• The staff at Global Learning Charter School (GLC) are knowledgable, skilled, and commited to making our school the very best that it can be. Read our staff bios below to learn more!

  • Grade TK/K

    Ms. Duarte Ms. Duarte - Grade K Teacher

    Mrs. Duarte joined the Global Learning Charter School team in 2018-19. She has been teaching since 2010, including a charter school with a Hmong language emphasis and most recently as a 2nd grade teacher. Ms. Duarte received her B.A. at the University of California, Davis, her teaching credential at California State University, Sacramento, and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. She is looking forward to using her skills, along with her passion and enthusiasm for teaching, to provide a positive experience to all her students and school community. Mrs. Duarte enjoys drawing, arts and crafts, traveling, and cooking with her husband and three daughters.


    Mr. JohnsonMr. Johnson - Grade TK Teacher

    Mr. Johnson is thrilled to be part of the Global Learning Charter team.  He’s been a primary teacher for Visalia Unified since 2001, specializing in kindergarten and TK.  When not teaching, he can be found writing music, gardening, and scuba diving.  Mr. Johnson is married to his high school sweetheart and has two teenage daughters.  The entire family enjoys travel, camping and everything Star Wars.  Mr. Johnson is looking forward to beginning a bluegrass club at GLC.


    Ms. MorenoCaitlyn Moreno - Grade K Teacher

    I am excited to be a first-year teacher at Global Learning Charter. I graduated from Fresno State with my bachelors and preliminary credentials in May 2022. I am looking forward to this year and learning from my students along the way. In my free time, I love to listen to music and sing. I also love spending time with my family.  


    Grade 1/2

    Ms. Demello - Grade 1/2 Teacher

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    Ms. Dudley - Grade 1/2 Teacher

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    Ms. Jared - Grade 1/2 Teacher

    We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Jared to the GLC team! Ms. Jared brings significant early elementary expertise to our school community. Come back soon to read more about Ms. Jared.


    Ms. Mohs   Ms. Mohs - Grade 1/2 Teacher

    Ms. Mohs is excited to be part of GLC.  She was happy to be part of its formation, serving as a member of the charter development committee.  Ms. Mohs has been an educator since 1991 and has been part of Visalia Unified since 1996.  She received her B.A. from the University of San Francisco, her teaching credential from Fresno Pacific, and her M.A. from Fresno State.  She loves all aspects of teaching young learners, but has a special place in her heart for ensuring that all students learn math with understanding.  She is delighted to say she has learned as much about math from her students as they have learned from her.  In her life away from school, Ms. Mohs enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, nature photography, and spending time in Cambria, CA.


    Grade 3/4

    Ms. Quinn   Ms. Quinn - Grade 3/4 Teacher

    Mrs. Quinn has been with Visalia Unified since 2008. She began at Visalia Unified as an instructional aide at Veva Blunt and decided to go back to school to pursue becoming a teacher. Mrs. Quinn taught at Ivanhoe and Royal Oaks Elementary before joining the GLC family. Mrs. Quinn received her undergraduate degree and teaching credential from Fresno Pacific. She also has a preliminary administrative credential and a Master´s Degree in Administrative Services. Mrs. Quinn loves coming to work every day because she is passionate about her students, helping them grow towards meeting their academic goals and becoming even better people - which will impact everyone they come into contact with. Mrs. Quinn loves spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, whether it be hiking, playing games, or simply watching TV. Mrs. Quinn considers herself beyond blessed in every aspect of her life.


    Mr. Quinn   Mr. Quinn - Grade 3/4 Teacher

    Mr. Quinn is very excited to be apart of the GLC family. He enjoys learning new ways to help students be creative and innovative. Mr. Quinn enjoys spending his free time with his wife, 3 sons, and daughter-in-law. Some of his hobbies include playing the piano, playing chess, and gardening.


    TBA - Grade 3/4 Teacher

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    TBA - Grade 3/4 Teacher

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    Grade 5/6

    Ms. Blanco   Ms. Blanco - Grade 5/6 Teacher 

    Mrs. Blanco is excited to be a part of the GLC community. She is from Tulare and has taught 5th and 3rd grades for VUSD since 2017. She studied Environmental Science, Biology and Spanish at Willamette University. She fell in love with teaching after an internship at SCICON outdoor school. She has studied and worked abroad in Ecuador, Costa Rica and most recently 8 years in El Salvador. Her teaching experience abroad includes: ESL, Environmental Education, 7th and 8th grade math, science and geography. Ms. Blanco is a life-long learner and enjoys experimenting with different teaching methods. She wants students to explore their passions and learn to love learning! In the summers, Mrs. Blanco, and her family enjoy international travel or spending time in Central Oregon.


