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Meet the Team

Brian Bradish - Head of School

“The opportunity to be part of a school that provides families and children with options for their education is incredibly exciting. Meeting families where they are at creates a more meaningful learning experience for their children.

Outside the school, I enjoy spending time outdoors playing golf (occasionally) and working in the yard/garden. My wife and I are blessed to have a daughter who is entering her junior year at Oregon State University where she is studying Graphic Design.”

Education Background: 13 years

  • BA — Otterbein University in History
  • M. Ed. — Aurora University in Educational Leadership
  • MBA — City University in Finance

Amy Miller - Principal

I am excited to be part of a great team who is here to teach every student, every day. I have been a Principal for five years and I am honored to be working for Virtual Prep of WA as a Principal and creating a culture of learning.

My focus will be to help our teachers promote rigor in the classroom through expectations and experiences that are academically, intellectually, and personally challenging, but put responsibility on the students to take advantage of these opportunities. I will use my role as an opportunity to continue making the students and teachers lifelong learners.

Outside of school, I enjoy outdoor activities and sports. I have two daughters that are highly involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, and Softball which is how I spend most of my free time.

Education Background: 21 years

  • BS in Business and Marketing Education — University of Idaho
  • MS Educational Administration — University of Idaho

APRIL SIDDIQUE - Assistant Principal

Educational statement: My educational philosophy is based on equity and equality in education, believing every student can be engaged and achieve outstanding academic success. Virtual Prep Academy of WA provides students that opportunity with a tailored, data-driven educational experience. Additionally, we use evidence-based teaching strategies to engage students in rigorous learning practices.

Personal Interests: I enjoy traveling with my husband and boating in Washington’s beautiful lakes. I love outdoor living and spending time with our dog, Simba, and cat, Cheka. I always look forward to seeing my family in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I lived for 22 years.

Education Background: 10 years

  • BA – Secondary Social Studies Education — Nicholls State University
  • M. Ed. – Literacy, Culture, and Language Education — Indiana University: Bloomington
  • Principal Licensure — University of Cincinnati

JAY CABALLERO – OPERATIONS MANAGER

I am the Operations Manager at Virtual Prep Academy of WA. I have been working for ACCEL Schools since 2016 and bring over 5 years of administrative experience in the educational setting. Before working at Virtual Prep Academy of WA., I worked for AmeriCorps as a Math tutor, and a Paraprofessional at various school districts in MN. Additionally, I have served as a Student Success Coordinator for a Charter School in MN.

During my off-time, I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, playing volleyball, and being with friends.

TRINI HEESE – SPECIAL SERVICES COORDINATOR

Welcome to Virtual Prep Academy WA. This is a great place to learn.

As the Special Services Coordinator, I work with our special education teachers, speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapists, and our school psychologists to bring these services to students who qualify for them.

During the hours I’m not working for Virtual Prep Academy WA., I’m enjoying time with family and our ranch. My husband and I have five children and two grandchildren.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

I have a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education and have taught students in both special education classrooms and general education classrooms. 

SHAWN MILLER – STUDENT SUCCESS COORDINATOR

Mr. Miller began his career as an Associate Teacher in a Special Education classroom. He worked in this setting while obtaining his Bachelor’s in Elementary Education completing the degree in 2008.

From here he became a full-time teacher of record and worked at the middle and elementary school level as a science teacher and department head for 10 years. He then moved into a position as head of English language learning with several schools overseas in South Korea.

After spending 3 years in South Korea, Mr. Miller returned to the states to complete his Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. He joined Virtual Prep Academy of Washington as its inaugural teacher and then moved into the role of Student Success Coordinator.

As a parent himself, he is passionate about making sure that the Virtual Prep Academy of Washington experience is the best it can be for each family.