First Grade Assistant Teacher
Jamie Xayachack was born and raised in Redding, CA. She has an associate’s degree in liberal studies with a focus on elementary education and human development from Shasta Community College, and a B.A. in liberal arts with a concentration in elementary education from CSU Chico. After college, Jamie moved to Berkeley because she believes that the Bay Area is home to diverse, innovative, and creative communities. Teaching in the Bay has made her a more passionate lifelong learner and she feels as though teaching is most enjoyable when she is exploring new, challenging ideas and different perspectives among students and colleagues. Jamie has held many leadership positions – most notably with IDEA Public Schools and Girls Inc. of Alameda County. Currently, she is enrolled at CSU Fresno and has plans to receive her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in spring 2023. Aside from teaching, she enjoys reading and spending time exploring new places with her friends and family, as well as her partner and their corgi, Wes Montgomery. She is looking forward to becoming part of the Black Pine Circle School learning community this school year as the first grade assistant teacher.