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Administration

Mitch Bostian

Administration
Head of School
(510) 665-8800, ext. 102
mbostian@theberkeleyschool.org

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Chris DeAngelo

Administration
Front Desk & Office Manager
(510) 665-8800, ext. 100
cdeangelo@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:
making education matter to students.

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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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Araxi Gundelfinger

Administration
Director of Advancement
(510) 665-8800, ext. 108
agundelfinger@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Amy Coty

Finance & Operations
Director of Finance & Operations

(510) 665-8800, ext. 110
acoty@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Randy Yee

Finance & Operations
Controller & Operations Manager
(510) 665-8800, ext. 106

ryee@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:
connecting with the present.

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Tim Thomas

Finance & Operations
Director of Facilities and Campus Safety
tthomas@theberkeleyschool.org

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

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Yu Ren Lin

Finance & Operations
Custodial Services

ylin@theberkeleyschool.org

What Matters in Education is:
furthering the next generation.

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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.

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Board of Trustees

Samantha Good

Current Parent
Strategic Planning Committee
Corporate Finance Lawyer

What Matters in Education is:
to inspire great passion in our universe. Education is a tool for finding joy.

 

Samuel Beltran

Community Member
Chair, Diversity & Inclusion

What Matters in Education is:
…the student. Seeing and supporting them to become the best that they can be.

Educator

Allison Macbeth

Current Parent
Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:
preparing our children to become kind, vibrant, and integral members of society.

Attorney

Brian Scott Ambrosch

Current Parent
Advancement Chair

What Matters in Education is:
discovery. Looking for and finding things that fascinate and engage a learner to ask more questions.

Magician and Creative Consultant

Catherine Hunter

Community Member

What Matters in Education is:
that learning is fueled by unbounded curiosity. A superb education provokes and nurtures critical thinking, and ignites a sense of purpose and meaning in the world

Educational Consultant

Dean Shin

Current Parent
Treasurer

What Matters in Education is:
empowerment and accountability. Kids need to feel empowered to act and be responsible for their actions.

Controller

Katie Dain Lederer

Current Parent
Audit Committee

What Matters in Education is:
enthusiasm for learning. It is important to create an environment that supports a student’s enthusiasm for learning.

Real Estate Investor

Lauren Webster

Current Parent
Chair, Finance Committee

What Matters in Education is:
reaching each student, engaging and developing their unique gifts, and helping them work on their challenges and understand themselves as learners.

Non-profit Financial Management

Mariel Triggs

Community Member
Strategic Planning Committee

 

Institutional Researcher

Nate Lundy

Alumni Parent
Audit Committee, Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:
that all young people and their families have equal access to a quality education and unlimited opportunity.

Educator

Nina Oliai

Current Parent
Advancement Committee

 

Landscape Architect

Nolan Highbaugh

Current Parent
Finance Committee

What Matters in Education is:
Grit. Learning is about doing your best, sometimes failing, and getting back into the fight.

Lawyer

Richard Lynch

Current Parent
Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:
learning to think critically, and communicate effectively.

Attorney

Susi Marzuola

Alumni Parent
Campus Stewardship Committee

What Matters in Education is:
fostering a lifelong love of learning in ways that are supportive and that engage the whole student.

Partner, Siegel & Strain Architects

Sarah O'Rourke King

Current Parent
Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:
creating a lifetime of curiosity for those young and not so young.

Marketing Professional

Taryn Grogan

Community Member
Strategic Planning Committee

What Matters in Education is:
creating a safe and brave space for student learning (success/failure), voice, empowerment, and leadership.

Director of Admissions, The Nueva School

Stephanie Mechura

Current Parent
Committee on Trustees

What Matters in Education is:
igniting both a thirst for knowledge and a belief in oneself. Nurturing students, so that they have the courage it takes to strive to answer even the toughest questions.

Documentary Film Editor

Stuart Strickland

Current Parent
Advancement Committee

What Matters in Education is:
curiosity about the world, faith in learning, confidence derived from experience, and the tools to become the master one’s own fate.

Technology Strategist

The Berkeley School is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, and the bylaws of the corporation are available upon request. The TBS Board of Trustees is responsible for the long-term growth and prosperity of the school. Its primary role is to set the strategic direction for the school, ensuring its economic stability and financial future. Trustees represent current families, current faculty, alumni families, as well as the broader community. Board members are elected through a formally defined, multi-step process that begins with the Committee on Trustees.

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Ignite Curious Minds
Awaken Generous Hearts
Engage a Changing World

K - 8 Campus

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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