Alberto Palomar

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

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Alberto Palomar

Laurel Creek Head Teacher (1st/2nd Grade)
Alberto Palomar

Alberto Palomar

Laurel Creek Head Teacher (1st/2nd Grade)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. UC Berkeley, M.S. City College New York City
Years in Education15
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.

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Alice Hsu

Cedar Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)
Alice Hsu

Alice Hsu

Cedar Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Shizuoka University, Japan, M.A. Ed. Saint Mary’s College
Years in Education20
Amy Coty

What Matters in Education is:
that it be constant. “You’re never finished.” -my 3rd grade teacher, c.1974

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Amy Coty

Director of Finance & Operations
Amy Coty

Amy Coty

Director of Finance & Operations

What Matters in Education is:
that it be constant. “You’re never finished.” -my 3rd grade teacher, c.1974

Schools AttendedB.A. Brandeis University, M.B.A. North Park University
Years in Education10
Andie Gaeta

What Matters in Education is:
having an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment to learn.

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Andie Gaeta

Front Desk & Office Manager
Andie Gaeta

Andie Gaeta

Front Desk & Office Manager

What Matters in Education is:
having an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment to learn.

Schools AttendedB.A. Barnard College, Columbia University
Years in Education1
Andy Keating

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

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Andy Keating

Cedar Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)
Andy Keating

Andy Keating

Cedar Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. University of Texas at Austin
Years in Education18
Ann Levinsohn

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

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Ann Levinsohn

Middle School Learning Support Specialist
Ann Levinsohn

Ann Levinsohn

Middle School Learning Support Specialist

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

Schools AttendedB.A. New York University,M.S. Bank Street College of Education, Certificate in Educational Therapy University of California Berkeley
Years in Education34
Araxi Gundelfinger

What Matters in Education is:
TENACITY; simultaneously holding kids and learning at the apex of families, teachers and our school.

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Araxi Gundelfinger

Director of Advancement
Araxi Gundelfinger

Araxi Gundelfinger

Director of Advancement

What Matters in Education is:
TENACITY; simultaneously holding kids and learning at the apex of families, teachers and our school.

Schools AttendedB.A. University of California Berkeley
Years in Education25
Bliss Tobin

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

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Bliss Tobin

Elementary Division Head
Bliss Tobin

Bliss Tobin

Elementary Division Head

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Yale, MA. Ed University of Chicago
Years in Education31
Brooke Mitschang

What Matters in Education is:
community. Collaboration encourages creativity, engagement, and a life long love of learning.

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Brooke Mitschang

Outdoor Classroom & Explorers Head Teacher (Transitional Kindergarten)
Brooke Mitschang

Brooke Mitschang

Outdoor Classroom & Explorers Head Teacher (Transitional Kindergarten)

What Matters in Education is:
community. Collaboration encourages creativity, engagement, and a life long love of learning.

Schools AttendedB.A. UC Santa Cruz; M.A.Ed. UC Berkeley
Years in Education10
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.

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Carmen Scott

Director of Marketing & Communications
Carmen Scott

Carmen Scott

Director of Marketing & Communications

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

Schools AttendedB.A. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Years in Education11
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.

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Catherine De Vuono

K-8 Extended Day Director & Internship Program Director
Catherine De Vuono

Catherine De Vuono

K-8 Extended Day Director & Internship Program Director

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

Schools AttendedBFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Years in Education23
Catherine Guerlac

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

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Catherine Guerlac

ECC Extended Day Co-Director & Explorers Head Teacher (Transitional Kindergarten)
Catherine Guerlac

Catherine Guerlac

ECC Extended Day Co-Director & Explorers Head Teacher (Transitional Kindergarten)

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

Schools AttendedA.A. Merritt College
Years in Education11
Chelsea Feldman

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

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Chelsea Feldman

Blackberry Creek Head Teacher (1st/2nd Grade)
Chelsea Feldman

Chelsea Feldman

Blackberry Creek Head Teacher (1st/2nd Grade)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Reed College, M.A. Mills College
Years in Education9
Christin Weber

