Our People

Meet the People Who Make the Magic

Lower School Faculty

Ke Williams

Ke Williams

Kindergarten Head Teacher

Signe Van Slyke

Signe Van Slyke

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Kaneoelani Connor

Kanoelani Connor

First Grade Head Teacher

Meg McCarthy

First Grade Assistant Teacher

Liz Lummis O'Neil

Liz Lummis O’Neil

Second Grade Head Teacher

Isabelle Tanov

Second Grade Assistant Teacher

Romina Ronquillo

Romina Ronquillo

Third Grade Head Teacher

Sonytha Bun

Third Grade Assistant Teacher

Carina Silva

Carina Silva

Third Grade Assistant Teacher

Diane Wirtschafter

Diane Wirtschafter

Fourth Grade Head Teacher

Brennan Fischer

Brennan Fischer

Fourth Grade Assistant Teacher

Torin Coffino

Torin Coffino

Fifth Grade Head Teacher

Sophie von Hunnius

Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher

Vera Balarin

Fifth Grade Math Teacher, Lower School Math Specialist

Rem Djemilev

BPC String Orchestra Leader

Rachel Durling

First-Third Grade Violin Teacher

Michael Feferman

Michael Feferman

Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Sara Huerta

Lower School Spanish Teacher

Kim Livingston

Kim Livingston

Lower School Art Teacher

Nicole Lockwood

Nicole Lockwood

Kindergarten-Fourth Grade Science and Garden Teacher

Cris Mytko

Christine Mytko

K-8 STEAM Coordinator, Fifth Grade Science, Sixth Grade Technology, & Seventh Grade Health Teacher

Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts

K-3rd Grade Music Teacher

Cheryl Sumsion

Cheryl Sumsion

Fourth-Sixth Grade Music Teacher, Choral Program Director

Dina Weinshelbaum

First-Third Grade Cello Teacher

Xiaoyan Xu

Xiaoyan Xu

Grade 4-8 Mandarin Teacher

Upper School Faculty

Corinne Allen

Corinne Allen

Seventh Grade Math Teacher, Upper School Math Specialist

Gerry Branner

Upper School Physical Education Teacher & Athletic Director

Jonathan Cohen

Eighth Grade Science Teacher

Rebecca Deutsch

Rebecca Deutsch

Upper School Art Teacher

Rem Djemilev

BPC String Orchestra Leader

Zina Gulimovskaya

Seventh Grade Math Assistant

Anatoliy Gulimovskiy

Seventh Grade Math Teacher, Math Club / Math Team Coach

Mason Hanson

Sixth Grade Science Teacher, Sixth Grade Dean

Kathy Henderson

Kathy Henderson

Sixth Grade Math Teacher

Emmeline Hill

Emmeline Hill

Seventh Grade Science Teacher, Sixth Grade Socratic Seminar Teacher

Gwen Hornig

Gwen Hornig

Eighth Grade English Teacher

Jerry Kennedy

Seventh and Eighth Grade Music Teacher, Band Director

Catalina Lacy

Catalina Lacy

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Andra Marziano

Dean of Upper School Students, Assistant Head of Upper School, Upper School Drama Teacher

Cassie McFall

Cassie McFall

Upper School Assistant

Aly Mitchell

Alyson Mitchell

Eighth Grade History & Geography Teacher

Cloe Monleon

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Cris Mytko

Christine Mytko

K-8 STEAM Coordinator, Fifth Grade Science, Sixth Grade Technology, & Seventh Grade Health Teacher

Maria Palmer

Sixth Grade English Teacher, Eighth Grade Creative Writing Teacher

Apollo Papafrangou

Apollo Papafrangou

Upper School Assistant

Stephanie Piper

Stephanie Piper

Seventh Grade English Teacher

Jean Carla Rodea

Jean Carla Rodea

Upper School Spanish Teacher, Art Assistant

Carwai Seto

Carwai Seto

Eighth Grade Math Teacher

Cheryl Sumsion

Cheryl Sumsion

Fourth-Sixth Grade Music Teacher, Choral Program Director

Marcelo Vaz

Marcelo Vaz

Seventh Grade History Teacher, Upper School Director of Outdoor Education

Natasha Vdovychenko

Nataliya Vdovychenko

Upper School Assistant Teacher

Xiaoyan Xu

Xiaoyan Xu

Grade 4-8 Mandarin Teacher

Administration and Staff

John Carlstroem

John Carlstroem

Head of School

Tanveer Alibhai

Head of Lower School

DeAndre Calhoun

DeAndre Calhoun

Head of Upper School, Assistant Head of School

Mulan Bartholomew

Mulan Bartholomew

Database Administrator and Registrar

Lauren Cates

Campus Health Coordinator

Lydia Chow

Lydia Chow

Admissions Assistant, Business Office Assistant

Betsy Cory

Betsy Cory

Director of Student Support Services, Grades 4-8 School Counselor

Ashley Goldsmith Buttner

Ashley Goldsmith Buttner

Grades K-3 School Counselor

Sonam Gonsar

Sonam Gonsar

Upper School Office Manager

Amy Gordon Risz

Amy Gordon Risz

Upper School Learning Specialist

Cord Greene

Cord Greene

Director of Extended Day Programs

Alonzo Hernandez

Extended Day Program Teacher & IT Assistant

Lesley Jones

Director of Communications and Special Events

Sally Kiskaddon

K-4th Grade Librarian

Eugene Lee

IT Coordinator

Jen Levy

Lower School Learning Specialist

Andra Marziano

Dean of Upper School Students, Assistant Head of Upper School, Upper School Drama Teacher

Kathleen McNulty

5th-8th Grade Librarian, 7th Grade Literature Teacher

Melinda Morris

Controller

Lucy Morris

Lucy Morris

Lower School Office Manager

John Ormsby

John Ormsby

Director of Development, JV Basketball Coach

Liz Pulido

Director of Human Resources and Operations

Tracey Rogers

Executive Assistant to Head of School

Bill Shea

Bill Shea

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Greta Wong

Greta B. Wong

Director of Admissions

Extended Day Team

Barbara Bañez

Assistant Director, Extended Day Program

Annie Bissell

Extended Day Program Teacher

Cord Greene

Cord Greene

Director of Extended Day Programs

Alonzo Hernandez

Extended Day Program Teacher & IT Assistant

Jose Ruiz

Jose Ruiz

Extended Day Program Teacher

Tiffany Wiyono

Tiffany Wiyono

Extended Day Program Teacher

Board of Directors

Peter Wong – Chairman of the Board

COO, TruTag Technologies, Inc.

Nam Do

IT Consultant, Department of Veterans Affairs, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Erik Harris

Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, Ultragenyx Inc.

Brett Hazlett

CFO/CAO SFMade, Inc. and PlaceMade

Jill Hughes, Psy.D

Parent of three children, one currently attending Black Pine Circle and two graduates

Sonia Katyal

Assoc Dean for Faculty Development & Research / Distinguished Haas Chair, UC Berkeley School of Law

Eric Pearson

Supervisor for Home Entertainment, Pixar Animation Studios

Mike Seel

Vice President, Freed Associates, Healthcare Management Consulting Firm

Shalini Sharp

Board Member and Advisor to Life Sciences Companies

Ryan Sullivan

Founder and Director of Village to Village, Inc. and MBA Candidate at UC Berkeley Haas

Jase Turner

Assistant Head of School & Interim Head of Lower School, The Seven Hills School

Sandra Williams-Hamp

ED of Outreach and Educational Partnerships, University of California Office of the President

Karen Zukor

Statistics Consultant, World Health Organization