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JUAN CARLOS GARCIA

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

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 SAWAIRI

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

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

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 BURACK

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 KELLY

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

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

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

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 GESTER

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

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 Area […]

KARLA BECERRA

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

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

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 […]

LESLIE MONTEIRO

Artist and Mother of two THS students (Kinder and 1st grade), LESLIE MONTEIRO is thrilled to be part of the THS faculty as Garden Coordinator. With more than ten years of hands-on experience working and caring for children, three of which were spend managing and operating a successful in-home daycare. Gardening, harvesting, and preserving food has […]

JUSTIN HERRGUTH

Physical Education teacher, JUSTIN HERRGUTH joined The Healdsburg School in 2011.  Justin has been an active volunteer with youth and high school sports programs for many years.  A graduate of Healdsburg High, Justin attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Western Kentucky University as a student-athlete participating in baseball.  He earned his bachelor degree in Business […]

RON CHARLESWORTH

RON CHARLESWORTH, Middle School Band Teacher, is a seasoned musician with experience in several areas of the music industry. His versatility has allowed him to play the role of performer, songwriter, album producer, studio engineer, educator and tour technician. Ron (Mr. C) has a Degree in Music Performance from the University of Colorado where he graduated […]

ANN WEBER

Art Teacher, ANN WEBER has also taught third and fourth grades at THS. Ann has two graduate degrees from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; a Masters in K-8 education and an MSW in social work with a focus on community organization. She holds two BA degrees in psychology and anthropology from UM and holds current California […]

ITING CHEN

Mandarin teacher, ITING CHEN is a native Mandarin speaker from Kaohsiung, a large city in the south of Taiwan.  She moved to the United States in 2006 and currently lives in Santa Rosa with her husband, Eric Chiu and two lovely daughters. Iting has more than ten years of teaching experience, including five years teaching Mandarin, English, Science, […]

MYRA LESLIE

From the moment MYRA LESLIE  walked on to the campus at THS, she was electrified by the staff and students alike.  Myra has over fifteen years of teaching experience at the high school and college level. After graduating from Cal Poly, Myra spent seven years teaching the sciences, from Biology to Biotechnology, at a high […]

CHARLOTTE PERRINE

CHARLOTTE PERRINE, Middle School Math Teacher is a native of New Haven, Connecticut.  Charlotte comes from a long line of educators, and has spent the past 34 years teaching math from grades 5-7 in the Potomac School, Mc Lean, VA., St. Stephens and St. Agnes School, Alexandria, VA, The Beaver Country Day School in Boston and […]

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