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Quintanar, Jocelyn- Director of Operations and Student Services

Mrs. Quintanar has lived in Tucson since 2002. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education and a minor in English Education. She has taught at multiple charter schools and is proud to be a part of the opening of Copper Point Schools. She enjoys reading, writing, and crafts. Mrs. Quintanar has two cats and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Townsend, Ryan- Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Ryan was educated in both Tucson Unified School District and graduated from one of the first charter schools in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Philosophy, and German Studies and also received his M. Ed in Secondary Education in 2009. In addition, he is certified to teach Government and Economics. In the past he has coached an award winning Speech and Debate team earning 3rd Place overall in the Arizona 4A division, and several 1st place individual trophies. He was the lead counselor at an English Adventure Camp in Radolfzell, Germany. He has also led travels with students internationally. His hobbies include soccer, travel, camping, playing around with technology, and learning new things

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Davis, Desiree (Middle School Math/Science)

Miss Davis grew up in Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, with a focus in medical anthropology from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. She then attended and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master of Public Health degree, concentrated in Health Behavior Health Promotion. Before teaching at Copper Point, Miss Davis interned at the Pohnpei State Department of Health and Human Services in the Federated States of Micronesia; during her internship she taught local health assistants a variety of skills that they would be able to use in their everyday practice. Miss Davis transitioned into education after participating in an outreach education project for the Skin Cancer Institute that promotes sun safety at local elementary, middle, and high schools. She previously worked as a math teacher for a local, charter elementary school. Miss Davis is passionate about learning and teaching. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world and spending time with her dog. Miss Davis is excited to be teaching math and science at Copper Point Schools.

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Griffin, Alfred (English)

I’m originally from New York (forever a Giants fan) but I seemed to have done so much more in Arizona. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Arizona, completed my master’s degree in English from Northern Arizona University, along with being happily married for 17 years and raising two incredible children. When I’m not tossing the football around with my son and playing hide-and-go-seek with my daughter, I write novels, plays, strum on my guitar, cartoon, feed the homeless and read. One will always see me have selected works from Mark Twain, the Harlem Renaissance, the Transcendentalists, the Irish playwrights, the Romantic Lakeside Poets and of course; Shakespeare. In addition to reading, I enjoy performing skits with my theater group called, “The Amazing Wretches” but my true passion is in teaching. I have worked as a journalist and as an editor, although teaching brings me so much joy and fulfillment more so than anything else I’ve done professionally thus far. I love when my students hone their talents and take ownership of their goals. I learn just as much from my students as they do from me. I am thrilled to be teaching English this year with the Copper Point Schools.

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Huff, Stephen- Middle School English and History

I grew up in Sierra Vista, Arizona and moved here to Tucson for college in 2009. I graduated from the University of Arizona with my degree in History. One of my biggest passions is the sport of Volleyball, though I don’t play competitively too much anymore I have put all of my focus into coaching. I currently am the head coach of the Girls Junior Varsity team at Catalina Foothills High School, while also coaching the Men’s Club Volleyball Team at the University of Arizona where we have won back to back National Championships in 2015 and 2016. Both my experiences in coaching and teaching have given me great happiness in helping students achieve their goals and I am excited to be back with such a great staff and awesome students.

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Kohl, Keaton- Art

Mr. Kohl grew up in Small town Iowa. He received his B.F.A. From the Kansas City Art institute. Before leaving Kansas City for Tucson he was the head of makeup for the four largest haunted houses in the nation. He taught art and wood shop previously at Compass High School where his curriculum included, drawing, painting, art of the graphic novel, special effects make up, and sculpture. He enjoys building movie replica props and volunteers with the Arizona Ghostbusters.

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