Ms. Katie Hughes
Yellow Puffin Teacher
Ms. Hughes joined the CLASS Academy faculty in August 2015. A native of Eugene, OR, Katie’s education has focused on Early Childhood Education. She’s been “working with kids her whole life” as her mother was an Early Childhood Educator as well. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, making jewelry, and is an talented pyrographer.
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.