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

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Christin Weber

Magnolia Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)
Christin Weber

Christin Weber

Magnolia Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)

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

Schools AttendedB.S. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, M.A.Ed. Loyola University of Maryland
Years in Education9
Claire Patterson

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

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Claire Patterson

Blackberry Creek Head Teacher (1st/2nd Grade)
Claire Patterson

Claire Patterson

Blackberry Creek Head Teacher (1st/2nd Grade)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. UC Santa Cruz, Montessori Certification Center for Montessori Education
Years in Education13
Craig Jackson

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

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Craig Jackson

Middle School, Elementary School PE, Sports Coach
Craig Jackson

Craig Jackson

Middle School, Elementary School PE, Sports Coach

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

Schools AttendedA.A. Chabot College
Years in Education21
Danette Swan

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

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Danette Swan

Sweet Briar Creek Head Teacher (Kindergarten)
Danette Swan

Danette Swan

Sweet Briar Creek Head Teacher (Kindergarten)

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

Schools AttendedUniversity of Alaska, Montessori Certification Sea Coast Center
Years in Education28
Daniela Hoffmann

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

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Daniela Hoffmann

K-8 Extended Day
Daniela Hoffmann

Daniela Hoffmann

K-8 Extended Day

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

Darius Morales

What Matters in Education is:

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Darius Morales

ECC Extended Day
Darius Morales

Darius Morales

ECC Extended Day

What Matters in Education is:

Emily Becerra

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

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Emily Becerra

Eugenia Classroom Assistant Teacher
Emily Becerra

Emily Becerra

Eugenia Classroom Assistant Teacher

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

Schools AttendedB.A. California State University Bakersfield
Years in Education9
Emily Freedman

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

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Emily Freedman

Temescal Creek Head Teacher (3rd Grade)
Emily Freedman

Emily Freedman

Temescal Creek Head Teacher (3rd Grade)

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

Erica Morales

What Matters in Education is:
allowing students to find pathways and make connections in an environment that encourages continual self assessment and self reflection to help them actualize growth in their abilities as learners.

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Erica Morales

Elementary Spanish
Erica Morales

Erica Morales

Elementary Spanish

What Matters in Education is:
allowing students to find pathways and make connections in an environment that encourages continual self assessment and self reflection to help them actualize growth in their abilities as learners.

Schools AttendedB.A. UC Santa Cruz
Years in Education17
Grace Reinhalter

What Matters in Education is:
curiosity, creativity, and compassion.

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Grace Reinhalter

Live Oak Classroom Assistant Teacher (Preschool)
Grace Reinhalter

Grace Reinhalter

Live Oak Classroom Assistant Teacher (Preschool)

What Matters in Education is:
curiosity, creativity, and compassion.

Schools AttendedB.A. Occidental College
Years in Education1
Griselda Kondo

What Matters in Education is:
awakening curiosity beyond your own culture and respecting different beliefs.

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Griselda Kondo

Live Oak Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)
Griselda Kondo

Griselda Kondo

Live Oak Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)

What Matters in Education is:
awakening curiosity beyond your own culture and respecting different beliefs.

Schools AttendedB.A. National University of Education
Years in Education36
Hillary Bensky Schwartz

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

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Hillary Bensky Schwartz

Laurel Creek Head Teacher (1st/2nd Grade)
Hillary Bensky Schwartz

Hillary Bensky Schwartz

Laurel Creek Head Teacher (1st/2nd Grade)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Sonoma State University, M.A.Ed., BATTI-Bay Area Teacher Training Institute & University of the Pacific
Years in Education10
Iris DeSerio

What Matters in Education is:connection! When students feel connected to our school community and curriculum, they can build confidence and find joy as a learner.

