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Sonytha Bun

Third Grade Assistant Teacher

Sonytha Bun was born and raised in the Bay Area. She obtained her B.A. in liberal studies with a concentration in childhood studies from California State University, East Bay. She completed her master’s in education at the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute in the spring of 2021 before becoming a mom. Sonytha has worked with school-aged children for over ten years; her work with youth consisted of homework assistance, reading intervention, sports coaching, nutrition classes, and mentorship. In addition to her career in education, Sonytha enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, listening to music, playing volleyball, and reading a good book. She joined the Black Pine Circle School community as the second grade assistant teacher in 2019 and is looking forward to working with the third grade students on her return from maternity leave.

Teaching Since

2019

Pronouns

she/her

Contact

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Why I Work with Children

I work with kids because I believe they are creative, imaginative, and intelligent; children will grow into adults who will make innovative changes to the future.

A Favorite Book

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Quick Fact

I am the middle child

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Toured with the Western Opera Theater for eight years

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Isabelle Tanov

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Had art exhibited in Chicago and LA

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Kim Livingston

Kim Livingston

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Started clowning at age 9

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Liz Lummis O’Neil

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Loves to play backgammon

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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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Owen Roberts

Owen Roberts

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I was a college volleyball coach

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Rachel Durling

First-Third Grade Violin Teacher

Played at the Grammys

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Rem Djemilev

BPC String Orchestra Leader

Creates musical arrangements for fun

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Vera Balarin

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Summers on a small Croatian isle

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