Founder, Director, Special Educator
Emily Holly, an Arizona native, lives in Camp Verde with her three beautiful children and partner, Weston. She moved from Phoenix about 7 years ago and loves the Verde Valley. She worked for the local school district and then started a private school in Cottonwood in 2016, Cupertino Power Learning Academy with a local family. In 2019 she founded RISE and feels grateful for the support from the community and for the amazing staff and families that she spends time with each day.
Administrator, Special Educator
Erin Boisrond has been a certified special education teacher for 14 years, and has a great deal of experience teaching grades 8-12. She taught in Maine prior to moving to Arizona with her husband 5 years ago. Erin has two amazing children, her four year old twins: Zadie and Zander. In her free time, Erin loves running, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family. Fun facts: Erin has run a half marathon, and other adventure races. Erin met her husband of 12 years, Gabidson, in Haiti, and she speaks Creole.
Sarah Mathews moved from Canada to Arizona in 2015 to attend Grand Canyon University. During her time in Phoenix she met her husband Taylor, a Northern Arizona native. Sarah relocated in 2017 to Camp Verde, where she currently resides with her husband and her amazing son, Jaxton, who is the light of her life. Sarah enjoys camping, and spending quality time with her family and animals. Her hobbies include painting, crafting and creating.
Tracey Manigault, moved to Arizona in 2011. She has worked in special services since 1998. She enjoys working with children who have positive challenges in their behavior. She currently is a certified school psychologist with the state of Arizona, a certified trauma informed care therapist and has worked with individuals in the field of psychology for 20 years.
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