    Mr. Duarte   Mr. Duarte - Grade 5/6 Teacher

    Mr. Duarte has been teaching for eight years and has taught 3rd, 6th, 7th, and most recently 8th grade. He has worked in several teaching/instructor capacities within schools and the private industry. A graduate of California State University, Fresno, and with a Master’s Degree in Educational and Instructional Technology, Mr. Duarte brings a variety of skills with students representing diverse backgrounds and experiences. Mr. Duarte enjoys art, carpentry, traveling, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.


    Ms. MitchellMs. Mitchell - Grade 5/6 Teacher

    Mrs. Mitchell is thrilled to be joining the GLC family this year! Originally from Visalia, she attended elementary school at Royal Oaks, middle school at Green Acres, and high school at Redwood. Mrs. Mitchell went on to COS for two years and then completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology through Fresno Pacific University. She went on to earn her teaching credential through FPU and has been teaching fifth and sixth graders in VUSD for the past seven years. Her interests include baking, all sorts of art forms, playing music, making up songs and poems, and rescuing animals as often as possible! Mrs. Mitchell enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and three dogs. She is beyond excited to build connections with the amazing GLC community and is certain this year will be one to remember! 


    Ms. Lemon - Grade 5/6 Teacher

    Mrs. Lemon is delighted to join the GLC staff for the 2021-2022 school year! Mrs. Lemon is familiar with VUSD, as she was raised in Visalia, where she attended Charter Oak, Divisadero, and Mt. Whitney High School. Before receiving her teaching credential from Brandman University, Ms. Lemon received her B.S. in Business Accounting and MBA. Mrs. Lemon enjoys spending time with her husband, their 6 children, and 3 cats (Fluffy, Horus, and Osiris). In her spare time she likes to crochet, sew, cook, and vacation with her family to Cascade, Idaho.


    Grade 7/8

    Ms. Downs   Ms. Downs - Grade 7/8 Teacher

    Mrs. Downs loves being a part of the GLC staff.  She has been working in education for the last 23 years. Her undergraduate work in Liberal Studies was completed at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  She holds a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from Cal State Bakersfield and a M.A. in Elementary Mathematics from Fresno Pacific University.  Mrs. Downs is also a Google Level 1 Educator and was a 2017 LeRoy Finkel Fellowship Finalist. Visalia Unified named her Teacher of the Year & she was also recognized at the Tulare County Excellence in Education Awards for 2017.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the mountains with her family & she loves photographing flowers, especially daffodils and tulips!


    Mr. Haston   Mr. Haston - Grade 7/8 Teacher

    Mr. Haston is in his 14th year of teaching.  He comes from Earlimart School District as a 7th grade Math and Science teacher, a district Instructional Technology coach, and a Middle School Math Coach.  He is involved with Central Valley Computer Using Educators as a presenter and participant and is Level 2 Google Certified Educator. Mr. Haston Grew up in Dinuba, California, and spent time cleaning offices with his dad, and packing fruit in the summers.  Mr. Haston is a proud father of three and looks forward to sharing his Visalia Unified experience with his students and family.


    Ms. Morones   Ms.Morones - Grade 7/8 Teacher

    Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Ms. Morones grew up wanting to be a teacher for as long as she could remember. Having struggled through school all her life, it brings her immense joy to help others persevere and find success. Through hard work, she changed the trajectory of her family tree and became the first person in her family to go to college. She is a seasoned teacher who has had the privilege of teaching in diverse settings and schools. She is high- energy, firm, and equipped with a sense of humor. Helping others direct their family tree toward growth and positive change is her passion.



    Ms. Rodriguez   Ms. Rodriguez - Spanish Teacher 

    Ms. Rodriguez started teaching in the year 2000 at Fairview Elementary. She taught 1st-4th grades, but spent the majority of her time in 2nd-3rd grades. The first few years, Ms. Rodriguez taught in a bilingual classroom. Ms. Rodriguez said that the best thing about her job is that there is never a boring moment. Every day is unique and exciting! Her hobbies include cooking and visiting her family. She enjoys going to the beach and also reading children’s books. Ms. Rodriguez grew up here in the Central Valley and went to Ivanhoe School, Valley Oak, and Orosi High School. She lives with her husband and three children.


