Jason Aulicino
Jason AulicinoFounder, Administrative Director, Teacher
Jason Aulicino is the Founder, Administrative Director, and a teacher for Treetop Academics. Over the last decade, he has taught and created curriculum for after-school Art, Science, and Kindergarten Enrichment programs. Jason is currently Oregon certified and holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, as well as, a Master’s education in Conflict & Dispute Resolution and a degree in Music. As a parent of a 4j student, Jason is also an advocate in the classroom and the community for K-12 education.It is Jason’s hope that Treetop Academics can provide meaningful, fulfilling, and relevant after-school classes aimed at supplementing you student’s education.
Liz Kruse
Liz KruseEdison Aftercare
Liz Kruse grew up in the Eugene area, attended, and attended South Eugene High School, LCC and the U of O. After working in retail and real estate she got involved with education through her two sons. What began as volunteering in their preschool classrooms, evolved into being hired as an educational assistant with 4j. Over the last four years, she has mostly worked supporting children with special needs. In her spare time she is active in her children’s school’s PTO, enjoys the outdoors with her boys, and distance running. She completed her first marathon in April of 2014.
Sarah Wagner
Sarah WagnerScience/Aftercare
Sarah Wagner grew up in Eugene area and attended Edgewood Elementary School, Spencer Butte Middle School, and South Eugene High School. She then moved to Ashland, Oregon to study chemistry, anthropology, and psychology at Southern Oregon University. Since then, she has gained more experience in the medical and child care fields. Most recently, she has undertaken an amazing job as a nanny to two wonderful children; one of which is now an energetic toddler and the other a smart and delightful 3rd grader. Sarah is looking forward to sharing her love of science and learning with children. In her free time, she enjoys a wide range of activities, ranging from hikes with her friends and dog to being a prolific reader and enjoying a spot of tea!
Shelby Lindley
Shelby LindleyHomework Club
Shelby Lindley is a native Oregonian. After living abroad and other places in the United States, she and her family decided beautiful Eugene, Oregon, was where they wanted to raise their children.What began as volunteering in her children’s classroom, became a passion to teach and work with children. That passion has held strong and she has been with Eugene School District 4j for the past 15 years. Her expertise, as a highly qualified educational assistant, is working with students with special needs and small group instruction for students needing individualized educational plans.She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Sarah MaggioScience/Robotics
Sarah Maggio has a strong STEM background in Engineering and Physics along with recently completing an Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Networking Technology from Pioneer Pacific College where she graduated with Honors. She is a Mentor for the South Eugene High School Robotics Team (SERT) which is one of the only First Robotics Competition teams in the area. She has a passion for STEAM and has given Art instruction at Edison for the past 5 years as part of the “Meet the Masters” Art Program. She has taught elementary school classes in art, electricity, math, physics, programming, geology, pre-engineering, bridge building and her favorite shape is the triangle. She is excited to teach the Physics, Robotics, Engineering classes and bring the Hackathon challenge to the students at Treetop.
Julie SykesSpanish
(PhD, University of Minnesota; M.A. Arizona State University) is a national leader in the use of digital technologies for language acquisition. Her research includes a special focus on interlanguage pragmatic development and intercultural competence. Dr. Sykes’ experience includes the design, implementation, and evaluation of online immersive spaces and the creation of place-based, augmented reality mobile games to engage language learners in a variety of non-institutional contexts. Julie serves as the Director of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies, a National Foreign Language Resource Center, and Co-Director of the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program. Julie is also the parent of two wonderful girls in our Edison community.