The administrative team at Granite Mountain Charter School value homeschooling and family highly. From school organization to curricula and school activities, each decision made is carefully weighed with the whole student in mind. Many of the leadership are not only educators, but homeschool parents themselves.
Meet our Lead Trailblazer Team:
Chief of Staff
Ana Mejia Santana is currently serving as the Chief of Staff for Granite Mountain Charter School. Ana has worked in the world of independent study charters for eight years helping families thrive in a personalized, educational environment. She is committed to ensuring her teachers, colleagues, and families always feel welcomed and valued. She understands that each and every family has their own needs, and she strives to create a school environment where families can accomplish their unique goals. Ana enjoys collaborating with her colleagues, mentoring and coaching her peers, and creating a positive school culture. Ana earned her Bachelor's Degree in English, Teaching Credential, and Master's in Multicultural and Multilingual Education from California State University, Northridge.
Chief Academic Officer
Kristy Phillips has been a Homeschool Teacher in the charter school world since 2005. Through her years of experience, she has been privileged to help families educate their children in their own personal way that is fit for their family. Kristy loves to support, offer advice when needed, and encourage every family she has been blessed to work with. Kristy has a Bachelor’s in Science for Kinesiology and a Multiple Subjects Credential. She has chosen to dedicate her teaching career to facilitating homeschool families because she feels that parents are the most committed and dedicated educators for their own children.
Kristy has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 20 years and together they have three beautiful daughters that are each a year apart in age! Her favorite pastime is watching her two oldest girls play competitive sports in water polo and volleyball, and watching her youngest daughter sing and act in the theater and church. Kristy looks forward to building new, long lasting relationships with the families of Granite Mountain Charter School!
Chief Business Officer
Director of Vendor Relations
Jennie Fazio has worked at Inspire Charter Schools since 2014 helping transitional kindergarten-12th grade students with finding the learning path best for them. Previous to that, Jennie worked with credit recovery high school students in a charter school setting and transitional kindergarten in public schools.
Director of Student Achievement
Dr. Randi George has been a teacher for 18 years and feels that teaching is her passion and calling in life. Throughout her career she has taught preschool, high school in a brick and mortar setting, high school in an online setting, and teaches master of education courses for a national university. She has a doctorate degree in education with an emphasis in teacher leadership, a masters degree in secondary education, and a bachelor's degree in English. Randi has been with Inspire for three years, her first year was as a homeschool mama, her second year as a homeschool teacher, and she is currently the high school success coordinator for Granite Mountain. Randi loves Granite Mountain Charter school and the opportunity that homeschooling affords families. She and her husband currently homeschool three of their four children in grades 7th, 1st, and TK. She and her husband have been homeschooling their children for six years. Randi loves being home with her family and being able to instruct all of her children according to their individual needs. In her free time, Randi enjoys baking with her children and reading. She is an advocate for children and the homeschool community and believes wholeheartedly in the ability to educate children in an environment that works best for them.