Meet Our Faculty

iQ Academy Arizona is proud to offer a very qualified and experienced online teaching staff.

Our faculty is committed to enhancing your student's educational experience and will hold them to a higher standard. The iQ Academy Arizona team will provide the attention and personal support your student deserves.


Jennifer Maughan
Teaching Courses: Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus
Education: MM Arizona State University, BM Northern Arizona University
Interesting Facts: By profession, Jennifer is a Math and Music Teacher as well as a Nutritional Kinesiology Consultant. The subjects Jennifer teaches for iQ Academy Arizona are Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. Among her experience, Jennifer has taught in Copperwood's Gifted Program that focuses on providing an increasingly comprehensive, challenging K-12 curriculum to meet the needs and enhance the talents of gifted learners. She also founded the Orchestra program in the Peoria District as well as writing and developing a supportive distance education program for the students and parent's use while at home.

Jennifer has served on numerous curriculum committees and as Teacher Evaluation Director for Associated Students of Arizona State University. She has a love for teaching and working with youth and wants every student to be able to succeed.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Marie Allen
Teaching Courses: English IV and Creative Writing
Education: BA in English from Southern Utah University, Arizona Teaching Certificate grades 8-12
Interesting Facts: I have 5 years experience teaching high school English including 2 years at Lake Havasu High School. I have also taught in Ely, NV and Las Vegas, NV.

I am currently a stay-at-home mom and a daycare provider. I am excited to make a return to teaching through iQ Academy Arizona. I am also excited to teach online and to become acquainted with the flexibility and technological innovations of education through the Internet.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Dan Aston
Teaching Courses: English I and Journalism
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Eastern Washington University, Journalism and Broadcasting Certificate from Fullerton College
Interesting Facts: I grew up in Southern California and left to go to the beautiful northwest (Eastern Washington) for my degree. After a few years there, my family and I came down to the desert and we love it here. This is my second year teaching at Lake Havasu High School and my first year with online education. I am an assistant football coach and the Junior Varsity Girl's Basketball Coach.

I am very excited to be involved with this next wave of educational change - online education. It is not only my goal to teach my courses effectively, but also to help make this program as successful as possible.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Marsha Becker
Teaching Courses: Health and PE
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health Education from Utah State University
Interesting Facts: I played division 1 volleyball for Utah State University all four years I attended. I am originally from Saskatchewan, but love the Arizona weather! I have taught Physical Education, Aerobics and Health for 10 years at Lake Havasu High School. I am currently the varsity volleyball coach and wellness coordinator for the Lake Havasu Unified School District. I enjoy getting to know students and finding out what motivates them to achieve high levels of success. I am truly looking forward to teaching online classes and getting to know each student even though we will not be meeting face to face.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Mike Bovee
Teaching Courses: Physical Science and Earth Science
Education: Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Education from the University of Nebraska
Interesting Facts: I became interested in geology while teaching 6th grade curriculum, and the Physical Sciences way back in college.

I have worked with the Lake Havasu Unified School District for 12 years, 5 years at high school level and 7 years at the middle school level.

I enjoy working as on online instructor because I can learn more about the subjects I teach and enjoy. Also, I realize there are more and more students whose lives do not fit into the traditional school setting and calendar, and online classed provide an opportunity to complete requirements for graduation they would not have.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Bill Fasciano
Teaching Course: Physics
Education: MS Physical Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, MST Physics, John Carroll University, BA Physical Science, Humboldt State University
Interesting Facts: Bill is a former nuclear submarine commander, and Vietnam veteran. He is working on his PhD dissertation in Instructional Design for Online Learning at Capella University. Bill was also adjunct professor and Online Course Developer for Rio Salado College, Tempe, AZ. This is his first year teaching in the Lake Havasu School District.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Jamie Festa-Daigle
Teaching Course: Arizona American Government/Civics
Education: Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from the Grand Canyon University (graduated Summa Cum Laude), Principal Certificate for state of Arizona
Interesting Facts: I am teaching for iQ Academy Arizona because I have personally taken a number of online courses in college and appreciate the value a high-quality, flexible education program offers students. I think it's important for high school students to have the same educational opportunities as provided at the university level.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Steve Fowlie
Teaching Courses: Algebra and Geometry
Education: Graduated from Iowa State University
Interesting Facts: I have been a high school math instructor for nearly 29 years now. As an iQ Academy Arizona instructor I strive to provide the best education possible, and hope that my students will be as dedicated. If each student could participate with a positive "can do" attitude, there is no telling how far they might go or what they could achieve. "You won't know unless you try", is an important saying I like. Students, teachers, administrators, and parents — we are all in education together. Hopefully we are all striving for the same goal.

