Elementary & Adolescent Community Staff

Ms. JeysMs. Jeys is currently enrolled at Nevada State College. She graduated from Mountain View Christian school and is working on getting her Elementary Education B.A. with a concentration in Special Education. She has been a nanny for many families for the past 2 years. She loves doing crafts in her spare time and volunteers her time in the children’s ministry at her church.



Mrs. DonovanMrs. Donovan has been teaching in a Montessori classroom since 2005. In 2008 she received her elementary Montessori certification through the National Center for Montessori Education and taught for 3 years before moving to the upper elementary where she taught for one year. She pursued an elementary education degree in college. She has been married to her high school sweet heart since 2003 and they have two beautiful children together. She believes in and lives by the Montessori method and it is her desire to create a positive academic environment and offer it to all families. She enjoys spending                                         time with her children and husband, decorating, and relaxing in her                                               backyard with her family.

Mr. TrabertMr. Trabert was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics from UNLV and he achieved Ph.D. Candidate status at Southern Illinois University. Also, he has an ARL diploma from UNLV in mathematics education. He completed a teaching leadership CTE program through Southern Utah University. He is a Nevada licensed teacher and has worked at UNLV, Southern Illinois, and CCSD. In his spare time, he enjoys darts, swimming, card games and traveling while enjoying RV's and camping.


Mr. HigginsMr. Higgins was born in New Orleans, LA, and lived in Texas for the past 15 years. He holds two Masters degrees in Applied Physics and Physics and has worked in industry as well as two years of experience in an alternate education environment. He enjoys working out, writing, watching movies and time with family.





Ms. Manzo graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Social Studies Teaching and a minor in business. She taught A.P. Economics and U.S. History for 3 years at the high school level. She has administrative experience in both the web development and manufacturing sectors. She loves MVA's natural approach to learning. She enjoys trivia games, road trips, landscape photography, outdoor/camping activities, live music, and reading. She looks forward to teaching science in the Adolescent Community.