Our Team


O. Robin Sweet

Executive Director & CEO

Dr. Thomas Bloom

Chairman & COO

Alyssa Pedersen

Director of Admissions

Anthony Terrill

Director of Education

Curt Bobo

Director of Student Services

Jasmine DeGroot

Director of First Impressions

Kacey Morrissey

High School Science Lab

Croix Farnham

World Language Lab

High School English

Gil GuttierezĀ 

Middle School Math

John Chamberlain

High School History

Lauryn Carlson

High School History

Katja Armsby

Middle School Science Lab

Chase Winniford

Middle School English

Tommy Bentley

Get Fit Coach

Sarah Felzke

Technology Teacher

Olivia Emerle

High School Digital Art

Michael Spindell

High School Math

Vanessa Perkins

High School English and Team Lead

John Freres

Middle School History

Emmanuel Duron

High School Math

Richard Bestwick

College & Career Coordinator

Sarah Rollinger

Middle School Counselor & PEERS Coordinator

Richard Bogen

Music Director

Jason Kron

Instrumental & Digital Music

Elizabeth Ramirez

High School Counselor

Hear from our teachers

What I like most about the school is the mission and the dedication of administration.

I like that our school is 100% focused on the development of our students' academic, social, and emotional growth, guiding them to be productive members of society when they leave school. We are able to focus on the individual needs of all of our students due to the structure of our school, and the direction our administration leads us in.

What I like best about Gateway is the passion that our staff has for teaching. The positive energy that radiates from their bodies is amazing.

I love being able to support students, parents, teachers and administrators in our Village. Gateway is a safe place for students to flourish academically, emotionally and socially and help them transition into successful adults.

I love that its focus is on the students, where it should be. I enjoy teaching with teachers that actually like their students The school atmosphere is conducive to building relationships with staff, students, and parents. I actually like coming to school every day.

It is a unique environment that caters to children who would otherwise fall through the cracks, and who would never be successful without the amazing tools and strategies that we provide for our students.

What I enjoy most about Gateway Academy is the staff's shared love for helping the students.

That our students are able to come to school each day knowing that they have a place where they are safe and cared for.

The school staff has the ability to collaborate and work as a team discussing individual students and what is needed to make them improve and succeed.