SFTR Residents 2016-17

 

 

 

Meet the 2016-17 residents by clicking on their profiles.

 

 

  • Sasha Anielski
    Sasha Anielski
    Science
  • Anna Banchero
    Anna Banchero
    Elementary
  • Donald Bursey
    Donald Bursey
    Elementary
  • Christoper Biorn
    Christoper Biorn
    Biology
  • Griff Carter Doyle
    Griff Carter Doyle
    Math
  • Andy Castro
    Andy Castro
    Elementary
  • Nathalie Chavez
    Nathalie Chavez
    Bilingual
  • Maiya Coilton
    Maiya Coilton
    Elementary
  • Kendrick Chow
    Kendrick Chow
    Chemistry
  • Lindsay Chu
    Lindsay Chu
    Elementary
  • Joanna Cornejo
    Joanna Cornejo
    Bilingual Elementary
  • DeVaughn Exum
    DeVaughn Exum
    Elementary
  • Betty Flores
    Betty Flores
    Bilingual Elementary
  • River Suh
    River Suh
    Biology
  • Michael Holper
    Michael Holper
    Math
  • Bennett Honson
    Bennett Honson
    Elementary
  • Brigitte James
    Brigitte James
    Biology
  • Liz Kaufman
    Liz Kaufman
    English
  • Sharon Kennedy
    Sharon Kennedy
    Elementary
  • Jade Meza
    Jade Meza
    Bilingual
  • Adrianna Mendoza
    Adrianna Mendoza
    Bilingual Elementary
  • Elizabeth Moorhatch
    Elizabeth Moorhatch
    Elementary
  • José Bolívar Padilla
    José Bolívar Padilla
    Bilingual
  • Annie Phan
    Annie Phan
    English
  • Stephanie Reyes-Alix
    Stephanie Reyes-Alix
    Elementary
  • Alejandra Reynoso
    Alejandra Reynoso
    English
  • Jaziel Salomón
    Jaziel Salomón
    Biology
  • Kelsey Schlueter
    Kelsey Schlueter
    Elementary
  • Bianca Shiu
    Bianca Shiu
    Biology
  • Rayna Smith
    Rayna Smith
    Math
  • Ran Suzuki
    Ran Suzuki
    Elementary
  • Christopher Swenson
    Christopher Swenson
    Elementary
  • Sally Swift
    Sally Swift
    Elementary
  • Tori Tamu
    Tori Tamu
    Math
  • Araceli Vazquez
    Araceli Vazquez
    Bilingual Elementary
  • Jessica Villa
    Jessica Villa
    Bilingual Elementary
  • Jessica Villalobos
    Jessica Villalobos
    Biology
  • Grace Wakefield
    Grace Wakefield
    Elementary
  • Amber Walker
    Amber Walker
    Math
  • Leo Warshaw-Cardozo
    Leo Warshaw-Cardozo
    Bilingual Elementary
  • Samantha Wette
    Samantha Wette
    Biology
  • Jackson Whittington
    Jackson Whittington
    Elementary
  • Casey Wilson
    Casey Wilson
    Elementary

 

Click Here for the 2015-16 Resident Profiles

Sasha Anielski
Science

Hometown:
San Diego, CA

Last Year:
I was working as the Program Coordinator at Breakthrough Sacramento, a non profit that provides summer and school year college bound programming to academically motivated students from under resourced schools.

I’m Passionate About:
Being outside, going to the beach, hiking, staying active and playing all types of sports. I am also obsessed with my french bulldog, Waffles.

Credential Area:
Biology

School Placement:
A.P. Giannini Middle School

Major and College:
Political Science & Media Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Anna Banchero
Elementary

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I was doing my undergrad

I’m Passionate About:
Dancing and reading novels.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
Sheridan Elementary School

Major and College:
Bachelor of Arts in History & Italian with a minor in Education
UC Davis

Donald Bursey
Elementary

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I worked in hospitality

I’m Passionate About:
Trying to keep up with developments in technology

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
John Muir Elementary School

Major and College:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Phoenix

Christoper Biorn
Biology

Hometown:
Brooklyn Park, MN

Last Year:
I was taking some time off and hanging out in SF

I’m Passionate About:
Teaching science

Credential Area:
Biology

School Placement:
Galileo High School

Major and College:
Biology
Hamline University

Griff Carter Doyle
Math

Hometown:
Tucson, AZ

Last Year:
I was volunteering with an AmeriCorps program and working to provide academic support to 9th graders at a high school in Los Angeles.

