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Principal Sharon Maeda has worked in education for 23 years. She currently serves as Principal and also is an instructor for the California State University of Fullerton. Prior to serving as TMA's Principal, Sharon was the GATE Program Coordinator and New Teacher Induction administrator in Tustin Unified School District. Prior to TUSD, she worked in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Education as the State's main consultant to gifted programs and districts throughout the state. She simultaneously worked for Houghton Mifflin Company delivering Professional Development to teachers and administrators nationwide.

Sharon began her career as a teacher and district coordinator in the Anaheim City School District where she was awarded the district’s Golden Apple Award and District Teacher of the Year Award. She was an Orange County Teacher of the Year nominee, and was nominee for the Disney American Teacher Award.

As coordinator of TUSD’s GATE program, she handled testing and screening for GATE students and provided GATE certification training for teachers. She established a GATE Parent Institute and provided ongoing parent trainings and seminars, including a GATE Parent Symposium and Community Advisory Committee.

Among her honors, Sharon received the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Distinguished Service Award for Orange County in 2012. She was recognized for demonstrating outstanding qualities of professional achievement through her commitment and service to gifted students and communities. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Council for Gifted Education Organization. (OCC GATE)

“My goal is to ensure every student at TMA is provided the highest quality of education possible in a supportive learning environment. Working together as a team with the staff and families, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.”


Teachers

Teachers

2018-19 School Year
Grade Teacher
Kdg. HAYDEN, Joanne
Kdg. WIGLEY, Mary
Kdg. PEDERSEN, Carrie
1F CAPORICCI, Megan
1F AARVIG, Brandi
1F RUNYON, Cassi
1APL HEILIG, Karen
2F BLESKEY, Dawn
2F COHEN, Peggy
2APL MEEKHOF, Melani/
FOREMAN, Sandy
2APL BARRONE, Denene
3F SHENTON, Liz
3F SHAW, Katrina
3G SCHEUERMAN, Lisa
3/4G OLSON, Jenna
4F SCHAICH, Kristi
4F MAHAR, Jessica/
CARLSON, Shuree
4G TOOHEY, Sandie
5F HOLLINGSHEAD, Vicki
5F ZWIRNER, Ashley
5G MULLIGAN, Debbie
5G STALLER, Devra
SPEECH GOURLAY, Andrea (MTWF)
SECRETARY MARCHESE, Laura
OFFICE ASST. MCNAMARA, Kristin
HEALTH CLERK HAN, Sophie
PSYCHOLOGIST KOCH, Sherri Dr.
SAI TEACHER CRUZ, Marcela

Support

Support Staff

2018-19 School Year
Position Name
SPEECH GOURLAY, Andrea (MTWF)
SECRETARY MARCHESE, Laura
OFFICE ASST. MCNAMARA, Kristin
HEALTH CLERK HAN, Sophie
PSYCHOLOGIST KOCH, Sherri Dr.
SAI TEACHER CRUZ, Marcela

School

Tustin Memorial Academy

12712 Browning Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Office: (714) 730-7546

FAX: (714) 730-7524