Discover JCS Manzanita
Our Vision & Mission
JCS Manzanita values the individual, guiding each learner along an educational journey toward a meaningful life.
JCS Manzanita partners with learners, families and communities in a personalized learning program that embraces innovative educational opportunities, practices habits of success, and builds a confident culture of lifelong learners.
Julian Charter School is the first school I ever felt like I fit in. I love my teachers and the other kids are all nice.
JCS Home Study has allowed me the flexibility to educate my own child while providing me with all the resources to be successful!
We are a success story, and it wouldn’t have happened without Julian Charter School.
You’re never going to find friendships at a (traditional) public school like you will here.
A Better Way to Learn and Thrive
At JCS Manzanita, we challenge every child to learn more, live more, and be more.
Sheryl McKay, Principal
Christina Conerly, Assistant Director
Our Elementary Academy Staff
Teresa Yurchis, Kindergarten Teacher
Kelsey Thackston, First Grade Teacher
James Ruland, Second Grade Teacher
David Tong, Third Grade Teacher
Angie Allison, Fourth Grade Teacher
Heather Coates, Fifth Grade Teacher
Anna Orzel-Arnita, Education Specialist
Ginny Herkert, Office Manager
Rachel Van Cleave, Intervention Aide
David McKay, Instructional Aide
Caroline Mahon-Hurd, Instructional Aide
Jeannette Breuninger, Instructional Aide
Our Middle School Academy Staff
Michael Horvath, Physical Education
Karen Koch, Humanities
Christine Ludolph, Science
Jeremiah Seefeldt, Humanities/Math
Janette Gomez Monteagudo, Education Specialist
Katherine Whitcomb, Office Manager
Our Home Study Staff
Heidi Grettenberger, Educational Facilitator
Aaron Labovitz, Educational Facilitator
Kristy Matthews, Educational Facilitator/Social Studies Specialist
Stacey Hunter, Education Specialist/ACCESS Teacher
Stacey Sperry, Educational Facilitator
Christina Wilson, Educational Facilitator