Extended Day Team, Faculty
Classroom Support Staff
Annie Bissell kept strong ties with the Black Pine Circle community after graduating from eighth grade in 2008. In 2016, she returned as the third grade assistant teacher and continued on as an after-care assistant the following year. Ms. Annie was involved in a variety of community-building volunteer positions while attending UC Santa Cruz, including as the coordinator for a community mural that focused on the many messages of nonviolence and co-leader of a Sierra Nevada wilderness trip and a kayaking trip on Tomales Bay for freshmen. She has also participated in elementary school service projects with the Oakland based nonprofit, Upward Roots. This year, she plans to take classes at a local community college in addition to working in the classroom to support our kindergarten distance and hybrid learning cohorts. Ms. Annie values her time in the outdoors: swimming in the cold Pacific, jogging and hiking with her dogs, and riding around town on her bicycle.