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  • Alison graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communication Studies and minor in Food Studies in 2017. She is passionate about healthy eating and food issues and has worked and volunteered with various food justice organizations throughout California. As a FoodCorps Service Member, Alison has combined her commitment to advancing food justice with garden and nutrition education. She is excited to be returning to Think College Now for another year as the FoodCorps Gardening and Nutrition Teacher!
  • B.A. -- Vanessa is ecstatic to join the Think College Now community as a 4th-grade teacher. Vanessa grew up in South L.A. and moved to the Bay Area after high school to pursue her bachelor’s in Cognitive Neuroscience and Education from UC Berkeley. Vanessa previously taught at Voices College-Bound Language Academy in San Jose, California where her passion and drive for equitable education increased. In her free time, Vanessa enjoys catching Pokemon on the go, playing music with friends, jogging, and intense 30 minute workouts with upbeat music in the background.
  • B.A. Anthropology and Studio Art, M.A Elementary Education -- Julia teaches 5th grade at TCN. Julia graduated from Stanford University with a major in anthropology and studio art. She went back to Stanford to get her masters and teaching credential in elementary education. Before coming to TCN, Julia taught 4th grade for two years at Madison Park Academy in East Oakland. Julia enjoys reading, drawing, cooking, sewing, and camping.
  • B.A. English, Sarah Lawrence College; MA Urban Education and Social Justice, University of San Francisco. -- Michael Taylor graduated from USF. He received a Master's in Teaching with a focus on urban education and social justice. He is a once and (hopefully) future stand-up comedian, and he tries to bring his sense of humor into the classroom. Humorless kindergarten teachers rarely survive. When he is not teaching he is often hiking, cooking, or playing with his dog.
  • B.A. UC San Diego, M.A. Loyola Marymount University, M.A. Columbia University Teachers College. Emma began her teaching career in Oakland in 2011 and taught kindergarten at TCN from 2014-2017. She then spent two years in New York, attending Columbia’s Teachers College while working as a staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. As a staff developer, Emma led professional development in schools across the country and co-authored literacy curriculum. She is thrilled to be back in Oakland and is especially excited to be working with her TCN family once again. Emma believes in teaching as an act of social justice and is deeply committed to working with teachers to build classroom communities that are culturally sustaining, developmentally appropriate, and filled with love and joy. When she isn’t in classrooms, Emma enjoys reading, exploring, and spending time with her dog, Ginny.
  • B.S -- Nikita teaches 4th grade at TCN. She is a Bay Area native and is excited to be back in the Bay to teach at TCN! Prior to moving back Nikita worked as a management consultant in Chicago, IL. In addition, she has taught finance classes both in Chicago and abroad. Nikita holds a degree from Northwestern University. When she isn't teaching or hanging out with her twin sister, she enjoys playing with dogs, traveling, and listening to classical music.
  • BA Alfred University; MFA University of North Carolina at Greensboro Colby Cotton is so excited to join Think College Now! As a first-generation college student, he earned a BA in English Literature at Alfred University, and an MFA in Creative Writing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He comes to TCN from Stanford, where he was a Post-Graduate Fellow in Creative Writing. Colby enjoys writing poetry, and hiking with his dog, Meadow.
  • BA English, Boston College; MS Education, Pace University
  • BA English, Boston College; MS Education, Pace University -- Julie Dulay joined TCN Elementary at the start of the 2007-08 school year. Before that, she worked as a classroom teacher in New York City. She taught 2nd grade for 5 years in Washington Heights and Harlem, and 1st grade for 4 years at TCN. In 2013, she began working as a Reading Interventionist and ELD teacher. She is a passionate supporter of public education, which she sees as a crucial element of a functioning and healthy democracy. Julie is from Seattle WA, and currently lives in Alameda with her husband and two sons.
