Akers Elementary


Heiko Sweeney Principal [email protected]  
Sweeney  Mr. Heiko Sweeney is entering his 28th year at Akers School. He served 8 years as an 8th grade teacher at Akers teaching science, algebra, coaching sports, and coordinating student body activities. Mr. Sweeney is entering his 20th year as an administrator at Akers. Mr. Sweeney has also served as the Outdoor Education Coordinator and Safety Coordinator for the district.

It is not uncommon to see Mr. Sweeney participating in student activities, hikes, or playing basketball with the students as he enjoys spending as much time with the students as possible. His favorite days are the ones when former students come back to visit him or e-mail him to let them know how they are doing.

Mr. Sweeney has a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from National University in Fresno. He also has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Professional Clear Administrative Credential.

Mr. Sweeney lives in Lemoore with his wife of 29 years, Cecilia, and has three daughters---Regina, Taryn, and Janelle.

Darin Denney
Assistant Principal [email protected]  
I was born and raised in the Hanford area and attended the local high schools before going to college near Santa Barbara for a bit. I graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in sociology, and later earned my single subject teaching credential. Soon thereafter I decided to teach elementary education, so I attained my multiple subjects credential. Later, I went back to Fresno State and received my master’s degree in education along with an administrative credential.

I am married with three children. The youngest is in college at the central coast. My middle graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts and is currently a teacher. My eldest graduated from Harvard in 2016 and is working in finance. I am now in my 28th year of education, with this being my fourteenth year with the Central Union School District.

I very much enjoy working at Akers, and I am thrilled to be a part of its great staff as well as working with the wonderful parents and amazing students of this school.



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