Griffin Academy: A New Charter School in Vallejo, California

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Our Team

If you wish to email any member of our team, please click on their name.  

Steph Morgado, Director, Griffin Academy

     Please call Steph at:   707-552-6482, ext. 502


Claudine Ayers, Food Services Manager

Randall Freitas, Director of Counseling 

Elizabeth Garcia, Office Manager 

       Please call Elizabeth at 707-552-6482, ext. 501

Albert, Ignacio, Technology Specialist

Terrell Whitaker, Custodian 

Shaheeda Yasin, Student Services Coordinator 


English:  Natasha McCormick and Clay Courchaine

History Tara Barron and Stephany Vallejo

Math:  Dae’Jah Foster, Marianne Kearney-Brown, and Charlie Wilsie

Physical Education:  Sarah Daniel 

Science:  Amanda Gunnell and Charlie Nino

Spanish:  Anthony Barron and Patty Rodriguez

Special Ed:  Peter-Sean Hart

Technology:  Nicole Langton

Board of Directors

All board documents such as agendas and minutes can be found by clicking:

Back Row, L to R:  Britany Navarro, Vivian Wesley, Jaime Guzman 
Front Row, L to R: Andrea Wynn-Walker, Debbie Lamb,  Lynne Vaughan

Debbie Lamb

Board Chairperson

Ms. Lamb has been a board member since 2010 and is a seasoned marketing, advertising and public relations professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing. She possesses a degree in Public Relations and Communications.

Jim Shorter

Board Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Shorter has years of experience working in the field supporting individuals with developmental disabilities with his current position as Executive Director of Golden Gate Regional Center. He holds a degree in Psychology and a masters in Business Administration.

Lynne Vaughan

Board Member

Ms. Vaughan is a founding Board member of MIT Academy. She has 50 years of experience in education in addition to a Masters degree in English and a PhD in American Studies.

Jaime Guzman

Board Member

Mr. Guzman has served as Treasurer since 2008 with over 20 years of experience in the accounting field. He received his accounting education from Heald College and California State University, East Bay and currently works for Solano County Health Social Services.

Andrea Wynn Walker

Board Member

Ms. Wynn Walker joined the board in 2014 and serves as the president of the AAPA at MIT Academy. She received her Bachelor’s in Computer Science with an emphasis in computer programming from Sonoma State University and currently works as a Senior Lab Technician at Ausenco LLC and as an Adjunct instructor teaching CIS at Solano Community College.

Vivian Wesley

Board Member

Mrs. Wesley joined the board in June 2017, but her experience with MIT Academy dates back to 2004 with her twin daughters. She holds two Associate degrees and works for the Napa County Health & Human Services Agency.

Britany Navarro 

Student Representative

Britany Navarro is a senior at MIT Academy, and joined the board as the student representative for the 2019-20 school year. A native of Nicaragua, Ms. Navarro has been a student at the high school since the 2016-2017 school year. She enjoys playing soccer, softball, and listening to music. She completed an internship with the Astronomy club, and her community service hours were with the high school’s Key Club.




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