Treasurer
    Danae Winder - Lowell Parent
    Jared Cobb 
    - Lowell City Manager
    Colleen Gaskill - Retired Educator
    Emily McFadden - Bend Parent
    Rachel Yesser - Bend Parent