Bridges Banner

Administration Staff

Dr. Kelly Simon – Director          

  • PhD in Education from UC Santa Barbara, 2012
  • Expertise in child development, literacy, teacher development, project based learning, and assessment
  • Director of a Writing Center from 2016-2017
  • Taught and Supervised Teachers in Teacher Education 2010-2016
  • Taught college level writing and critical thinking from 2004-2010
  • Taught high school, middle school, and elementary students from 2006-2007
  • Mother to three

I chose Bridges because the charter embodies every component of education necessary for children to be successful socially, emotionally, and academically.

Cindy McCarthy  Assistant Director

  • An educator for over 30 years including:
    • Middle School and High School Classroom Teacher
    • University Interscholastic League Coach
    • Student Council Adviser, Cheerleading Coach, Volleyball, and Track Coach
    • Math Department and Lead Chair, Technology Coordinator, Title I Coordinator
    • Mentor and New Teacher Supervisor
  • Founding teacher with Bridges’ CORE Middle School
  • Background in
    • Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement
    • Technology
    • Administrative Leadership
    • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Mother of five and grandmother of three

I chose Bridges Charter School because I was looking for a community that embraced growth mindset, human struggle, resilience, compassion, and tolerance while providing a nurturing and safe environment for children to explore.  Bridges is the perfect fit and home for me.


Mr. Phil Ross – Home School Director

My favorite thing about Bridges is: I like that everyone is trying to do their very best for students.  Kids come first!

When I’m not at Bridges I like to spend time with my family, play golf, and take my dog out for long walks.


Detect Media Query Size