Meet Our Guides

At Apogee Cedar Park, we don't have traditional teachers. Instead, we believe students can lead and own their education; thinking independently, taking responsibility, and embracing challenges. To help students learn to learn, our “Guides” offer insightful questions and use the Socratic method to hone students’ critical thinking.



Kayla Wagner

Originally from New Hampshire, Kayla spent much of her time in the outdoors. She grew up in both the public and private school settings through middle and high school. During her gap year, she traveled with the National Outdoor Leadership School throughout Baja, Mexico where she backpacked in the Sonoran Desert, and sailed and kayaked in the Sea of Cortez learning leadership and outdoor skills. She later attended the University of New Hampshire where she received a degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Outdoor Education. After living the outdoor educator lifestyle in Colorado, Kayla moved back to New Hampshire to work at Proctor Academy where she worked in Admissions and was the head of the women’s lacrosse and strength and conditioning programs. She has spent the last year working with multiple students in a homeschool environment. When she’s not teaching you can catch her on a boat, in the gym, or doing anything competitive and outside!

Ashley Cartwright

Ashley is a graduate of Malone University, where she studied Sport Management, Business, Community Health Education, and obtained a teaching license in Early Childhood Education. During her time as an undergraduate, she was a member of the university's varsity basketball program. After college, she coached and assisted many basketball programs from elementary to college-age and spent time teaching both online and in the classroom. Also an entrepreneur, Ashley is the CEO of a health and fitness brand. She also does freelance photography and videography. Ashley is passionate about helping others cultivate an environment where they can reach their full potential. When not in the studio, you can find Ashley chasing after her four young children, in the gym, or soaking up the Texas sun!

Hi, I'm Tim Kennedy. 👋

I'm the Founder of Apogee Cedar Park: an Acton Academy.

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