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Meet the Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff bring a diversity of experience and expertise to our community. They work together to continue to learn from one another and enrich the students’ classroom experiences. In order 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 & 6th Grade Math Teacher
Jacquelyn Ayears

Jacquelyn Ayears

1st Grade Teacher
Monica Barrera

Monica Barrera

Kindergarten Associate Teacher
Soyini Baten

Soyini Baten

5th & 6th Grade Science Teacher
Jessica Capra

Jessica Capra

2nd Grade Teacher
Elizabeth Cunningham

Elizabeth Cunningham

5th & 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Ron Dotson

Ron Dotson

3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
Gail Draper

Gail Draper

Librarian
Aaron Fielding

Aaron Fielding

Business & Operations Manager
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
Tanynya Hekymara

Tanynya Hekymara

Director of Admission & Civic Engagement
Isabel Jiménez

Isabel Jiménez

Administrative Coordinator
Jennifer Lashley

Jennifer Lashley

Maker Lab Coordinator
Ravi Mazin

Ravi Mazin

Maker Teacher
Katie Moran

Katie Moran

Admission & Curriculum Coordinator
Courtney Olunkwa

Courtney Olunkwa

Maker Teacher
Marilyn Parkin

Marilyn Parkin

Art Teacher
Roderick Pyatt

Roderick Pyatt

Security Guard
LaNelle Sauceda

LaNelle Sauceda

3rd Grade Teacher
Sherry Talsky

Sherry Talsky

PE Teacher
Erin Tompkins

Erin Tompkins

Music Teacher
April Vail

April Vail

1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
Marie Valenzuela

Marie Valenzuela

5th & 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Veronica Vasquez

Veronica Vasquez

Operations Coordinator