Staff

Principal & SCHOOL OPERATIONS   

Principal: Rene Molina
Secretary: Samantha Saechao

Head Custodian: Dinesh Kumar
Night Custodian: Michael Campbell
Food Service: Angel Johnson 
School Service Assistant: Special Wells

Contact Information:

Office Phone: (510) 644-6225
Office Fax: (510) 644-6265

To contact a teacher, you can:

  • leave a message by calling the BAM office 510-644-6225
  • leave the teacher a voice-mail at 510-644-4500 ext. 23+child’s room number, or
  • send an email to firstnamelastname @ berkeley.net

CLASSROOM TEACHING STAFF

KINDERGARTEN
Jacob Zaragoza
Benjamin Malloy
Ruby Palmer

FIRST GRADE
Marcie Thomas
Katherine Rieger
Suzanne Wright

SECOND GRADE
Jacqueline Canjura
Andrea Cruchett
Patrick Hamilton

THIRD GRADE
Dvora Pitheau
Karen Ferguson
Sumita Soni

FOURTH GRADE
Madhuvanti Khare
Mr. Stephens
Michele Williams

FIFTH GRADE
Adam Weis
Mia Caporal
Ines Trinh

ENRICHMENT, SCIENCE, PE

Performing Arts, all grades:
Visual Arts:
1st-5th Grade Music: BUSD Music Staff (multiple)
Science Teacher (4th/5th): Cherene Fillingim-Selk
Physical Education Teacher: Allie McMurdo
Garden Instructor: Katherine O’Brien

SPECIALISTS & RESOURCES

Family Engagement Coordinator: Nabeteh Ahmed (510) 849-7382
Response to Intervention (RtI) Coordinator: Heather Komure-Chan
Counselors: Erin Savage, Ciara Garland, Fabiola Navarrete
Speech Therapist: Angelica To 
Occupational Therapist: Maxine Ziprin
Literacy Coach: Cara Eisenberg
ELD: China ByonMardawn Wendt
Education Specialists: Cory Potts, Raquella Thaman
Instructional Aides: Michele Ferrell, Karon Harris-Younger, Melina Landry, Mehnaz Dim
After School Program: BAM All-Stars (LEARNS) Coordinator, Unique Wells, and BEARS Coordinator, Dr. Linda Roach
Noon Supervisors: Peace Taylor, Reina Finney