Our Teaching Staff


Ms. Kari Strandstra

Hi! I am Kari Strandstra and I am excited to be

teaching Kindergarten at TIA! I have been

teaching for sixteen years in both public and

private schools. Most of my experience has

been with Kindergarten and First Grade. I have

my CLAD/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary

Studies with a focus on Cultural Studies. I adore

teaching and love seeing the amazing growth in

each and every child.




Ms. Lindsay Strachan

Welcome! I am Mrs. Lindsay Strachan and I will be one of

the Kindergarten teachers this year. I feel so

lucky to be a part of the TIA team! I received my

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Cal

State Teach and have my Master of Arts in

Teaching from Fresno State. I am also a

mommy to a beautiful almost five year old girl

and fur mom to 2 dogs. I cannot wait to get to

know your children and watch them learn and




1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs.Jill Lam


My name is Jill Lam. I am married with 2

amazing children. I have lived in this area for

over 20 years. I have my Masters Degree in

Education with a speciality in Physical Education.

After over 14 years of teaching in the elementary

setting, I took time off to be home with my

children. I couldn't be more excited to be

returning to teaching now and being a part of the

TIA team. I look so forward to meeting all of my

"little scholars" this week!



Third Grade Teacher

Ms. Allison Will

Hi! My name is Allison Will, and I will be teaching

third grade for TIA this year. I am very excited to

be working for this school. I have lived in

Murrieta since I was six years old. I went to

Idaho for college and majored in Elementary

Education. I have my teaching credential from

both California and Idaho. I am very eager to

start teaching, and I am looking forward to

meeting all of my students!



4th/5th Grade Teacher

Ms. Cindi Perkins

Hi, my name is Cindi Perkins, I'll be the 4th/5th

grade teacher. I've just moved back “home” to

California after living the last 24 years in Tucson,

Arizona. I couldn't be happier or more excited!

I am a single mom with 3 amazing kids, two will

be at TVHS and one at TIA this year! This

will be my 7th year teaching; I have taught 4th,

5th, 7th and 8th grades.

6th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Julie Johnstone

Hi, my name is Julie Johnstone. I am very

excited to be teaching 6th grade at TIA. I am

originally from the San Francisco Bay area. I

attended Cal State University Sacramento where

I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communication

Studies. I received my California Multiple Subject

Teaching Credential from the College of Notre

Dame. I am married with 3 wonderful children, 2

daughters in high school and a son in middle

school. I have lived in Murrieta for 18 years. I

have for a total of 6 years, the last 3 years in

middle school. I am so excited to be teaching at

such an innovative charter school and look

forward to a great year!


Special Education Teacher

Ms. Alex Fratzke


French/Spanish teacher

Mrs. Kelly Miclot

Madame Miclot hails from Vancouver, British

Colombia. I have completed a degree in

Psychology before obtaining my Bachelor of

Education. I completed my teacher program

in French. I have spent the school year

teaching in Paris, France. I relocated to

Mexico City where I taught 2nd grade before

settling Southern California. I currently reside

in Orange County with my husband son.




Phone: 951-816-5506

Fax: 951-380-8588

Email: tiaoffice@temeculainternational.org

TEMECULA INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (TIA)  is a nonprofit, tuition-free charter school authorized by the Riverside County Board of Education in 2017 and subject to the fiscal and programmatic oversight of the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE).  As a charter school, TIA will be open to all students who would otherwise qualify for enrollment in California Public Schools. The school will not discriminate against any student on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. 

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