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Iris DeSerio

Sweet Briar Creek Head Teacher
Iris DeSerio

Iris DeSerio

Sweet Briar Creek Head Teacher

What Matters in Education is:connection! When students feel connected to our school community and curriculum, they can build confidence and find joy as a learner.

Schools AttendedB.S. & B..A. UC Santa Cruz, M.A. University of the Pacific/Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI)
Years in Education10
Jackie Sa

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

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Jackie Sa

Temescal Creek Assistant Teacher (3rd Grade)
Jackie Sa

Jackie Sa

Temescal Creek Assistant Teacher (3rd Grade)

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

Schools AttendedB.S. UCLA
Years in Education5
Jared Briggs

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

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Jared Briggs

SEL Coordinator, Middle School Health Teacher, Athletic Director
Jared Briggs

Jared Briggs

SEL Coordinator, Middle School Health Teacher, Athletic Director

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

Schools AttendedB.S. University of Minnesota Duluth
Years in Education8
Jeff Ravine

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

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Jeff Ravine

Wildcat Creek Head Teacher (6th Grade)
Jeff Ravine

Jeff Ravine

Wildcat Creek Head Teacher (6th Grade)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, M.A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Years in Education19
Jeff Sandler

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

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Jeff Sandler

Middle School Science
Jeff Sandler

Jeff Sandler

Middle School Science

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

Schools AttendedB.S. Tufts University, M.S. Tufts University
Years in Education32
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.

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Jennifer Lettieri

Middle School Humanities
Jennifer Lettieri

Jennifer Lettieri

Middle School Humanities

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.

Schools AttendedB.A. State University of New York, Binghamton, M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Years in Education20
Jono Rich

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.

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Jono Rich

K-8 Extended Day
Jono Rich

Jono Rich

K-8 Extended Day

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.

Jose Arellano

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

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Jose Arellano

IT Director
Jose Arellano

Jose Arellano

IT Director

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

Years in Education5
Julia Shields

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

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Julia Shields

Strawberry Creek Head Teacher (4th/5th Grade)
Julia Shields

Julia Shields

Strawberry Creek Head Teacher (4th/5th Grade)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. University of California Santa Cruz, M.A. University of the Pacific (BATTI)
Years in Education7
Julianne Hughes

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

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Julianne Hughes

ECC, Elementary Teaching Artist
Julianne Hughes

Julianne Hughes

ECC, Elementary Teaching Artist

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

Schools AttendedM.F.A. California College of the Arts
Years in Education28
Kate Klaire

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

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Kate Klaire

Director of Civic Engagement
Kate Klaire

Kate Klaire

Director of Civic Engagement

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Belmont University, Montessori Certification Saint Mary's College, M.A.Ed. Saint Mary's College
Years in Education17
Katherine Campbell

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

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Katherine Campbell

Elementary Academic Learning Specialist
Katherine Campbell

Katherine Campbell

Elementary Academic Learning Specialist

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Skidmore College, M.A.Ed. Lesley University, M.A.Ed. Southern CT State College
Years in Education18
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.

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Kathy Duhl

Director of the ECC
Kathy Duhl

Kathy Duhl

Director of the ECC

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.

Schools AttendedB.S. University of Arizona
Years in Education38
Kim Huie

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

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Kim Huie

Middle School Math
Kim Huie

Kim Huie

Middle School Math

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

Schools AttendedB.Eng. McGill University, M.A. University of San Francisco
Years in Education14
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.

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Kimly Touch

Live Oak Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)
Kimly Touch

Kimly Touch

Live Oak Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. San Francisco State University
Years in Education13
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.

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Kirstie Mah

Eugenia Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)
Kirstie Mah

Kirstie Mah

Eugenia Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)

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.

