Fairmont Charter School

Assistant Principal

Welcome to Fairmont Charter School, Ms. Blacknell!  


Mrs. Blackstone has been promoted to principal of Country High School.  Congratulations, Mrs. Blackstone!

Ms. Blacknell

Hello Fairmont Falcons, my name is Ms. Blacknell and I am very excited to be joining the Fairmont Team!  I would like to take this opportunity to share a few things about myself with you. 


My background in education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development with a focus on School Aged Children from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Education from Touro University where I studied special education and focused my thesis on Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. I began my career as a special education teacher and have taught Resource, Special Day Class and Program for Effective Relationships and Learning grades 3-12. Most of my career has been spent serving Title I schools. I am also a founding member and board member of LEGACY Youth Program, a mentoring and educational program for overlooked and underserved youth. I believe that educators have the charge of educating the whole child- academically, mentally, physically, and emotionally. It is our responsibility to ensure that our children will be successful, self sufficient adults. 


Balance is extremely important to me. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and dog Hershey. I love cooking and eating (I am a foodie) and I'm always interested in trying new gluten free recipes. 


I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the staff, students, and families of Fairmont and am looking forward to meeting each one of you!



Alicia Blacknell

Ms. Blacknell