Dr. Jon Marsh comes to Esperanza with over 18 years of charter school leadership experience. He served eleven of those years as Chief Executive Officer of the highest performing cyber school in the Commonwealth. Dr. Marsh has been part of the national charter school movement in Minnesota since its inception in 1994 and opened his first charter school in 1997. He testified numerous times on behalf of all charter and cyber schools in Pennsylvania to both the PA House and Senate, as well as the PA Auditor General.
Dr. Marsh earned his BAS from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in elementary education. He received his Master’s and Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership & Management from Drexel University. His dissertation was a five-year study of first-year non-persistence in an online charter school.
Dr. Jon Marsh is married to Dr. Rose Marsh, a biology teacher, and they have two adult children and three grandchildren. In their spare time, Jon and Rose are converting a 220-year-old public library into their home.
Joseph R. Papeika joined Esperanza Cyber Charter school in July 2019 as part of its strategic plan for continued academic growth. He currently serves as the principal of the middle and high schools.
Joseph holds a Master’s degree in education from Holy Family University, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arcadia University. Having been born and raised in Philadelphia, Joseph is excited to serve the city. When he is not working at cyber, Joseph spends his time with his two daughters, one in middle school and one in kindergarten.
Zachary Devlin currently serves at the K5 Coordinator of instruction, which oversees the elementary school here at ECCS. Zachary came to ECCS after completing his Master’s degree in Education, as well as a PreK-4 and ESL certificate 5 years ago. He is currently in the process of working on a special education and principal certificate. Along with helping students and families at ECCS, Zachary loves helping people in his neighborhood and playing guitar and singing for his local church in Philly, called Liberti Northeast. He also has keeps busy with his family that includes his wife, 3-year-old, and one year old.
John Madden joined Esperanza Cyber Charter School this past fall in 2019. He is a school leader managing the Special Education program, English Learners program, and other Student Supports. He has worked in similar roles for various school districts, charter schools, and APS programs in the Philadelphia area since 2010. Before entering into administration he taught for 7 years in Philadelphia and Baltimore.
John holds an M. S. Ed. from Cheyney University, an M.Ed. from Gratz College, and three Supervisory Certifications from Saint Joseph’s University. John has a daughter (12) and a son (10), his wife Ulabi has a son (13). He enjoys sports, outdoors, and working on projects in his garage.
Carolyn Faukner-Beitzel joined Esperanza Academy in 2013 to lead the middle school expansion and other academic initiatives. She is currently a school leader at Esperanza Cyber Charter School managing curriculum development and school accountability. Carolyn holds PA Principal and Superintendent certificates.
Carolyn was conferred a Doctorate degree from Capella University in Professional Studies specializing in online teaching and learning. She holds a M. S. Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania with multiple PA teaching certificates in Social Studies, General Science, Library Media Specialist, and Health. Prior to education, Carolyn was a registered nurse for 18 years. She is married, has an adult daughter living in Brooklyn, and is the loving mom to two chihuahuas.
Greg Artman joined ECCS in 2012 when the school opened. Serving in multiple roles over the years, Greg is now the Professional Learning Coordinator and dedicates his time and energy to support teachers through the Induction Program, Professional Development opportunities, and by managing the Instructional Coaching Program. Greg graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree and a Technology Education/Pre-Engineering Teaching Certificate from The College of New Jersey.
Maryelis Santiago joined Esperanza Cyber Charter School in 2018 as a Director of Student Development. She is currently the Director of Community and Family Engagement. She has collective volunteer and work experience in local government, the non-profit sector and procurement practices. For over ten years, she has worked with organizations that thrive in providing supportive services for the community, handling data directly for funders and assisting in the development of services and programs for all Philadelphians.
Maryelis received her B.S. and Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership and Management from Peirce College. She is a community leader, youth advocate and an alumnus of the Philadelphia Latino Leadership Institute.
Daniel Cote joined the Esperanza Family in August of 2005 as a special education teacher at Esperanza Academy’s High School. When the Middle School opened in 2014, he moved there to help bring continuity of the Esperanza educational experience to the new school. In the fall of 2017, he moved followed an opportunity to Esperanza Cyber Charter School as the Special Education Coordinator. A position he continues to hold.
Daniel is a graduate of Kutztown University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies in May 2003. While working as a substitute teacher in 2004, he found a position as a 1 to 1 with a student with multiple disabilities. This is when he learned that he really enjoyed working with students with disabilities and went to earn his Master’s degree in Special Education at Holy Family University.
Daniel currently holds certifications in Social Studies, Special Education, and is currently working on his Supervisor of Special Education certification.
Daniel Schroeder joined Esperanza Cyber in 2016 as a secondary science teacher and spent his first two years with ECCS in the virtual classroom. In 2018, Daniel joined the Technology Department as the Educational Technology Coordinator. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Biological Sciences and Spanish from the University of Delaware, where he worked in the Technology Department for 4 years as an undergrad. Daniel volunteers in the children’s ministry at Seven Mile Road Church, where he attends with his wife and 3 young kids and plays any sport he can in his free time.