Faculty Directory

  • Nancy MacLaren – Language Arts & Social Studies


    Email: nancy(at)truelightshines(dot)com
    Phone: (919) 374-2902
    Fax: (919) 554-6580

    Standard Teaching Credential, K-9, Life, California
    Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, California State University, San Bernardino
    Graduate level: Elementary Education, School Administration

    30 years of experience:

    • 23 years as a public school classroom teacher (grades K-6), Mentor Teacher, Effective School Coordinator, Teacher-In-Charge, Program Quality Reviewer, Language Arts Department Chair, Presenter at California Math Teachers Conference, School Site Council President, Yearbook Advisor
    • 5 years as Charter School Principal —planned, implemented, and administrated the elementary portion of the K-12 charter school, Presenter at California Charter School Association Conference
    • 2 years as Director of General Administration, Lewis Center for Educational Research: Oversight of Human Resources, Finances, Facilities, & Information Technology, coordinator of planning and implementing second charter school
  • David MacLaren – Science & Math


    Email: david(at)truelightshines(dot)com
    Phone: (919) 374-2902
    Fax: (919) 554-6580

    Standard Professional Teaching License, North Carolina
    Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential, K-12, California
    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, San Diego State University, California
    Graduate level: Elementary Education

    26 years of experience:

    • 18 years as a public school classroom teacher (grades 2-6), Mentor Teacher (Social Studies & Math), School Site Council, District Math Committee, Presenter at California Math Teachers Association Conference, School Improvement Committee (Math & Science), School Representative for the District Math Regional Committee, Family Math Night Coordinator
    • 4 years as Curriculum Developer and Lead Trainer of teachers for partnership program between NASA & the Lewis Center for Educational Research.
    • Trained teachers worldwide in radio astronomy and the use of the radio telescope so that their students would be able to operate the telescope to collect and interpret real data for NASA scientists.
    • Presenter at Space in the Classroom Conference, National Science Teachers Association Conference, California Math Teachers Association Northern and Southern Conferences, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Charter Schools Association Conference, California Charter School Association Conferences, Science Teachers Association of Texas Conference, and Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology Educators Conference
    • 4 years as Director, Curriculum Development and Global Programs – worked directly with NASA scientists overseeing the radio astronomy educational partnership. Directed all educational aspects of the partnership with various NASA missions. Responsible for negotiating, planning, and delivering contracted science education training for Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teachers worldwide. Presenter at Department of Planetary Science Conference.
  • Hannah Oney – Spanish


    Email: hannah(at)truelightshines(dot)com
    Phone: (919) 374-2902
    Fax: (919) 554-6580

    Hannah Oney is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Intercultural Studies. She spent the summer of 2012 on an internship in Turkey teaching English to Turkish college students. The summer of 2013 she led a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and worked in the Rose of Sharon Orphanage in San Juan de la Maguana. As part of her Intercultural Studies degree, she also spent time teaching English to native Spanish speakers.