JAnelle veith, Principal
Ms. Veith earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska-Anchorage where she was an Academic All-American on the volleyball team. She then went on to teach grades K, 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th in Florida, Alaska, and Nevada. In 2015, while serving as the Director of Curriculum and Assessment for Quest Academy, Ms. Veith graduated with her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. She believes children will rise to the level of expectation and as Principal will strive to provide a quality educational environment where students are critical thinkers and are on the path to being college and career ready.
JACKIE WORKING, STUDENT SUPPORT DIRECTOR
Hello Quest Families! I am Mrs. Working and I have been serving as Quest Academy’s Special Education Director since 2015. I have been with Quest since 2012, and have served as a special education teacher prior to moving to my current position. Before moving to Nevada, I served as a special education teacher in Maryland and overseas. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and Master’s Degree in Special Education and Endorsement in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, exploring different food places, reading, and spending time with my husband and pup. I firmly believe that we all learn in different ways and at different paces, and so it is important to get to know what our students’ strengths are and how best they can learn new things. Our Special Ed Team and I are excited to work with our students and families this year!
SHARON MAYNARD, COUNSELOR
LINDA WILLIAMS, STUDENT SUCCESS FACILITATOR
Mrs. Williams supports students of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences to ensure academic, behaviorial, and social emotional success. She actively supports the school to ensure that a strong commitment to improving academic and social achievement of students is evident. As the student success facilitator, she collaborates with students, families, and staff to implement systems to support students through rigorous learning experiences, supportive relationships, and relevant real-life applications.
KATIE SECORD, ELA INTERVENTIONIST and instructional coach
As Quest's Reading Interventionist, Ms. Secord's role is to work with small groups of students in grades K-8 to improve their literacy skills. She has a passion for reading and enjoys writing in her free time. She is originally from Michigan but has called Las Vegas home for the past 13 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Alma College where she was an Honorary Trustee Scholarship recipient. She also holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She taught 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts for 11 years at a five-star middle school before joining the Quest family in January 2019. She believes that through targeted small group instruction and individualized learning opportunities, all students can reach their full potential.