Ms. Heather Kinlin
Principal / Executive Director
CLASS Academy is a place where students have the opportunity to grow at their own pace, and Heather Kinlin feels lucky to be a part of it.
Through age-blended classrooms and enrichment activities such as Lego robotics, STEM Fridays, and year-round programming, students develop a love of learning.
Ms. Kinlin uses her experiences as a classroom teacher and nonprofit program coordinator to help provide different opportunities for the students at CLASS.
With the dedicated teachers that are not afraid to try new things, Ms. Kinlin feels CLASS Academy is a great place for possibility and innovation!
Mr. Ryan Loehr
Assistant to the Principal / Director
Mr. Loehr believes that small cohorts of students, actively engaged in hands on activities, learning visually, kinesthetically, and through tactile materials is crucial for young learners.
“THAT is CLASS Academy.” He says.
From the first day he came to CLASS in 2008, he knew this school was profoundly unique. “The dynamic curriculum and dedicated community are only a snippet of what makes CLASS Academy so great.”
During his tenure, he has had the unique advantage of teaching in nearly every classroom. He feels this experience, paired with endless collaboration with some of the most devoted colleagues, has served as a springboard to his position as Assistant to the Principal.
Originally a native of Massachusetts, Mr. Loehr has laid deep roots over the last 10 years with his wife and kids. When he is not at CLASS, he spends all his time with his family, enjoying everything this incredible region has to offer.
Ms. Kelcee Clark
Ms. Clark, a Beaverton native, joined the CLASS Academy family right after graduating from the University of San Francisco in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication Studies and a Minor in Child and Youth Studies. She says she feels lucky to have found such a special school so quickly! She has a passion for working with children and loves to be in an environment where children are the main focus. In her free time, she coaches a youth cheerleading team. She also enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family and terrier dog, Quimby.
Born and raised in the Portland area, Mrs. Fairchild feels so privileged to be a part of the CLASS Academy family. Mrs. Fairchild started working with children in High School, as a piano teacher to many aspiring musicians. Mrs. Fairchild graduated from Linfield College with a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition. She has been the Office Assistant, Office Manager, and is now the Administrative Manager. In her spare time, Amy loves running, hiking, writing music, and spending time with friends, family, her husband Ned, their sons Desmond and Rowan, and their dog Theo. The best thing about CLASS Academy, in Mrs. Fairchild’s opinion, is the way the students and staff always keep each other happy, upbeat and treat each other with love and respect.