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Faculty & Staff Directory

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A Note About 
Communication with Staff 

Every child will have a Thursday folder containing a school newsletter and other important information. The folder goes home on Thursdays and comes back to school on Fridays. If you want to talk to your child’s teacher, send them an email, leave a message in the office, or put a note in the Thursday folder. Some teachers don’t mind pop-ins, but please be aware that the before-school time is sacred for preparing for the day—each teacher will explain to parents their own policy on how best to get in touch.

All Berkeley Unified School District email addresses use the format firstlast@berkeley.net

Administration 

Principal: Elizabeth Cornwell (Main Office, Inner Office)

School Secretary: Kaitlin Buenger (Main Office, Front Desk)

Kindergarten

Mary Lewis (A102)

Yagoit Ahmed (A107)

Kindergarten Aides

Deirdre Sproul

First Grade

Shay McGilvrey (E101)

Erik Danielson (E107)

Second Grade

Jaime Vines (E102)

Phanica Uk (E103)

Third Grade

Michael Della Penna (A212)

Laurie Nielson (A211)

Fourth Grade

Rachel Martin (A205)

Emma Holtzapple (A204)

Fifth Grade

Jackie Omania (A203)

Carla Inniss (A202)

Classroom Teachers

Subject Area Educators

Enrichments

Physical Education (P.E.): Michael Alexander

Art: Anna Rainer (A206)

Music: Nancy Boyles, Roland Brown,

Jan Davis, Aimee Lubalin, Karen Wells (roaming)

Science for 1st – 5th Grade:  Elisa Litsky (A206)

Math Coach/Teacher:  David Pistrang

Gardening: Sarah Winer

Reading

Librarian: Karen Sasamoto (Library)

Literacy Coach/Response to Intervention (RTI) Teacher: Amy Fry (A201)

Special Education

English Language Development (ELD) and Reading Intervention: Dianne Snyder (A201)

Full Inclusion: Andrea Hosmer (E104)

Resource Specialist:  Zora Raskin (A201)

Resource Specialist Program Instructional Aide (RSP IA): Valerie Wagner (roaming)

Special Education Instructional Aides: Saeeda Bagum, Stephanie Dorsey, Julian Eagle, Semhar Habtemichael, Ananda Richmond, Sylvia Robinson, Ghidey Welday

Other Departments

After School Program

Director: Aaron Grayson III (Cafeteria/Multi-Purpose Room)

Staff: Sequoia Rodriguez, Jarrett Sanders (Cafeteria/Multi-Purpose Room), Nithin Yaramala, Gabriel Garcia, Harmine Kaur, Karina Wiedlin, Jumeica Boles, Karreimah Sanders, Jesus Hernandez

Health

School Psychologist: Rose Ahrens

Speech: Drea Gallegos

Counselor: Robin Olip-Booth, Kelly Burkett

Family Engagement and Equity Specialist: Erika Hawkins

Occupational Therapist: Ashley Hunsberger, Jessica Fiedler

Support Services 

Food Service: Mary Fung (Cafeteria/Multi-Purpose Room)

Lead Day Custodian: Rodney Hill

Evening Custodian: Walter Kirby

Yard Duty: Jumeica Boles, Gabriel Garcia, Nithin Yaramala

Floating Substitute: Sabrina Kabella

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