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Faculty and Staff

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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    Michelle Lewis

    Founder and Director of Development Michelle has worked in education for over 34 years ...
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    Jill Diaz

    Director of Admissions and Marketing Jill Diaz is a Bay Area native who has worked in s ...
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    Genevieve Jackson

    Director of Business Operations
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    Maria Brennan

    Development Associate Maria Brennan joined Northern Light School in 2012 ...
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    Lamaine Kitchen

    Campus Coordinator Lamaine Kitchen is an Oakland native and graduate ...

FACULTY LEADERSHIP TEAM

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    Peter Welch

    Director of Student Affairs and Middle School Math Teacher Peter Welch has been teaching at Northern Light Sc ...
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    Tonya Taylor

    Director of Lower School Student Affairs and Third Grade Teacher Tonya has been at Northern Light School since 2008 ...
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    Katheryn McGinnis

    Lower School - 5th Grade Katheryn graduated from the University of Califo ...
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    Tracy Miller

    Director of Personnel Faculty Affairs and Second Grade Teacher Tracy has worked at Northern Light School since 20 ...

PRESCHOOL FACULTY

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    Sherin Ameerdeen

    Preschool Lead Teacher Ever since she was a little girl, Sherin has alway ...
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    Evelyn Torres

    Preschool Teacher Evelyn Torres has been a preschool teacher at NLS ...
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    Maryam Nazari

    Preschool Teacher Maryam earned her “Bachelor Degree in Educat ...

LOWER SCHOOL FACULTY

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    Jennifer Spain

    Kindergarten Teacher Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studi ...
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    Melissa Avery

    First Grade Teacher Melissa earned a BA in Elementary Education and ...
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    Tracy Miller

    Director of Personnel Faculty Affairs and Second Grade Teacher Tracy has worked at Northern Light School since 20 ...
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    Tonya Taylor

    Director of Lower School Student Affairs and Third Grade Teacher Tonya has been at Northern Light School since 2008 ...
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    Oliver Wolken

    Fourth Grade Teacher Oliver initially started working at Northern Light ...
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    Katheryn McGinnis

    Lower School - 5th Grade Katheryn graduated from the University of Califo ...

MIDDLE SCHOOL FACULTY

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    Peter Welch

    Director of Student Affairs and Middle School Math Teacher Peter Welch has been teaching at Northern Light Sc ...
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    Maija Wigoda-Mikkila

    Middle School-Math Maija serves as the 6th Mathematics Teacher, Lower ...
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    Ariel Cohen

    Middle School - Reading and Intervention Teacher Ariel attended undergraduate and graduate school a ...
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    Caitlin Kara

    Development Associate Caitlin holds a Master of Arts in Educational Ther ...
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    Patrick Gray

    Middle School History Teacher Originally from the United Kingdom, Patrick studie ...
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    Becky Vertefeuille

    Dean of Grades 6-8 and Middle School Science Teacher Becky Vertefeuille has been teaching at Northern L ...
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    Jeri Johnstone

    Middle School Science Teacher (Transitional Support) Jeri Johnstone completed a BS in Biology at Illino ...

SPECIALITY FACULTY

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    Maureen Marshall

    Exploratory - 8th Grade Maureen joined Northern Light School in 1991 as a ...
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    Phillip Weatheroy

    Physical Education Teacher (Grades K-5) and Extended Care Instructor Phillip Weatheroy taught  for 13 years in San ...
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    Curtis Lee

    Physical Education (6-8) and Extended Care Instructor Curtis Junior Lee was born in 1966 in Fresno, Ca ...
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    Melanie Rath-Keyes

    Music (K-5) Melanie is the K-5 Music Teacher for the wonderful ...
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    Lindsey Omick

    Lower School Science Teacher Lindsey began working at Northern Light School in ...
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    Christina Lindvay

    Kindergarten Reading Support Teacher Christina Lindvay joined the Northern Light Staff ...
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    Massiel Arellano

    Lower School Spanish Teacher Massiel Arellano graduated from the California Sta ...

EXTENDED CARE STAFF

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    Lamaine Kitchen

    Campus Coordinator Lamaine Kitchen is an Oakland native and graduate ...
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    Curtis Lee

    Physical Education (6-8) and Extended Care Instructor Curtis Junior Lee was born in 1966 in Fresno, Ca ...
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    Phillip Weatheroy

    Physical Education Teacher (Grades K-5) and Extended Care Instructor Phillip Weatheroy taught  for 13 years in San ...
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    Edgardo Paulino

    Extended Care Instructor Edgardo Paulino is an Oakland native and a graduat ...