CARRIE SMITH, Associate Head of School, grew up in San Diego and attended school at the University of California at Davis. After earning her B.S. in Biology and her teaching credential from U.C. Davis she moved back to San Diego where she taught seventh and eighth-grade science at Carmel Valley Middle School for five years. During […]




SARAH LAW, Director of Resource Development and Marketing, joined the THS administrative team in 2016.  Sarah is passionate about our community, helping others, and bringing people together. Sarah’s background includes broad experience in business administration, communication, event planning, and design, from serving as an Executive Assistant in the medical and manufacturing industry to owning and […]


ANDY DAVIES, Head of School, brings over thirty years of experience to The Healdsburg School.  She has taught in public, independent, and alternative PK-12 schools as well as community college.  She served as Director of Curriculum and Assistant Head of Aspen Country Day School in Colorado, where she worked with faculty to revise and clearly articulate […]


TANYA BRUNO, Director of Operations and Human Resources, joined The Healdsburg School in 2013 and brings a wide range of business expertise to her role ranging from operations, business development, community engagement, construction management, and human resources. She brings enthusiasm, professionalism, warmth, and a mindset of service and advocacy to her work with The Healdsburg School […]


Sierra Antonio is a graduate of Dominican University and has been living in the Bay Area since 1999.  She previously worked at The Marin School, a small independent high school in San Rafael.  She began her career at TMS in 2011 as an Admissions and Development Assistant and slowly grew into the role of Director […]


Nancy Trejo Vazquez joins The Healdsburg School this year as a recent college graduate. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing from San Francisco State University.  She was born and raised in Santa Rosa and attended school in the Roseland District. Nancy has prior experience working with children and is excited about […]




JUAN CARLOS GARCIA, Middle School Associate Teacher, was born and raised in Healdsburg, CA. After graduating from Healdsburg High School, Juan Carlos studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Music. After graduating from MIT, Juan Carlos worked in the engineering industry but eventually left it to […]


ALLY KULLER, TK Associate Teacher, is originally from Sonoma County and has lived in Healdsburg most of her life. When the opportunity presents itself, she enjoys spending time in the mountains and connecting with the outdoors through running, skiing, and biking. Ally appreciates being outdoors as much as she can be and enjoy incorporating the elements […]


Eri was born in Japan and raised in Chile.  She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in Chile and earned a Master’s Degree in Spanish at Sonoma State University. She has taught Japanese at university level in Chile and Spanish to students from kindergarten to university level in the United States.  Eri emigrated to North America in […]


Connie Schlotthauer is from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, in South Dakota. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music Education with an Emphasis in Kodály from Colorado State University. She is a Level lll Kodály educator and has received her Level lll Orff […]


Taylor Terrell, KINDERGARTEN ASSOCIATE TEACHER,  was born and raised in Sonoma County. She has also lived in Santa Barbara, and during that time, she received her undergraduate degree from UCSB in Global Studies. After graduating, she moved back home and decided that she would continue her education and pursue teaching as a career. Taylor has […]


Abigail is thrilled to be teaching at THS in the TK classroom. During this pivotal year of education for children, she is passionate about cultivating a nurturing environment where children can grow and succeed through play-based learning as well as hands-on learning for kindergarten readiness in literacy and math.  Abigail grew up in Harrison, New […]


Jimmy has spent the past 10 years teaching humanities at the middle and high school level, with the vast majority of that time spent at Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, California. He holds a BA in History from UC Santa Barbara, an M.Ed in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University, and an MA in […]


KIRK HARDCASTLE, Third Grade Associate Teacher, is most at home outside. He grew up in Sonoma County, completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Physiology and Marine Biology at U.C. Santa Cruz, and has lived and worked for most of his adult life in Alaska and Hawai’i. Kirk has worked as an outdoor and […]


ALEXANDRA GOMES, Middle School Teacher, was born and raised in the Bay Area. She traveled to Spokane, Washington to attend Gonzaga University where she majored in Political Science and History. Alex got into teaching through the Teach for America program which placed her in an inner-city school in need. Alex taught 6th grade English and History […]


CORINNE EFRAM, MA, LMFT, PPSC,  is excited to join the team this year as the School Counselor. She is eager to work collaboratively to support students and the entire THS community with her breadth of counseling experience, education, and skills to meet the moment. After receiving her B.A. in fine arts from Mills College, an […]


TASSLYN (Tazz) GESTER, Fourth Grade Teacher, graduated from UC Davis, receiving an undergraduate degree in Science and Technology Studies and Technical Writing, her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and her Master of Arts in Teaching. She worked for five years as a copy editor for a milk genomics publication and wrote software manuals before embracing her […]


TANYA BELLO, Dance Teacher, graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Dance and soon after became the Assistant & Liaison (at the Library of Congress) to the Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Co.  She taught and danced professionally with companies in New York City, Washington, DC and Italy before moving to the Bay […]


KARLA BECERRA, Middle School | Social Studies Teacher, was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY. She moved to California in 2018 settling in San Francisco where she taught Social Science (World History, Ethnic Studies, and American History) at the middle and high school level for two years. Karla received her BA in Middle Childhood […]


AMY RODGERS, First Grade Associate Teacher. Miss Rodgers loves first grade and The Healdsburg School! She was born and raised in Healdsburg and graduated from THS in 2013. Amy is very active in the Ag community and 4-H and currently helps her mom run the Lytton Springs 4-H club. Amy attended College in Phoenix, Arizona, […]


AMY CUNNINGHAM, Middle School | Sixth Grade Language Arts teacher.  Amy has been supporting our LA program over the past few years.  She stepped in as a teacher in the 2017-18 school year, and last year she worked with Mrs. Winter in 6-8 Language Arts. Amy holds a BA in English from the University of […]