High School

Ciara Myers – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in English, Old Dominion University & B.S. Developmental Psychology, Liberty University
Why Vanguard? Ciara chose Vanguard because of our therapeutic approach to education. With a secondary education and psychology background, she was more than thrilled to find a school that aligns with her core values and teaching philosophy.

Lauren Sobolewski – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University and Master of Science in Psychology/Behavior Analysis from Capella University
Certificates/Awards: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Why Vanguard? Lauren chose Vanguard because she wants to work in an environment that supports social-emotional learning and provides individuals with access to the supports they need.

Quinn Holman – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services from John Brown University
Why Vanguard? Quinn chose Vanguard because he immediately noticed there was a different language spoken at Vanguard. The culture of staff, students, and families championing each student forward. Vanguard takes a person-centered approach to learning that focuses on every aspect of learning. Growth at Vanguard is academic, emotional, social, and all the in-between — and that goes for everyone, not just the kids.

Ross De Wet – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University
Certificates/Awards: Currently pursuing Alternate Certification for Special Education
Why Vanguard? Ross chose Vanguard because of the specialized approach to teaching children who thrive in a different learning environment. He enjoys the support from his co-workers and loves the team culture that is seen on a day-to-day basis.

Tanya Goforth – teacher

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Milligan College and Master of Education from East Tennessee State University
Why Vanguard? Tanya chose Vanguard for the expertise they have in combining support for the social-emotional, behavioral, and academic piece. She enjoys the collaboration and support that comes from staff and families.