What Our Team Does

Our District Directors lead and manage all faculty and staff, keeping them strongly connected to the mission of Acceleration Academies. They create and maintain a positive academy culture and lead the instructional vision of the Acceleration Academies program. The Director shall act as the Academy head as well as the liaison between Acceleration Academies, the school district, and the community and its organizations that can best assist in Graduation Candidate success.

 

AT OUR SITES...

Content Coaches (teachers) and Special Education Coaches receive training and support for Edgenuity™, an online instructional platform that provides academic content. Therefore, little time is spent creating lesson plans, and Content Coaches can personalize our blended instructional model to fit each Graduation Candidate’s individualized learning pathway. Graduation Candidates have access to wrap around support systems, such as a Life Coach (Social Worker), Career Coach (Guidance Counselor), and multiple Graduation Candidate Advocates (Teaching Assistants) on site. These roles are critical for providing our Graduation Candidates with personalized career and college oriented pathways.  


 
 

Our Executive Team

 
 
 
 

DR. JOSEPH WISE

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

872.221.5932
jw@accelerationacademy.org

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DAVID SUNDSTROM

Chairman

872.221.5934   
dsundstrom@accelerationacademy.org

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MARK
GRAVES

President

872.240.2025  
mgraves@accelerationacademy.org

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MARGIE V. SHARP

Chief Academic Officer

302.547.2013
msharp@accelerationacademy.org

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STEVE SVENDSEN

Chief Financial Officer

872.221.5454
ssvendsen@accelerationacademy.org

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DENNIS TEMPLE


Chief Operating Officer

872.903.4145
dtemple@accelerationacademy.org 

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JIM
HAGER

Senior Strategy Advisor

702.280.1006  
jhager@accelerationacademy.org

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Our District Directors

 
 

MARIELA SPEJH

District Director,
Miami-Dade County (FL)

786.671.3079
mspejh@accelerationacademy.org

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GIN HOOKS

EXECUTIVE Director,
Bethel (WA)

253.267.1045
ghooks@accelerationacademy.org

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