Teachers VITA’s are located in the front office.
Rhonda Breland | Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher
Rhonda Breland was born in Mississippi. As a child, she had the opportunity to live in many places, including a small island below Italy named Malta. This allowed her to experience international education.
She received her Bachelors of Arts in 1995 and her Masters of Education in 1996 from William Carey University. During her years at William Carey, she tutored and served as historian and treasurer of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society).
She began her teaching career in Mississippi, where she taught high school English for five years. She then moved to Florida and taught English at both the high school and college level. Wanting to explore charter schools and their vision, she moved to Arizona and taught high school English for seven years, and IB English for two years. She has had the opportunity to teach many classes, including: Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Mythology, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, American History, Government and Economics, English 101 and 102, and 9th and 10th IB.
During her many years as a teacher, Ms. Breland has served as an advisor for a school newspaper, National Honor Society, and coached softball. When not teaching, she enjoys traveling, reading, and gardening. She has one son, Spencer. She is happy to be a part of ICSA, and looks forward to a wonderful year.
Megan Hohl | Math and Language Arts Teacher
Megan Hohl is the 5th and 6th Language Arts teacher and Math teacher for all grades at ICSA. She is very excited to be a part of the school and loves getting to know her students each year.
Ms. Hohl is a proud SunDevil. She graduated from Arizona State University with her degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Multilingual/ Multicultural Education and a minor in Spanish.
She has taught in the past at two different public elementary schools, and has experience with multiple grade levels, subject areas, and ESL/Bilingual teaching. Ms. Hohl loves learning and teaching about other cultures. One of her most memorable summers was when she traveled to Spain during college and spent her time exploring and enjoying the Spanish culture. Some of Ms. Hohl’s hobbies include playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to movies, being with animals, and teaching!
She enjoys teaching Language Arts and Math and looks forward to helping her students succeed in every way possible.
Latefia Bradley | Physical Education
Silvia Garcia Gans | Spanish Teacher
Silvia Gans was born in Barcelona, Spain and moved to Madrid with her family when she was eleven. In 1995 she received her Bachelor’s in Science in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. Silvia earned a Master in Business Administration from a top ranked European management institute – IE Business School – in 2005.
Silvia’s love of teaching began Boston, where she prepared graduate students from Harvard and Tufts Universities to pass their foreign language exams. In 2005 she moved to Arizona with her husband and two boys and since then she has been teaching Spanish to grade school students in the greater Phoenix valley. Silvia attained the State of Arizona’s “highly qualified” teaching status in Spanish and is currently completing her post bachelor’s certificate in education.
Silvia believes a successful life comes from exercise, eating healthy and living as a true citizen of the world.
Judy Belkis | Special Education Specialist
Benoit Ngolo | French
Benoit Ngolo Delacroix was born in Congo Brazzaville and grew up in France. He got his first bachelor degree in French literature 1993 then a certificate in teaching skills in 1995. He began to teach French since 1994 at (Liberty High school) Brazzaville then became principal at Middle school (Ecole Eficace) until 1997. He went to Gabon then taught French at (Saint Martin high school) for five years (1999-2004) Franceville at the same time, he worked with The UNHCR (Franceville) as a Consultant. He attended many conferences and meetings with UNCHR in Africa and Europe, worked with thousands of refugees from the world. He came to the USA in 2007 then got the second bachelor degree in French literature and Francophone cultures at ASU (Arizona State University) in 2012. He is enrolled in Master’s program at ASU and expects to graduate in May 2013. He taught French 101,102 and 201 at Glendale community college (2010 -1012) before to work for ICSAZ as a French teacher. He is a friendly person devoted to the education. His main goal is to see all children through the world being educated by parents and school. According to him, the best way to change the world is to educate parents and children.
Andrea Koutsky | Science Teacher
Andrea Koutsky was born and raised in the beautiful state of Alaska, before moving to Arizona to attend Arizona State University in 2003. She graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. For the last four years, Ms. Koutsky has been teaching middle and high school science at a local charter school. She’s taught a wide range of classes, including Math, Chemistry, Physical Science, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, and Into to Kinesiology. She received IB training for high school science, and is excited to learn more about the middle years IB program. Ms. Koutsky is passionate about health and exercise, and incorporates these into her teaching whenever possible. She works hard to challenge her students and to make learning exciting and relevant to students’ lives.
For fun, Ms. Koutsky loves music, travel, exercise, and the outdoors. She’s enjoyed many trips with her family throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and has also traveled to Mexico, Fiji, and Australia, where her family spent a year when her dad was participating in an international teaching exchange.
These days, when Ms. Koutsky isn’t teaching, you will likely find her studying. She recently started a DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) program through Nova Southeastern University, which will keep her very busy, but definitely current in her science studies.
Ms. Koutsky is excited about being a part of this new school, and looks forward to meeting and working with all the staff, students and parents.
Robin Oden | Art and Technology Teacher
Robin Oden graduated from Arizona State University Herberger School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art Painting degree in 2006. For the last five years she has been teaching various art classes at a local charter high school.
In addition to her classes, she also served as an advisor for several after school art programs and yearbook media art advisor. Her teaching philosophy is that students will benefit from a well-rounded education when they begin with self-discovery.
Outside the classroom, she designs original artwork for clients and private collectors, including murals, portraits and abstract paintings. She aspires to engage in the expressive arts experience with the general public by attending Scottsdale parks and recreation classes.