Lower School Teachers

Mrs. Jamie Murphy

Blue Puffin Teacher

Mrs. Carol Irvin

Mrs. Carol Irvin

Red Puffin Teacher

Mrs. Irvin, a California native, graduated from George Fox with M.S. in Education. Mrs. Irvin taught at CLASS from 2004-2008 and returned to our faculty in 2014. She enjoys teaching because she loves setting a solid foundation for students. She loves the sense of wonder that young children posses. In her free time she enjoys playing her Celtic harp, baking, going to museums, and taking road trips.

Mr. Caleb Spiegel

Discovery Rockets Teacher

Mr. Spiegel joined the CLASS Academy faculty in June 2015. He has lived in Portland since 1990 and spent 20 years touring the country as a professional musician. After leaving the music industry he graduated from Lewis & Clark College and found a calling in teaching young children. “Teaching kids how to learn for themselves is incredibly rewarding for me,” he says. “It’s like lighting a fuse and watching them take off under their own power.” He is a married father of one and enjoys family time and soccer in his free time.

Mr. Jeffrey Cannon

Challenger Rockets Teacher / Music Director

Mr. Cannon, a native of Buffalo, NY, has been a teacher at CLASS Academy since September 2012. After completing a M.S. in Education, he moved to Portland and joined the CLASS Academy family. He enjoys seeing children leave his classroom with knowledge and experience. Mr. Cannon loves music, singing, and being outdoors.