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Welcome to Academy Mr. Fisher!

Welcome to Academy Mr. Fisher!

Beckham Ludwig '30, photographer and writer November 5, 2023

Mr. Fisher is a new math teacher for the 6/7 Piñon pod at Albuquerque Academy. His main goal is to make sure the majority of his students have a good experience in math. Mr. Fisher was born in Lancaster,...

Mr. Van Atta

Welcome to Academy Mr. Van Atta!

Vinh Tran, Writer October 20, 2023

This year, James Van Atta is a new middle school teaching fellow, working under Green Chile teacher Mr. Jake Herrin in the history department. He is also a swimming coach for Charger Aquatics. Mr. Van...

Welcome to Academy Mr. Olson!

Welcome to Academy Mr. Olson!

Iris Huang '30, Writer/Graphic Artist October 16, 2023

Stevie Olson is a new 6/7 English teacher for both Piñon and Juniper pods this year! He also sponsors the Superhero Club. He says that his goal this year is to support his students in being engaged in...

Ms. Wright at work in the clay studio.

Welcome Ms. Wright!

Elizabeth Wilder '26, Writer October 11, 2023

Emily Wright is one of the newest additions to our Academy faculty this year. She teaches Ceramics I, Ceramics II, and Advanced Ceramics. She moved to New Mexico just two weeks before school started after...

Introducing Mr. Juaquin Moya

Introducing Mr. Juaquin Moya

Sydney Marks '24, School and Local Editor September 30, 2023

Mr. Juaquin Moya is the newest member of Albuquerque Academy’s College Guidance Office. He grew up in New Mexico and attended Sandia Prep. He went on to Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he...

Courtesy of Ms. Gibbs

Welcome to Academy, Ms. Gibbs!

Cayla McNiece '27, Writer September 18, 2023

Joining the science department this year is new AP Chemistry and AP Physics 1 teacher, Mackenzie Gibbs. When asked about her interest in science, Gibbs said, “I love science. It is one of the great loves...

Welcome (Back) to the Academy Peter Levin!

Welcome (Back) to the Academy Peter Levin!

Bea Busby '28, Writer October 31, 2022

Peter Levin '11, an Albuquerque Academy graduate who applied for a fellows program in 2021, is now the newest science teacher in the 6-7 division. Although Mr. Levin is the teacher, Butters, one of the...

Welcome to Academy Alexis Scott!

Welcome to Academy Alexis Scott!

Cayla McNiece '27, Writer October 4, 2022

The Advocate would like to welcome the new 8-12 drama teacher, Alexis Scott, to the Academy. It is always a pleasure to have an experienced, fun teacher join our school. Scott hopes to be an example for...

Welcome to Academy Jade Mclaughlin!

Welcome to Academy Jade Mclaughlin!

Melissa Canavan '26, Writer September 28, 2022

Welcome to Academy, Ms. McLaughlin! It is the pleasure of the Advocate to introduce and welcome one of newest members of our community—Jade McLaughlin! McLaughlin is a 9th-grade biology teacher. She...

Norah Doss

Welcome (Back) to Academy Norah Doss!

Anagha Devarakonda '26, Writer September 21, 2022

Welcome to 8/9, Ms. Doss! The 8/9 Division welcomes Norah Doss! Doss exclusively teaches 8th grade English. She loves teaching English, especially the writing component, because, “it’s awesome to...

Welcome Jasmine McSparren

Welcome Jasmine McSparren

Hayden Wagner '27, writer November 10, 2021

“I knew that there was just something about English that I could help everyone else with,” said Ms. Jasmine McSparren, part of the AA’s new fellowship program. Her teacher advisor is Ms. Peterson....

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