Faculty

APIS strives for excellence in teaching:

  • To ensure measurable, standard-based student performances and achievements by implementing a cutting-edge curriculum and research-based instructional strategies.
  • To assemble a superb group of educators, who are not only excellent teachers but also accomplished individuals serving as role models.
  • To provide a Christ-centered, loving, and caring community that promotes students’ creativity and passion for learning.
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  • Mary Ward
    Humanities, EAL Specialist
    B.A. Emory University
    Ms. Ward has a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Emory University, where she also competed on the golf team. She studied abroad at the University of Freiburg in Germany. For three years, Ms. Ward tutored at La Amistad, an Atlanta-based organization which serves Latinx students from the local community. She also was a student government representative at Emory and interned for her U.S. Senator. Ms. Ward attended a boarding school in rural Massachusetts, and her engaging educational experiences there were instrumental in helping her decide to pursue a career in education. In her free time, Ms. Ward enjoys basketball, golf, keeping up with world politics, and spending time with friends and family.
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  • Matthew Manley
    English, Humanities
    M.Ed. University of New Mexico / B.A. Whitman College
    Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Manley attended public schools in Salem, Oregon, as well as a two-year stint at an international school in Japan. His love of language and literature led him to Whitman College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in English and studied abroad in Senegal, West Africa. Upon graduation, Mr. Manley completed a Princeton in Asia Teaching Fellowship as an instructor of English at Chiang Mai University in Northern Thailand, returning to the U.S. in 2012 to complete a year of service with the AmeriCorps Reading Corps service program. Mr. Manley and his beautiful wife Allison joined the Teach for America educator development program in 2013 and relocated to New Mexico, where he taught 7th grade English to diverse classes of Native American, Hispanic, Arabic, Filipino, and white students. He holds a teaching certificate from the state of New Mexico and a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of New Mexico. Himself a college soccer and tennis athlete, he enjoys coaching a variety of sports and has been involved with student theater productions and arts magazines. He and his wife enjoy hiking, tennis, good cooking, and exploring new lands and languages.
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