Teachers & Staff

PRINCIPAL & SCHOOL OPERATIONS

Principal: Rene Molina renemolina@berkeley.net
Secretary: Veronica Jones veronicajones@berkeley.net

Head Custodian: Juan Buendia
Night Custodian: Michael Williams
Food Service: Angel Johnson 
School Service Assistant: Special Wells

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

CLASSROOM TEACHING STAFF

(email: firstnamelastname@berkeley.net)

KINDERGARTEN
Jacob Zaragoza
Benjamin Malloy
Kesha Jenkins

FIRST GRADE
Jacqueline Canjura
Marcie Thomas
Ruby Palmer
Suzanne Wright

SECOND GRADE
Mary Connolly
Patrick Hamilton
Julia Liepman

THIRD GRADE
Dvora Pitheau
Andrea Cruchett
Karen Ferguson
Taylor Khan

FOURTH GRADE
Madhuvanti Khare
Michele Williams

FIFTH GRADE
Adam Weis
Mia Caporal
Nicolas Stephens

To contact a teacher, you can:

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

ENRICHMENT, SCIENCE, PE

Performing Arts, all grades: Performing Arts Workshop
Visual Arts: KALA instructor
1st-5th Grade Music: BUSD Music Staff (multiple)
Science Teacher (4th/5th): Cherene Fillingim-Selk
Physical Education Teacher: Allie McMurdo
Garden Instructor: Marlee Blasenheim

SPECIALISTS & RESOURCES

Family Engagement Coordinator: Federico “Tito” Aquino (510) 849-7382
Response to Intervention (RtI) Coordinator: Heather Komure-Chan
Counselors: Erin Savage, Megan Carney
Literacy Coach/ELD: Cara Eisenberg, China Byon
Math Intervention: Lori Ransdell
Librarian/Media Technician: Mardawn Wendt
Education Specialists: Cory Potts, Maryel Norris
Instructional Aides: Michele Ferrell, Karon Harris-Younger, Melina Landry, Kourtney Thomas, Mehnaz Dim
After School Program: BAM All-Stars (LEARNS) Ed Hill and BEARS Dr. Roach
Lunch Time Sports/PE: YMCA STAFF
Noon Supervisors: Raul Buendia, Kiejan Baird, Svetlana Walters,
Peace Taylor, Special Wells