FACULTY

Welcome to the Contact Page for VIDA Faculty!
Emails and websites are accessible from this space!

ADMINISTRATION

Eric Chagala
Principal
ericchagala@vistausd.org
Professional Website

Joe Armenta
Assistant Principal
josepharmenta@vistausd.org

ARTS FACULTY

Kate Bowen
Visual Arts, Digital Photography & Yearbook
katebowen@vistausd.org
Website (click here)

Emileigh Norling
Instrumental Music
Design Lab
Beginning & Advanced Bands
emiileighnorling@vistausd.org

Alyssa Allgaier
6th Grade Drama
7th/8th Grade Drama Lab
Graphic Design
Public Speaking Coach
alyssaallgaier@vistausd.org

Kaili Palmer
Choral Instructor
3D Sculpture
kailipalmer@vistausd.org

HUMANITIES FACULTY

Tyler Brumbaugh
6th Grade Humanities
Film Documentary
tylerbrumbaugh@vistausd.org
6th Grade Class Website (click here)

Emma Larsen (formerly Ford)
6th Grade Humanities
Design Lab
emmalarsen@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Jennifer Gray
6th Grade Humanities
Design Lab
jennifergray@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Breann Williams
6th Grade Humanities
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Writing & Literature
Design Lab
breannwilliams@vistausd.org

Kim Kriedeman
7th Grade English
Character Leaders
Design Lab
kimberlykriedeman@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Erin Bland
7th Grade English
Design Lab
erinbland@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Michelle Ryan
7th Grade History
ASB Director
iStudio Director
michelleryan@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Katie Cusey
7th Grade History
Dance PE
katherinecusey@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Michelle Martin
7th Grade History
AVID Coordinator
Design Lab
michellemartin@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Lori Buckley
8th Grade English
8th Grade History
History of Rock 'n Roll Elective
loribuckley@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Dana Kellish
8th Grade English
8th Grade History
danakellish@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

David Ruiz
8th Grade English
6th Grade iStudio Director
Design Lab
davidruiz@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Kaili Palmer
8th Grade History
Design Lab
Choral Director
kailipalmer@vistausd.org
Class Website (History)

Jessica May
Innovative Reading
jessicamay@vistausd.org
Class Website (Click Here)

STEM FACULTY

Julia Miller
6th Grade STEM
Project Lead the Way
juliamiller@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Jennifer Snyder
6th Grade STEM
Project Lead the Way
jennifersnyder@vistausd.org 
Class Website (click here)

Christian Ludwig
6th Grade STEM
VIDA Incubator
Project Lead the Way
christianludwig@vistausd.org
Class Website (Click Here)

Mike Eiben
6th Grade STEM
Project Lead the Way
Design Lab
Robotics Team Coach
michaeleiben@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Tad Strohauer
7th Grade Math
Design Lab
thaddeusstrohauer@vistausd.org

Brent Vanderlinden
7th Grade Science
Design Lab 
brentvanderlinden@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Ellen Crews
Math 7
7th Grade Science
Project Lead the Way
Design Lab
ellencrews@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Krissy Boian
Math 7
Design Lab
Project Lead the Way
kristinaboian@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Marissa Wadsworth
7th Grade Science
Project Lead the Way
Design Lab
marissaborn@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Kelly Hutchins
7th Grade Science
Wellness
kellyhutchins@vistausd.org

Angela Townsend
Math 8
History 8
PBL Coach
angelatownsend@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Emily Adler
Math 8
emilyadler@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Scott Brinker
8th Grade Science
Sports Science
Project Lead the Way
Design Lab
scottbrinker@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here) 
Sylvia Brown
8th Grade Science
Project Lead the Way
Design Lab
sylviabrown@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here) 

STUDENT SUPPORT & SERVICES

Danielle Hernandez
Counselor
(Student Last Names A - L )
daniellehernandez@vistausd.org

Bianca Cano
Counselor
(Student Last Names M - Z )
biancacano@vistausd.org

Kellee Yoder
Education Specialist
kelleeyoder@vistausd.org

Desiree Donnell
Education Specialist
desireedonnell@vistausd.org

Madison Pelzel
Education Specialist
madisonpelzel@vistausd.org

Michelle Morgan
Education Specialist
michellemorgan@vistausd.org

John McCarty
Education Specialist
(Bridge Program)
johnmccarty@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Brenna Blomquist
Library Technician
brennablomquist@vistausd.org

Janeen Ponchetti
School Psychologist
janeenponchetti@vistausd.org

Vickie Webb
ASES After School Coordinator
vickiewebb@vistausd.org

Nicole Wiessner
Speech Pathologist
nicolewiessner@vistausd.org

Raul Castillo
Boys & Girls Club
Before School Care
raul@bgcvista.com

WELLNESS FACULTY

Kym King
6-8th Grade Wellness
Before School Aquatics Program
kymberlyking@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Joe Armenta
6-8th Grade Wellness
Design Leadership
josepharmenta@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)

Kelly Hutchins
6-8th Grade Wellness
Science 7
kellyhutchins@vistausd.org

Scott Brinker
Sports Science
scottbrinker@vistausd.org

Katie Cusey
7th Grade History
Dance PE
katherinecusey@vistausd.org
Class Website (click here)
 

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