Faculty

Early Childhood

Kathy Duhl

What Matters in Education is:
taking the time to understand how students learn. It’s important to create an environment and systems within it that support each child, which in turn creates a cohesive group.

Alice Hsu

What Matters in Education is:
guiding children to connect with their inner wisdom and adjusting the environment to the capacity of every child.

Angelica Manca

What Matters in Education is:
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese proverb

Andy Keating

What Matters in Education is:
using best practices to understand how each learner connects with the materials and lessons.

Catherine Guerlac

What Matters in Education is:
the passion and love for learning.

Christin Weber

What Matters in Education is:
engagement.remembering that there is always more to learn.

Emily Becerra

What Matters in Education is:
nurturing a child’s understanding of the world through exploration and self-expression.

Griselda Kondo

What Matters in Education is:
engagement.remembering that there is always more to learn.
awakening curiosity beyond your own culture and respecting different beliefs.

Julianne Hughes

What Matters in Education is:
helping students understand themselves as learners through the process of art making.

Kimly Touch

What Matters in Education is:
teaching from your heart and constantly reflecting on why you love to teach and what inspires you to learn.

Kirstie Mah

What Matters in Education is:
the freedom to create, grow, listen, question, make mistakes, wonder, belong, and build in a safe environment that values and challenges you.

Maple Molina

What Matters in Education is:
that every student feels empowered to reach their full potential.

Maria-Elena Diaz

What Matters in Education is:
giving children the ability to unlock their full potential by using best practices and love.

Missy Barrow

What Matters in Education is:
belonging, play, friendship and learning as a lifetime joy.

Mitra Panbechi

Noushin Moghaddam

What Matters in Education is:
creating a space where kids feel safe enough to learn, make friends, and build strong social skills.

Rebecca Blythe

What Matters in Education is:
relationships. Transformative learning does not occur in isolation. It occurs in relationship.

Elementary School

Bliss Tobin

What Matters in Education is:
capturing the imagination. Lifelong learning is about wonder, and the rewards of persistence.

Alberto Palomar

What Matters in Education is:
making connections between and within people and communities; learning to see our interconnectedness.

Chelsea Feldman

What Matters in Education is:
building one’s capacity for joyful discovery, wonder, curiosity, belonging, and purposeful engagement in the world.

Claire Patterson

What Matters in Education is:
innovation, joy and creativity– building a supportive and safe community to create inspired learning.

Craig Jackson

What Matters in Education is:
fun! When activities are fun, students want to stay engaged which allows for true learning to happen.

Danette Swan

What Matters in Education is:
joy. With joy comes a freedom that allows magical, powerful, important learning experiences to take hold.

Samantha Snook

What Matters in Education is:
empathy and empowerment. Let’s empower our children to feel deeply and lift up others.

Hillary Bensky Schwartz

What Matters in Education is:
authentic, transparent, and relevant teaching and learning. Also, find joy in every day with every child!

Iris DeSerio

What Matters in Education is:
the passion and love for learning.

Jackie Sa

What Matters in Education are:
finding and nurturing passions. Passions foster stewardship so we may become agents for positive change.

Julia Shields

What Matters in Education is:
that each student’s world and heart is expanded.

Julianne Hughes

What Matters in Education is:
helping students understand themselves as learners through the process of art making.

Katherine Campbell

What Matters in Education is:
that every child can learn, especially when they are seen and supported.

Kendra K. Cass

What Matters in Education is:
our commitment to creating platforms which cultivate, empower and celebrate humanity through our shared experiences.

Lisa Chung-Nguyen

What Matters in Education is:
igniting curious minds. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ~Socrates

Mike Sinclaire

What Matters in Education is:
mindful listening. Assessment, feedback, and reflection guide my teaching practice.

Nick Pino

What Matters in Education is:
each student’s enlightenment of the world around them.

Nori Grimes

What Matters in Education is:
cooperation. It may sound cheesy, but there really is no “i” in team, and education is a team sport.

Owen Roberts

What Matters in Education is:
trust between students, teachers and families; and an adaptable, challenging and engaging curriculum.

Sonja Sutherland

What Matters in Education is
embodied learning. Embodied learning not only teaches through hands-on, experiential doing, but also uses moving as a means for learning how to form our actions and our futures.

Stephen Cahill

What Matters in Education is:
growing to know yourself as a learner and as a community member.

Middle School

MaryBeth Ventura

What Matters in Education is:
fostering a growth mindset. The most important things we can do as educators is provide students experiences that help them see that nothing is fixed and everything can change and grow.

Ann Levinsohn

What Matters in Education is:
the personal relationship between teacher and student. Every student should be engaged and have fun!

Craig Jackson

What Matters in Education is:
fun! When activities are fun, students want to stay engaged which allows for true learning to happen.

Jared Briggs

What Matters in Education is:
community… a place of learning that feels like a second home filled with inquisitive faces.

Jeff Ravine

What Matters in Education is:
building relationships that fosters a learning environment where all students participate and take ownership of their education.

Jeff Sandler

What Matters in Education are:
relationships that foster caring and encourage curiosity and a love of learning.

Jennifer Lettieri

What Matters in Education is:
speaking the truth. As educators, we are called to inform and empower our future citizens to take on and, hopefully, resolve the challenges they will face to preserve and expand the benefits of our democracy.

Kim Huie

What Matters in Education is:
meeting students where they are and helping them discover their academic and personal promise.

Loa Ortiz

What Matters in Education are:
relationships. Meaningful relationships with students, families and colleagues are critical.

Nic Kaelin

What Matters in Education is:
empowering students to become caring and engaged members of their communities.

Norman Johnson

What Matters in Education is:
opportunity and encouragement!

Owen Roberts

What Matters in Education is:
trust between students, teachers and families; and an adaptable, challenging and engaging curriculum.

Tanya Madrid-Campbell

What Matters in Education is:
making connections with students and using those connections to motivate their learning.

Extended Day

Catherine De Vuono

What Matters in Education is:
curiosity. To teach is to create a nurturing environment where students feel free to ask questions and explore.

Catherine Guerlac

What Matters in Education is:
the passion and love for learning.

Chris Pendergast

What Matters in Education is:
the individual experience

Maria-Elena Diaz

What Matters in Education is:
giving children the ability to unlock their full potential by using best practices and love.

Nick Pino

What Matters in Education is:
each student’s enlightenment of the world around them.

Niki Enriquez

What Matters in Education is:

Noushin Moghaddam

What Matters in Education is:
creating a space where kids feel safe enough to learn, make friends, and build strong social skills.

 
 

Faculty Committees

Arts Committee

Julianne Hughes

What Matters in Education is:
helping students understand themselves as learners through the process of art making.

Alice Hsu

What Matters in Education is:
guiding children to connect with their inner wisdom and adjusting the environment to the capacity of every child.

Benicia Hill

What Matters in Education is:
learning by doing and sharing.
“A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled” — Plutarch

Christin Weber

What Matters in Education is:
engagement.remembering that there is always more to learn.

Emily Becerra

What Matters in Education is:
nurturing a child’s understanding of the world through exploration and self-expression.

Samantha Snook

What Matters in Education is:
empathy and empowerment. Let’s empower our children to feel deeply and lift up others.

Julia Shields

What Matters in Education is:
that each student’s world and heart is expanded.

Owen Roberts

What Matters in Education is:
trust between students, teachers and families; and an adaptable, challenging and engaging curriculum.

Literacy Committee

Katherine Campbell

What Matters in Education is:
that every child can learn, especially when they are seen and supported.

Claire Patterson

What Matters in Education is:
innovation, joy and creativity– building a supportive and safe community to create inspired learning.

Danette Swan

What Matters in Education is:
joy. With joy comes a freedom that allows magical, powerful, important learning experiences to take hold.

Griselda Kondo

What Matters in Education is:
engagement.remembering that there is always more to learn.
awakening curiosity beyond your own culture and respecting different beliefs.

Jeff Ravine

What Matters in Education is:
building relationships that fosters a learning environment where all students participate and take ownership of their education.

Jennifer Lettieri

What Matters in Education is:
speaking the truth. As educators, we are called to inform and empower our future citizens to take on and, hopefully, resolve the challenges they will face to preserve and expand the benefits of our democracy.

Mike Sinclaire

What Matters in Education is:
mindful listening. Assessment, feedback, and reflection guide my teaching practice.

Rebecca Blythe

What Matters in Education is:
relationships. Transformative learning does not occur in isolation. It occurs in relationship.

Multicultural Leadership Team

Kate Klaire

What Matters in Education is:
the courage of teachers and students to be dedicated members of a thriving world community.

Maple Molina

What Matters in Education is:
that every student feels empowered to reach their full potential.

Norman Johnson

What Matters in Education is:
opportunity and encouragement!

Alberto Palomar

What Matters in Education is:
making connections between and within people and communities; learning to see our interconnectedness.

Ann Levinsohn

What Matters in Education is:
the personal relationship between teacher and student. Every student should be engaged and have fun!

Carmen Scott

What Matters in Education is:
access to education. Universal access to a rich and dynamic education is the most important thing we can provide.

Chelsea Feldman

What Matters in Education is:
building one’s capacity for joyful discovery, wonder, curiosity, belonging, and purposeful engagement in the world.

Catherine De Vuono

What Matters in Education is:
curiosity. To teach is to create a nurturing environment where students feel free to ask questions and explore.

Kendra K. Cass

What Matters in Education is:
our commitment to creating platforms which cultivate, empower and celebrate humanity through our shared experiences.

Kirstie Mah

What Matters in Education is:
the freedom to create, grow, listen, question, make mistakes, wonder, belong, and build in a safe environment that values and challenges you.

Paula D. Farmer

What Matters in Education is:
community. TBS is a supportive learning community for children and adults alike.

Sima Misra

What Matters in Education is:
supporting learners with mutually respectful community and thoughtful, meaningful assessment and planning by collaborative teachers.

Stephen Cahill

What Matters in Education is:
growing to know yourself as a learner and as a community member.

Science & Technology Committee

Loa Ortiz

What Matters in Education are:
relationships. Meaningful relationships with students, families and colleagues are critical.

Iris DeSerio

What Matters in Education is:
the passion and love for learning.

Jose Arellano

What Matters in Education is:
support. When you feel supported, you approach new ideas with an open mind.

Kim Huie

What Matters in Education is:
meeting students where they are and helping them discover their academic and personal promise.

Lisa Chung-Nguyen

What Matters in Education is:
igniting curious minds. “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ~Socrates

Jeff Sandler

What Matters in Education are:
relationships that foster caring and encourage curiosity and a love of learning.

Social Emotional Learning Committee

Jared Briggs

What Matters in Education is:
community… a place of learning that feels like a second home filled with inquisitive faces.

Craig Jackson

What Matters in Education is:
fun! When activities are fun, students want to stay engaged which allows for true learning to happen.

Hillary Bensky Schwartz

What Matters in Education is:
authentic, transparent, and relevant teaching and learning. Also, find joy in every day with every child!

Jackie Sa

What Matters in Education are:
finding and nurturing passions. Passions foster stewardship so we may become agents for positive change.

Kimly Touch

What Matters in Education is:
teaching from your heart and constantly reflecting on why you love to teach and what inspires you to learn.

Missy Barrow

What Matters in Education is:
belonging, play, friendship and learning as a lifetime joy.

Nic Kaelin

What Matters in Education is:
empowering students to become caring and engaged members of their communities.

Teacher Leader Committee

Andy Keating

What Matters in Education is:
using best practices to understand how each learner connects with the materials and lessons.

Claire Patterson

What Matters in Education is:
innovation, joy and creativity– building a supportive and safe community to create inspired learning.

Jared Briggs

What Matters in Education is:
community… a place of learning that feels like a second home filled with inquisitive faces.

Julianne Hughes

What Matters in Education is:
helping students understand themselves as learners through the process of art making.

Katherine Campbell

What Matters in Education is:
that every child can learn, especially when they are seen and supported.

Loa Ortiz

What Matters in Education are:
relationships. Meaningful relationships with students, families and colleagues are critical.

Mike Sinclaire

What Matters in Education is:
mindful listening. Assessment, feedback, and reflection guide my teaching practice.