DAVID ZHEUTLIN, Middle School Social Studies Teacher,  lives in Brooklyn, NY, and directs the educational programs at Brooklyn Youth Sports Club. He also leads their partnership program, most recently collaborating with the Municipal Art Society to create and teach a neighborhood-exploration curriculum (the question: “What should a neighborhood be?”). For seven years, he taught eighth-grade history at […]


EDUARDO GARCIA is the new educational intern at THS. He was born and raised in Healdsburg and spent many great summers on the river, on the trails around Lake Sonoma, and playing soccer. Although he went through the Healdsburg public school system, he was fortunate enough to attend Sonoma Academy. At Sonoma Academy, Eduardo played soccer […]


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, […]


CRISTAL LOPEZ, Spanish Teacher.  Cristal is well-known by many THS children and families as she has overseen our after-school program for many years.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State in Chicano Studies.  She also stepped in as a long-term substitute last year while Maestra Rose was on maternity leave. She lifted the Spanish […]


Beginning as a Healdsburg local, Alex Flores launched his career in higher education in a small town called Somerville, Massachusetts. There he attended Tufts University and majored in Philosophy, focusing on Aesthetics and completing a graphic novel independent research project exploring the idea of recursivity as it relates to our understanding and interpretation of Art […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, 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 […]


Music Teacher MARYROSA RAMOS-BURGOS is a music teacher with a passion for fostering a lifelong enjoyment of music through the development of musical skills. A certified K-12 Music Educator, her pedagogy draws upon the teaching methods of Zoltan Kodaly, Carl Orff, and Edwin Gordon, among others. Through her style, she seeks to develop creativity, ingenuity, and […]


Art Teacher, ANN WEBER has taught third and fourth grades at THS; she looks forward to her fourth year at the school. 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 […]


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, […]


Middle School Language Arts Teacher, BRITTA WINTER, has been fascinated by the written word and its immense power for as long as she can remember. It makes sense then that she is driven to share this lifelong love with her Upper School students as they explore the art of reading and writing. Britta’s love of creative […]


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, Middle School Math Teacher is a native of New Haven, Connecticut.   Charlotte comes from a long line of educators, and has spent the past 32 years teaching math and science 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 […]


LORI PATOCCHI, Fifth Grade Associate Teacher, has enjoyed more than 20 years of experience working with K-8 students in various Healdsburg schools.  She is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a B.A. Degree in Liberal Studies and completed the SSU Multiple Subject Credential Program.  Learning is as much of a passion for Lori as […]


JAMI TRINIDAD, Fifth Grade Teacher, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  She attended UC Santa Barbara on a softball scholarship, where she majored in Sociology with a History minor.  After graduation, she accepted a Graduate Fellowship at Whittier College, where she earned a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  Jami worked for several years as a […]


JESSICA WEINMAN, Fourth Grade Associate Teacher, graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.A. in Early Childhood Studies and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential the following year. Jessica began working for the YMCA during her undergrad as a before and after school teacher for grades TK-6 and continued this work- through her Credential Program. During her […]


MELISSA WALKER is excited to be at The Healdsburg School as the Fourth Grade Teacher. Melissa attended the University of Puget Sound in Washington state, where she pursued a degree in psychology, focusing on disorders and child development. During her time in the northwest, she was able to discover her love for the outdoors, spending her […]


Third Grade Associate Teacher, APRIL MOLLISON, received her Multiple Subjects teaching credentials from California State University, Fresno. Working with children has been a passion, and she has over 25 years of experience teaching in public and private schools. She feels strongly about engaging children in hands-on learning and creating an atmosphere of excitement and enthusiasm […]


KATE GUTHRIE, Third Grade Teacher, attended the University of Oregon for her undergraduate degree on an athletic scholarship. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and became an All-American in Track & Field. Kate earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Language Arts Teaching Credential at Pacific University. […]


Second Grade Associate Teacher, MARIA TRICKEL holds a B.A. degree in Liberals Studies with an emphasis in education from Sonoma State. Maria is working on her multiple subject teaching credentials. She has always had a love for education and working with children. Maria joined the THS team as the after-school academy assistant and subbed for various […]


DREW LICHTENBERGER is thrilled to be teaching Second Grade at THS. Drew received her B.A. in Child Development at Cal. State Sacramento and her Multi-Subject teaching credential and Masters’ Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. For most of her career, she taught second grade, although she has also taught first and third. Drew believes […]