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Our Team

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Chamonda Hatcher-Wallace

Kindergarten Teacher

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My name is Charmonda Hatcher-Wallace, but please call me Charli. I feel very blessed to be on the founding team of DO & BE Arts Academy of Excellence. I have over 10 years of experience in education. My Bachelor's is in Business Management and Spanish and I have a Master's in English. I have worked in education serving ECSE students all the way through English and Literature students and CSN.


Prior to working in education, I worked in public and private finance and investing. I look forward to meeting the rest of the DO & BE Arts Academy of Excellence team which includes the students and parents as well. 

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Harmony Johnson

Sped Teacher

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My name is Harmony Johnson and I am so excited to be a part of the founding team at DBAE! My passion lies within Special Education and empowering each student through inclusivity, diversity, and personalized learning. In my free time you can find me reading, creating art, or participating in any outdoor activity! I believe my purpose in life is to spread positivity and help as many people as I can.

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Jesse Garcia

6th Grade Teacher

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I am a multimedia artist and educator. My education is in Fine Arts with my Master’s from Mills College in Oakland, CA. I am originally from Albuquerque, NM and have found myself out west in a few places but have always considered Las Vegas a second home, visiting family members here throughout my life.I have been a Public School Teacher since 2018 with prior experience teaching college for my Grad work. Given the changing landscape of education over the last half decade, I have been in a variety of educational roles teaching general education as well, being a tenured Visual Arts teacher. 

My life has been filled with many passions, curiosities and interests. Music, Visual Art, Performance, Psychology and Philosophy. There’s always more than one way to accomplish any single given task. Above all I am an educator who loves sharing his knowledge, craft, skill and understanding. I believe the Core curriculum and Art can live harmoniously. I am excited and happy to lend my practice and be a part of the Do and Be Arts Academy of Excellence.

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Jessica Galdamez

Bilingual Office/Community Engagement Manager

Hello everyone my name is Jessica Galdamez. I love animals, I have two dogs, two red eared slider turtles and one tortoise. I love exploring nature with husband and daughter, as well as playing video games. I am also a big movie buff, my favorite movie genre is thrillers. Professionally, I have many years of experience in customer service, and I am passionate about making sure people are heard and their needs are met. A word I live by is 'Generosity', I believe that we should go through life spreading kindness any chance we get because it is very much needed today. 

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Julanda Jackson

1st Grade Teacher

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My name is Julanda Jackson, and I can be called Jules. I am so excited to join the team of the DO & BE Arts Academy of Excellence, as a Founding Elementary Teacher. I have over 10 years of experience in education, from Pre-K to school aged children. Both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees are in Early Childhood Education.


I seek to impact generations of families through igniting excitement for and creating opportunities through children.


I am the mother of 3 adult daughters, 1 son-n-law and new grandmother to my 1-year-old granddaughter. I am new to the Midwest, as I have spent my entire life on the East Coast in South and North Carolinas. There, is where I loved spending my spare time admiring all realms of nature. I look forward to building new relationships, partnerships and exploring the nature the West and Midwest has to offer.

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Shahara McGee

Operations Manager

My name is Shahara McGee, but I prefer to be called Shay. It’s an honor for me to be a

part of the founding team of DO & BE Arts Academy of Excellence. I have over 7 years experience in education. My Bachelor's degree is in Public Communication and my Masters degree is in Public Administration. I have just embarked on my Ph.D. journey in Education Policy. I’m passionate about serving others and have a special interest in education.


I am a new mother of a 19-month-old girl named Zoey. Before motherhood consumed

my identity, I used to love reading, traveling, listening to music, and learning new things. Professionally, I am known as direct, hardworking, and solution-focused. As the Operations Manager of DBAE, I hope to help establish a strong foundation for the school to scale and thrive. I look forward to working with everyone and serving the students of North Las Vegas. 


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ADA Policy - Americans with Disabilities Act

Do & Be Arts Academy of Excellence complies with state and federal guidelines in serving students and hiring and promoting team members who are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of your job or responsibilities as a student, you are required to notify your supervisor in writing (team member) or required to notify the school in writing (a parent/guardian of a student with a disability). In such writing you should specifically identify the nature and extent of your disability and request the accommodations that you believe are necessary to complete the essential functions of your job or as a student. You may be requested to also submit medical documentation to verify the nature and extent of your disability. Do & Be Arts Academy of Excellence will comply with federal law in making commercially reasonable efforts to provide appropriate and reasonable accommodation to disabled workers and students.

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