Our Model

In 2015 and again in 2021, Quimby underwent a significant transformation. We started with a rebranding of our school and set our purpose: At Quimby, we empower young minds to be proactive, lifelong learners who think critically and communicate effectively. Evaluating student needs, our school embarked on a journey that would lead to the creation of two dynamic program choices for each and every student: Lobo Discovery Academy (LDA) and Lobo School of Innovation (LSI).

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Our Lobo Discovery Academy (LDA) program focuses on preparing our diverse student body by fostering meaningful learning opportunities through conventional and long established innovative approaches and techniques. While anchored in CCSS and NGSS standards, LDA offers a strong academic program of a six period day with a wide range of elective choices which enables students to prepare for their future, build strong character and develop into caring and compassionate individuals. The four core teachers (Language Arts, Social Studies/History, Math and Science), though responsible for the content planning and delivery of their subject matter, also operate as a collaborative team creating a support system for students. LDA offers a community atmosphere with a curriculum that is customized for the emotional and academic successes of it’s students. 

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Our Lobo School of Innovation (LSI) program is a wall to wall project-based, 1:1 digital learning environment partnered with the New Tech Network. LSI meets all CCSS and NGSS requirements through collaborative projects in all core courses. LSI implements block scheduling. Students rotate through three unique instructional blocks: a Language Arts / Social Studies and History combination, Math and Science. Additionally, LSI students are offered a variety of elective choices to introduce them to career pathways, character development and strong values. All courses are taught by a team of two expert teachers who maintain five learning outcomes for all students: knowledge & thinking, written communication, oral communication, collaboration and agency. Teachers on each academic team collaborate to create and maintain a strong community  of support for the students. 

The chart below lists each team and the teachers by last name:

Team Teachers
Team 10 C. Doan, Knecht, Loeb, Luo, Wilbon
Team 100 Bryan, Gingrich, Menon, Stracke, Praisewater
Team 20 Coburn, Gupta, Hernandez, Pepper
Team 200 Beher, Green, Lam, MacSween
Team 30 Hiraki, Jaspal, Nomura, Rivas, Sutton, Trinidade
Team 300 Blightman, Bryan, K. Doan, Garcia, Lam, Neiser