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Alvarez, Gabriela
Staff
Anderson, Dr.
Core Teacher
Anderson, Ms. K.
Teacher
Bailes, Ms.
Science Teacher
Barber, Ms.
Teacher
Bayuk, Ms.
Core Teacher
Blalock, Mr.
Teacher
Cary, Ms.
Teacher
Contreras, Ms.
Teacher
Cortright, Ms.
Core Teacher
Danilson, Mrs.
Principal
Datta, Mrs.
Teacher
Detter, Ms.
Teacher
Falcone, Alberta
Textbook Coordinator
Flint, Olivia
School Psychologist
Flowers, Mr.
English Teacher
Gilbert, Mr.
6th grade Learning Center Teacher
Gruen, Mr.
Teacher
Gruen, Mrs.
Core Teacher
Herbert, Annette
Student Support
Holbrook, Marcia
School Secretary
Kamian, Mr.
Math Teacher
Keough, Katy
Staff
Lezak, Mrs.
Core Teacher
Lichti, Ms.
Teacher
Lockett, Ms.
Science Teacher
Lorie, Mr.
Teacher
McDevitt, Mrs.
History Teacher
Nicolini, Mr.
History Teacher
Noel, Mr.
Teacher
O'Neill, Mrs.
ELL Teacher
Oliver, Alisa
School Secretary
Olson, Gina
Staff
Rosso, Margaret
Staff
Shimer, Mrs.
Math Teacher
Spitz, Susan
Staff
Standring, Mrs.
Science Teacher
Steelman, Ms.
Teacher
Tondi, Ms.
Science Teacher
Tsubota, Mr.
Teacher
Warmboe, Ms.
History Teacher
Wayne, Mr.
Teacher
Wesler, Ms. Moose
Teacher
Wire, Caitlyn
Staff
Zerpa, Mr.
Teacher

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Gaby Alvarez

G. Alvarez.png Gabriela Alvarez is our school counselor at J.M. Gaby received her teaching credential and masters degree in Education at Stanford University and served as an intern Spanish teacher for 1 year at ...more

Kristin Anderson

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Lisa Barber

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Jason Blalock

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Mr. Blalock has been teaching at JMIS since 2011. He currently teaches Earth Science, Computer Science, and Drama. After attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and receiving his ...more

Irene Contreras

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Joan Danilson

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Born and raised in the Bay Area, Joan received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University. After receiving her Single Subject in English and Physical Education ...more

Olivia Flint

Olivia is excited to be the School Psychologist at Joaquin Moraga. This is her 16th year of working in schools and with children. She taught in Osaka, Japan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Mill ...more

Jimmy Flowers

Flowers1.jpgJimmy Flowers has been an educator for nearly two decades. After earning an English education degree from Miami University he journeyed to Korea and Japan to teach ESL. After an extended stay abroad ...more

Susanna Gomez

siu.pngSusanna has been working in the Moraga School District for over five years, first as a TA and then as an one-on-one aide at Camino Pablo. Currently, she works in the Intensive Learning Center at ...more

Jerry Gruen

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Jerry Gruen teaches Physical Education at JM, and has led the eighth graders of Joaquin Moraga to Washington D.C. since 1996. Before coming to Moraga, he taught in the West Contra Costa Unified ...more

Annette Herbert

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Moving back to the States from Singapore was a "re-entry" experience of epic proportion. Watching our children adjust to Moraga honed my compassion for students coping with all sorts of changes, and ...more

Harvey Kamian

Kamian.pngI was born in Berkeley and raised in Lafayette. I attended UCLA for my undergraduate studies where I earned degrees in Scandinavian Literature and National and International Business Administration.

