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MRA Executive Director

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Welcome to Molalla River Academy. MRA is an Arts and Sciences charter school that opened in the fall of 2009, providing students with an exceptional and unique educational experience. MRA offers integrated, thematic instruction with an emphasis on project based learning with high standards for academic achievement. We believe that every child is a capable learner and that our job as educators is to encourage and foster each student’s talents and abilities. With that in mind, we strive to provide an enriching and challenging environment that promotes inquiry, responsibility, and kindness in all of our students.  

I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Dr. Melanie Marrone, Executive Director

Meet Our Staff

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Assistant Executive Director and Garden Coordinator

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Monica Salitore

Trillium (KG)

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Emily Frack

Trillium Associate

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Appeya Galindo

Huckleberry 1st

Jeanna Kappas

Huckleberry 1st Associate

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Sloane Kochman

Clarkia 2nd

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Daisy Meeker

Clarkia 2nd Associate

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Paula Dorry

Clarkia 3rd

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Neena Bolster

Clarkia 3rd Associate

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Jamie Navarrete
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Grant Myers

Alders 4th

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Debbie Hood

Middle School Social Studies

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Luke Precourt

Middle School Math

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Gina Harnish

K-5 PE and Integrated Arts

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After Care

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Alders 4th Associate

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David Takano

Middle School Science

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Wendi Reel

Library Teacher

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Kevin Mahr

Technology Coordinator

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6-8 PE and Health

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Re'Anna Anderson

Alders 5th

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Mata Kimmel

Middle School ELA

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Alder and Cedar Associate

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Amanda Burgi

Behavior Specialist

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Rachel Blythe

Director of Music and

Performing Arts

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Sarah Kemper

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

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Grounds and Maintenance

Lunch/After Care Coordinator

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Erica Bailey

Kitchen Coordinator

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