Albert Frankel, Lead Teacher


My name is Albert Frankel. I love working here at COA with my fellow educators, Administrators, and most especially, the students and families of COA. I graduated with High Honors from California State University San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. While there, I earned a Single Subject Teaching Credential in History, as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This has given me the tools to not only teach general education of all subjects, but the concentrated instruction that individual subjects require. My love of teaching was inspired by my father, who was also a teacher, and some wonderful teachers I had growing up. My goal is to have that same impact on my students. My other job is being a husband and father. My wife, Heather, as well as my three children, Michael, Spencer, and Sadie help to keep me focused and excited to be a teacher. In my free time I like to read and go camping with my family and friends. 

Whatever it takes, our kids are worth it!

Adam Romero


Hello, my name is Adam Romero and I am a six year veteran teacher at Community Outreach Academy. I graduated from California State University, Chico in 1999 with a Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology. I began teaching during the 2001-2002 school year, making this my seventeenth year in education. I attained a California State, Clear Multiple Subject Credential from National University, which has allowed me to develop and expand upon my instructional skills for the students within my care. My time in the classroom is second only to my family. I am married to my wife Stephanie, and am a proud father to our daughters Isabelle and OliviaI enjoy the excitement of learning and strive to pass that to your child. I fully support the C.O.A. credo: "Whatever it takes, our kids are worth it." ​I look forward to seeing the academic growth of my students throughout the year.

Shari Dawson

Shari Dawson 2nd Grade Teacher COA Elementary 2

Hello! My name is Shari Dawson. It is my privilege to be teaching here at COA since 2017. I graduated from California State University Sacramento in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and a minor in Counseling.  While debating whether to become a teacher in Special or General Education, I spent a year working as a para educator in special education and then 2 years working with English Language Learners. Obviously I am here in 2nd grade and I feel like it is a perfect fit! It is exciting to work with 2nd grade students and their families. I love this team of amazing 2nd grade teachers. COA is a wonderful place to be.

Mark Pitcher

Mark Pitcher 6th Grade Teacher COA ElementaryHi, I am Mark Pitcher and I have been teaching with COA for 7 years now, 4 of them in third grade. I really love the challenges and rewards offered by teaching. Helping students to learn something new and to realize, "Yes, I can do this!" is the best part of being in my profession. Math is my favorite subject to teach but I value all the subjects and wish I had more time for art. In addition to teaching, I have a wonderful wife and two children that I love to spend time with.

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams 4th Grade Teacher COA ElementaryHello! My name is Rebecca Williams, and I have been teaching at Community Outreach Academy since 2007. I received my degree and credential from California State University at Sacramento. I have a multiple subject teaching credential with supplements in English language arts and in science. I love my profession! I also really enjoy spending time with my husband and my daughter. My other hobbies include reading, camping, and playing the clarinet.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

My name is Katie Holmes. It is my third year at COA and my first year working in the 5th grade. My first two years at COA were in 6th grade. Now, with the 6th grade's move to middle school, I am very happy to be part of the amazing team of 5th grade teachers. I have been a teacher since 2009 and have taught almost all grades from K-12. I earned my bachelor's degree, teaching credential, and master's degree from CSU Sacramento. I love learning, school, and working with children. I am so grateful to be at such an amazing school and look forward to getting to know all of my students. When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy physical activity, being outdoors, eating good food, and spending time with loved ones.