Kindergarten

Melody Esquer
Kindergarten Lead Teacher
B.A. San Jose State University

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Kari Gaspardone
Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
J.D. Golden Gate 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

Stephanie Fletcher
1st Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara


Second Grade

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

Carlos Castaño
2nd Grade Assistant Teacher

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

McKenzie Stevens
2nd Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. Middlebury College
M.A. University College Dublin


Third Grade

Elissa Moriarty
3rd Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. Lewis and Clark College

Andy Trapp
3rd Grade Assistant Teacher
B.G.S., University of Michigan

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

Tina Detchon
3rd Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A. Syracuse University


Fourth Grade

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

Angela Boyle
4th Grade Co-Lead Teacher
B.A. Saint Michaels College
M.S. Queens College, New York

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

Jacqueline Byrne
Physical Education Teacher
B.A. Lafayette College
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia Univ.

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

Iranshid Ghadimi
Art Assistant

Phil Gilsenan
Science Teacher
B.A. State University College at Cortland, NY
M.A. San Francisco 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


Fifth Grade

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

Brenna Garland
5th Grade Assistant Teacher
B.S. Santa Clara University

Jonah Klein
5th Grade Lead Teacher
B.A. Northwestern University
M.A. University of California, Davis

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


Sixth Grade

Charlotte Phillips
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 Swartout
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


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

Robert Lewis
Life Skills Teacher
B.S. Cornell University
M.S.W. University of California, Berkeley

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

Camille Jones
8th Grade Math Assistant
B.A. Bryn Mawr College
M.S. University of Delaware

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

Jeff Chang
Librarian
B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MLIS 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

Emily Griffins
French Teacher
B.A. University of Leeds, United Kingdom
M.A.T. Brown University

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

Reva Kidd
Spanish Teacher
B.A. Amherst College

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

Emma Moore
Librarian
B.A. University of Oregon
M.L.I.S. San Jose State

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

Marty Wehner
Music Teacher
Berklee School of Music


AfterSchool

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

Chiara Swartout
MS 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
Stephanie Alvelda
B.A. University of California, San Diego
M.A. Sonoma State University

Business Office

Business Officer
Peggy Snyder
Clark College

Accountant
Karen Welch

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

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