Vechij Himdag
Alternative School Inc.

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Complete staff resumes are on file in the school office and are available for families to review during school hours Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 3:30 PM

Administration and 
Instructional Staff Resumes


Principal and English Teacher:

Lillian Kim Franklin

email: kfranklin@vhmschool.org

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • M.A.- Educational Administration and Supervision, Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ
  • B.A. - Liberal Arts Major/Elementary Education,  Minor English, Pepperdine University; Malibu, CA

Arizona Department of Education Certificates:  

  • Principal
  • Secondary Education English
  • Elementary Education 

Experience: 

  • 2001 – Present:  Teacher- English  - Vechij Himdag Alternative School Inc.
  • 1995 -2001: Mentor Teacher and Assistant Administrator - Gila Crossing Community School
  • 1994 -1995: Teacher – Full Inclusion Middle School - Muckleshoot Tribal School
  • 1981 – 1994: Teacher – Grades 2,3,5,6 – Nazlini Boarding School
  • 1978 – 1981: Teacher- Grade 3 – Pinon Boarding School


Vice Principal and Science Teacher:

Marland Toyekoyah

email: mtoyekoyah@vhmschool.org

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • MAed Educational Leadership, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • B.S. Science, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK

Arizona Department of Education Certificates:  

  • Biology

Experience: 

  • 2012 – Present: Vice Principal – Vechij Himdag Alternative School Inc.
  • 2011 – Present:  Teacher- Science and Math  - Vechij Himdag Alternative School Inc.

Career and Technical Teacher and Office Manager:

Christine Ollerton

email: collerton@vhmschool.org

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • B.A. Accounting, Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ
  • A.A. Business, Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ

Arizona Department of Education Certificates:  

  • Career and Technical Education

Experience: 

  • 2008 – Present:  Teacher- Career and Technical Education  - Vechij Himdag Alternative School Inc.

O’otham Language and Cultural Curriculum:

Carol Allen

email: callen@vhmschool.org

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • MAEd Educational Leadership, Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA
  • B.A. Special education/Elementary Education, Prescott College ; Prescott, AZ
  • A.A.  Education, Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ

Arizona Department of Education Certificates:  

  • Substitute Teacher

Experience: 

  • 2009 – Present:  Teacher- O’otham Language - Vechij Himdag Alternative School Inc.

Support Staff

Receptionist and Registrar:
Melanie Eschief
meschief@vhmschool.org

Transportation and Mentor:
Jose Marquez
jmarquez@vhmschool.org

Food Service and Custodian:

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