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ABOUT US

The Loper Fam: 
Ryan, Sydney, Landry, Dorothy Jane & Junie

As a teacher for many years, I hoped my students would have a learning experience that was inspiring and relevant. I hoped they’d be fully equipped with the real-world skills and good character they’d need to pursue a meaningful life. Unfortunately... that wasn't the case. Instead of learning the stuff that really matters, my students were left feeling frustrated from traditional school expectations. My heart broke with the pressure young learners were filled with over tests, homework, comparison and frustration from school.

As my son Landry approached the age where the pressure begins in typical school, I knew there had to be a better way. I didn't want that experience for him. 

That’s why we started Acton Academy Mobile. Our dream was to create an environment where meaningful skills are taught through real-world scenarios. Where good character gets rewarded, and where developing a problem-solving mindset is the goal instead of an afterthought.

Our dream of helping our children succeed in a school setting is inspired by building a Firm Foundation in Christ. 

If you want to see Acton in action, please book a tour. We look forward to meeting you!

Sydney & Ryan Loper

 

MEET THE TEAM

Helping Students Grow

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LISA IRBY

Lead Guide

With a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and over 12 years teaching experience, Lisa is such an asset to the Acton family! She loves inspiring children to learn in a joy-filled environment that promotes curiosity & creativity. 

"My classroom is one where:

-mistakes are viewed as opportunities

-it's okay to disagree

-thinking & laughter will fill the room 

-freedom is encouraged to support learning & discovery

and most of all, it's our community." 

-Lisa

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AYESHA GRAY

Art Instructor

Mrs. Gray has a BS degree in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin & a PhD in Aquatic/Fishery sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has been an artist all her life and worked as a professional ecologist for 24 years. Since 1995 her main medium has been Batik, an ancient artform that uses hot wax and dye, but she also commonly works in colored pencils, acrylic paint, marker, watercolor, and does a variety of fiber crafts. She recently branched into digital art, which is featured in her first children's book published in 2022 entitled Who’s Coming Home? Ayesha, mother of miracle twin daughters (& Acton Eagles!), is inspired to create interesting, colorful stories, and is delighted to bring her energy & enthusiasm for curiosity and creativity to teaching Art for Acton. Her mission is to make art with inspiration from the natural world. She has taught art workshops since 2014. You can check our her work at: (www.drawyourimagination).

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MELANIE ROBINSON

Bible Study Instructor

Melanie and her husband, Scott, have two daughters, Taylor (16) and Ella (13), and serves as Children's Ministry Director at the local church, Luke 4:18 Fellowship. We are thrilled to welcome Melanie to our Acton family. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Communicative Disorders, and also teaches ESL online. She loves the Lord, loves kids, and loves teaching!

 
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