Administrative Staff

B.A. English, Stanford University
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Mills College
Zachary Roberts
Head of School
831.423.0341
B.A. English, University of Nevada, Reno
M.A. English University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D. Literature, UCSC
Sherri Helvie
Assistant Head of School
831.423.0341 ext. 340
B.A. Economics, UC Berkeley
M.P.A. Monterey Institute of International Studies
Kristin Bogart
Director of Development
831.423.0341 ext. 332
B.A. Liberal Studies, CSU Monterey Bay
M.A. Education, UC Santa Cruz
Kris Broek
Resource Support Coordinator
831.423.0341 ext. 315
B.A. Psychology, Yale
M.A. Special Education, New York University
Rima Dunton
Business Manager
831.423.0341 ext. 308
B.A. Mass Communications and Journalism, Fresno State University
Megan Eldredge
Director of Extended Programs
831.423.0341 ext. 334
B.A. Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Community, New College of California
M.F.A. Transformative Arts, J.F.K. University
Tara Ford
Learning Specialist
831.423.0341 ext. 315
B.S. Business Management, Pepperdine University
Chris Hawkins
Human Resources Manager
831.423.0341 ext. 303
B.A. Psychology, UCSC
Jeremy King
Director of Information Technology & Facilities Manager
831.423.0341 ext. 305
R.N., CA Hospital School of Nursing
Pam Nabors
Receptionist
831.423.0341
B.S. Engineering, Humboldt State University
Shawn Padilla
Director of Finance and Operations
831.423.0341 ext. 359
Nikki Patterson
Executive Assistant
831.423.0341 ext. 312
B.A. Human Development, UC San Diego
Jessica Ponce
Admissions & Business Office Associate
831.423.0341 ext. 357
Zach Raney
Assistant Director of Extended Programs; Athletic Director
831.423.0341 ext. 334
B.S. Human Development, UC Davis
M.S. School of Social Work, Columbia University
Colleen Sullivan
Director of Admissions
831.423.0341 ext. 302
B.A. Psychology, UCSC
M.A. Counseling Psychology, J.F.K. University
Julie Wilson
Development Associate
831.423.0341 ext. 349

Elementary Faculty

B.A. Environmental Studies, UCSC
Kurt Almendras
4th Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 324
B.A. History, UCSC
Bill Bryant
5th Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 311
B.A. UC Santa Cruz
M.A. International Education, Oxford Brooke's University
David Cameron
Music Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 336
B.A. Early Childhood Education, Brandman University
Jonnie Cardinale
1st Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 336
B.A. Psychology, UCSC
Jennifer Crosby
2nd Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 326
B.A. Education, UCSC
Julie Foster
3rd Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 317
B.A. Classical Civilizations, UC Irvine
Sarah Hernandez
Kindergarten Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 328
B.A. English Literature, Bryn Mawr College
Ed. M. in Mind, Brain and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Kaia Huseby
3rd Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 323
B.A. Anthropology, University of Maryland
M.A. Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ilana Ingber
Visual Arts Specialist
831.423.0341 ext. 335
B.A. Environmental Studies, UCSC
Kirsten Mehl
4th - 8th Grade Physical Education Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 331
B.A. Liberal Studies, CSU Chico
Sari Mundon
4th Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 321
Nichole Murphy
1st Grade Teaching Assistant
831.423.0341
Becky Murrow
Kindergarten TA / K-3rd Physical Education Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 354
B.A. Psychology and Cultural Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
Krissie Olson
Technology Integration Specialist
831.423.0341
B.A. Liberal Studies, Minor in Spanish, San Francisco State University
Ana Pena
Lower School Spanish Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 337
ECE Credential Horticulture, Cabrillo College
Environmental Studies Program and Life lab Intensive Training, UCSC
Caprice Potter
Life Lab Science Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 309
B.A. Religous Studies & India Studies, Indiana University
M.A. Elementary Education, Indiana University
Rachel Sattinger
2nd Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 325
B.S. Elementary Education, Ohio State University
Tess Weisbarth
5th Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 316
B.A. Feminist Studies, UCSC
M.A. Education, UCSC
Hannah Wikse
Kindergarten Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 327
B.A. Psychology and Education, Mt. Holyoke College
M.A Elementary Education, University of Chicago
Jennifer Woodruff
1st Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 322
Valerie Wright
2nd Grade Teaching Assistant
831.423.0341

Middle School Faculty

B.A. Biology, Minor Environmental Science, University of Virginia
M.A. Education, UCSC
Allison Birkhead
Middle School Math & Science Teacher
831.423.0341
B.A. UC Santa Cruz
M.A. International Education, Oxford Brooke's University
David Cameron
Music Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 336
B.S. Elementary Education, Boston University
Mary D. Geyer
Middle School Math Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 361
B.A. Art and Architectural History, University of Texas, Austin
Lauren Hulphers
6th Grade Humanities Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 342
B.A. Anthropology, University of Maryland
M.A. Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ilana Ingber
Visual Arts Specialist
831.423.0341 ext. 335
B.A. Sociology, Sonoma State University
M.A. Education, Sonoma State University
Kim Lenz
7th & 8th Humanities Teacher
831.423.0341
B.A. Spanish, San Jose State University
B.A. French, San Jose State University, M.A. French, San Jose State University
Patricia Lucas
Middle School Spanish Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 329
B.A. Environmental Studies, UCSC
Kirsten Mehl
4th - 8th Grade Physical Education Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 331
B.A. Psychology and Cultural Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
Krissie Olson
Technology Integration Specialist
831.423.0341
B.A. Liberal Studies, Point Loma Nazarene University
M.A. Education, UC Santa Cruz
Amy Schwerdtfeger
Middle School Math & Science Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 313