Joy Raboli, Principal
Mom, curriculum lover and an Oregon Duck fan
Joy has always known she wanted to be a teacher. At age 8, she would round up the neighbor kids and teach school. At age 18, Joy spent her summers with trainers in gifted education helping them with teacher trainings. Joy was thrilled to land her first teaching job teaching 6th grade in Redmond, Washington. It really was a dream come true. After teaching 5th and 6th grade for a while, Joy was selected to be an Associate for Susan Kovalik and Associates. Joy became a curriculum expert in the biology of learning and trained 9,000 teachers in 30 states. She became a national keynote speaker on creating meaningful curriculum, brain-biology for teachers and classroom management. Joy went on to create four award-winning educational videos for teachers and presented 25 week-long model teaching weeks. Joy trained entire counties such as Horry County, South Carolina, and the entire island of Nantucket. Joy spent two weeks in New Zealand and toured schools that pioneered new literacy models.
Life on the road was an incredible adventure, but Joy missed the classroom and wanted to start a family. She returned to the classroom and taught for Greater Albany Public Schools and Salem–Keizer School Districts. Becoming a mom of two girls fulfilled her dream of motherhood. Joy then went to the University of Oregon to earn her administrative credential. During that time, she created the H.E.A.R.T skills, which is a character development program and book for teachers to use school-wide. After serving as principal of Abiqua School for six years, she is now principal of Sherwood Charter School.
Joy’s vision of creating a gifted education for every child has been her mission. She lives by seven guiding principles that she created, and they still remain her north star in creating outstanding learning environments for staff and students. Read Ms. Raboli’s seven guiding principles used at SCS to create an outstanding learning environment.
Angela Havlinek, Office Manager
Mother, gardener, baker and fifth generation native Oregonian
Angela joined Sherwood Charter School in 2014.
Cheryl McLeod, Administrative Specialist
Cheryl joined Sherwood Charter School in 2016.
Kaylie Buchanan, School Counselor
School Counselor, wife, mom of four, and animal lover
I’m excited to be Sherwood Charter school’s new counselor! I’m looking forward to getting to know the students and their families. It is my goal to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes a passion for lifelong learning, respect for self and others, and an appreciation for individual differences. I will work together with you and your child to assist him or her to develop skills to become a happy, healthy, and successful student. When I’m not working as a counselor, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dogs, reading and dancing.
Annie Scissons, Educational Assistant
Mom of girls, gardener and happy camper
Annie supervises lunch and recess each day at SCS. Annie’s kindness and fairness are legendary at recess. Our students love to be with her and look forward to seeing Annie each day on the playground.