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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    Caitlin Kara Alegre-Thiry

    Development Associate Caitlin Kara graduated from Northern Light School ...
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    Maria Brennan

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

    Campus Coordinator

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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    Diana Moberg

    Director of Faculty Affairs and Middle School Writing Teacher Diana began her years of teaching at Northern Ligh ...
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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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    Tonya Taylor

    Dean of Grades 3-5 and Third Grade Teacher Tonya has been at Northern Light School since 2008 ...
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    Tracy Miller

    Dean of Grades PK-2 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

LOWER SCHOOL FACULTY

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    Jessica O'Gorman

    Lower School - Kindergarten Jessica has earned a Bachelor degree in Liberal an ...
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    Jennifer Spain

    Lower School - Kindergarten Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studi ...
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    Gabrielle Hoffman-Ellis

    Lower School - 1st Grade Gabrielle earned a BA in art from UC Santa Cruz an ...
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    Oliver Wolken

    Lower School-1st gr. Oliver earned his BA in history with a minor in cl ...
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    Tracy Miller

    Dean of Grades PK-2 and Second Grade Teacher Tracy has worked at Northern Light School since 20 ...
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    Tonya Taylor

    Dean of Grades 3-5 and Third Grade Teacher Tonya has been at Northern Light School since 2008 ...
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    Lindsey Omick

    Lower School - 4th Grade Lindsey has worked at Northern Light School since ...

MIDDLE SCHOOL FACULTY

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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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    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 a Middle School Mathematics Co-Tea ...
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    Diana Moberg

    Director of Faculty Affairs and Middle School Writing Teacher Diana began her years of teaching at Northern Ligh ...
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    Josiah Majetich

    Middle School - History and Service Learning (K-8) Teacher Josiah currently serves as the Middle School Socia ...
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    Ariel Cohen

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

SPECIALITY FACULTY

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    Yeimy Lopez

    Spanish (K-8) Yeimy graduated from Universidad Pedagogica y Tecn ...
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    Maureen Marshall

    Exploratory - 8th Grade Maureen joined Northern Light School in 1991 as a ...
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    Michael Wellington

    Physical Education (PK-8th) After moving to Oakland from Trinidad and Tabago i ...
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    Melanie Rath-Keyes

    Music (K-8) Melanie is the K-5 Music Teacher for the wonderful ...

EXTENDED CARE STAFF

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    Lamaine Kitchen

    Campus Coordinator
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    Curtis Lee

    Extended Care Program Director Curtis Junior Lee was born in 1966 in Fresno, Cali ...