Meet Our Principal


Our school community prioritizes science and technology through computer-coding and modern technology-driven courses. Our students culminate with an academic advantage, ready to tackle rigorous and college-ready coursework in high school and beyond. We are not just a school, we're a launchpad for success.


-Joshua Hartford




Ánimo Florence-Firestone Charter Middle School




Office Hours: 7a-10a, 3p-5p

Our Team

We care about our students and community, and we are proud to serve all students. 

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First Name Last Name Position
Joshua Hartford Principal
Erika Antonsen Assistant Principal
Tirsa Barbero School Operations Manager
Jacqueline Nguyen Counselor
Caelan McElligott English Teacher
Esmeralda Herrera English Teacher
Bianca Gonzalez English Teacher
Cheryl Donaldson English Teacher
Deysi Moreira English Teacher
Janiece Johnson English Teacher
Christopher Zarate-Alvarez English Teacher
Amanda Pfeiffer Math Teacher
Gilberto Plascencia Math Teacher
Teresita Diaz Math Teacher
Joel Orozco Math Teacher
Caitlin Boisselle Math Teacher
John Zarate Math Teacher
Vincent Huynh Math Teacher
Lety Nolasco Office Assistant
Cecilia Medina Parent Coordinator
Tara Harmon Resource Teacher
Eusebio Ahumada Resource Teacher
Taylor Clutter Science Teacher
Janet Kim Science Teacher
Gina Valiente Science Teacher
Jefferson Byrd Social Studies Teacher
Daisy Gallegos Social Studies Teacher
Katia Victoria Social Studies Teacher