District Staff

tomName: Thomas Drumm
Position: Executive Director
B.A., English, Michigan State University
M.A, Education Administration, Endicott College
Arizona Teaching Certificate
Email: ThomasDrumm@fjacademy.com

I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and moved to northern Arizona in 1997. I have taught in Tuba City, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, and Barranquilla, Colombia. Like many members of the FJA community, I love the outdoors, and especially sharing the beauty of the Colorado Plateau with my two children. I aspire to be a leader who exhibits open communication, hard work, collaboration, and integrity. Please feel free to contact me any time.

Name: Stefan Vest
Position: Assistant Director
B.S. Sociology – Boston College
M.A. Educational Leadership – Northern Arizona University

Email: StefanVest@fjacademy.com

I have worked with youth in various capacities off and on over the past 25 years. I worked as a wilderness counselor with at-risk youth for several years and eventually became a classroom teacher. I have taught in several charter schools in Northern Arizona, primarily at the middle school level. I enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Name: Emmanuelle Giumelli
Position: School Counselor; Mindfulness Coordinator

Email: Emmanuelle Giumelli

Emmanuelle Giumelli has been working for over 15 years, in schools, as a counselor, and at FJA since 2011. In addition, Emmanuelle is a mindfulness consultant and educator and offers mindfulness teacher trainings through her non-profit MindfulnessFirst.Org. She is passionate about supporting children, parents and educators in being present and kind in their relationship. Emmanuelle Giumelli is the author of the mindfulness children’s book. See Hear Feel: Mindfulness for Children one Moment at a Time.

Name: Lori Langan
Position: Business Manager
Email: lorilangan@fjacademy.com

Name: Michael Walsh
Position: Special Education Coordinator
Email: MichaelWalsh@fjacademy.com

Name: Cassie Wilson
Position: Office Manager
Email: cassiewilson@fjacademy.com


Name: Carol Kennedy

Position: Office Assistant

Email: carolkennedy@fjacademy.com


Name: Brooke Candelaria

Position: Office Assistant

Email: brookecandelaria@fjacademy.com