I volunteered to be an online instructor because this is a new and exciting high-tech way for students to achieve their educations goals, with the flexibility that enables them to be really successful. I love working with students and computers, and look forward to the students I'll get to teach at iQ Academy Arizona.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Tim Hamilton
Teaching Courses: AP European History, AP World History, AP Art History, Driver Education, Life Skills, Skills for Success
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, Secondary Certified Social Studies and History, Adult Education Certificate. Former Master Instructor United States Army Military Intelligence
Interesting Facts: I started my teaching career with the United States Army Military Intelligence Center in 1992. I was the first sergeant awarded the Master Instructor badge by the Intelligence center. I have been teaching in Arizona since 2001 and this is my second year with the Lake Havasu Unified School District.

I have been an assistant coach for football. A yearbook advisor, Student Government Advisor and Journalism Advisor. I look forward to giving students the opportunity to overcome challenges and be successful.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Charlene Hu
Teaching Courses: Chinese
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Chinese Language and Literature in China, Master's in Education from the University of Kansas
Interesting Facts: Grew up in Southern China's Fujian province, I received a bachelor's degree in Chinese Language and Literature in China. I taught Chinese at the University of Kansas while studying for my master's degree in Education. I am currently working on my doctorate's degree in Instructional Technology at the University of Kansas. I have 15 years experience teaching Chinese as a second language. I have been teaching Chinese online since 2005. Teaching Chinese is one of my passions and I enjoy doing it.

As a mother of three wonderful children, I enjoy spending time with my family. My hobbies include reading, singing, listening to Chinese music, and collecting stamps. I also like jogging and doing Tai Chi. My family and I live in Lawrence, Kansas.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Brady Krueger
Teaching Courses: Arizona American Government/Civics Geography/World History
Education: Bachelor of Science in broad field social studies from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Interesting Facts: I am originally from Hudson, Wisconsin and moved to Lake Havasu three years ago. I currently teach 8th grade social studies at Thunderbolt Middle School. This is my first year teaching with iQ Academy Arizona and I am excited be a part of the new educational experience of online education.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Donna Mares
Teaching Courses: Health/PE, Nutrition and Wellness, and Sociology
Education: Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Riverside, 1 year in the Teacher Credential Program at the University of California, Riverside, and a Master of Education from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix
Interesting Facts: I have been teaching Physical Education at Lake Havasu High School for 18 years. I am also the PE department chairperson. Over the years I have coached all levels of Girls' Basketball, Freshman Volleyball, and Girls' Tennis. I love all kinds of physical activities, health, wellness, and nutrition. I'm also fascinated with sociology and how people interact and enrich each other's lives. I'm excited to be able to share my enthusiasm for learning with iQ Academy Arizona. I have taken many online classes and I really appreciate the freedom to do the course when I want and at my own pace. I'm glad high school students can also benefit from the wonderful tool of Online learning.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Wendy McFeely
Teaching Course: Introduction to World Languages
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Defense Language Institute graduate in Modern Standard Arabic and Syrian Dialect
Interesting Facts: My language interest started when I was a foreign exchange student to Colombia in high school. I continued my Spanish studies in college, where I also studied German and Portuguese. I served several years in the Military Intelligence field of the Army as an Arabic linguist. I have recently lived in Cairo, Egypt and Dubai, United Arab Emirates where I worked at the US Embassy, Cairo, and at the US Consulate, Dubai.

