Our Administrative Team
Dustin Crawford — Student Services Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Daniels — Executive Director: email@example.com
Jon Kuhns-Obana — Office Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Palma — Principal: email@example.com
…and if you want to know more…
Dustin Crawford — Student Services Administrator
Dustin's career began as a substitute teacher in an inner-city school in Southern California. Since then, he has taught English as a foreign language at universities in China, Japan, and at our very own University of Oregon. In addition to teaching, Dustin served as an international student advisor at the University of Oregon where he had the privilege to work with individuals from more than 30 nations. He has recently changed careers in order to support high school students in finding academic success and feels privileged and humbled to be working with our students at Network Charter School!
Dustin has many interests and hobbies including cooking, playing music, practicing martial arts, camping, hiking, and fishing.
Rebecca Daniels — Executive Director
Rebecca has worked in nonprofit management for more than twenty years, and at NCS for more than eleven years. She is the mother of four, who range in age from 30 to 18 (a high school senior). She loves running, hiking, swimming in rivers, baking cakes, playing the piano, and writing non-fiction and poetry. NCS is a wonderful community and Rebecca is happy to be here.
Jon Kuhns-Obana — Front Office Manager
Jon has managed the NCS front office for several years. Previously, in the administrative sector, he worked for the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, and Selectemp.
Jon is also a professional classical musician, and is a member of the Eugene Symphony, Portland Opera Orchestra, and Eugene Concert Orchestra. In addition, he has played internationally, and was the first American hornist to win a position with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Nishinomiya, Japan, an international training orchestra. He resides in Eugene with his husband Marco, a Brazilian-Japanese sushi chef.
Melissa Palma — Principal
Melissa, a Michigan native, has been an educator for 20 years, working in the Detroit Public Schools and at the University of Michigan, and with kindergarten to college students and every age in between. She has founded two schools, one in Michigan, now in its tenth year, and one in Eugene that is in its fourth year. Melissa’s passion and expertise is in alternative education and equity issues and she is thrilled to work at Network Charter School.
Melissa has two children, two cats and three fish and in her free time, Melissa likes to travel with her family, make pottery, bike, and read.