Staff Spotlight

September Staff Spotlight

 Laurie Carter Audio Interview

Laurie Carter

Laurie has been a valuable member of the Altona team for 10 glorious years.  She is well established as the “Funny Bone” of the building, always good for a joke and a big laugh especially when you most need it. As our registrar, she is also one of the organizational pillars of the school that keeps humming along as smoothly as it does. Please check out this podcast interview with Mrs. Carter to find out more about her! 



 Tanya Whitteker Audio Interview


Tanya is one of our fabulous paraprofessionals without which Altona would crumble to the ground!  She has worked at Altona for 5 years, assisting with students and teachers alike. She lately has taken on coaching a successful girls’ volleyball season and coming up shortly, the girls’ basketball season.  We are so pleased to shine a spotlight on Tanya this month!

December Staff Spotlight


  Kate Riddle audio interview

Kate Riddle is in her second year at Altona, and we are happy to shine a spotlight on her.  She teaches both 6th grade science and social studies; she also co-leads the Morning Academic Club (MAC) and the After School Academic Program (ASAP).  More importantly, however, is the relationships she forms with her students. Kate is known to have a deep respect for her students and a calming energy that her peers and her students appreciate very much.  Please listen to this podcast to find out more about our amazing faculty member, Ms. Kate Riddle!


November 2018 Staff Members of the Month!

  Jen Knowlton audio interview

Jen Knowlton is one of the school counselors here at Altona. This is her second year here at Altona and ninth year as a school counselor. Jen's energy and sense of humor create positive connection with Altona students.
Rodrigo Anadon is a Learning Technology Coach at Altona.  He has been an educator for 18 years.  This is his second year at Altona providing support with instructional technology for administrators, educators, parents, and students.  Rodrigo enjoys the technological, educational challenges that he faces each day that involve troubleshooting, problem-solving, communicating, collaborating, and finding creative solutions.