Sheryl Zimmerer, Executive Director
Sheryl Zimmerer serves as the Executive Director for Logos Public Charter School in Medford, Oregon. With 1,000 students, Logos is the largest hybrid charter school in Oregon. The school’s charter focuses on personalized learning for each student. Sheryl received her BS in History and a minor in Latin American Studies, Masters in Teaching, and later her administrative license through Southern Oregon University. She served as a classroom teacher teaching social studies at McLoughlin Middle School. More recently, Ms. Zimmerer served for 7 years on Logos school board, 4 years as the board chair, overseeing policy development and governmental functions, 5 years as an elementary principal, before becoming Executive Director.
Brianne Fanelli, Elementary Principal
Brianne Fanelli is currently the Elementary principal at Logos Charter school which serves a wide population of hands-on homeschool based students in the Southern Oregon regions. Prior to entering this position at the start of the 2017-18 school year, she was a teacher at Logos since it onset 8 years ago. She taught 3 years before this in a traditional classroom setting for K-6th grades. She graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from Simpson University. After working in a Psychiatric hospital setting for 7 years, she went on to complete her Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Southern Oregon University. After receiving her MAT she joined a team of teachers for two years, sponsored through U of O in which the initiative was to enhance core reading programs to ensure proper scaffolding and retention as they developed up to 4th grade.
Jason Winningham, Middle-High Principal
Jason Winningham is a founding member of Logos Public Charter School. He has held many positions while at Logos, including Educational Specialist, Social Studies Lead Instructor, Director of Online Instruction, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction. He currently serves as the 7-12 Principal, a position he has held for 2 years. He attended Southern Oregon University and earned his BS in History in 2008, and his Master of Arts in Teaching in 2010. He also has served as the Vice President of the Southern Oregon Community Churches Fellowship, and was a volunteer fire fighter with the Applegate Fire Dist #9.
Valerie Barr, Scholars Academy Director
Valerie Barr is currently the Director of the Scholars Academy, an early college program for high school students, at Logos Public Charter School. She earned her teaching credential, reading specialist, and English as a Second Language endorsement from California State University at San Marcos. She earned her Masters in Educational Administration from National University and Special Education endorsement from Southern Oregon University. Valerie is a Rogue Community College instructor teaching career & guidance classes. She also serves on the Rogue Community College Foundation board as the vice-president and is an active volunteer with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Asante Foundation, and KidSpree.
Julie Niles-Fry, Career Success Director
Julie Niles-Fry is the Director of Career Development and Marketing at Logos Public Charter School. Julie is developing a youth to career platform, Career Success, whereby Logos diploma-focused students will graduate with a direct connection to their desired career or industry-ready career certifications via the successful Logos Scholars Academy. Julie also directs media communications, community outreach and branding for Logos Public Charter School. Julie is an active member in the Medford, Grants Pass, Ashland and Rogue River Chambers of Commerce and hosts a radio program ‘Innovation in Education’. Julie served for several years as a School Board Director, Budget Committee Chair, and President of the Evans Valley Community Association.
Cassie Zimmerer, Business Manager
Cassie has been actively employed in a variety of positions at Logos Public Charter School since July of 2012. She began as an administrative assistant and assistant to the event coordinator and eventually progressed into HR Manager, 7-12 Event Coordinator, and most recently Business Manager. In 2014 she completed OSPA’s
two-year, five course Human Resources in Education Leadership program (HrELP). Cassie has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a certificate in
Management Human Resources and a certificate in Conflict Resolution.