Educational Advisors

Principal/Interim Director

Shawna Macdonald

My name is Shawna Macdonald, I have been with SCCS for the past 9 years. I was originally hired by SCCS as a homeschool teacher, then moved into a seat-based program in Vista. I have been teaching for 18 years in all grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Most of my years have been in upper elementary and middle school (grades 4-8). My philosophy is: education is a passion to see students learn in their best environment. I want to facilitate that passion in whatever ways possible. I am dedicated to adding enrollment to the current program and make SPA Homeschool & Independent Study a thriving school in Orange County. I am open to new ideas and speaking to both parents and students about anything that is on their minds.


Teaching Staff

James Gianelli

Josh Long

Kim Salas