Congratulations

 Class of  2020

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REBECCA REINER - NEO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Congratulations to the class of 2020! 

"What you have achieved is significant and worthy of celebrating."

MITCH PETERS - GUEST SPEAKER

Mitch Peters is a Valparaiso attorney who also had an alternative path in completing his education. He shares his story and has words of encouragement for all our grads.

"Focus on the positives. Those are at the core of who you are and what you will become."

SERGIO OLAGUE - ADULT ED GRAD

Sergio graduated last October with an HSE and will soon become a US citizen. His story is an inspiring example that hard work yields results.

"Your journey will be challenging at times, but there is always a way."

JESENIA CHAVEZ - NEW VISTAS GRAD

High school graduate Jesenia shares her journey to completing her high school diploma at NEO's New Vistas High School.

"I proved to myself that dreams can come true with hard work and consistency."

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SHELLEY SCHMIDT - HS TEACHER

Ms. Schmidt shares her congrats and advice for our high school graduates.

"New Vistas students are absolutely amazing."

NEO Board of Directors

Debbie Birch, President

Paul Schreiner, Secretary

Marie Robinson, Treasurer

Issac Carr, Member

Alicia Rios, Member

Mark Lutze, Member

Kimberly LaBarge, Member

Administration & Support Staff

 

Rebecca Reiner, Executive Director

Clifton Rhodes, Director of School Safety

Jennifer Jennings, Business Manager

Brooke Allen, Communications Director

Teisha Knight, Administrative Assistant

Paula Siminski, Testing Coordinator

Sylvia Giddeon, Food Services

Felicia Freeman, Receptionist

Yvonne Cotton, Office Assistant

Tracy Layton-Dosen, PM Clerk

Rodney Willis, Custodian

Charles Johnson, Custodian

Samuel Swope, Custodian

NEO Adult Education Faculty & Staff

Mary Lee Carr, ESL Teacher

Mona Carnahan, Instructor

Ken Knuppel, ESL Teacher

David Shepherd, ABE Teacher

Tina Allen-Abulhassan, Volunteer Coord.

Pam Nelson, ABE and ESL Teacher

Maria Sosa, ESL Aide

Brittani MacDonald, ABE Aide

Teresa Kruse, ABE Teacher

Anita King, ABE Aide

Adrienne Carrol, Director of Adult Education

NEO Adult Education Faculty & Staff

Erin Anderson, Paraprofessional

Donna Briggs, Teacher

Jacquelyn Bustos, Teacher

Leona Chandler-Felton, Social Worker

Scott Cvelbar, Teacher

Debra Fomby-Hunt, Online Learning Supervisor

Harold Foster, Teacher

Bernettra Grayer, Teacher

Lindie Jackson, Teacher

Angela Kochan, Teacher

Erin Lewis, Special Education Director

Leticia Munguia, Registrar

Anna Swope, High School Principal

Jermel Nelson, Teacher

Joseph Posavac, Teacher

Dante Pryor, Instructional Coach

Sandra Reid, Paraprofessional

Christina Rose, Guidance Counselor

Shelley Schmidt, Teacher

David Shepherd, Paraprofessional

Teresa Valtierra, Teacher

Crystal Williams, Teacher

Deborah Williams, Parent Liason

Yolanda Williams, Student Support Specialist

Thank you to our volunteers!

Nancy Flynn

Dan Fortson

Bev Hmurovic

Dan Mack-Ward

Anthony Nelson

Ashley Oyer

Elena Rangel

Special Thanks

We'd like to give a special thank you to State Farm agent Ana Gutierrez.

Ana generously supported a series of programs that were unfortunately cancelled earlier this year due to COVID. Instead, we'd like to show her support here. Thanks, Ana!

Neighbors' Educational Opportunities (NEO) is a locally governed 501(c)3 built on the mission of providing quality adult and secondary education opportunities to those in need of an alternative pathway to meeting their educational goals.

To learn more about NEO and the programs we offer, click here.

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