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K-8 EXCELLENCE SINCE 1973
2027 7th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (map) • 510‑845‑0876

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Faculty

Dina Weinshelbaum

First-Third Grade Cello Teacher

Dina Weinshelbaum received her B.A. in music from UC Berkeley, where she studied with Millie Rosner and Colin Hampton. She has taught at the Crowden School and the Young Musician’s Program at UC Berkeley, and she maintains a private teaching studio in her home. In addition to teaching cello, Ms. Weinshelbaum is a member of the San Francisco Opera Center Orchestra, and often subs with groups such as the Berkeley Symphony, California Symphony, and Oakland Symphony. She also plays at many weddings and parties as a member of Garden Strings. Ms. Weinshelbaum joined the Black Pine Circle School music faculty in 1993.

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Toured with the Western Opera Theater for eight years

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Cheryl Burger

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Eileen Duncan

Eileen Duncan

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Saw the sunrise from the highest point (14,505') in the lower 48 states

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Isaac Pasternack

Isaac Pasternack

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Jen Levy

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Kanoelani Connor Joseph

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Ke Williams

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Where I was born, now stands a Yoda statue

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Kim Livingston

Kim Livingston

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Started clowning at age 9

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Kris Rolstadt

Kris Rolstad

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Loves to play & watch sports & music

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Madeleine King

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Meg McCarthy

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Never had a cavity

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Michael Feferman

Michael Feferman

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Has developed a secret pizza sauce

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Nicole Lockwood

Nicole Lockwood

Kindergarten-Fourth Grade Science and Garden Teacher

Apprenticed at the National Theater of Croatia

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Rachel Durling

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Played at the Grammys

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Rem Djemilev

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Creates musical arrangements for fun

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Romina Ronquillo

Romina Ronquillo

Second Grade Head Teacher

Mad for dancing

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Ryan McWilliams

Ryan McWilliams

Third Grade Assistant Teacher

Musician and Culinary Arts graduate

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Sonytha Bun

Second Grade Assistant Teacher

I am the middle child

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Stephanie Colker

Fifth Grade Head Teacher

Kayaked in Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Vera Balarin

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Summers on a small Croatian isle

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