Lower School Faculty

B.A. Environmental Studies, UCSC
Kurt Almendras
5th Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 324
B.A. Modern Literature, UCSC
M.A. Education, UCSC
Laurel Buss
Kindergarten Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 317
B.A. Early Childhood Education, Brandman University
Jonnie Cardinale
1st Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 336
B.A. Environmental Studies, Pitzer College
Gabrielle Carroll
2nd Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 348
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Principal Graduate Certificate, Northern Arizona University
B.S. Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University
A.A. Youth Social Services Pima Community College
Jason Greenway
3rd Grade 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. Psychology, UC Santa Cruz
M.A. Education, UC Santa Cruz
Brianna Kinkopf
4th Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 316
B.A.I.S. Elementary Education, University of South Carolina
Nichole Murphy
2nd Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 326
B.A. Human Development - Specialization in Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks College
Becky Murrow
Kindergarten Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 354
B.S. Education, Indiana State University
Lisa Overman
5th Grade Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 321
B.A. Religous Studies & India Studies, Indiana University
M.A. Elementary Education, Indiana University
Rachel Sattinger
4th Grade Teacher; Elementary Student Life Coordinator
831.423.0341 ext. 325

Middle School Faculty

B.A. Biology, Minor Environmental Science, University of Virginia
M.A. Education, UCSC
Allison Birkhead
Middle School Math; Science Teacher; Middle School Coordinator
831.423.0341 ext. 330
B.A. NP.B, UC Davis
Julee Brinton
Middle School Math Teacher
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. Biology, Brown University
M.A. Education, UC Santa Cruz
Michael Matthews
Middle School Math; Science Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 313
B.A. English, Penn State
M.A. Transformative Leadership and Social Change, Maryland University of Integrative Health
Melanie Munir
Middle School Humanities Teacher
B.A. Literature, UCSC
April Ochoa
Middle School Humanities Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 322

Co-Curricular Specialists

B.A. English Lit, UCSC
CA teaching credential - Elementary Education and Music Education, CSU Chico
M.A. Education, Oxford Brookes
David Cameron
Music Specialist
B.A. International Labor and Immigration History, Fairhaven College
Brandt Frandle
K - 3rd Grade Physical Education Teacher; After School Care Supervisor
831.423.0341 ext. 334
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 ext. 320
A.A. Liberal Arts, Santa Monica College
B.A. Art, UCSC
B.A. Psychology, UCSC
Master Gardener of California
Certified California Naturalist
Melody Overstreet
K - 2nd Grade Life Lab Science Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 309
B.A. Liberal Studies, Minor in Spanish, San Francisco State University
Ana Pena
K - 5th Grade Spanish Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 337
ECE Credential Horticulture, Cabrillo College
Environmental Studies Program and Life lab Intensive Training, UCSC
Caprice Potter
3rd - 5th Grade Life Lab Science Teacher
831.423.0341 ext. 309

Instructional Staff

B.A. Liberal Studies, CSU Monterey Bay
M.A. Education, UC Santa Cruz
Kris Broek
Learning Specialist
831.423.0341 ext. 315
B.A. Social Work, San Jose State
CA Credential Education Specialist, San Jose State
Kristen Morrelli
Resource Support Coordinator
831.423.0341 ext. 345
B.A. African Studies, San Francisco State University
Zach Raney
Assistant Director of Extended Programs; Athletic Director
831.423.0341 ext. 334


B.A. English, Stanford University
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Mills College
Zachary Roberts
Head of School
B.A. Feminist Studies, UCSC
M.A. Education, UCSC
Hannah Wikse
Assistant Head of School
831.423.0341 ext. 327
B.F.A. Graphic Design, Massachussets College of Art
Petra Bryan
Marketing and Communications
831.423.0341 ext. 357
B.A. Mass Communications and Journalism, Fresno State University
Megan Eldredge
Director of Extended Programs
831.423.0341 ext. 334
Nancy Eskilson
831.423.0341 ext. 300
B.S. Psychology, Emory University
Jen Graham
Director of Advancement
831.423.0341 ext. 332
B.A. Human Development and Family Interaction, Cal State University, Long Beach
Amy Hammer
Office Manager
831.423.0341 ext. 306
B.A. Politics, UC Santa Cruz
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Vermont College
Cindy Jones
Admissions and Enrollment
831.423.0341 ext. 302
B.A. Psychology, UCSC
Jeremy King
Director of Information Technology; Facilities Manager
831.423.0341 ext. 305
B.S. Engineering, Humboldt State University
Shawn Padilla
Director of Finance and Operations
831.423.0341 ext. 359
B.A. English Literature, Essex University
Yvonne Reynolds
Business Office Coordinator
831.423.0341 ext. 303