Meet Our Troy Tech Pathways Instructors
Priscilla Cheney –CSUF: M.A. - English, Single Subject Teaching Credential - English. She has served Troy in many ways including Troy Tech Pre-Internship Teacher, Internship Adviser, IB Coordinator and WASC Self-Study Coordinator. She is currently teaching AP Language and Composition and IB SL English, and she is serving Troy as English Department Co-Chair and Oracle Adviser.
Jim Falletta - Earned his MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University. He created Troy's IB SL and HL Film curriculum. His film work has been screened by the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and Director's Cut TV. Jim has had feature scripts optioned multiple times and his screenplays have been recognized by the Fade-In Awards, Talentville's Hall of Fame and the Amazon Studios Notable Projects list, among others.
Jesse Knowles - Bachelor’s in Music Education, Master's in Music Performance, Teaching Credentials and Doctorate in Education from CSUF. At Troy he has taught math, music, computer applications and film, but is currently teaching two courses that he created: Media Concepts and Broadcast Journalism. He also serves as the Technology Committee Leader on Troy's campus.
Ana Link - B.A. in English, Teaching Credential and M.A. in Secondary Education from CSUF. She has taught all levels of sophomore English including College Prep, Troy Tech, and Advanced Placement as well as College Prep Junior English and English 1 Honors. She is part of Troy’s AVID staff teaching sophomores. Finally, she has taught Advanced Journalism for our award winning school newspaper, The Oracle, and is currently the Adviser for Troy’s Yearbook, The Illium.
Deborah Henniger - EdD in Organizational Leadership ABD,MBA, MA-Counseling, BS in Business Education. I have spent eight years teaching business and technology. Other work experience includes: Assistant to the U.S.Treasurer, Associate Dean of Academics, Human Resource Manager, Payroll Administration, Union Negotiator, Benefits Administration, Accounting and Office Administration. I presently teach Business and Computer Science and am the advisor for FBLA.
Don Allen - He has served as a Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader for College Board's AP Computer Science exams as well as on the AP Computer Science Development Committee responsible for the development of the AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework. He has worked with the administration of the Annual Wittry Programming contest since its inception in 2005. Prior to Troy he spent almost 9 years with Rockwell on both the B-1B bomber and the AC-130U.
Joseph Coglianese - He teaches computer science courses and has served as a Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader for College Board's AP Computer Science exams.
Steve Grack – B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting as well as Business Education credential from CSUF. He teaches computer science, business and Internship classes and is the Computer Science Department Leader.
Mike Reid - B.S. in Applied Mathematics with Computer Science Emphasis and Teaching Credential from Chapman University, M.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University. He has taught most levels of math, but now focuses on AP Computer Science. He has served as a reader for the College Board’s AP Computer Science Exam and also advises Troy's FIRST Robotics team. Prior to Troy he spent 9 years teaching math and computer science at University High School in Irvine.
CDR Allen Stubblefield, US Navy (Retired) - B.S. Mathematics, US Naval Academy; M.A. Computer Resources Management, Webster University. He joined Troy in 2006 as the senior NJROTC teacher. Troy’s Navy JROTC program was judged the BEST in the USA in 2009, and cadets competed nationally in 2015 in events that included cyber security, orienteering, academics, athletics and marching. CDR Stubblefield served in the world’s finest Navy for 21 years as a Surface Warfare Officer, including command of USS ZEPHYR (PC 8) at sea and the New York City Naval ROTC program ashore.
Kent Goodman - B.S. Mechanical Engineering SDSU, M.S. Mechanical Engineering CSUF, Mathematics Teaching Credential National University. He has developed IB Design Technology, Introduction to Design Technology and Robotics courses. He advises Troy's FIRST Robotics team. Prior to Troy he spent 5 years with Northrup Grumman's B2 Division and 7 years at TRW's Space and Technology Division in Mechanical Engineering.
Commander William Lauper, US Navy (Retired) - BS Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA John Glenn College of Public Affairs. He was commissioned through NROTC at the University of Wisconsin and retired from the Navy after 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer. Sea assignments include USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45), USS ZEPHYR (PC 8), USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50), and three tours in USS BOXER (LHD 4). Shore assignments include teaching college Navy ROTC at The Ohio State University and Associate Professor of Naval Science at the University of Minnesota. Most recently, he served as Senior Naval Science Teacher at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside where he established a national challenge qualifying SeaPerch program, platinum tier CyberPatriot program, and National Academic Quiz Tournament qualifying academic team. He is also a National Director of the U.S. Navy League and President of the Inland Empire Council.
NCC(SW) Kellie Fernandez, US Navy (Retired) - BS Human Services Management and MM Human Resource Management University of Phoenix. She joined Troy in 2016 as a Naval Science Instructor after successfully completing just under 21 years of honorable service. Prior to joining Troy, she worked with CDR Stubblefield and the NJROTC Unit through the Navy's SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Program and was the Navy City S.T.E.M. Outreach Chief for the West Coast. Other notable commands were four Recruiting Districts (SD, Jacksonville, NY, and Houston), USS Comstock (LSD 45), and USS Willamette (AO 180).
First Sergeant Steve Lyon USMC (Retired) - AA Criminal Justice, BS Public Administration Criminal Justice, MA Business & History. Served 21 years as a Combat Arms and Reconnaissance Marine. He is a meritoriously promoted Drill Instructor of Parris Island fame. He has traveled 43 states and 55 countries of the world. Established NJROTC program at Troy in 1995 and has taught Area Eleven Sail Academy and Area Eleven Leadership Academy for many years. He is involved with Troy's NJROTC competitive teams that consistently succeed at state and national levels.