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.
Kaleigh Hull
Kaleigh HullHomework/Aftercare
Kaleigh Hull is a current Masters student at the University of Oregon pursuing a career in Music Education where she is a GTF in the Elementary Music Ed department. She is originally from Grants Pass, Oregon and recently completed her Bachelors in music performance and music education at OSU. Kaleigh has worked with students of all ages within the subject of music, but is most excited about the opportunity to nurture and guide the potential of students in any subject, no matter the age. In her free time, Kaleigh loves chasing waterfalls, getting caught in the rain, and cheesy ‘80s and ‘90s music.
Barbora Bakalarova
Barbora BakalarovaArt
Barbora is excited to join the team of instructors at TREETOP academics and share her passion of exploring and creating art with children. Barbora has been involved in Visual Arts primarily through her photographic work, shown both locally and abroad. Through her Waldorf Teacher Training she has rekindled her love for drawing and painting. She has also gained pedagogical background in child education and development; complimenting her natural ability to connect with children. Barbora grew up in Prague, the Czech Republic, surrounded by her three wonderful siblings and creative parents, who inspired her to expand creatively and gave her the confidence to explore. She has been living in Eugene Oregon for the past two decades.
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 1st 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!
Arin Underwood
Arin UnderwoodArt/Science
Arin Underwood grew up in Alaska and Hawaii in a commercial salmon fishing family and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Arin worked with children while in Denali National Park and the Anchorage Museum and has gone to school in Scotland and Montana. She recently travelled to New Zealand and Australia before working as a field biologist in northern California looking for spotted owls. She has just moved to Eugene for the first time to play in the community orchestra and to share her enthusiasm for art, science, and travel. Both Arin’s parents are artists and she loves to use colored pencils, watercolors, and acrylics.
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.
Nikki Cox
Nikki CoxScience
Nikki Cox is from Burbank, California. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Oregon in the Anthropology department. She completed her undergraduate and Masters degrees at California State University Northridge, both in Anthropology. While her emphasis in Anthropology is socio-cultural, and more specifically folklore, she is trained in three fields, socio-cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology. She has worked as a substitute teacher, an instructional student assistant, and a graduate assistant on a project related to student retention. Her ultimate goal is to become a professor of Anthropology, though she thoroughly enjoys teaching at all levels.
Laura Wyatt
Laura WyattArt
Laura Wyatt is from Logan, Utah where she gained a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Textiles from Utah State University. She loves to teach and work with children. Laura has taught a variety of art classes and has spent almost a year in China teaching English in elementary schools. She also loves art in all its forms and has spent time working in many different mediums including painting, sculpting, bookmaking, glass blowing, and airbrushing. Laura’s paintings are currently on display at the Mind Power Gallery in Reedsport, Oregon. In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, gardening, and good books.