Kindergarten

Robin Hart Poindexter
Kindergarten Lead Teacher
B.A. Pitzer College

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Brian Holbert
Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
B.A. San Francisco State University

Madeleine Rogin
Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher
B.A. New School University, New York
M.A. University of New Mexico

Cindy Pfost
Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher
B.A. Ruckhurst College


First Grade

Kate “Audie” Audage
1st Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. Barnard College
M.S. Bank Street College

Rosie Krieger
1st Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz

Annie Fujimoto
1st Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. Brown University

McKenzie Stevens
1st Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. Middlebury College
M.A. University College Dublin


Second Grade

Beth Brizendine Hall
2nd Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. University of California, Berkeley

Carolyn Newberg
2nd Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. University of California, Berkeley

Nina Morita
2nd Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia Univ.

Allie Grill
2nd Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. Skidmore College


Third Grade

Angi Boyle
3rd Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. Saint Michaels College
M.S. Queens College, New York

Kinne Chapin
3rd Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. Georgetown University

Holly Pierce
3rd Grade Lead Teacher
B.S. St. Lawrence University

Stephanie Fletcher
3rd Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara


Fourth Grade

Jessica Walker
4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher
B.A. Willamette

Elissa Moriarty
4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher
B.A. Lewis and Clark College

Sarah Schroeder
4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher
B.A. Wheelock College

Kelly Smith
4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher
B.A. University of Mary Washington

Charlotte Gjedsted
4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher
B.A. Loyola Marymount
M.A. University of the Pacific


Elementary Specialists

Kathleen Arada
Technology/colab Teacher
B.A. University of California, Irvine
M.A. University of California, Irvine

Genie Barry
Learning Specialist
B.A. Goddard College
M.Ed. Holy Names University

Colette Bowler
Physical Education Teacher
B.S. University of Massachusetts
M.A. St. Mary’s College

Jennifer Coleman
Learning Specialist
B.A. Stanford University
M.A. San Francisco State University

Iranshid Ghadimi
Art Assistant
B.A. San Francisco Art Institute
M.F.A. Mills College

Melody Esquer Gil
Science Teacher
B.A. San Jose State University

Maddie Hogan
Music Teacher
B.A. De Paul University

Jan Maezono
Science Assistant/Library Assistant
B.A. Wellesley College

Maggie Manzano
Drama Teacher
B.A. San Francisco State University

Marion Marshall
Learning Specialist
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. California State University, Hayward
L.H.&S.H. Credentials, Holy Names Univ.

Maria Montes Clemens
Spanish Teacher
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Sonoma State University

Isabelle Ostreicher
Learning Specialist
B.A. Northwestern University
M.S. University of Pacific

Remi Rubel
Art Teacher
B.A. Oberlin College
M.F.A. California College of the Arts

Diane Simoneau
Librarian
B.A. San Francisco State University
M.A. San Jose State University

Jordan Stout
Science Assistant Teacher
M.F.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Fifth Grade

David Allen
5th Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. Yale University

Eliza Kingsley-Ma
5th Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. Wesleyan University

Nathan Tanaka
5th Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. Tufts College
M.Ed. Lesley University

Aaron Moorhead
Math/Science Teacher
B.A. University of Virginia
M.Ed. California State University, East Bay


Sixth Grade

Charlotte Phillips
6th Grade Math Teacher
B.A. Sarah Lawrence College

Brie Regis
6th Grade Humanities Teacher
B.Ed. University College, Limerick, Ireland
M.Ed. Antioch/New England Graduate School

Kristin Stringfield
6th Grade Humanities Teacher
B.A. University of California, San Diego
M.A. University of California, Berkeley

Chiara Jacobus
6th Grade Math Assistant and AfterSchool Director
B.A. Vassar College

Jo Tams
6th Grade Science Teacher
B.A. Williams College
M.A. Smith College

Julia Chambers
6th Grade Life Skills Teacher, Part-Time Librarian
B.A. Mills College
M.L.I.S. San Jose State University


Seventh Grade

Doug Garfinkel
7th Grade Math Teacher
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles
M.B.A. Yale University

Hannah Grimm
7th Grade Science Teacher
B.A. Princeton University

Nick Malick
Life Skills Teacher and Middle School Dean of Students
B.A. Colby College
M.F.A. University of Oregon

Elizabeth Noreña
7th Grade Humanities Teacher
B.A. Dartmouth College
M.A. University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Trudel Alusic
7th Grade Humanities Teacher
B.A. Connecticut College
M.Ed. Lesley University


Eighth Grade

Beth Alsberg
8th Grade Math Teacher
B.A. Grinnell College

Jesse Feldman
8th Grade Science Teacher
B.A. Vassar College

Patricia Robert
8th Grade Math Assistant
B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S.University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Rinat Manhoff
8th Grade Humanities Teacher
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Georgetown University