I’m Passionate About:
Making sure all students are able to see themselves being successful in math, and finding ways to make math relevant to a wide range of students.

Credential Area:
Math

School Placement:
Mission High School

Major and College:
Sociology
Occidental College

Andy Castro
Elementary

Hometown:
South Gate, CA

Last Year:
I was the Program Coordinator for the Expanded Learning Program at Grant Elementary School in Richmond, CA.

I’m Passionate About:
Love, respect, and gratitude for my family! I love the outdoors, eating good food, and listening to music. I’m also passionate about surviving in the Bay Area as an LA sports fan. Go UCLA! Lakers! Dodgers!

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Elementary

School Placement:
El Dorado Elementary School

Major and College:
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Minor in Chicana/o Studies
UCLA

Nathalie Chavez
Bilingual

Hometown:
San Mateo, CA

Last Year:
I was completing my undergraduate studies.

I’m Passionate About:
My family, bilingual education, visual and performing arts.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Buena Vista Horace Mann

Major and College:
Sociology Major / Music Minor
University of San Francisco

Maiya Coilton
Elementary

Hometown:
Stockton, CA

Last Year:
I was a senior in college. I was also an elementrary reading tutor for Reading Partners in Sacramento.

I’m Passionate About:
Crafting and DIY projects

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Elementary

School Placement:
Lakeshore Elementary School

Major and College:
Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
Cal State Sacramento

Kendrick Chow
Chemistry

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I taught evening school Algebra 1 at Burton High School. I also was an AVID tutor at various SFUSD sites, and helped develop a new method called Handz to more efficiently teach people how to play bridge.

I’m Passionate About:
I love to eat spicy foods, the spicier the more fun the challenge. On weekends, I like to learn to cook foods of various cultures and think about the ways I can change recipes to create and test out tasty (or weird) fusion cuisines.

Credential Area:
Science / Chemistry

School Placement:
Wallenberg High School

Major and College:
Chemical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

Lindsay Chu
Elementary

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I was working in the Gallopers After School Program at Guadalupe Elementary School in SF.  I had been there for the past 6 years as an AmeriCorps member and as staff.

I’m Passionate About:
I am a lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants. I love cheering on the home team win or lose. As an avid sports fan, I’ve always enjoyed playing and watching sports. Fun fact…I have been tap dancing since I was 3 years old!

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Elementary

School Placement:
John Muir Elementary School

Major and College:
Community Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Joanna Cornejo
Bilingual Elementary

Hometown:
Costa Mesa, CA

Last Year:
I was pulling all nighters and being a senior in college.

I’m Passionate About:
Being on stage whether it be dance or theatre. I also am very passionate about dogs.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Cesar Chavez Elementary School

Major and College:
Performing Arts & Social Justice Theater
University of San Francisco

DeVaughn Exum
Elementary

Hometown:
Cleveland, OH

Last Year:
… I was a School Readiness Coordinator for the University Settlement, a non profit in Cleveland.  I provided whole school and individual resources to families to help relieve obstacles that prevent students from attending school everyday, on time.

I’m Passionate About:
… helping children of color succeed not only academically but socially and emotionally. I want to help build the next generation of critical thinking citizens.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
Bret Harte Elementary School

Major and College:
Business Management & Strategic Leadership
Ohio University

Betty Flores
Bilingual Elementary

Hometown:
San Clemente, CA

Last Year:
… I was Volunteering at The Boys and Girls Club, working with 5th graders.

I’m Passionate About:
… Creating new relationships and friendships. Also, keeping dreams alive. It’s what moves me.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Cesar Chavez Elementary School

Major and College:
Bachelor of Arts / Feminist Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

River Suh
Biology

Hometown:
Brookline, MA

Last Year:
I was hiking and doing nature photography around the world.

I’m Passionate About:
Helping people develop their voice, learning and sharing experiences, and building things with my hands.

Credential Area:
Biology

School Placement:
San Francisco International High School

Major and College:
Human Evolutionary Biology & Archaeology
Harvard University

Michael Holper
Math

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I was living in China, helping high school students learn to write. And writing a sci-fi book, which is indefinitely on hold.

I’m Passionate About:
Cooking and perfecting new recipes, walking around the Bay Area, completing small to mid-scale personal projects – I installed a new stereo in my car recently.

Credential Area:
Math

School Placement:
Burton High School

Major and College:
Economics
Georgetown University

Bennett Honson
Elementary

Hometown:
Davenport, Iowa

Last Year:
I was copywriting for the University of San Francisco.

I’m Passionate About:
The Catholic Church, swimming, and dancing.