    Ms. Steele - Intervention Teacher

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    Ms. Travis - Education Specialist

    Mrs. Travis is excited to be part of the GLC Staff this year! Mrs. Travis holds an associate degree from COS in Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Brigham Young University.  After raising her children, she decided to go back to school to get her teaching credential in Special Education from National University, and she is simultaneously working toward her master’s degree in Special Education.  She strongly believes that ALL children can learn at their own pace and with the right supports, and she is passionate about supporting students who have special learning needs.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and five children, especially at the beach.


    Ms. MartinezMs. Martinez - K-2 Science/Art Teacher

    Mrs. Martinez is so excited to be joining the GLC team for the 2022-23 school year!  Born and raised in Lindsay, she has now lived in Visalia for the past 22 years. Mrs. Martinez began her profession in education as a paraprofessional in 2004 at a small K-8 School here in Tulare County. While working as a paraprofessional she earned her Bachelor's degree from Chapman University in Social Sciences. From there she earned her multiple subject teaching credential and a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis on Elementary Education from Chapman University. Mrs. Martinez has taught K, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades over the course of 13 years. She most recently taught 2nd grade for 7 years at Liberty Elementary School and spent one additional year as their Reading Intervention Teacher. She strongly believes in the philosophy that all children can learn when given the right tools. Educators must help to guide them and spark their love for learning. Mrs. Martinez enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 children. She loves swimming, taking small trips throughout California, and enriching her life through new experiences any chance she gets. 


    Administration and Front Office Staff

     Ms. Aure  Dr. Aure - Principal

    Ms. Aure has been a part of GLC since its inception in the spring of 2015. She facilitated the charter development meetings in 2016 and was honored to be named principal in 2017. She has been with the Visalia Unified School District for 7 years and in education for 28 years. Following her first year as a teacher in Pixley, Ms. Aure taught overseas before earning a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC Los Angeles. In addition to serving as an elementary teacher, Ms. Aure served as faculty-lead for a teacher credential and masters program and as Director of Research and Evaluation at Lindsay Unified School District. Ms. Aure is passionate about her work because she knows education is foundational to individuals' success and essential to creating a more equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world!


    Ms. Dinkins   Ms. Dinkins - Secretary

    Ms. Dinkins has been an elementary school secretary with VUSD for the past 16 years.  She previously worked at Ivanhoe School and Hurley School.  Ms. Dinkins is very excited to be a part of the GLC team!  She loves working in a school office, and enjoys interacting with and encouraging students.  She feels that a kind and caring office environment is a great support to students, parents, and staff.  Ms. Dinkins graduated from Fresno Pacific with her B.A. in social work.  Prior to working for VUSD, Ms. Dinkins worked in various secretarial capacities in both the U.S. and in London, England.  Ms. Dinkins enjoys reading and swimming, and loves spending time with her four older children and new granddaughter!


    Ms. Rasner - Learning Director

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    Ms. Wynn Ms. Wynn - Assistant Principal

    Ms. Wynn joined the Global Learning Charter School team in 2020-2021.  She was born and raised in Visalia where she attended Crestwood, Divisadero and Mt. Whitney.  While attending Fresno State, Ms. Wynn received her BA in Liberal Studies and her credential from Fresno Pacific University.  She then went on to teach for several years. While teaching, she went back to Fresno State and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, along with her Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.  Ms. Wynn has taught for 13 years in grades 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 7th. Ms. Wynn is excited to start her journey as an administrator. 


    Support Staff

    Ms. Price   Ms. Price - Library Media Technician

    Mrs. Price has been with Visalia Unified for 35 years.  She was an instructional aide at Crestwood for 5 years.  She worked at Fairview for 25 years as an instructional computer lab aide and as the school's computer tech.  She is now a full-time GLC librarian and loves her job.  Mrs. Price went to Fresno State where she majored in math and education.  She loves to travel with her family, go to dinner and a movie with her friends, camp (RV style), read, cook, paint and learn something new.  Mrs. Price has a son, David, who lives in Folsom with his wife and works at Intel.  Her daughter, Sandra, lives in Visalia with her husband, Brian, and their children, Elliot (20), Aiden (18) and Hannah (17). Her family is the center of her life and she feels very blessed. 


    VUSD Pre-School Staff


    TCOE Staff