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Suzy Kottek

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Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain...To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it
— Kevyn Aucoin

Salem

Administrative Assistant
503-509-0266
email
skottek@bakercharters.org

Suzy comes to Baker Web Academy with a broad experience in the education field. She has worked as an instructional assistant in special education, worked as a behavior intervention trainer and been a high school registrar serving 1700 students. Suzy has a passion for education and being a support to the education system and the administration, teachers and families in order to give students the same passion she feels.

Cathi Von

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Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
— Henry Ward Beecher

Salem

Technology Administrative Assistant
503-509-0809
email cvon@bakercharters.org

An avid reader and lifelong learner, Cathi graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Graphic Design. After being self employed for years, Cathi decided to move into the technology side of things. She has worked with students and educators for an online school, troubleshooting and assisting with all kinds of technology. She loves being the detective and solving technology mysteries. Cathi is married, has two sons, enjoys traveling and the outdoors.

 

Amy Jones

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Failing to plan is planning to fail
— Unknown

Eastern Oregon

Staff
541-519-9741
ajones@bakercharters.org

Amy Jones was raised in Baker City, but left after graduation in 1996. When she returned in 2010 she brought an English degree, husband, and two amazing boys with her. She has spent five of the last seven years teaching a wide variety classes at Harvest Christian Academy. She enjoys helping her husband, Jebron, with their youth group (He's a youth pastor), supporting her boys in sports, and writing. Amy joins our office staff as a support person with hopes of helping students with English and writing in the future. She will be working part time until the fall of 2018. She's excited to be part of such an amazing team.

Kelli Tinker

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Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know
— Pema Chodron

Portland Metro

Administrative Assistant
971-413-2079

Ktinker@bakercharters.org

Kelli Tinker comes to us with years of experience in Sales, Marketing and Community Relations.  Her experiences have utilized Kelli’s ability to create strong positive relationships in the workplace.  Kelli is a motivated person who enjoys being apart of a team and personally challenging herself to reach new goals on a daily basis.

Kelli is passionate about cultivating and protecting the spirit of our youth and is making it her mission to help the next generation develop through volunteering with youth programs as well as supporting under privileged children when the opportunities arise. She is also an avid reader, photographer and enjoys creating art in her available time.

Nicole Pratt

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Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army
— Edward Everett

Willamette Valley

Faculty
541-519-9912

npratt@bakercharters.org

Nicole has a Bachelors is in Elementary Education and has experience in teaching in the homeschool enviornment. In addition to teacher Nicole has experience with high school transcripts, state test coordination, and being a mentor to new teachers.

Liz Hankins-Osborn

It’s useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one
— Terry Pratchett

Portland Metro

Student Services Coordinator
971-266-7811
losborn@bakercharters.org


Liz graduated from the University of Idaho and lives in Portland with her husband Nick Osborn and their infant son. She helps manage the East Portland BCS Student Center as well as a broad range of administrative tasks across the state.

 

Katie Kahn

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Eastern Oregon

SPED Office Assistant
541-519-5664
kkahn@bakercharters.org

Katie Kahn graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Degree in Communication Studies. She currently resides in Baker City with her family.

 

Kimberly Linn

Portland Metro

Staff
541-519-9293
klinn@bakercharters.org

Kimberly has spent nearly 20 years working in education in various roles. She has been with the Baker Early College from the beginning and has a strong commitment to the program and has thoroughly enjoyed playing a role in its growth. Her greatest passion is her family, she is a proud mother of two kids. Kimberly and her husband spend most evenings and weekends with their son and daughter, cheering them on in their many activities. As a family, they love to travel and spend quality time together.

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
— Mother Teresa

Jen Long

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all
— Aristotle

Eastern Oregon

Registrar
541-519-9496

jlong@bakercharters.org

Jen grew up in Parma, Idaho, and played basketball at Northwest Nazarene University.  She graduated in 1997 with a Bachelors Degree in Community/Commercial Recreation and moved to Baker City, Oregon, and worked as a Transitional Coordinator in Special Education for 5 years at Baker High School.  When her first son was born she became a stay-at-home mom and stayed home to raise her three sons for ten years.  
      
Most recently, Jen serves as the Registrar for Baker Charter Schools.  She is organized and loves entering data on spreadsheets (really!).  She also loves to draw, cook good food, and spend time with her husband and boys. 

Kim Morris

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
— George Washington Carver

Portland Metro

Admissions Specialist
541-519-6499
kmorris@bakercharters.org

Kim has worked in the field of education for over 23 years and finds working with students to be both fulfilling and inspirational.  She has a passion for students and families that fuels her dedication to her job.  Her early years were spent in a kindergarten classroom, followed by years of substituting in classrooms for students with special learning needs, and then onto a teacher role.  After several years in various support roles, Kim has found her home in being the Admissions Specialist for Baker Web Academy.  Kim enjoys supporting students and their families by introducing them to BWA and walking them through the enrollment process.  Hearing our students' unique stories and celebrating their successes completes her day.  In her spare moments, she can be found enjoying her family, cooking, decorating, entertaining and event planning.

Kelly Spike-Melo

Always Stay Humble and Kind

Eastern Oregon

Office Support
541-519-7412
kspikemelo@bakercharters.org

Kelly grew up and graduated from a small high school in Echo, Oregon. She attended K-12 on the same block in Echo, graduating with a whopping 13 in her class!! Kelly played volleyball and basketball all four years and was awarded the scholar athlete award. Kelly received a full ride scholarship to BMCC, where she started as the setter on the volleyball team. 

Kelly has worked many different trades: from coaching volleyball and basketball to designing and installing sprinkler systems, driving farm equipment, being a stay-at-home mom, waitressing and much more.  Kelly is an honest, hard-working mother of 3, married to a rancher. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She is always looking for a way to improve herself as an overall person and is always searching for a way to keep that much-needed balance in her life. Kelly emphasizes that it is best to surround ourselves with those that make us happy and remind us everyday that life is just too short to not live in the moment.

Melanie Trindle

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway
— John Wayne

Eastern Oregon

Executive Assistant
541-524-2300
mtrindle@bakercharters.org

Melanie graduated from Baker High School and attended Eastern Oregon University studying Music Education.  She has worked for Baker Charter Schools as the executive assistant since 2010.