Credential Area:
Elementary

School Placement:
Charles Drew Elementary School

Major and College:
English
University of Iowa

Brigitte James
Biology

Hometown:
Milton, MA

Last Year:
I was teaching elementary school science and math as a STEM Associate at the Hamlin School.

I’m Passionate About:
Introducing students to careers in science and engineering by exploring current scientific innovation.

Credential Area:
Biology

School Placement:
June Jordan School for Equity

Major and College:
Biological Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University

Liz Kaufman
English

Hometown:
Salinas, CA

Last Year:
Last year I was serving with City Year in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was tutoring 7th graders in English Language Arts.

I’m Passionate About:
I love working out and playing soccer. When I’m not kicking the ball around, you can find me exploring the city for new restaurants.

Credential Area:
English

School Placement:
Lincoln High School

Major and College:
World Literature & Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Sharon Kennedy
Elementary

Hometown:
Boston, MA

Last Year:
I was finishing up my undergraduate degree.

I’m Passionate About:
Meaningful and honest conversations. I love to read, travel, craft, diy projects, and spending time with my son.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
Frances Scott Key Elementary School

Major and College:
Liberal Studies with a minor in Special Education
San Francisco State University

Jade Meza
Bilingual

Hometown:
East Los Angeles, CA

Last Year:
I was finishing up my undergrad at San Francisco State University!

I’m Passionate About:
Supporting the latinx community through education.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Marshall Elementary School

Major and College:
Liberal Studies
San Francisco State University

Adrianna Mendoza
Bilingual Elementary

Hometown:
Laguna Niguel, CA

Last Year:
I quit my two jobs and moved to Barcelona, Spain to travel around, meet rad people, eat ridiculously good food, and teach English!

I’m Passionate About:
Animal welfare, my dog Louie, my family, traveling, and naturally, Harry Potter.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School

Major and College:
Child & Adolescent Development
California State University, Fullerton

Elizabeth Moorhatch
Elementary

Hometown:
Hingham, MA

Last Year:
I was a Playworks coach

I’m Passionate About:
Photography, especially shooting with film. On the weekends I am usually walking around the city with my camera capturing the many moods of San Francisco.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
Marshall Elementary School

Major and College:
International Studies
University of San Francisco

José Bolívar Padilla
Bilingual

Hometown:
Boston, MA

Last Year:
I was still adjusting to the Bay Area. I’ll get there, eventually…

I’m Passionate About:
Community building, delicious food, and science fiction.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School

Major and College:
Creative Writing
The New School

Annie Phan
English

Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM

Last Year:
I was completing my senior year of my undergrad, writing my first draft of a poetry chapbook, and daydreaming about becoming a teacher.

I’m Passionate About:
Music, aesthetics, food, and feelings!  I will probably try to drag you with me to some kind of arts experience and then demand you analyze your emotional response with me over boba afterward..

Credential Area:
Single Subject English

School Placement:
The Academy High School

Major and College:
English and Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity
Stanford University

Stephanie Reyes-Alix
Elementary

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Last Year:
I was working towards my undergraduate degree, something that would and did mark both my academic class and how much I’ve grown as a person.

I’m Passionate About:
Creating a space that encourages not just students, but everyone to have open conversation about the struggles we face every day.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
John Muir Elementary School

Major and College:
English Literature
University of San Francisco

Alejandra Reynoso
English

Hometown:
Whittier, CA

Last Year:
I was a marketing specialist at McMaster-Carr, a hardware supply company beloved by tiny machine shops and Tesla alike. Ask me about the Hyperloop.

I’m Passionate About:
Using literature and counternarratives as weapons in our fight for freedom. I’m also very passionate about tacos al pastor and dancing as self-care!

Credential Area:
English

School Placement:
June Jordan High School for Equity

Major and College:
English
University of California, Berkeley

Jaziel Salomón
Biology

Hometown:
Las Vegas, NV

Last Year:
I was an undergrad student, preparing to apply to teacher credentialing programs.

I’m Passionate About:
I’m passionate about science (especially animals) and education.

Credential Area:
Biology

School Placement:
AP Giannini Middle School

Major and College:
Biology
Stanford University

Kelsey Schlueter
Elementary

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I was in my last year of undergrad.

I’m Passionate About:
Learning from my students and building authentic relationships with them based on trust and care!

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Elementary

School Placement:
El Dorado Elementary School

Major and College:
Child Development
Tufts University

Bianca Shiu
Biology

Hometown:
Arlington, TX

Last Year:
I was working as an AmeriCorps teaching fellow with Citizen Schools in East Oakland.

