Meet Our Team
Our teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach and dedicated to helping students fulfill their potential and discover the possibilities.
Elma joined Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ) in December 2012. She is a currently a counselor for our high school students. Since 2012, she has worked in several roles in our schools including as a high school advisor, homeroom teacher, and the lead advisor for roles and responsibilities. Prior to joining ISAZ, she worked at Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) as a counselor tech. She earned her bachelor's degree in education and has taught in several states and overseas. She has worked with all ages in the education field from elementary school through high school, and even adult education. She enjoys working with high school students and teaches an elective course for her homeroom students. Elma is married and has two adult children. She wears many hats as a teacher, advisor, military spouse, and military mom. She loves being a part of the ISAZ team and in her free time volunteers weekly, working with children.
Shannon has taught at ISAZ since October 2012. She earned her BA in English from Northwestern State University, an MEd in instructional technology from McNeese State University, and her teaching certification from Louisiana State University. Shannon taught English for eight years at brick-and-mortar schools in Louisiana before moving to Arizona in 2012. She holds a highly qualified certification in secondary English and an Arizona CRE certification in industrial and emerging technology.
Jodie joined ISAZ two years ago and has over 30 years of experience in the areas of information technology and digital arts. She earned her Level One Project Management Badge by being an innovator in project-based learning at ISAZ. She's inspired by her students and believes that every student can achieve their dreams with appreciation, praise, and most importantly engagement. She believes that when her students have a tangible connection to a project and experience how it can affect meaningful change in a person's life, it will enable them to better comprehend the significant, real-world impact of their project goals.