Terrence Davis 

Behavior and Life Skills Coach

CPI, CPR and First Aid Trainer

I have been working with children as long as I can remember.  I played football, basketball, baseball, threw shot put and tried just about every other sport to stay busy as a kid.  I currently work in the Tempe High School District in the Athletic Department, I enjoy working with athletes at every ability level.  

I have worked with at risk youth in low socio-economic areas helping them rebuild their social skills and create personal goals.  I have also worked in private and public schools in many special education classes supporting the students and teachers with behavior management.  I enjoy watching children grow, especially when they begin to utilize the coping strategies and tools we have worked so hard on.

Tricia Simpson

Volunteer and Lead Educational Support

Laura Belvado

Instructor & Organization Expert

I am excited to continue to continue my love for teaching here at BICA.  I have always loved dancing and I followed my passion dancing all over the world and graduating from Cornish College of the Arts with a B.A. in dance.  It has been fun watching the kids at BICA learn through movement and sign language.  

Gloria Manakaja

Volunteer and Native American Liaison 

I am a mother of 18 children, most of which I have fostered.  I heave a heart for serving and supporting others.  I work a lot with my tribe, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.  I enjoy volunteering my time at Believe I Can Academy.

I was with Sarah when it was just a home school she ran out of her condo in Scottsdale.  My son Jonathan has grown so much in the time we have been with Sarah.  I am so excited to see what the future will bring.  Each year is more and more fun than the last!

Believe I Can Academy

Advocate - Enrich - Educate

Addie Edwards

Volunteer and Class Mom

Sarah Davis M.A.Ed

Owner, Advocate and Special Education Teacher

I have had a dream since I was 11 to own and operate a facility that would encourage individuals with disabilities to be the very best version of themselves.  On my path to fulfilling this dream, I went to Albright College in Reading, PA and graduated with a degree in Special Education.  I moved to Scottsdale, AZ to be closer to my family and I began working at a private school for special needs children.  I went on to get my masters in special education from the University of Phoenix and then began teaching in the public schools.  

I knew in my dream I wanted to eventually have a cafe, so I enrolled in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, AZ.  I continued to utilize my culinary skills in my classrooms as well as my current day to day operations of Believe I Can Academy.  

I believe every child has the ability to learn and be successful not only in their school environment, but their community as well.  My husband, Terrence Davis and I have rooted ourselves here in Tempe, AZ because we believe in our organization and our community.  I love what I do and I look forward to changing the view of disabilities.  Anything is possible!