Matthew Williams
8th Grade Humanities Teacher
B.A. University of Pennsylvania
MS.Ed. University of Pennsylvania


Middle School Specialists

Fatima Barberan
Spanish Teacher
M.A. Universidad de Madrid

Karen Baughman
Learning Specialist
B.A. University of Michigan
M.Ed. Holy Names University

Lalia BenMohamed
French/ High School Placement
B.A. University of Oran, Algeria

Melissa Casado
Learning Specialist
B.A. Pomona College
M.A. University of California, San Diego

Julia Chambers
6th Grade Life Skills Teacher, Part-Time Librarian
B.A. Mills College
M.L.I.S. San Jose State University

Jeff Chang
Librarian
B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.L.I.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Keith Davis
Drama Teacher
B.A. University of Northern Colorado

Diep Doan
Art Assistant
B.A. Ho Chi Minh City University, Vietnam
M.A. Notre Dame University
M.A. Stanford University

David Gould
colab Teacher
B.A. Reed College
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Nick Hernandez
Physical Education Teacher
B.S. California State University, Bakersfield

Mara Hornillos
French/Spanish Teacher, Seventh Grade Advisor
B.A. Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
M.A. University of Alcala

Reva Kidd
Spanish Teacher
B.A. Amherst College

Anton McGready
Athletic Director/Interscholastic Sports
B.Ed. Nonington College, London, England

Julie Ouellette
Art Teacher
B.F.A. California College of Arts,
M.Ed. California College of Arts

Karine Reed
French Teacher
B.A. Thames Valley University, London

Jay Rhodes
Spanish Teacher
B.A. Syracuse University,
M.A. University of Salamanca

Markiell Styles
Physical Education Teacher
B.A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Marty Wehner
Music Teacher
Berklee School of Music


AfterSchool

Kirk Cooper
Elementary AfterSchool Director
B.F.A. California State University, Long Beach

Kim Davis
ES AfterSchool Teacher
B.A. San Francisco State University

YdeDios GyeNyame
ES AfterSchool Teacher
B.A. Salem College

Katie Vurlumis
ES AfterSchool Teacher
B.A. University of California, Davis

Chiara Jacobus
Middle School AfterSchool Director and 6th Grade Math Assistant
B.A. Vassar College

Brian Honeycutt
MS AfterSchool Assistant


Administration

Head of School
Katherine Dinh
B.A. University of Virginia
M.Ed. Harvard University

Elementary School Division Head
Abby Guinn
B.S. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Stanford University

Middle School Division Head
Heather Rogers
B.A. Dartmouth College
M.S. University of Hawaii

Middle School Dean of Students
Nick Malick
B.S. Colby College
M.F.A. University of Oregon

Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Britt Anderson
B.A. University of Pennsylvania
M.L.I.S. San Jose State University

High School Placement
Lalia BenMohamed
B.A. University of Oran, Algeria

School Psychologist
Rick Ferm
B.S. University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Northwestern University

Admissions Team

Director of Admissions and Outreach
Renée Thompson
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Director of MS Admissions
Amy Sullivan
B.A. University of California, San Diego
M.A. Indiana University
M.Ed. Columbia University

Associate Director of ES Admissions
Beth Lewis
B.S. Binghamton University
M.A. University of Colorado, Denver

Lalin St. Juste
Admissions Assistant
B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
M.S.W. San Francisco State University

Advancement

Director of Advancement
Wendy Horng Brawer
B.A. University of Michigan
M.P.A. Columbia University

Director of Alumni Relations
Liz Clark
Syracuse University

Director of Annual Giving and Special Events
Carol Goldman

Director of Communications
Mary DeNardo
B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.F.A. San Francisco State University

Business Office

Business Officer
Peggy Snyder
Clark College

Accountant
Karen Welch
B.S. Cal State Hayward

Tiffany Moore
Human Resources Rep and Business Office Associate

Facilities and Technology

Facilities Manager
Steve Harrington
B.A. University of California, Berkeley

Director of Technology and Innovation
Mark Basnage
B.A. University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Stanford University

Technology Support
Heather Vitale
B.F.A. Syracuse University

Technology Support
Mary Lyman
B.F.A. Florida State University
Ed.M. Rutgers University

System Administrator/Technology Support
Chuy Gaite
B.S.

Office Staff

Elementary School Office Manager
Cathy Weindel

Elementary School Administrative Assistant
Cindy Cheong
B.S. San Francisco State University

Middle School Administrative Assistant
Sharon Ishida
B.A. California State University, Fullerton

Middle School Office Assistant
Mary Beth Wilson
B.A. Central State University, Ohio

Middle School Office Manager /
Assistant to the Head of School

Tamara Matuschka
B.A. San Francisco State University