Schools AttendedB.A. University of California, San Diego, M.S. Bank Street College, M.S.W. CUNY Hunter Silberman School of Social Work
Years in Education10
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

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Lisa Chung-Nguyen

Temescal Creek Head Teacher
Lisa Chung-Nguyen

Lisa Chung-Nguyen

Temescal Creek Head Teacher

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

Schools AttendedB.A. UCLA, M.A. Teachers College at Columbia University
Years in Education13
Loa Ortiz

What Matters in Education is:
allies and colleagues are critical.

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Loa Ortiz

Wildcat Creek Head Teacher (6th Grade)
Loa Ortiz

Loa Ortiz

Wildcat Creek Head Teacher (6th Grade)

What Matters in Education is:
allies and colleagues are critical.

Schools AttendedB.S. UC Berkeley; M.A.Ed. Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D. Teachers College, Columbia University
Years in Education19
Maple Molina

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

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Maple Molina

ECC Site Coordinator, Admissions Associate
Maple Molina

Maple Molina

ECC Site Coordinator, Admissions Associate

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

Schools AttendedB.A. UC Riverside, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise
Years in Education12
Maria-Elena Diaz

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

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Maria-Elena Diaz

Music Teacher Extended Day Co-Lead
Maria-Elena Diaz

Maria-Elena Diaz

Music Teacher Extended Day Co-Lead

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Saint Mary’s of California
Years in Education6
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.

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MaryBeth Ventura

Middle School Division Head
MaryBeth Ventura

MaryBeth Ventura

Middle School Division Head

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.

Years in Education18
Missy Barrow

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

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Missy Barrow

Eugenia Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)
Missy Barrow

Missy Barrow

Eugenia Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Grand Valley State University, A.M.S. San Leandro Montessori Teacher Training Center
Years in Education23
Mitch Bostian

What Matters in Education is:
helping all students feel simultaneously seen and supported in every way: academically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

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Mitch Bostian

Head of School
Mitch Bostian

Mitch Bostian

Head of School

What Matters in Education is:
helping all students feel simultaneously seen and supported in every way: academically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

Schools AttendedB.A. University of Chicago, M.A.Ed. University of San Francisco
Years in Education29
Mitra Panbehchi

Mitra Panbehchi

Magnolia Classroom Assistant Teacher (Preschool)
Mitra Panbehchi

Mitra Panbehchi

Magnolia Classroom Assistant Teacher (Preschool)
Schools AttendedB.A. Tehran University, M.A. Tehran Azad University
Years in Education12
Nic Kaelin

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

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Nic Kaelin

Middle School Humanities Teacher
Nic Kaelin

Nic Kaelin

Middle School Humanities Teacher

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

Schools AttendedB.S. New York University
Years in Education15
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.

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Nori Grimes

Elementary PE
Nori Grimes

Nori Grimes

Elementary PE

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

Schools AttendedI.A.P.M. Laguna Beach Montessori
Years in Education29
Norman Johnson

What Matters in Education is:
opportunity and encouragement!

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Norman Johnson

Middle School Drama, Extended Day
Norman Johnson

Norman Johnson

Middle School Drama, Extended Day

What Matters in Education is:
opportunity and encouragement!

Schools AttendedB.A. City College of New York
Years in Education18
Noushin Moghaddam

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

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Noushin Moghaddam

Cedar Classroom Assistant Teacher, Extended Day (Preschool)
Noushin Moghaddam

Noushin Moghaddam

Cedar Classroom Assistant Teacher, Extended Day (Preschool)

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

Years in Education11
Owen Roberts

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

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Owen Roberts

Elementary Music
Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts

Elementary Music

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

Schools AttendedB.A. UC Davis, Multiple Subjects Credential San Francisco State, Certified Orff Instructor San Francisco International Orff Course
Years in Education16
Paula D. Farmer

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

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Paula D. Farmer

Director of Admissions
Paula D. Farmer

Paula D. Farmer

Director of Admissions

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

Schools AttendedB.S. Florida A&M, M.F.A. Washington State University
Years in Education18
Rachel Forbes

What Matters in Education is:
students and teachers bringing their authentic selves to the classroom and forming a community based in empathy, empowerment, and activism.

