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MEET OUR TEAM

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ADMINISTRATION

Mrs. Carissa Rusnak

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School Leader

Email: carissa.rusnak@leonagroupmw.com

Education

M.A.T - Oakland University

B.S. - Eastern Michigan University

Mrs. Carissa Rusnak is passionate about education and has practiced in the field since 2004. She received her undergraduate degree (Magna Cum Laude) at Eastern Michigan University and went on to earn her Master's Degree in Teaching Reading and Language Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from Oakland University in 2011. Mrs. Rusnak earned her K-12 Administrator's license in July of 2021, attending courses through the Michigan Department of Education. 

 

Mrs. Rusnak has worked for The Leona Group since 2013 and has been a proud member of César Chávez Academy High School's educational team since 2015. Since 2004, Mrs. Rusnak has served in educational roles such as content teacher, Reading Specialist, and English as a Second Language teacher. In 2022, Mrs. Rusnak was elevated as CCAH's Assistant principal, supporting staff and students daily. Now as a school leader, she is determined to help students reach their career and college goals.

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DEPARTMENT LEADS

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Mr. Rob Gardella

English Lead

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Vacant

Mathematics Lead

Email: 

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Mr. Dennet Zeni

Social Studies Lead

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Ms. Nora Alanaameh

Science Lead

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Ms. Angelina Macon

Special Education

Email:angelina.macon@leonagroupmw.com

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STAFF DIRECTORY

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PE Teacher

Mr. Jesus Ahedo

Science

Room:

Gym

313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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ESL Paraprofessional

Ms. Claudia Alvarez

ESL

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Custodian

Mr. Angel Caraballo

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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Building Substitute

Ms. Lexie Chapa

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Special Ed. Teacher

Mrs. Carrie Dassow

Special Education

Room:

210

313-551-0611 ext:

210

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English 9 & 10 Teacher

Mr. Daniel Desmond

English

Room:

Mod D

313-551-0611 ext:

123

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Algebra 1 Teacher

Ms. Adrianna Gallardo

Mathematics

Room:

Mod F

313-551-0611 ext:

125

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Dean of Students

Ms. Linette Garza

Administration

Room:

Dean's Office

313-551-0611 ext:

153 / Radio

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Chemistry Teacher

Mr. Jeffrey Gowman

Science

Room:

301

313-551-0611 ext:

301

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District Nurse

Ms. Maria Harrison

Principal's Office

Room:

Wellness Office

313-551-0611 ext:

110

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Building Sub

Mr. Anthony Hines

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Wellness Manager & Administrative Assistant

Ms. Viridiana Lopez

Administration

Room:

Tech Office

313-551-0611 ext:

221

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Math Paraprofessional

Mr. Ryan Mangulabnan

Mathematics

Room:

Rotate

313-551-0611 ext:

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Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Ms. Kelli Matchett-Moore

Special Education

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Special Education Teacher

Ms. Savanna Mowl

Special Education

Room:

210

313-551-0611 ext:

210

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Biology Teacher

Ms. Katelyn Orr

Science

Room:

Mod B

313-551-0611 ext:

121

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ESL Teacher

Ms. Laurie Perrin

ESL

Room:

100

313-551-0611 ext:

100

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Social Worker

Ms. Carmen Ramos

Principal's Office

Room:

206

313-551-0611 ext:

206

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Lunch Manager

Mrs. Janet Rodriguez

Principal's Office

Room:

Kitchen

313-551-0611 ext:

155

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School Leader

Mrs. Carissa Rusnak

Administration

Room:

Curriculum Office

313-551-0611 ext:

151

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Economics Teacher

Mr. Jeremy Schmitzerle

Social Studies

Room:

306

313-551-0611 ext:

306

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Security & 2025 GLM

Mr. Michael Vazquez

Principal's Office

Room:

Dean's Office

313-551-0611 ext:

153 / Radio

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Drama Teacher

Mr. Joseph Zajaczkowski

English

Room:

101

313-551-0611 ext:

101

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Science Lead & Astronomy/Chemistry Teacher

Ms. Nora Alnaameh

Science

Room:

302

313-551-0611 ext:

302

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Office Assistant

Ms. Lohany Avelar

Principal's Office

Room:

Main Office

313-551-0611 ext:

251

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Special Ed. Teacher

Mrs. Elizabeth Cardona

Principal's Office

Room:

210

313-551-0611 ext:

210

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Social Studies Teacher

Ms. Eva Coleman

Social Studies

Room:

W114

313-551-0611 ext:

