Administration & Faculty

The number-one priority of every administrator, teacher, and staff member at Thomas Edison is to facilitate the success and growth of every student who enters our building. Our highly qualified teachers and staff take advantage of the latest curriculum guidelines and work together to provide students with an educational experience that will prepare them for success in the 21st century. 

We encourage good communication between parents and teachers, so if you have any questions or concerns, please call or email. We’d love to hear from you!

Administration

AnastasiaShattner

Anastasia Shattner
Executive Director / Superintendent
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About Anastasia Shattner

As an educational leader for over 25 years, Anastasia began her journey as a teacher and has held increasingly responsible roles in education in and around the Bay Area. As a former assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Anastasia was responsible for the education of over 12,000 students and the professional development and support for 400 teachers, 40 administrators, and 45 counselors, most of whom served at schools that represented underserved populations. In 2009, Anastasia received the award for Sonoma County Administrator of the Year.

Anastasia comes to us with a strong and varied professional background. She held the roles of director of management information and student testing services, director of implementation and support, principal, assistant principal, teacher, and school counselor. Ms. Shattner was also a commissioner with the Sonoma Juvenile Justice Commission and provided oversight for programs serving children who were in the delinquency and/or dependency systems in Sonoma County.

Most recently, Anastasia served as principal of Tenderloin Community School and English Plus Pathway Program in the San Francisco Unified School District with an attached preschool where she administered supportive academic and behavioral programs for children, primarily English language learners living in high-poverty and high-trauma situations. It is there where she received the 2016-2017 San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee’s Principal-of-the-Year Award.

Ms. Shattner received a bachelor of arts degree in clinical psychology from San Francisco State University, a master of science in education/educational leadership degree from California State University-Hayward, and an administrative services credential from St. Mary’s College-Moraga. Coupled with her decades of teaching and educational leadership experience, Anastasia has the educational vision and leadership to build upon the successes already created at TECA and to continue to advance the school’s primary objectives.

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KevinChavez

Kevin Chavez
Principal
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About Kevin Chavez

Mr. Chávez has worked in education as a teacher and administrator for over 20 years (in the United States and Argentina). He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University–Portland and a bachelor of science degree in elementary education/special education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He has worked in education as a classroom teacher, a site-based program coordinator, a central office instructional coach/teacher on special assignment, and as an administrator.

Mr. Chávez is a founding member of the Association for Two-Way and Dual Language Education and currently serves as the chairperson of their board. He believes that we will create global citizens who are ready to become our future leaders by providing access to well-articulated, high-quality programs that focus on academic achievement, inclusive practices, and the promotion of positive self-esteem.

Mr. Chávez is passionate about TECA’s emphasis on arts education, and as a person who gained a deeper understating of Spanish through arts education himself, sees it as a means of better understanding culture and the self. His passion and drive are to serve students and families with innovative services and supports that address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Mr. Chávez believes that teaching and learning begins with truly knowing who our students are and how our mindsets impact student learning.

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HeidiLeintz

Heidi Leintz
Literacy Coach Elementary/Curriculum Coordinator
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ErinSears

Erin Sears
Student and School Program Director
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AndrewTuomey

Andrew Tuomey
Assistant Principal
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Faculty

Amanda Cruz
Kindergarten English Dual Language Teacher
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Nicole Penn
Kindergarten Teacher
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Cristina Rojas
Kindergarten Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Dafni Sahpazis
Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
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Michelle Phreaner
1st Grade English Dual Language Teacher
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Isabel Perez-Fernandez
1st Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Louie Ngo
1st Grade Teacher
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Kristen Cahill
2nd Grade English Dual Language Teacher
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Sergio Obando
2nd Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Madison Bruno
2nd Grade Teacher
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Shannon Nye
3rd Grade English Dual Language Teacher
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Angela Vicente Lazaro
3rd Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Amelia Clay
3rd Grade Teacher
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Katherine Corey
3rd Grade Teacher
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Cristina Garrido Abenza
4th Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Cara Sternberg
TSA Dual Language and EL Coordinator / 4th Grade Spanish Teacher
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Abby Laird
4th Grade Teacher
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Anjalee Beverly
4th Grade Teacher
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Maria Davila
5th Grade Spanish Dual Language Teacher
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Grace Vojvoda
5th Grade Teacher
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Jason Kushner
5th Grade Teacher
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Kaitlyn Hutto
6th Grade Teacher
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Jose Sandoval
6th Grade Teacher
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Maria Nodal
6th Grade Teacher
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Bianca Colon
7th Grade Teacher
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Catherine Cook
7th Grade Teacher
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Michael Reekers
7th Grade Teacher / 8th Grade History and Speech and Debate Teacher
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Gaynor Lloyd
8th Grade Math and Science Teacher
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Melissa Richardson
8th Grade Teacher / 6-8 Coach
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Roxanne Seliger
Dance Educator
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Dana Rothermel
Librarian
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Kyle Blase
Music TK-8th Grade Teacher
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Esther Calvo
PE TK-8th Teacher
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Elisa Van Buskirk
TK-8th Grade Art Teacher
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Rebecca De Villiers
Spanish Community Educator
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Mikka Kelly
Behavior RTI / Media Arts
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District Office

Rina Melendez
Director of Finance
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Hans Miemban
Executive Assistant
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Sandra Rodriguez
Financial Services Assistant
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Steven Hiester
IT Manager
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Jopierre Davis
Compliance Projects Administrative Support
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Lupe Aguilera
Enrollment and Special Projects
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Student Support Staff

Melissa Garcia
Bilingual Spanish/English School Aide
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Andrea Mendoza
Bilingual Spanish/English School Aide
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Marianna Ortiz-Berny
Bilingual Spanish/English School Aide
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Kelsey Lee
English Only School Aide
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Luis Garcia
Food Services Assistant Coordinator
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Monica Armenta-Gomez
Food Services Manager / Coordinator
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Jessica Alfaro
Head Counselor
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Nora Vidaurre
Head Custodian
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Francine Mays
Health Aide
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Carina Campos
Interim Office Manager
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Maria Garcia
Lunch Aide
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Cecilia Ibarra
Lunch Aide
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Anjuanie McAllister
Lunch Aide
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Sandra Huerta
Parent Liaison
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Darion Jefferson
Recreation Coordinator
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Morgan Hernandez
School Aide
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Lucy Rodriguez
School Aide
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Susan Hilary
Special Education Teacher
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Caitlin Nichols
Special Education Teacher (Lead)
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Vanessa Hernandez
SPED Paraprofessional
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Karen Schultz
SPED Paraprofessional
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William Estrada
Student Security Lead
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Miguel Dickinson-Shirley
Student Support Aide
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Rosa Jaques
Family Language Support
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Katelynn Scott
RTI Facilitator/TSA
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