Kasey Story, Lead Teacher

Kasey Story 3rd Grade Lead Teacher COA Elementary

Hello! My name is Kasey Story and I am a third grade teacher at COA. I am originally from Southern California but I moved up to the Sacramento area for college. I received my BA and Credentials from William Jessup University in 2014. I have always known I’ve wanted to be a teacher due to the many inspiring teachers I have had over the years. I hope to motivate my students to have a love for learning and be a positive role model for others. Aside from teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, going on walks with my dogs, doing crafts, and going to the zoo.

I am so grateful to be a teacher at COA. Keep up with the fun that happens in our class by following us on Instagram: @mrsstorycoa

Amanda Lamson

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Alisha Moore

Alisha Moore 3rd Grade Teacher COA Elementary 3rd

Hello! My name is Alisha Moore and I am currently teaching third grade at COA. I received my BA and multiple subject teaching credentials from CSU Sacramento in 2008. I was in the blended Liberal Studies program which means you receive your BA and credential at the end of four and a half years. After receiving my degree at CSU Sacramento I was a substitute teacher in West Sacramento for kindergarten through eighth grade for two years. My hope is to give all my students the proper tools they need in order to succeed. 

In 2009 I married my husband. On New Year’s Eve in 2014 my daughter was born. Then on Easter in 2019 my son was born. I just love them to pieces. When I am not teaching I love to spend time with my family, friends and my dogs Daisy and Lily. I enjoy going to the beach and Disneyland whenever possible. 


Please follow our Instagram page @Mrs._Moore_COA.

Olga Yadchuk

Olga YadchukHi, I’m Olga Yadchuk, and I teach third grade at COA. I enjoyed learning foreign languages in school and graduated from the State University in Ukraine, majoring in English, German, and Foreign Literature. After moving to the United States, I continued my education and teacher certification. I received my credential in 2006 and have been teaching since then. Outside of school, I like spending time with my family, traveling, and reading. 

Tracy Miller

Tracy Mayer 3rd Grade Teacher COA Elementary

Tracy Miller and I am a third grade teacher at COA. I am passionate about teaching and helping others, and I have felt this way since I was young. I believe that I can help teach children to be responsible and independent, while also being open-minded and adventure seekers. I received my degree at Sacramento State University and earned double credentials in Multiple Subjects and Special Education with a mild/moderate emphasis.  I am elated to be a member of this COA family, and I enjoy growing professionally as an educator.  When I am not working, I enjoy reading and playing soccer. My husband and I also enjoy playing with our two cute dogs. Please follow our class Instagram page @MrsMillerCOA.


Amanda Tringali


Hello! My name is Amanda Tringali. I’m so excited to be here at COA working with my sweet Second Grade students! I grew up here in the Sacramento area. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in History and my teaching credential from Sacramento State in 2012. Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading, hiking, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family. I’m thrilled to belong to the COA community and to work with all of our wonderful students and their families.

Krista Pohl

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My name is Krista Pohl, and I am thrilled to be teaching third grade at COA. I graduated with my teaching credential and master’s degree in Education in 2016 with an emphasis in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. My passion is teaching more than just the curriculum, but lifelong social and emotional skills. When I'm not at school, I love spending time at the beach with my family and fiancé. I'm a Southern California native, and we have some pretty incredible beaches. My two dogs also occupy a lot of time when I’m not teaching. They’re pretty cute and incredible, too. I’m looking forward to an amazing year! 



Katherine Mickela

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Katherine Mickela has had a passion of working in education and curriculum since the age of 18. She decided to pursue her educational career at CSU Sacramento where she majored in Liberal Studies and was in a blended credentialing program. She received her multiple subject credential as well as supplemental credentials in 2008. After receiving her credentials she taught at various schools, ran her own tutoring program and then continued her passion here at COA. She was a lead teacher as well as third grade teacher for 5 years before pursuing this amazing opportunity as a curriculum coach. She believes in cross curriculum alignment as well as being able to vary every lesson to help students reach their fullest potential. Katherine is married to her husband Christopher and they have an amazing little boy named John. In Katherine’s spare time she loves to cook, paint, kayak, go to baseball games, and spend time with her family and friends.