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Rachel Forbes

Cerrito Creek Head Teacher (4th/5th Grade)
Rachel Forbes

Rachel Forbes

Cerrito Creek Head Teacher (4th/5th Grade)

What Matters in Education is:
students and teachers bringing their authentic selves to the classroom and forming a community based in empathy, empowerment, and activism.

Schools AttendedB.A. & M.S.Ed., Sarah Lawrence College
Years in Education6
Randy Yee

What Matters in Education is:
connecting with the present.

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Randy Yee

Controller & Operations Manager
Randy Yee

Randy Yee

Controller & Operations Manager

What Matters in Education is:
connecting with the present.

Schools AttendedB.A. UC Santa Cruz
Years in Education24
Rebecca Blythe

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

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Rebecca Blythe

Magnolia Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)
Rebecca Blythe

Rebecca Blythe

Magnolia Classroom Head Teacher (Preschool)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Lawrence University, M.A. New York University
Years in Education18
Samantha Snook

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

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Samantha Snook

Cerrito Creek Assistant Teacher (4th/5th Grade)
Samantha Snook

Samantha Snook

Cerrito Creek Assistant Teacher (4th/5th Grade)

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

Schools AttendedB.A. California State University
Years in Education17
Sarah Koch

What Matters in Education is:
justice. Education must give students the tools to imagine and build a more just world.

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Sarah Koch

Strawberry Creek Assistant Teacher (4th/5th Grade)
Sarah Koch

Sarah Koch

Strawberry Creek Assistant Teacher (4th/5th Grade)

What Matters in Education is:
justice. Education must give students the tools to imagine and build a more just world.

Schools AttendedB.A. Middlebury College
Years in Education1
Sima Misra

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

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Sima Misra

Director of Teaching and Learning
Sima Misra

Sima Misra

Director of Teaching and Learning

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

Schools AttendedB.A. Rice University, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Years in Education13
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.

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Sonja Sutherland

Elementary Movement
Sonja Sutherland

Sonja Sutherland

Elementary Movement

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.

Schools AttendedB.A. St. Olaf College, M.A. UCLA, Feldenkrais Practitoner Training International Feldenkrais Federation
Years in Education21
Stephen Cahill

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

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Stephen Cahill

ECC-5 Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Stephen Cahill

Stephen Cahill

ECC-5 Social Emotional Learning Specialist

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

Schools AttendedB.A. University of Washington, Tacoma, M.A. Sped. San Francisco State University
Years in Education13
Tanya Madrid-Campbell

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

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Tanya Madrid-Campbell

Middle School Spanish
Tanya Madrid-Campbell

Tanya Madrid-Campbell

Middle School Spanish

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

Schools AttendedB.A. University of San Francisco, 30 units M.A. in Human Rights Education University of San Francisco, 28 units Masters/Credential University of San Francisco
Years in Education19
Tim Thomas

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

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Tim Thomas

Director of Facilities and Campus Safety
Tim Thomas

Tim Thomas

Director of Facilities and Campus Safety

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

Schools AttendedB.A. California State University East Bay
Years in Education4
Vanessa DeNino

What Matters in Education is:
creativity. When learners become creative thinkers they approach challenges with empathy, and understand how they can positively impact their communities.

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Vanessa DeNino

Middle School Visual Arts
Vanessa DeNino

Vanessa DeNino

Middle School Visual Arts

What Matters in Education is:
creativity. When learners become creative thinkers they approach challenges with empathy, and understand how they can positively impact their communities.

Schools AttendedB.A. University of Vermont, M.A.Ed Harvard
Years in Education8
Yu Ren Lin

What Matters in Education is:
furthering the next generation.

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Yu Ren Lin

Custodial Services
Yu Ren Lin

Yu Ren Lin

Custodial Services

What Matters in Education is:
furthering the next generation.

Years in Education21