Susan Walton, Inclusion Specialist – Hesperia
“My Education Specialist credential seemed to be the logical choice to pursue after working with special needs children for 17+ years as an aide. I returned to college rather late in life and some of the younger students often mistook me for the teacher!
My AA is from RCC, my Sociology BA was earned at Chapman, and ES credential is from Brandman University.

I have worked at Encore since the second year, involved since 2007, and my two children graduated in the first two years. The atmosphere here is unique and teachers, students, and parents are fortunate to have such a charter in Hesperia. IT’S A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME!!!”

Elizabeth Eusebio, Inclusion Specialist –
Miss Eusebio possesses a Master of Arts in Special Education from Chapman University and over 8 years of vast educational experience in the field. Her personal philosophy is that every student can succeed when given opportunities and motivation in the least restrictive environment. Inclusion has a broad and positive impact on all individuals and abilities.

Karrie Burke, Study Skills Instructor – Hesperia
7th Grade Study Skills instructor Ms. Karrie Burke believes in all of her students and gives them the tools they need to become the best versions of themselves.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and just finished her Master’s program in Education with an emphasis on Home Economics.  Ms. Karrie enjoys teaching her students about character and skills that will help them, not only in school, but in life.  “I believe that all students can succeed with a little hard work, character, and positive thinking.”  — Ms. Karrie

Heather Miller, Project Skills Instructor – Hesperia
9th grade Project Skills Instructor Heather Miller loves to challenge the way students work with each other and as individuals.  With a Bachelor’s Degree and ten years of experience helping students succeed in school individually, Ms. Miller brings real life concepts to the classroom.  She loves to see students able to use the skills from class in their everyday lives.

Jorge Perez, Student Services – Hesperia
Born and raised in Dominican Republic, came to United States for the first time in 1999 under a minor league baseball contract with the Toronto Blue jays. Worked for Barstow Unified School District as an Instructional Assistant. Second year as a member of “The Original Pirate Crew” (Hesperia Encore).