Our Staff

About Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva

Taneeka is an authorpreneur, teacher, blogger, educational consultant, and writing coach. She wrote the Little Kids, Big Voices series in which her first book, Broccoli Chronicles won three literary awards. She’s been mentioned in the Merced Sun Star, the Big Bear Grizzly, IBPA’s Independent Magazine, and in other media. Taneeka is the CEO of Building Voices and the director of TCD Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization. She has taken several creative writing courses through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, has two Master’s degrees, and an administrative credential. Taneeka has a Mild to Moderate Teaching Credential and over ten years’ experience teaching English to students with learning disabilities, all of which is at the high school level. She is a big advocate for reading and writing, and building the voices of our youth.

Sharon Lee

Sharon has a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Cal State Fullerton, a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and a Mild to Moderate Teaching Credential. She has four years’ of experience teaching math to students with disabilities and almost six years’ of experience as a Transition Teacher who offers work programs and support to students who are graduating. She has experience at the elementary and high school level and is a big advocate for providing our youth with the necessary resources so that they can become productive members of society.

Briana Rodgers-Peck

Briana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills. She has a variety of experience including: home school teacher, substitute teacher, day care instructor, and teacher’s aide. Briana loves English primarily reading and completing hands-on activities with elementary students.

Latisha Campbell

Latisha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Cal State Dominguez Hills and is in the process of earning her Special Education Teaching Credential from National University. She has experience as an instructional assistant and a program leader, both at the elementary level. Latisha makes learning fun and has a great rapport with the students and parents.

Melissa Joynt

Melissa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and a certificate in Education Services.  She has a range of experience including: substitute teacher, language instructor, and faculty coordinator. Melissa is very organized and believes in promoting an effective learning environment.

Erin Higgins

Erin has a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and a Single Subject Teaching Credential. She has over ten years’ of experience working with K-12 students primarily at the elementary level. She is fun and energetic and possess an abundance of academic tools and resources to rescue struggling students.

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