Our Teachers

We have selected very talented teachers with a large of amount of experience to teach the students in our Academy.


KAREN DRYGAS, Student Essential Enrichment

Karen has over 20 years of experience as an educator, and over 13 years as a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) specialist. She has a Master's Degree in Instructional Design, and has Gifted Education certification.

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SANDY DeSOUSA, Mathematics

Sandy is currently a mathematics lecturer at San Jose State University. She has taught for over seven years in the Evergreen schools as a substitute teacher.

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Hong has over 7 years of experience as a teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley.

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Jorge has won many soccer championships and awards coaching young boys and girls. He played for the Chile National Team and played professionally in top soccer clubs. He has been the Interim Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the San Jose Clash/Earthquakes of Major League Soccer and the Head Coach of the Mexican National Indoor Men's Soccer Team. He has been elected to the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame.

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