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Administration

MEET THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM 
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The Principal of Jefferson Academy Secondary School is Ms. Heather Grantham. Ms. Grantham received her B.A. in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned her Master's degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of Phoenix. She completed the Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of Colorado at Denver to earn her Principal License. Ms. Grantham has been at JA since January 2006.
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The Assistant Principal is Mrs. Marti Porreco. She is also the Activities Director for the Junior High and High Schools. Mrs. Porreco received her B.A. in Journalism and Telecommunication from the University of Wyoming. She earned her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix and is currently working toward her principal licensure through the University of Phoenix. Mrs. Porreco has been at JA since August 2005. 

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The Assistant Principal / Activities & Athletics Director is Mr. Dan Troxell. He received his B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado and Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. This is his 23rd year in education. He has taught Elementary Physical Education, Middle and High School Science and Undergraduate classes in Education at Colorado Christian University. He has served in administrative roles for the past 12 years as a Dean of Students and Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at the High School level and as an Assistant Principal at the Middle School level.
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The Assistant Principal / Junior High Athletic Director is Mr. Craig Melville. He is excited to make the move into the JA Administration Team. Mr. Melville has been with Jefferson Academy since 2008 and has been teaching since 2005. He started teaching at a charter school in Pueblo, CO at which point he also earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Grand Canyon University. Even from those early days, he has been developing curricula for high school math and science. Since moving to JA, he taught Geometry, year-long Algebra 1, Algebra 2, AP Physics, college level Statistics and Physics, and started up the Engineering Design class. In addition to teaching, he coached baseball and has been a part of the Athletic Department helping to run our home games and helping with the behind-the-scenes work. He also served as the Instructional Coach for the school and developed the induction program for new to JA teachers. He couldn’t be more excited for this new role, and looks forward to the upcoming school year




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