Meet Our Staff
Candace Sekyere: Head of School
Candace is the co-founder of Acton Academy Idaho Falls. As a former teacher in the public school system, she is very aware of how outdated and broken our current school system really is. When it was almost time for her to enroll her oldest daughter in elementary school, she started looking for alternative options to the traditional school system. That is when she discovered Acton Academy and set her mission to bring this innovative school to Idaho Falls for her daughters and the children in her community.
Abbie Fay: Lead Guide-
Discovery Studio (roughly ages 6-11)
Abbie recently moved to Idaho Falls from Charlotte, North Carolina and is excited to be a part of Acton Academy Idaho Falls. She has a BA in Religion with a concentration in Youth Ministry from Liberty University. Her background includes being a pre-school teacher, a children’s specialist ski instructor, and most recently a children’s pastor. Through these experiences, she has developed a love of game-based learning, and helping children think more deeply about the world and their role in it. Abbie has a passion for lifelong learning and loves making things with her hands. She is an avid skier, potter, and loves going on bike rides with her husband.
Abbie believes that every child has the potential to change the world, and she is excited to guide and support the learners as they each embark on their own hero’s journeys.
Cassidy Fohs: Lead Guide-
Spark Studio (roughly ages 4-6)
Cassidy is originally from the desert in Arizona and moved to Idaho Falls a few years ago to
experience the snow and cold for herself. She found out she quite liked the area and
never looked back. She has always had a love for education and has always believed in
exploring other options beyond the public school system. Thus she found herself working
at a local Montessori school in the area. After taking the Montessori training and falling
head over heels in love with it; she began teaching and the rest after that is history! Cassidy believes that “within the child lies the fate of the future.” Thus why she’s excited to join Acton and join them on their approach to fulfilling the Hero’s journey. She’s an advocate for lifelong learning, and cannot wait to support the children with gaining the independence needed to grow and foster their own potential to fulfill their hero’s journey!
On days she’s not in the classroom you most likely will find her in a coffee shop or in the library curled up with a book! It’s also not unusual to find her strolling along the aisles of Target. She's also an avid fan of the outdoors.