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Administration

Cindy Jaconette

Cindy Jaconette

Principal/Executive Director

B.A. Psychology. UCLA
M.A. Educational Leadership. California State University
Doctoral Studies. St. Mary’s College

Casey Ryan

Casey Ryan

Vice Principal, 6th Grade Teacher

B.A. Film and Digital Media. UCSC
Multiple Subject. St. Mary’s College

Faculty

Amber Rehling

Amber Rehling

Preschool Teacher

B.A. History/French. San Francisco State University
TESOL. Oxford Seminars

Angelic Navarro

Angelic Navarro

Drama and Dance Teacher

A.A. Performing Arts. Cabrillo College

Angelique Schuppek

Angelique Schuppek

Kindergarten Teacher, Literacy Coach

B.A Psychology. UC Irvine
PYP International Baccalaureate. California State University
CTESOL. Transworld Schools. CA

Ben Vanderplas

Ben Vanderplas

4th Grade Teacher, Science Teacher, Design Lab

B.A. Philosophy. UC Davis
M.A. Elementary Education. University of Phoenix

Casey Ryan

Casey Ryan

Vice Principal, 6th Grade Teacher

B.A. Film and Digital Media. UCSC
Multiple Subject. St. Mary’s College

Dara Thornton

Dara Thornton

Preschool Director/Teacher

B.A. Communication Arts. University of Wisconsin

Gabrielle Carroll

Gabrielle Carroll

Kindergarten Teacher

B.A. Environmental Studies. Pitzer College
Multiple Studies, CA State University

Hollis De Lancey

Hollis De Lancey

Art Teacher

B.A. Humanities. UC Santa Cruz
MFA Visual Arts. University of British Columbia

Kim Haile

Kim Haile

1st Grade Teacher

B.A. Social Science. Bethany College

Lenise Castro

Lenise Castro

Office Manager, Physical Education Teacher, Enrollment Specialist

B.A. Special Education. Rio de Janeiro State University
B.A. in Physical Education. Gama Filho University

Megan Bell

Megan Bell

Aftercare Supervisor

B.S. in Science from UC Davis

Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews

3rd Grade Teacher, Advanced Mathematics

B.A. Biology. Brown University
M.A. Education. UC Santa Cruz

Michele Hart

Michele Hart

Librarian

B.A. Classics. Cornell University
Graduate Studies. Linguistics. UC Santa Cruz

Nicolette Harris

Nicolette Harris

2nd Grade Teacher, Learning Specialist

B.A. Anthropology/Education. UC Santa Cruz
M.S. Educational Psychology. Kaplan University
Certificate Educational Psychology. UCSC

Oscar Paz

Oscar Paz

Spanish Teacher

B.A. Spanish/French. UC Santa Barbara

Sarah Newman

Sarah Newman

Music Teacher

B.A. Community Studies/Jazz Music. UC Santa Cruz

Teresa Parker-Poore

Teresa Parker-Poore

Preschool Director/Teacher

B.A. American Studies. UC Santa Cruz
A.S. Early Childhood/Site Supervisor

Thaddeus Martin

Thaddeus Martin

Assistant Teacher

A.A Music. Modesto Community College

Veronique Winiarski

Veronique Winiarski

5th Grade Humanities

B.A. Political Science. UCLA
M.A. Education. UCLA

Office Staff

Lenise Castro

Lenise Castro

Office Manager, Physical Education Teacher, Enrollment Specialist

B.A. Special Education. Rio de Janeiro State University
B.A. in Physical Education. Gama Filho University