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Meet the Faculty & Staff

The diversity of experience and expertise among our educators forms a well-developed faculty that continuously learns from one other and enriches the student's classroom experiences. To align with our progressive philosophy of creating a non-competitive, safe, and brave space for adults and students alike, we have steered away from posting individual biographies.

Rachel Addison

Rachel Addison

5th Grade Advisor
Jacquelyn Ayears

Jacquelyn Ayears

Social Emotional Learning
Emily Bautista

Emily Bautista

5th Grade Advisor
Kacie Chaney

Kacie Chaney

Multi-Age Teacher
Dana Clavin

Dana Clavin

Drama Teacher
Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham

6th Grade Advisor
Ron Dotson

Ron Dotson

3rd Grade Teacher
Gail Draper

Gail Draper

Librarian
Kathleen Falvey

Kathleen Falvey

Multi-Age Teacher
Molly Garcia

Molly Garcia

4th Grade Teacher
Patty García Word

Patty García Word

Assistant Head of School
Melanie Godine

Melanie Godine

Operations and Security
Ted Hamory

Ted Hamory

Head of School
Kamilah Hatcher

Kamilah Hatcher

Kindergarten Teacher
Jimmy Hawkins

Jimmy Hawkins

Security Officer
Tanynya Hekymara

Tanynya Hekymara

Director of Admission and Civic Engagement
Isabel Jiménez

Isabel Jiménez

Administrative Coordinator
Mary Jiménez

Mary Jiménez

Admission & Enrollment Management
Katie Moran

Katie Moran

5th Grade Advisor
Marilyn Parkin

Marilyn Parkin

Art Teacher
Jeff Phaklides

Jeff Phaklides

Maker Lab and Technology Resources Coordinator
Roderick Pyatt

Roderick Pyatt

Security Guard
Lanelle Sauceda

Lanelle Sauceda

3rd Grade Teacher
Rocio Saucedo

Rocio Saucedo

Director of Finance & Operations
Sherry Talsky

Sherry Talsky

PE Teacher
Erin Tompkins

Erin Tompkins

Music Teacher
April Vail

April Vail

Multi-Age Teacher
Veronica Vasquez

Veronica Vasquez

Operations Coordinator
Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis

Multi-Age Teacher