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Charles Lauer

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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
— Mark Twain

Southern Coast


Charles earned Master’s in Education from Cleveland State University and has taught 6th through 12th grade social studies. He loves impacting the lives of his students, and he is looking forward to building meaningful relationships with all of them. He recently moved from Ohio to Oregon and has found Oregon to be beautiful. Outside of school, Charles enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, swimming, and hiking.

Dawn Tornquist

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should
— Sherrilyn Kenyon

Portland Metro


Dawn Tornquist has a diverse background in education. She has taught at both at traditional brick and mortar schools and online academies. Her endorsments are in English Language Arts and Business, but she also has a Bachelors in Management and Business Information Systems. While Dawn loves teaching she also loves her family; she has a husband of 23 years and two children and enjoys traveling with them. She also studies natural healing methods in her spare time.

Alayna Grady

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.


Willamette Valley


Alayna Grady is originally from Oklahoma and is a proud University of Oklahoma Sooner football fan. She has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and a Master's degree in Educational Instructional Psychology and Technology. Alayna has taught in K-12 public schools in Oklahoma and Texas. She has also taught at the community college and university level. With over 15 years of experience in education and instructional design, Alayna brings a creative and enthusiastic approach to her students.

Lynsey Martin

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
— Helen Keller

Willamette Valley


Lynsey Martin is on faculty in the Willamette Valley Region. She has worked in a multitude of teaching & instructional roles throughout her educational career. Highlights include teaching performance art in tap, jazz, contemporary, & creative movement at multiple studios, high school dance programs, & pre-professional dance collaboratives. She is a 20 year veteran staff member at Thunderbird Dance Camp, which coordinates upwards of 1100 Oregon high school dancers at Pacific University each summer. She spent two years in the North Clackamas School District as an instructional assistant with a focus on positive behavior, and reading strategy interventions. Lynsey oversees many of Baker Web Academy's social science electives such as Sociology & Peer Counseling. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Portland State University, and hopes to pursue a counseling credential in the future. Her passions include her kids, nieces, nephews, and BWA students, as well as early intervention, executive functioning, and the whole child. Lynsey has enjoyed her years with Baker Web Academy, loves being a Mom more than anything, and feels grateful to work with such a creative and positive group of people every day.

Casey Mulvihill

Dogs are forever in the pushup position.
— Mitch Hedberg

Central Oregon


Casey enjoys outdoor sports and can be seen snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and fishing. He has been involved with music performance and engineering for most of his life and has toured and recorded with multiple bands.

In his past positions over seas as tech coordinator, he helped develop school technology vision, implemented new technologies in the classroom, started multiple pilot programs, and facilitated choosing a new learning management system and its seamless rollout. As a Media Integration Specialist and Instructional Technology Specialist, he worked with teachers and administration in one-on-one, small group, and team teaching scenarios. He has also provided consultation to teachers when writing technology into their lesson plans.

Stephani Rasmussen

No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.
— Carol Dweck

Eastern Oregon


Stephani graduated from Linn Benton Community College with an A. A. and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Social Studies from Oregon State University. After moving to Eastern Oregon, she pursued her Master's of Arts in Teaching from Eastern Oregon University. Stephani has experience working in a multitude of educational settings throughout her career. What she enjoys most as an educator for Baker Web Academy and Baker Early College is building close relationships with students and their families, as well as teaching classes that allow students to explore their future college/career options and prepare them for success in the workforce.

Katrina Rudolph-Wise

Success is a journey, not a destination.

Eastern Oregon


Katrina Rudolph-Wise holds a BA in Liberal Studies with minors in Spanish, English, Bilingual Education and Secondary Education from Eastern Oregon University. She also holds a MA in Educational Leadership and Organization from UC Santa Barbara. Katrina taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in California beginning in 1993. She began teaching Spanish at BWA in 2011 and enjoys getting to work with Eastern Oregon students as well as improving and expanding the Spanish program.

Angela Schwartz

As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.

Portland Metro



Angela enjoys tremendously the role of Advisory Teacher.  Prior to joining the BWA team, she was a high school Traffic Safety drive instructor and girls basketball coach.  She also spent some years building homes with her husband at his framing company.

In addition to her responsibilities at BWA, she is a freelance artist with a focus on illustration and T-shirt design.

In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family, adventuring in nature, studying books, playing sports and games, building things, and creating masterpieces.