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Sam Pashall

Faculty

Sam Pashall

Fourth Grade Teaching Assistant

Sam Pashall is the fourth grade teaching assistant. Mr. Pashall, comes to Black Pine Circle from Prospect Sierra Lower School with four years experience in outdoor education. Sam graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA in 2011, majoring in sociology and international/intercultural studies. Over the past decade, Sam has taught HIV-education abroad in Tanzania, and English in Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador. Sam is in his final year of a master’s in education program with the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI). Sam hails from Boston, MA, and loves to spend his free time traveling, backpacking, cheering on Oakland and Boston sports teams, and falling over in yoga. He is thrilled to be joining the Black Pine Circle School community this year.

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Why I Work with Children

Working with kids reminds me to maintain levity in life. I see children as the greatest hope for turning our cultural ship back in a more balanced, sustainable, and healthy direction.

A Favorite Book

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv is one of my favorite books because it offers clear scientific backing for the notion that “green time” is healthy for growing humans.

Quick Fact

Lived on a haunted Indonesian island

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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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Tamed a mechanical bull in Nashville, Tennessee.

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While on Venetian honeymoon, serenaded a German couple on a gondola.

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Jen Levy

Jen Levy

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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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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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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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