  • BA Environmental Studies -- Natalie is thrilled to join Think College Now as a 3rd-grade teacher. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Davidson College in North Carolina. After graduating, she returned home to the Bay Area where she worked as a college advisor for Oakland high school students with the educational opportunity program College Track. She also spent a year traveling and living in South America. In her free time, Natalie enjoys rock climbing, hiking, spending time with friends and family and listening to good music!
  • Bachelor's Degree: Communications: University of Puget SoundMasters in Teaching: Pace University -- I grew up in Newark, California (not far from Oakland) and love to go home and visit my family—even though they now live in Livermore. My sister is also a teacher in Oakland and works at Alliance Academy on 98th Ave. I began my teaching career through a program called Teach For America in 2007. I was a second grade teacher in New York City. I have been at Think College Now since 2010.In my free time, I spend lots of time outdoors. I enjoy hiking, biking, and time at the beach. I also like to lift weights and try to get stronger. I also like to spend time with my cat Modell.?
  • BS in Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University; MA in Education, UC Berkeley -- Emma started teaching 2nd grade at Think College Now (TCN) in 2018. She attended UC Berkeley's Developmental Teacher Education program to receive her MA in Education and her teaching credential. Before that, she worked as the Reading Partners site coordinator at TCN and International Community School, delivering reading intervention to students at both schools. Emma is a strong believer in public education, and so excited to be working with the incredible students and families of OUSD. She is originally from Berkeley, CA, and currently lives in Oakland.
  • BS Psychology, UC Berkeley; MA Special Education, Loyola Marymount University -- Fabiola Ramirez, RSP Teacher, joined Think College Now at the start of the 2017-18 school year. Before that, she worked as a Special Day Class Teacher at East Oakland Pride Elementary School in OUSD. Fabiola was born and raised in Oakland and began her career in education in 2011 working as an After School Program Instructor at Horace Mann Elementary. In 2017, she was selected to be one of the awardees of the Mayor's Teaching Award. Fabiola enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, and also likes to spend time cooking and watching movies with her family.
  • Cal State Eastbay, Sociology -- I grew up in Oakland and I am a product of Oakland Public Schools. One of the main reasons why I made it to college was because I had educators/ teachers that saw potential and supported me to get a higher education. I want to conintue giving that same support to other youth to be thier own successful human beings and go to colege! I received my Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Cal State Eastbay. I have 16 years working in Oakland’s education and I do not see myself working anywhere else than within my own community where I lived my whole life, Oakland!
  • Hello all! My name is Kaitlynn Pierce and I am a third-year undergrad student! Before COVID, I attended Cal State Monterey Bay, but for now I am taking classes at Chabot College in Hayward. While attending CSUMB, I worked at a charter school that served kids in grades K-8 as an after-school assistant and facilitated lesson plans, activities, snack, as well set aside specific days for reading with the kids. After undergrad, I plan on attending Medical School and becoming a Pediatrician. One reason why I love working with children is because I get to be a part of their growth as young individuals and be able to help them blossom into the wonderful individuals, I know that can and will be. I’m more than excited to be a part of the Girls Inc. team and share my experience and knowledge with everyone!
  • Hello my name is Maria Garcia. I am from Oakdale, Ca, I have lived here most of life. It's a small cowboy town in the Central Valley. After I graduated high school I decide to move to the bay for school. I am currently finishing up my last semester at CSU East Bay getting my bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and sociology. I am very excited to be working the students and helping them flourish in their education.
  • Hello, my name is Lauren Williams. I just completed my first year with Seneca Family of Agencies working as a Mental Health Counselor within the classroom. I am a recent graduate from a HBCU, Grambling State University located in Grambling, Louisiana. I graduate May 2019 completing a duo Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology. I always wanted to work with the youth population and very appreciative of currently being able to do so. The youth cannot afford to lose or have anyone else give up on them. On my off days I enjoy music, trivia, poetry, gaming, hands-on activities watching sports and series.
