Staff Directory

The Estancia Valley Classical Academy Staff Directory

Ms. Mariah Masciantoni

Ms. Mariah Masciantoni

Sixth Grade Instructor

Ms. Mariah Masciantoni is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She went to Brigham Young University- Idaho and majored in Elementary Education. She has taught English abroad in Taiwan (2020) and South Korea (2022). She loves working with kids and teaching. She also enjoys M&Ms and Snickers. But her most favorite thing is BTS, the Korean pop group. She is proud to say she has been to one BTS concert!

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Email: [email protected]

Ms. Melissa Masciantoni

Ms. Melissa Masciantoni

Student Services EA

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Ms. Virginia Mathieson

Ms. Virginia Mathieson

Head Custodian

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Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Sara McCarty

Mrs. Sara McCarty

Sixth Grade Instructor

Mrs. McCarty has lived in New Mexico for six years and loves living in the East Mountains. Teaching is her third career, with the first in Human Resources for a Social Services Organization and the second staying home with her two children until they were school age. Working with people, especially children, has always been a focus in her life, with an early start as a summer camp counselor in her teens. She earned her B.A. in Mathematics at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and has completed her graduate courses for her Elementary and Secondary teaching licenses through Eastern New Mexico University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children while hiking, camping, reading, and traveling to see family and friends.

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Email: [email protected]

Mr. Dennis Milinazzo

Mr. Dennis Milinazzo

Director of Operations

Mr. Milinazzo has many years of experience under his belt, including: 18 years of teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades. 8 years of Project Management and Computer Maintenance as a civilian contractor with the United States Military inn Virginia Beach, Virginia and at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM. 5 years of Project Management and Computer Maintenance as a contractor with CenturyLink/US Communications in Albuquerque, NM 7 years of Project Management and Robotics Maintenance as a contractor with Intel Corporation in Rio Ranch, NM. MS Degree in PE, MA Degree in Education, BSBM in Business Management.

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Mrs. Jessica Nandino

Mrs. Jessica Nandino

School Nurse, RN

Jessica Nandino earned a BA in Psychology and Spanish in 2005, and a RN degree in 2009. Mrs. Nandino is ecstatic to be part of the EVCA team and is enjoying her second year working as the school nurse. Previously, she worked throughout New Mexico as an Emergency Room and Helicopter Flight Nurse.  Her most fulfilling job is raising her three kiddos, all students at EVCA.  In her free time, she enjoys working with her husband and children on the family’s hobby farm, gardening, sewing, and writing short non-fiction.

Contact

Phone: 505-431-3822 ext. 97

Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Valerie New

Mrs. Valerie New

Third Grade Instructor

Mrs. New has been teaching for twelve years. She graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree in general education and Special Education. Mrs. New has been married for 35 years, has 2 children and 4 grandchildren. She loves to read books, travel, go fishing, camping, motorcycle rides, and watching drag races.

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Email: [email protected]

Mr. David Nuckols

Mr. David Nuckols

History & Literature Instructor

David C. Nuckols received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Science from NMSU and his Master of Arts in Ancient History from UNM. As part of his M.A. program, he spent three years studying ancient Hebrew and Jewish culture as a student of Rabbi Isaac Celnik. In his first career, David worked for 34 years as a Criminal Investigator with the District Attorney’s office in Albuquerque, the last 25 of these years were in the Family Crimes Unit, where he specialized in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. During this time, he consulted with the American Prosecutors Research Institute to write a national handbook for prosecutors and investigators of child abduction cases. He also worked for Fox Valley Technical College and the US Department of Justice for six years, training law enforcement agencies throughout the country in the investigation of child abduction cases. During this earlier career, David also worked part time for Brigham Young University teaching high school, college and adult continuing education courses. Mr. Nuckols came to EVCA six years ago and has taught classes in Western Civilization, Modern European History (both dual-credit courses for CNM), American Government, Economics and Modern Literature. Mr. Nuckols and his wife, Kim, enjoy gardening together when he is not busy collecting and reading rare books and organizing the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair. They have four children and 5 grandchildren and have lived in Edgewood for 37 years.

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Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Samantha O’Brien

Mrs. Samantha O’Brien

Visual Arts Instructor

Mrs. O’Brien earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Going to college meant everything for Mrs. O’Brien since she was a first generation college student from a very small Texas town. She has homeschool taught as well as worked at The Montessori Elementary and Middle School. This is her second year of being a full time teacher. She moved to Albuquerque in 2021 once engaged to her now husband who is in the New Mexico Air National Guard. In her spare time Mrs. O’Brien enjoys camping with her husband, reading novels, drawing, and trying to grow a garden. She can’t wait to meet all the new faces here at EVCA!

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Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Darian Riddle (Rodgers)

Mrs. Darian Riddle (Rodgers)

Student Services EA

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