Through MVCHS students can design their own schedule, including the core academic subjects, and electives from many talented community members, such as yoga with Gayna Uransky, art with Judy Evenson or Spanish with Leann Green.
We also offer math classes with retired veteran math teacher Patti Anderson. Diane Richardson tutors some of our students and provides math instruction to others. Students can also take on-line courses through MVCHS, UC Berkeley, K12, or other online schools.
Students meet with their teachers weekly to receive and turn in assignments, and get any help and instruction they may need. The educational programs are completely personalized to insure student success.
Gillian Brown M.A. is the director and lead teacher of MVCHS. She has been a teacher for over 30 years. The University of Leicester, England, awarded her a bachelor’s degree in combined liberal studies and a post graduate certificate in education. Upon moving to California in 1977, she taught at a small private high school in San Francisco, and then moved to Humboldt County in 1980.
She studied at Humboldt State University and was awarded a California teaching credential in English language arts in 1981. She is also highly qualified through the State of California to teach social studies and art.
Gillian moved to Southern Humboldt in 1981. She has taught at Wildshaw School, Briceland Community High School, Osprey Learning Center, Whale Gulch High School, Humboldt State University, New College of California, Redway School, South Fork High School and Mattole Valley Charter School. In 2001 Gillian was awarded a master’s degree in humanities from New College of California in San Francisco.
Bev Haywood RST/TRI, is our roving resource specialist teacher and has been part of the Mattole Valley Charter School, Redway team, since 2006. She covers an area including Briceland, Redway and Mendocino. She has completed an AA in animal science at College of the Redwoods, a BA in studio arts, an education resource specialist credential at Humboldt State University, and a therapeutic horsemanship riding instructor certificate through PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). She specializes in one-on-one direct instruction in specific areas of need and tailored to each student’s unique interests and learning style.
In her spare time, Bev is in the beginning stages of developing experiential educational programs incorporating horsemanship for children and adults. Visit her website at sites.google.com/site/haybevhorses/
Our school is located in Redway at the Solar Suites, on Redway Drive, next door to Persimmons. We have three fully equipped classrooms, and a warm and inviting environment. For more information on Mattole Valley Charter School visit www.mattolevalley.com.
For registration and more information call (707) 923-9374 or write to Gillian Brown at email@example.com.