  • Holy Names University - Multiple Subject Teaching CredentialNotre Dame de Namur University - BA Communications -- Monica Purdy started teaching kindergarten at Think College Now in January 2006. Before that, she was an AmeriCorp member in Oakland and an after school instructor in Alameda. In addition to her many years at TCN as a teacher, she participates in the K2C program, helps coordinates school wide events such as Math Night and Electives Day and is a member of the PBIS team, which helps to grow and support a positive school culture. Outside of school, she loves to volunteer as team mom for her son's baseball and soccer team. She also mentors a first year college student at Mills College. To relax, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and son, reading, gardening, watching the Oakland A’s and has a new found love of running and working out.
  • I am a 3rd year counseling student from St Mary's College of California. I studied psychology for my undergrad at the University Of California, Santa Cruz. I currently work as a Mental Health Counselor for John Muir Behavioral Health Center, an inpatient psychiatric hospital. I am a native Spanish speaker.
  • I am really excited to be working with all of you. After getting in touch with Mandra, I will be working Mondays & Tuesdays. I am a bilingual SLP from Puerto Rico with more than 6 years of experience. I moved to California with my husband in December 2015 and worked in a charter school in Alameda until last year when I joined OUSD.
  • I am working on getting my AA in nursing at Merritt College, and worked for after-school here at ICS/TCN for CAST for 4 years. In my free time, I love to have movie night on Fridays with my two kids, Benjamin and Luna and husband.
  • I received my BA in sociology from Florida International University in 2014. I received my teaching credential at Cal State Los Angeles. I started my teaching career in 2015 at Grassvalley in Oakland and taught first grade there for two years. I then taught second grade for two years in the Pittsburg Unified School District. I chose to go into teaching because of a lack of black educators visible to our youth. My hopes are to inspire our communities to not only take pride in themselves but to also excel in their education. I enjoy reading, hanging out with my sister and brother, playing with my dog, and video games.
  • Isabella is so excited to be joining Think College Now as a student teacher! She recently graduated as a first generation student from UC Santa Cruz with her BA in Literature and Psychology, and she is currently a graduate student at UC Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, painting, hiking, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family.
  • Jael is originally from Nicaragua, grew up in Daly City, and has been an Oakland resident for the past fourteen years. Before TCN, she attended Cal East Bay Hayward and worked with the youth in after school programs both at ICS/TCN and St. Anthony School. Working in After School Programs inspired her to continue working with youth in a different capacity. She now joins the TCN team as the Bilingual Attendance Specialist for both ICS and TCN. When she's not at Think College Now, you can find Jael spending time with her three children and her pug, reading books, and watching Netflix.
  • Jasmine is a Bay Area native and has taught for over 10 years, working as a general and special education teacher in both California and New York, focusing on developing curriculum and strategies that promote equity and spark joy for all learners. Prior to joining the TCN community, Jasmine was a staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, supporting literacy instruction for teachers and students in schools across the country. Jasmine enjoys going to the beach, singing and playing with her son Austin.
  • My name is Brett R. Bollinger and I am the new site school psychologist serving your students (2 days a week). This is my 3rd year with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). The first 2 years in Oakland I was placed at the Lockwood Elementary site where I continue to work 2 and 1/2 days a week. Overall, I have been a credentialed school psychologist for over 18 years and have developed a deep passion for special education and working with struggling students. My simple philosophy is that all students can learn when they are given the tools, regardless of specific disabilities or challenges.
  • My name is Ingrid and I am a graduate student at UC Berkeley. I grew up in the Bay Area and had my first teaching experience at East Oakland Pride Elementary School. I'm excited and honored to join Monica Purdy as a student teacher this year at TCN! I look forward to learning from and with the TCN community.
  • My name is Jennifer, born and raised in Long Branch, Nj. I moved to Oakland, California in my junior year of high school. I am a first-generation student and received my bachelor's in Sociology from Cal state Eastbay in 2016. I am currently a graduate student there and working towards my Master’s of Social work degree. I am excited to start this new journey with the TCN community!
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