Brandi Poncy was born and raised in Walla Walla, WA. She went to Walla Walla University and graduated in 2004 with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. She took a year out her sophomore year to teach third grade in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia. After graduation, she taught first grade in Bangkok, Thailand for two years then returned to teach 5th - 8th grade in Pendleton, OR for one year. She then moved to Sandpoint, ID in 2007 to teach and has been here ever since - 13 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and being outside.
Position: Music Teacher
Highest Degree: Bachelor Major Field: Music Education
Janice Wall joined Sandpoint Junior Academy in 2017 teaching music, choir and drama. She has a Bachelor of Music Education and an extensive teaching history having taught kindergarten to college level band, choir, strings and drama at various schools since 2001. Jan is more than a passionate teacher, she is also a talented musician and holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. In addition to teaching at SJA, Jan also teaches music at the Sandpoint Music Conservatory and through private lessons.
Position: Teacher’s Aide/Teacher
Jere Fillman was born in Sacramento, CA. and obtained his Education Degree from Pacific Union College with an emphasis on special education. After graduating he did student teaching for one year then went on to teach 1 – 3 grades in Nappa Valley. He has been married to his wife Terri for 35 years and they have 2 grown children. Jere was a case manager in Georgia for 15 years before moving back to Idaho and accepting a teaching position for 1 – 5 grade Special Ed at Valley View Elementary School. Jere started at SJA during the 2019/2020 school year and accepted a full time teacher’s aide/teacher position for grades 1 – 8 in 2020. Jere loves working with kids, watching them learn and teaching PE and games. Outside of school he enjoys mountain biking and horseback riding.