I currently teach Spanish at Lake Havasu High School. I have taught levels 1, 2 and 3. I have also taught several levels of Arabic.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Kristal Norman
Teaching Course: English and ESL for Spanish Speakers
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from University of La Verne, Masters Degree in Education with a Minor in Cross-Cultural Education
Interesting Facts: This is my first full year teaching at Lake Havasu High School (I taught 2nd semester here last year) and my first year teaching for iQ Academy Arizona. I taught 6th grade for two years prior to moving here a year ago. I completed a great majority of my college education online, so I could be a stay at home mom. Now my own children are in high school in Lake Havasu, and both are taking one class with iQ Academy Arizona.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Jason Reinhardt
Teaching Courses: AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, Career Planning, Employability Skills, Digital Video Production, Accounting 1 & 2
Education: BS in Management, Boston University. Master of Education, University of Phoenix
Interesting Facts: This is my 3rd year teaching, and I am very excited about the opportunity to be part of the iQ Academy Arizona team.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Kim Reinhardt
Teaching Course: English III
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Niagara University, Master of Education in Policy, Planning and Administration from Boston University
Interesting Facts: This is my sixth year teaching at Lake Havasu High School and my first year teaching at iQ Academy Arizona. I have been an online student at both Boston University and University of Phoenix, so the online learning environment is familiar to me. I am excited to be a part of our growing online high school.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Desiree Rivas
Teaching Course: French I
Education: B.A. in Modern Languages (French & ESL) from Escuela de Idiomas Modernos, Universidad Central de Venezuela. M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from Arizona State University, USA, Continuing Education courses from University of Phoenix
Interesting Facts: I have gained most of my 10 years of teaching experience by working overseas (Venezuela, France, Ecuador, and Thailand). I have taught college students at Arizona State University (ASU), as well as High School students in Phoenix Union High School District and Dysart Unified School District.

I truly believe that instilling a love of the language, and a joy of learning and an appreciation for the ability to communicate effectively can be done in any setting. An online foreign language classroom can definitely create the optimal conditions for a positive learning environment, focusing on each student's proficiency, needs and progress, and I am very excited to become part of the iQ Academy Arizona.org community.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Laura Rosensweet
Teaching Courses: Consumer Math and Pre-algebra
Education: Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University, Masters from Grand Canyon University (to be completed May 2009)
Interesting Facts: I have been teaching at Lake Havasu High School since 2004 and I am excited to be a part of iQ Academy Arizona. I have taught for iQ Academy Arizona for the past two years and I am very excited about our future. I like the flexibility that online learning provides for students. It gives students the chance to learn on their time schedule, in addition to taking classes that are not traditionally offered at the ground campus.

Some of the courses I have taught include: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Math of Money, and AIMS Math Lab. See you online.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Ginny Sautner
Teaching Course: English II
Education: Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and Master of Arts in English, Emphasis in Secondary Education
Interesting Facts: For the last three years I've taught freshman English at Lake Havasu High School. I've also taught Junior and Sophomore English at iQ Academy Arizona. As I will be on Fulbright exchange, living and teaching in the Czech Republic for the current year, my hours might be a bit off from the average students, but I will still be checking my online class environment each day.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Cynthia Steele
Teaching Course: Art Appreciation
Education: Bachelor's in Education with a K-12 Art Endorsement from Northern Arizona University
Interesting Facts: I have been a teacher for 21 years, 11 of those years have been here in Lake Havasu.

I believe Art is the foundation to American education as it involves everything around us. I am very excited to have the opportunity to expand my teaching beyond the classroom.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Shigeko Toyota
Teaching Courses: Japanese
Education: BA in Business Administration from Aoyama Gakuin University, MA in Secondary Education from Arizona State University
Interesting Facts: My name is Shigeko Toyota. I'm a Japanese language instructor for Havasu Online. I live in Phoenix Arizona. I'm originally from Hiroshima, Japan. I moved to the US after graduating from Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo Japan with BA degree in Business Administration. Later I received my MA in secondary education from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. I have teaching certificates in Japanese and Business from Arizona State Department of Education and Maricopa County Community Colleges. I have been teaching Japanese language at a public high school and community colleges for the last 20 years. I enjoy watching foreign films, reading, cooking, traveling, and taking a walk with my dog.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Bob Treichel
Teaching Courses: Programming, Web Design, Flash Animation, Game Design
Education: Associates degree in Business Data Processing, Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Bussiness Adminastration, Master of Science In Computer Sceince Education
Interesting Facts: I have owned my own business for the last 12 Years. I have been in the computer field for over 25 years. I have been in the classroom since 1985.

I have two cats and 1 child and 3 game consoles.

[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Tonya Westhoff
Teaching Courses: World History, US History, Economics, Personal Finance
Education: Bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics, Master's degree in Teaching, with an emphasis on Political Science and Economics, all from the University of Michigan.
Interesting Facts: Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I hate the snow and being cold. Naturally, Lake Havasu is a great fit for me. I teach at Lake Havasu High School, Coach SpiritLine at the high school and Thunderbolt Middle School and Teach online. I am busy, but in my free time, I love to exercise, read and scrapbook. I am also committed to raising money for Breast Cancer Research and will be walking 60 miles in November for the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation.
[back to top]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .