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Early Childhood

Kathy Duhl

Administration
Director of the ECC
(510) 849-8340
kduhl@theberkeleyschool.org

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.

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Alice Hsu

Cedar Classroom
Head Teacher
(510) 665-8800, ext. 102
ahsu@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Angelica Manca

Director of ECC Extended Day
Explorers Teacher
amanca@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Andy Keating

Cedar Classroom
Head Teacher
akeating@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Catherine Guerlac

Explorers Assistant Teacher
Extended Day Teacher
cguerlac@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Christin Weber

Magnolia Classroom
Head Teacher
cweber@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE
 

Emily Becerra

Eugenia Classroom
Assistant Teacher
ebecerra@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE
 

 

Griselda Kondo

Live Oak Classroom
Head Teacher
gkondo@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE
 

Julianne Hughes

ECC, Elementary
Teaching Artist
jhughes@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Kimly Touch

Live Oak Classroom
Head Teacher
ktouch@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:

teaching from your heart and constantly reflecting on why you love to teach and what inspires you to learn.

READ MORE

 

Kirstie Mah

Eugenia Classroom
Head Teacher
kmah@theberkeleyschool.org

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.

READ MORE

 

Maple Molina

Administration
ECC Site Coordinator,
Admissions Associate
mmolina@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Maria-Elena Diaz

Music Teacher
Extended Day Teacher
m-ediaz@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Missy Barrow

Eugenia Classroom
Head Teacher
mbarrow@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Mitra Panbechi

Magnolia Classroom
Assistant Teacher
mpanbechii@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:
an environment that not only allows, but encourages, free thinking, and personal development.

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Noushin Moghaddam

Cedar Classroom, Extended Day
Assistant Teacher
nmoghaddam@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Rebecca Blythe

Magnolia Classroom
Head Teacher
rblythe@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Elementary School

Bliss Tobin

Administration
Elementary Division Head
(510) 665-8800, ext. 160
btobin@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Alberto Palomar

Laurel Creek
Head Teacher
apalomar@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Chelsea Feldman

Blackberry Creek
Head Teacher
cfeldman@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Claire Patterson

Blackberry Creek
Head Teacher
cpatterson@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Craig Jackson

Middle School, Elementary School PE, Sports Coach
cjackson@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

 

Danette Swan

Sweet Briar Creek
Head Teacher
dswan@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Samantha Snook

Cerrito Creek
Assistant Teacher ssnook@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Hillary Bensky Schwartz

Laurel Creek
Head Teacher
hbensky@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Iris DeSerio

Sweet Briar Creek
Head Teacher
ideserio@theberkeleyschool.org

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

 

Jackie Sa

Temescal Creek
Assistant Teacher
jsa@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Julia Shields

Strawberry Creek
Head Teacher jshields@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Julianne Hughes

ECC, Elementary
Teaching Artist
jhughes@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Katherine Campbell

Elementary
Learning Support Specialist
kcampbell@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Kendra K. Cass

Strawberry Creek
Head Teacher
kcass@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Lisa Chung-Nguyen

Temescal Creek
HeadTeacher
lchung@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Mike Sinclaire

Cerrito Creek
Head Teacher
msinclaire@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Nick Pino

Assistant Art Teacher
Extended Day Teacher
npino@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Nori Grimes

Elementary PE
ngrimes@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Owen Roberts

Elementary Music
oroberts@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Sonja Sutherland

Elementary Movement
ssutherland@theberkeleyschool.org

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.

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Stephen Cahill

Elementary
Learning Support Coordinator
scahill@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Middle School

MaryBeth Ventura

Administration
Middle School Division Head
(510) 665-8800, ext. 140
mventura@theberkeleyschool.org

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.

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Ann Levinsohn

Middle School Learning Support Specialist
alevinsohn@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Craig Jackson

Middle School, Elementary School PE, Sports Coach
cjackson@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

 

Jared Briggs

Middle School, Elementary School, 
Health & PE Teacher
jbriggs@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Jeff Ravine

Middle School
Wildcat Creek
jravine@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

Jeff Sandler

Middle School
Science
jsandler@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Jennifer Lettieri

Middle School
Humanities
jlettieri@theberkeleyschool.org

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.

READ MORE 

 

Kim Huie

Middle School
Math
khuie@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Loa Ortiz

Middle School
Wildcat Creek
lortiz@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

Nic Kaelin

Middle School
Humanities Teacher
nkaelin@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Norman Johnson

Middle School
Drama, Extended Day
njohnson@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:
opportunity and encouragement!

READ MORE 

 

Owen Roberts

Elementary
Music
oroberts@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Tanya Madrid-Campbell

Middle School
Spanish
tmadrid@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Extended Day

Catherine De Vuono

Administration
K-8 Extended Day Director & Internship Program Director
cdevuono@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Catherine Guerlac

Explorers Assistant Teacher
Extended Day Teacher
cguerlac@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Chris Pendergast

Extended Day
Extended Day Teacher
cpendergast@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:
the individual experience

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Maria-Elena Diaz

Music Teacher
Extended Day Teacher
m-ediaz@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Nick Pino

Assistant Art Teacher
Extended Day Teacher
npino@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Niki Enriquez

ECC
Extended Day Teacher
nenriquez@theberkeleyschool.org

Noushin Moghaddam

Cedar Classroom, Extended Day
Assistant Teacher
nmoghaddam@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Faculty Committees

Arts Committee

Julianne Hughes

ECC, Elementary
Teaching Artist
jhughes@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Alice Hsu

Cedar Classroom
Head Teacher
ahsu@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Benicia Hill

Middle School
Teaching Artist
bhill@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Christin Weber

Magnolia Classroom
Head Teacher
cweber@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE
 

Emily Becerra

Eugenia Classroom
Assistant Teacher
ebecerra@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Samantha Snook

Cerrito Creek
Assistant Teacher ssnook@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Julia Shields

Strawberry Creek
Head Teacher jshields@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Owen Roberts

Elementary Music
oroberts@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Literacy Committee

Katherine Campbell

Elementary
Learning Support Specialist
kcampbell@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Claire Patterson

Blackberry Creek
Head Teacher
cpatterson@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Danette Swan

Sweet Briar Creek
Head Teacher
dswan@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Griselda Kondo

Live Oak Classroom
Head Teacher
gkondo@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE
 

Jeff Ravine

Middle School
Wildcat Creek
jravine@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

Jennifer Lettieri

Middle School
Humanities
jlettieri@theberkeleyschool.org

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.

READ MORE 

 

Mike Sinclaire

Cerrito Creek
Head Teacher
msinclaire@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Rebecca Blythe

Magnolia Classroom
Head Teacher
rblythe@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Multicultural Leadership Team

Kate Klaire

Administration
Director of Student Life
(510) 665-8800, ext. 165
kklaire@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Maple Molina

Administration
ECC Site Coordinator,
Admissions Associate
mmolina@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Norman Johnson

Middle School
Drama, Extended Day
njohnson@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:
opportunity and encouragement!

READ MORE 

 

Alberto Palomar

Laurel Creek
Head Teacher
apalomar@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Ann Levinsohn

Middle School Learning Support Specialist
alevinsohn@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Carmen Scott

Administration
Director of Communications
(510) 665-8800, ext. 159
cscott@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Chelsea Feldman

Blackberry Creek
Head Teacher
cfeldman@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Catherine De Vuono

Administration
K-8 Extended Day Director & Internship Program Director
cdevuono@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Kendra K. Cass

Strawberry Creek
Head Teacher
kcass@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Kirstie Mah

Eugenia Classroom
Head Teacher
kmah@theberkeleyschool.org

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.

READ MORE

 

Paula D. Farmer

Administration
Director of Admission
(510) 665-8800, ext. 103
pfarmer@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Sima Misra

Administration
Director of Teaching and Learning
smisra@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Stephen Cahill

Elementary
Learning Support Coordinator
scahill@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Science & Technology Committee

Loa Ortiz

Middle School
Wildcat Creek
lortiz@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

Iris DeSerio

Sweet Briar Creek
Head Teacher
ideserio@theberkeleyschool.org

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

 

Jose Arellano

IT
IT Director
(510) 665-8800, ext. 101
jarellano@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Kim Huie

Middle School
Math
khuie@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Lisa Chung-Nguyen

Temescal Creek
Head Teacher
lchung@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Jeff Sandler

Middle School
Science
jsandler@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Social Emotional Learning Committee

Jared Briggs

Middle School, Elementary School, 
Health & PE Teacher
jbriggs@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Craig Jackson

Middle School, Elementary School PE, Sports Coach
cjackson@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

 

Hillary Bensky Schwartz

Laurel Creek
Head Teacher
hbensky@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Jackie Sa

Temescal Creek
Assistant Teacher
jsa@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Kimly Touch

Live Oak Classroom
Head Teacher
ktouch@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:

teaching from your heart and constantly reflecting on why you love to teach and what inspires you to learn.

READ MORE

 

Missy Barrow

Eugenia Classroom
Head Teacher
mbarrow@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Nic Kaelin

Middle School
Humanities Teacher
nkaelin@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Teacher Leader Committee

Andy Keating

Cedar Classroom
Head Teacher
akeating@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

Claire Patterson

Blackberry Creek
Head Teacher
cpatterson@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Jared Briggs

Middle School, Elementary School, 
Health & PE Teacher
jbriggs@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Julianne Hughes

ECC, Elementary
Teaching Artist
jhughes@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

 

Katherine Campbell

Elementary
Learning Support Specialist
kcampbell@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

Loa Ortiz

Middle School
Wildcat Creek
lortiz@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE 

Mike Sinclaire

Cerrito Creek
Head Teacher
msinclaire@theberkeleyschool.org

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

READ MORE

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Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800

Early Childhood Campus

2030 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 849-8340

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1310 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8800

Early Childhood Campus

2030 Francisco Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 849-8340

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