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Gabby Quinones

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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
— Aristotle

Southern Region

Administrative Assistant

Gabby is our amazing administrative assistant at our Southern Region Student Center.

Sac Roth

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Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon
— Charles M. Schulz

Portland Metro


Originally from Ventura, California, Sac received his bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. In 2007, after working in radio for a few years, he began substitute teaching throughout San Francisco in classrooms across the gradespan. Since earning his teaching license in math in 2011, Sac has taught in both middle and high schools in San Francisco, Salem and Portland, where he strives to empower students through their academic study. Outside of the classroom, Sac can be found in the record store, library or airport.

Peggy Miller

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
— Elenor Roosevelt

Central Oregon


Peggy Miller has taught school in various situations including teaching English in Japan. She has taught public and private intermediate classes and middle school. Peggy has also been principal at two private schools. Teaching gives her pleasure!

Nick Osborn

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.
— Albus Dumbledore

Portland Metro


Mr. Osborn grew up in a small farm town in Idaho working the land with his family. He is a fourth generation farmer and continues to work over the summer on the homestead. 
He has worked for Baker Web Academy for six years as the language arts teacher. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Lizzy, his infant son Finn, and his dog ZZ. Nick loves to check out all of the weirdness that is Portland and plays rugby in his down time. 

Richard Ritter

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.
— (Unknown)

Eastern Oregon



Having graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1994, Richard Ritter spent the next 22 years in various business positions. He has experience in sales, customer service, management, executive management, international sales, national account sales, advertising and marketing. The industries he worked in primarily were the equipment rental, crane, electronic components, and safety fields. With a vast array of experiences, and in-depth knowledge of business, Mr. Ritter is enjoying a new career direction.

His passion for Literature, Poetry and Art is a major reason for his life-altering change in career path. Having coached and been a part of the Cub Scouts of America, Mr. Ritter is excited to help children of all ages find the practical importance of education in a modern technological society. With work experiences in Arizona, Washington, North Carolina and throughout Oregon, Richard is versed in guiding people with various backgrounds with a positive approach. His humor and passion for helping young people of all ages, spills into his personal life where he is a father of three. After family and literature, his passion for football and activities keep him connected to his community.

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.

Barbara Smith-Gillespie

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
— Paul, from his 1st-century letter to the early Christian church in Rome.

Willamette Valley


Mrs. Smith-Gillespie has a BA in American Studies from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, and a Masters in Secondary Education with History sub-field from Arizona State University.  Nicknamed "Mrs. SG" by her first public school students in Arizona, she moved to Oregon in 1999 and taught History, Government and Language Arts in both alternative and private schools, prior to joining BWA.   When not teaching, Mrs. SG loves spending time with her family,  traveling or on the ski slopes.