Faculty & Specialists K-8

Grace Lazzarini

With a passion for social justice and activism in the classroom, Grace brings eight years of experience teaching in both traditional and progressive schools. Her deep interest and application of systems thinking, project-based learning and design thinking has helped students find connections to what they are learning to the world around them. Grace completed her …

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David Cutler-Kreutz

David brings nine years’ experience managing outdoors programs, guiding, and working as an outdoor educator. Most recently, David managed regional outdoor programming for Big City Mountaineers and worked as a staff trainer and manager for YMCA BOLD/GOLD. David has guided and taught climbing, kayaking, canoeing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, and outdoor skills to students and adults …

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Leilani Brooks

A native of Los Angeles, Leilani is a theatre-maker, storyteller, and teaching artist who has worked extensively with children with varying learning needs. She holds a BA in Theatre from UCLA with a focus on Arts Bridge Education. Over the past five years, she has served as the Theatre Director and Dean of Students at …

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Ann Liashkov

Ann Liashkov has spent more than 20 years working at Sequoyah School as a lead teacher in the elementary age classrooms and as a member of the student support team. She loves introducing students to the excitement of reading and writing and the beginnings of independence as learners. And she loves seeing older students apply …

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Anais Plasketes

Anais Plasketes received her BA in Theatre Arts from Birmingham-Southern College and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. She received unique, extensive training in LGBTQ affirmative psychotherapy during her study at Antioch. Currently, Anais is a Marriage and Family Therapist intern in private practice. In addition to her private practice work, …

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Katie Williams

Katie has gathered and galvanized diverse communities in changing neighborhoods in San Francisco and Los Angeles by creating spaces to share and create food, music, art, and theatre. The institutions she has worked with have bridged and integrated the new and old by honoring and respecting existing communities, from feeding delicious food to homeless veterans …

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Ron McBain

Ron grew up surrounded by music, theatre, and ballet. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to Pittsburgh to study at Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with a BFA in piano performance. While there, he traveled throughout Europe, Russia and the United States performing as soloist and collaborative pianist with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh …

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