Revilla Blended teachers and staff are trained in the use of 21st century technology tools as well as in the delivery of online curriculum. We strive to use data whenever possible to provide intervention for students who may need remediation as well as those who require enrichment activities. Each teacher is Highly Qualified in the content area that they are teaching.Teachers must also be able to troubleshoot hardware, software and connectivity problems quickly and efficiently in order to keep students moving forward in their coursework. Technology tools should be an asset rather than a detriment to learning and the teacher must be able to address problems on the fly. Individual knowledge of the technology tools being used as well as a collaborative and open communication among staff members are essential to solving problems in the ever-changing world of technology that our students are growing up in today.
Allegra Machado - Career and Technical EducationWebsite • Email Ms. Machado
Born and raised in Ketchikan, Allegra Machado is proud to be an educator in our community. Since making Ketchikan her home after attending college and traveling abroad, she has been teaching Business, Technology, and Careers/Vocational classes in the District for the past 10 years. Currently she is teaching the Careers and Post Secondary Prep courses for Kayhi, and online Business/Technology electives for both Revilla Online and the Alaska Digital Academy. She is actively involved in student activities, community events, and raising her three wild and wonderful sons with her husband Bo, a Commercial Fisheries Biologist with Fish & Game and a fellow Kayhi graduate.David Mitchel -Math, Science, Social Studies
I'm excited to be teaching with the Revilla team. I was born and raised in Ketchikan. I returned after earning undergraduate and Master's degrees, going on to teach in the U.S. Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan, and working in construction, administration, and politics. I also have a Master's in Teaching, and have been involved in coaching youth basketball and soccer for several years. Fishing, boating, and the outdoors are my other passions, and if I don't get back to you right away, I will as soon as I get off the water.
Please let me know if you ever have any questions, thoughts, ideas, or want to discuss you or your child's education. I am here to help your child succeed and will do whatever I can to help students meet their graduation goals.Lori Ortiz - Home School Support Teacher, Special EducationLori started teaching in a small school in rural Minnesota. When she moved to Alaska, she first worked as a traveling special education teacher for Southeast Island School District, helping families set up special education tutoring in schools too small to have permanent special education staff on-site. She helped families assess skills levels for their children, and then provided support materials for either a parent or a community aide. After SISD, Lori transferred to Houghtaling Elementary in Ketchikan, first as an elementary special education resource teacher, (basically a specialist for math, writing and reading,) and then she spent fourteen years as a 3rd, 4th and 5th grade regular classroom teacher.As Lori's own children moved up to the high school, she took a new job there. She taught in the intensive needs classroom for five years, followed by her recent five years as a high school resource teacher for students at risk of failing classes. As a high school resource teacher, she became familiar with the content of courses across the curriculum from art to algebra and from integrated science to American literature and maritime. While in college, and while starting her teaching career, Lori spent five summers as a camp counselor for people with disabilities. Camp settings, outdoor education, hands-on learning, arts and crafts, and curriculums like “Project Adventure,” are also a significant part of my teaching passion and background.
Leigh Woodward - SpanishHello, my name is Leigh Woodward and I am a teacher for Ketchikan High School and the Revilla Blended School. My current assignment is to teach English to freshman here at Ketchikan High School and teach Spanish to students statewide through the Revilla Blended School program. This is my 10th year teaching and I have taught as far westas Dillingham, Alaska and as far south as Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and a few places in-between. In addition to teaching, I am an active individual. I am a cross-country running coach and a board member of the Ketchikan Running Club. I enjoy running and being part of race events when I can. Here at Kayhi I also help out with coaching and traveling with the debate team. I really enjoy working with students in the extra-curricular capacity as well as in the classroom teacher capacity.
On a personal note, I am an Alaskan through and through. I grew up in Sitka, I graduated from Ketchikan High School and hold two degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I have travelled extensively around the state with my husband and my two children. I look forward to getting to know you this year!
Mark Woodward - English, Social Studies, ElectivesHey there Internet people…Mr. Mark here. I’m currently in my 14th year of teaching, with the past four years all in the blended learning/online learning format. I am highly qualified to teach all social studies and English/language arts classes, and have also experience in developing various online curriculum. Even though I’ve taught in a lot of areas throughout Alaska, my family and I have decided to call Ketchikan home. Southeast Alaska is a great area to explore and film, and those are two things I enjoy doing….especially with my family.