114

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Grade Level Mentor

Mr. Rolando del Corral

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Custodian

Mrs. Norma Echeverria

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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English Lead

Mr. Robert Gardella

English

Room:

102

313-551-0611 ext:

102

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Personal Finance Teacher

Ms. Judith Gonzalez

Mathematics

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Custodian

Mrs. Rosario Guerrero

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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Office Manager

Mrs. Aundrea Henderson

Principal's Office

Room:

Main Office

313-551-0611 ext:

253

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Athletic Director

Mr. Jerrold Jackson

Principal's Office

Room:

Athletic

313-551-0611 ext:

152

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US History Teacher

Mr. Ivan Macias-Romero

Social Studies

Room:

Mod C

313-551-0611 ext:

122

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English 11 & 12 Teacher

Mr. Patrick Maroux

English

Room:

Media Center

313-551-0611 ext:

220

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ESL Paraprofessional

Ms. Ana Camila Mendez-Burgos

ESL

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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ESL Paraprofessional

Ms. Annelise Nearon

ESL

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Anti-Bullying Liaison & 2024 GLM

Mr. Treval Parker

Principal's Office

Room:

Main Office

313-551-0611 ext:

252

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English 9 Teacher

Ms. Angelica Piovesana

English

Room:

103

313-551-0611 ext:

103

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US History Teacher

Ms. Isabella Ramos

Social Studies

Room:

202

313-551-0611 ext:

202

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Community & Homeless Liaison

Ms. Ana Romo

Principal's Office

Room:

106

313-551-0611 ext:

106

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Art Teacher

Mr. Salvador Samano

Social Studies

Room:

105

313-551-0611 ext:

105

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Algebra 1 & Financial Literacy

Ms. Chelsea Thomas

Math

Room:

W113

313-551-0611 ext:

113

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Math Sub

Mr. Lonnie Williams

Mathematics

Room:

W111

313-551-0611 ext:

111

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PBIS Mentor

Ms. Barbara Zaragoza

Principal's Office

Room:

Tech Office

313-551-0611 ext:

223

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Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Ms. Luisafernanda Alvarez

Special Education

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Special Ed. Teacher

Ms. Andrea Burgos

Special Education

Room:

210

313-551-0611 ext:

210

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Spanish Teacher

Ms. Natalia Chacin

Social Studies

Room:

203

313-551-0611 ext:

203

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Physical Science Teacher

Ms. Fanta Coulibaly

Science

Room:

Mod A

313-551-0611 ext:

120

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Custodian

Mr. Michael Delgado

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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World History Teacher

Ms. Maria Fiebing

Social Studies

Room:

104

313-551-0611 ext:

104

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Food & Culture & Building Sub

Ms. Kryzia Garza

Social Studies

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Assistant School Leader

Mr. Brian Goodwin

Administration

Room:

208

313-551-0611 ext:

208

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Data Coach & Technology Coordinator

Mr. Agustin Guerrero-Flores

Administration

Room:

Tech Office

313-551-0611 ext:

222

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ESL Paraprofessional

Ms. Nallely Hernandez-Cruces

ESL

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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English 11 Teacher

Mrs. Cortney Kosmala

English

Room:

205

313-551-0611 ext:

205

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Special Education Lead

Ms. Angelina Macon

Special Education

Room:

210

313-551-0611 ext:

210

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Chicanx Studies

Ms. Esther Mata

Social Studies

Room:

303

313-551-0611 ext:

303

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Custodian

Mrs. Sonia Mercado-Barba

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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Teacher Mentor & Paraprofessional

Mr. Alec Nemeth

Social Studies

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Custodian

Ms. Claudia Pentecost

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Geometry & Precalculus Teacher

Dr. Clint Prong

Mathematics

Room:

304

313-551-0611 ext:

304

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Physics & iDraw Teacher

Mr. Jessie Rivas

Science

Room:

305

313-551-0611 ext:

305

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Instructional Coach

Mrs. Jenna Ruby

Administration

Room:

Curriculum Office

313-551-0611 ext:

151

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College Advisor

Ms. Sandra Sanchez

Principal's Office

Room:

Collegiate Office

313-551-0611 ext:

150

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Driver & Food Service

Ms. Yolanda Vazquez

Principal's Office

Room:

Kitchen

313-551-0611 ext:

155

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Mandarin Teacher

Ms. Meng Xu

Social Studies

Room:

W112

313-551-0611 ext:

112

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Government Teacher

Mr. Dennet Zeni

Social Studies

Room:

204

313-551-0611 ext:

204

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