Tami Johnson As an educator, Mrs. Tami Johnson has been fortunate enough to work with many of the school districts in Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County as a consultant, trainer, teacher, school counselor and employee. She currently works as the Head School Counselor and Elementary Project Director for Cajon Valley Union School District.
On a more personal note, Mrs. Johnson has three children and has been married to her husband, Craig Johnson (Associate Professor of Music at Point Loma Nazarene University), for 25 years. She enjoys kayaking, going to the beach, and hiking. When she is not out doors with her family and their two dogs, Holly and Duncan, she is an avid reader of fiction and enjoys going to the theater. She is very excited about joining the inGenius faculty this summer.
inGenius Principal @ CCA Location
Alexander Drozda is a San Diego native and has been working in education since 2010. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Sociology-Organizational Studies and is in the final stage of his M.Ed. at Point Loma Nazarene University.
inGenius Principal @ Dingeman Location
Brad Glover has worked in the Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon, California for 15 years. For the last 8 years he has served as the Lead of the Avocado Elementary School Extended Day Program, which specializes in Fine Arts. He organizes and hosts an annual student art exhibition with the students.
Camp Counselors & Teaching Assistants:
William Ah Sing (Music Director)
Stuart Pollock is a Social Science teacher at Canyon Crest Academy, where he has taught AP Macroeconomics and AP Government and Politics. With more than five years experience in the classroom, and over ten years in education he has also taught AP United States History, World History, International Relations, Think Tank, and Challenge 20/20. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in International Relations, and the University of California, San Diego with a Masters in Education. He also served as a University Writing Program contributor at UC Davis. Before entering the classroom, he enjoyed significant one-on-one experience in educational support at a local learning center. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, going to concerts, and Formula 1 racing.
PUBLICATIONS: Barnett, Ashley. Webb, Mariah. Elucidating a Novel Pathway of Angiogenesis in the Retina Involving a Fatty Acid Amide. Arete: The PLNU Honors Journal, Volume VI Part II, 18-42. (2014)
Westenskow, P., Sedillo, Z., Barnett, A., Friedlander, M. Efficient Derivation of Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells from Stem Cells. J. Vis. Exp. (2015).
began at a secondary magnet program into multimedia at Eastern Technical High School, then
continued in college where she discovered she wanted to teach. Her passion is to inspire students to
discover their creative talent.
She began her teaching career as a substitute teacher in San Diego working with grades K – 12. Ami
currently teaches Visual Communications at the Rock Academy to grades nine through twelve. As
the Director of ASB she empowers student leadership in a teamwork environment. While teaching
and coaching Varsity Cheerleading, she keeps current in the field as a freelance web and graphic
designer. She is currently working on her Secondary Visual Arts Credential.
Ms. Nuckels has participated in Forensics since her Freshman year of High School. She qualified for the State Tournament all four years and Nationals the 3 years that competed on the national circuit. She earned a forensics scholarship to attend PLNU where she earned multiple Regionals and National titles while and was appointed team President. Bcause of her successful career she was offered a full ride scholarship to the Graduate Program at the University of the Pacific to act as a Teaching Assistant and Assistant Director of Forensics. While there, the students she coached qualified for the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence and advanced to elimination rounds at the National Parliamentary Debate Association Tournament. After completing her Master’s Degree she returned to PLNU where she assisted in coaching their team to win the National Title. During the same time, she started a High School Policy team at CAHS, and during their first year we were able to have our students compete at the Stanford Invitational and qualify 2 teams to the California State Tournament and one team for Nationals all in their freshman year.
currently spends her time in San Diego working as a Behavior Therapist helping children with
autism. Aside from being a mental health educator and advocate, he hobbies consist of
throwing pottery, baking, and drawing about socio-political and emotional issues. She hopes to
continue teaching children fun concepts through contemporary art that is significant in today’s
culture and society.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, taking her dogs to the beach, and reading underneath her avocado tree!