IVA Staff

Jacquie Bryant

b_349_386_16777215_00_images_bioimages_jacquie_crop.jpg

Founding Principal

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Jacquie Bryant, IVA's founding principal, regards personal formation and character growth and development as a primary goal in education for both students and staff. Ms. Bryant was previously an English teacher at San Pedro High School in LAUSD where she taught all levels of English Language Arts. As a teacher she appreciated classrooms where students engaged with the complexity of knowledge and awareness of their own learning at the same time. At San Pedro High, Ms. Bryant also worked as an instructional coach, helping lead professional development and the WASC accreditation process. 

While Ms. Bryant was teaching she earned a Master's in Rhetoric and Composition and a single subject credential in English from Cal State Long Beach and an Administrative credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills. 

Ms. Bryant has found value in the language of virtues and intellectual character and has become aware that language creates culture. She believes that intellectual character growth is personally meaningful for everyone involved at the school, and specifically seeks to support the culture of adults at a school as it has a direct impact on the culture of thinking that students experience. She finds meaning and purpose in the language of the virtues and its impact on teaching and learning and on her own continued intellectual character growth. 

Jordan Altmeyer

b_350_525_16777215_00_images_bioimages_jordanouimet.jpgOffice Supervisor

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jordan came to IVA with a passion for education and learning. She aspired to be a teacher since she was 5 years old and pursued that path while completing her Bachelor's Degree in Education from California State University Channel Islands. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Spokane Washington for about 4 years where she enjoyed hiking, yoga, time in nature with friends, and chasing sunsets. During this time, she worked at a preschool, and in customer service where she gained administrative skills and experience.

"I had all but lost my passion for teaching and education until I explored IVA's website. Upon reading their Mission, Vision and Intellectual Virtues, I felt an energy and excitement for education once again. IVA's approach to learning encompasses who students are, how they think, learn, and experience growth, instead of what they know. I was inspired by IVA's teaching model and the culture of thinking that is desired, encouraged and supported. I appreciate that IVA not only focuses on character growth for their students, but for their staff and community as well."

Julia Cheybun

b_350_400_16777215_00_images_bioimages_Screen_Shot_2020-02-20_at_105201_AM.pngOutreach & Enrollment Coordinator

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Julia was born and raised in Long Beach, and imagines that she won't ever move too far from Southern California.

Ever since Julia can remember, she knew that she wanted to work in a school. She never knew exactly what she wanted to do but often thought that one day she would become a teacher... an elementary school teacher, to be exact. Over time, she learned that she just didn't hold the passion for teaching, but still loved the thought of an education related career. Just before graduating from high school, she realized that she eventually wanted to become an academic counselor. With this dream in mind, she attended CSULB and received a B.A. in Psychology.

"Prior to working at IVA, I had only worked in elementary school settings and finally felt like I needed to expand my knowledge, and learn more about working with older students. I was lucky enough to find a job posting for IVA, and quickly applied. After one visit to IVA's website, and reading all the faculty and staff bios, I knew that I wanted to work with the great group! Everyday here, I find myself learning more and more about each of the master virtues just as all of the students are."