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Eileen Duncan

Faculty

Eileen Duncan

Third Grade Head Teacher

Eileen Duncan is the third grade head teacher. Ms. Duncan received a B.S. in human development from UC Davis, holds a California multiple subject teaching credential with a supplemental authorization in English language arts from San Francisco State University, and has significant training in the area of equity and inclusion. A Berkeley native, Ms. Duncan has taught at independent and public schools in the East Bay including Chabot Elementary School and Julia Morgan School for Girls. Her experience includes teaching preschool, third grade, fifth grade, seventh grade pre-algebra, and sheltered English instruction. In Eileen’s personal time, she loves venturing outdoors with her toddler. Before motherhood, she ran marathons, read a lot more, led volunteer service trips maintaining trails in the Sierra backcountry, and hiked the John Muir Trail nearly three times. This is Ms. Duncan’s seventeenth year teaching; she joined Black Pine Circle School in 2013.

Teaching Since

2001

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Why I Work with Children

To make a positive and lasting difference on Earth. Also, summer keeps me sane!

A Favorite Book

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. Stegner is a master of his craft, and I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters–even when I wasn’t reading.

Quick Fact

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

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Annie Bissell

Lower School Physical Education Assistant, Extended Daycare Assistant

Mad for open water swimming

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Cheryl Burger

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Loves walks in nature with family

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Dina Weinshelbaum

First-Third Grade Cello Teacher

Toured with the Western Opera Theater for eight years

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Isaac Pasternack

Isaac Pasternack

Third Grade Teaching Assistant

Can fix a flat bicycle tire in < 5 minutes

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Jen Levy

Jen Levy

Lower School Literacy Specialist

Ice-climbed in Iceland

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Kim Livingston

Kim Livingston

Lower School Art Teacher

Started clowning at age 9

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Madeleine King

K-3rd Grade Music Teacher, Head of Music Program

Loves to paddle-surf

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Michael Feferman

Michael Feferman

Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Has developed a secret pizza sauce

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Nicole Lockwood

Nicole Lockwood

Lower School Science Specialist

Apprenticed at the National Theater of Croatia

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Rachel Durling

First-Third Grade Violin Teacher

Played at the Grammys

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Rem Djemilev

Leads BPC's String Orchestra

Creates musical arrangements for fun

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Vera Balarin

Vera Balarin

Lower School Math Specialist

Summers on a small Croatian isle

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