I’m Passionate About:
Introducing students to careers in science and engineering by exploring current scientific innovation.

Credential Area:
Biology

School Placement:
June Jordan School for Equity

Major and College:
Biological Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University

Rayna Smith
Math

Hometown:
Mansfield, TX

Last Year:
I was finishing my undergraduate degree.

I’m Passionate About:
Baking (and eating! don’t forget about eating!) lots of desserts and reading YA literature.

Credential Area:
Math

School Placement:
Denman Middle School

Major and College:
Math & French
Stanford University

Ran Suzuki
Elementary

Hometown:
Whittier, CA

Last Year:
I served as an AmeriCorps member at City Year Los Angeles.

I’m Passionate About:
I love all things outdoor! Whether it be hiking, camping, snorkeling, etc., I enjoy being out in nature and spending time with the people I love.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
Cesar Chavez Elementary School

Major and College:
Anthropology
University California, Riverside

Christopher Swenson
Elementary
Sally Swift
Elementary

Hometown:
Bar Harbor, ME

Last Year:
I was a preschool teacher at a non-profit organization in San Francisco.

I’m Passionate About:
Working with children and eating good food.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
Sheridan Elementary School

Major and College:
Social Science with a minor in Women’s studies
University of Southern Maine

Tori Tamu
Math

Hometown:
Haddonfield, NJ

Last Year:
I was a senior in college.

I’m Passionate About:
I love cooking, baking, hiking and theatre. I also enjoy most kinds of music, going to random concerts, and watching lots of Netflix.

Credential Area:
Math

School Placement:
June Jordan School for Equity

Major and College:
Education / Human Development
Brown University

Araceli Vazquez
Bilingual Elementary

Hometown:
Richmond, CA

Last Year:
I was working as the coordinator for an After School Program.

I’m Passionate About:
Exposing the students to new experiences and ideas that will help them connect to their culture and make a difference in their community.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Cesar Chavez Elementary School

Major and College:
Ethnic Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Jessica Villa
Bilingual Elementary

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

Last Year:
I was completing my undergrad at the University of San Francisco.

I’m Passionate About:
Education, language and community.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary School

Major and College:
Sociology
University of San Francisco

Jessica Villalobos
Biology

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I was working as an instructor at an after school/summer program.

I’m Passionate About:
I am passionate about music, traveling, Giants baseball, and photography.

Credential Area:
Biology

School Placement:
James Denman Middle School

Major and College:
Psychology with a minor in counseling
San Francisco State University

Grace Wakefield
Elementary

Hometown:
Boston, MA

Last Year:
Last year I was a senior in college.

I’m Passionate About:
Coffee, reading, learning, art, Grey’s Anatomy, cats, community building, critical pedagogy, and fighting for social, political, economic, and educational equity/ access for all.

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
Bret Harte Elementary School

Major and College:
Sociology and Peace & Justice Studies
University of San Francisco

Amber Walker
Math

Hometown:
Somerset, NJ

Last Year:
I was finishing up my undergraduate degree.

I’m Passionate About:
Social justice, black history, cooking, and spoken word poetry!

Credential Area:
Math

School Placement:
June Jordan School for Equity

Major and College:
International Affairs & Economics
Northeastern University

Leo Warshaw-Cardozo
Bilingual Elementary

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I was working for Up On Top after school program with G.C., Elaida, Zakai, Laura, Syncere – ya I’m going to list ’em all – Dallana, Miles, Wala, Duke, Maleah, Joey, Maliya, Ethan, Giovanni, Cyrus, & Jennifer.

I’m Passionate About:
Listening attentively and speaking my truth, my family, Bay Area sports, eating, walking and biking the streets of San Francisco, and sleeping!

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects / Bilingual

School Placement:
Marshall Elementary School

Major and College:
Community Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Samantha Wette
Biology
Hometown:
Monrovia, CA
 
Last Year:
I was a college advisor at a public high school in Brooklyn, New York.
 
I’m Passionate About:
Intersectional feminism, fun arthropod facts, making stuff, and teaching my cat to fetch.
Credential Area:
Biology
 
School Placement:
Wallenberg High School
 
Major and College:
Molecular and Environmental Biology
UC Berkeley
Jackson Whittington
Elementary

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA

Last Year:
I was making art, traveling, and eating snacks with my niece..

I’m Passionate About:
Freedom

Credential Area:
Multiple Subjects

School Placement:
Sheridan Elementary School

Major and College:
History
San Francisco State University

Casey Wilson
Elementary