Jill Lichti

Lichti.png Jill Lichti has been teaching for 29 years, all at the middle school level. She has taught English at JM for 18 years and before that taught for 11 years at Sullivan Middle School in Fairfield, CA.. ...more

Brett Lorie

Lorie 14.pngEntering my 16th year of teaching (all at JM), my excitement levels are just as high as they were on my first day of teaching. In those days, I had just completed my Master's degree and Teaching ...more

Stephen Nicolini

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Mary Ann Shimer

Shimer.pngMary Ann Shimer, who teaches Math at JM, strives to foster a love of learning in her students. After receiving her degree in Math/Applied Science (Engineering) at UCLA, Mary Ann designed data ...more

Debbie Standring

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Mrs. Standring teaches 6th grade and 7th grade Science at JM. Mrs. Standring attended the University of California, Davis and majored in Biological Sciences. She grew up in Walnut Creek and went to ...more

Michaela Tondi

Tondi1.jpgHi! My name is Ms. Tondi and I am very excited to be teaching here at JM! I am currently teaching 5 periods of 7th grade Life science and 1 period of 6th grade Earth Science. I very much enjoy ...more

Kerry Warmboe

Warmboe.png Kerry Warmboe has always had a passion for history; she is delighted to be able to teach both 7th grade World History and 8th grade US History here at JM. Kerry grew up on the Central Coast. She ...more

Ben Wayne

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Ben Wayne has been teaching 7th and 8th grade English since 2000. He started his career with San Francisco Unified School District and has recently made the move to the East Bay. He has a degree ...more

Victor Zerpa

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Hi everyone. I’m Mr. Zerpa. I moved to the Bay Area in the summer of 2009 and it was a great move for me. I love everything about the Bay Area. I am originally from Miami, Florida and my family ...more

Robin Anderson

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Teaching in a variety of positions, Robin Anderson has been with the Moraga School District since 1991. Currently, she teaches Debate, Success Skills and sixth grade Core. Before teaching in Moraga, ...more

Sally Bayuk

S. Bayuk.pngSally Bayuk was born and raised in the heart of the city of Los Angeles. She benefitted from attending low performing schools, where she learned independence and how to push herself academically, ...more

Leslie Cary

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Kristin Cortright

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Pawan Datta

Datta.pngPawan Datta has 12 years of experience as a Special Education (SPED) teacher. She has been the 8th grade Learning Center Teacher at JMIS since 2004. Prior to joining the JM community, Mrs. Datta ...more

Leslie Detter

This is my tenth year as a teacher. My teaching experience has been primarily in the Oakland Unified School District, where I taught multiple subjects in grades 3 through 5, 7th grade English, and ...more

Alberta Falcone

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Lisa Gruen

L Gruen.pngLisa Gruen is a Sixth grade Core teacher at Joaquin Moraga. She is happily married to one of JM’s Physical Education teachers and mother of two. This energetic, artistic, and gentle Hawaii-raised ...more

Marcia Holbrook

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Marcia and her family moved came to Moraga about 14 years ago. Over the years Marcia has been very involved in our schools volunteering in everything from PTA President, Parliamentarian, Financial ...more

ELIZABETH LAUCHER

Prior to joining the JM staff, Liz was the Library Media Specialist at Camino Pablo School.  She has lived in Moraga for over 20 years and has 2 children who attended Moraga Schools.  She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz.  She enjoys the outdoors, watching movies, and reading, of course!

Dawn Lezak

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Dawn Lezak has been teaching in the Moraga School District since 1991. She earned her bachelors at Mills College in Economics and German Studies, and her teaching credential at Saint Mary's College. ...more

Kim Lockett

Lockett.png This is Kim's 16th year teaching science at JM. She grew up in Los Angeles and has 1 sister. She moved up north for college, attending UC Berkeley. She was a double major in Integrative Biology and ...more

Jessica McDevitt

J. McDevitt.pngJessica McDevitt is excited to be teaching history at JM to 7th and 8th graders. Before coming to JM, Jessica taught world and U.S. history at private high schools. She earned her master’s in history ...more

Adam Noel

Noel.pngAdam has taught Music in Moraga Schools since 2002. He teaches Band, Choir and Jazz Band, and continues to teach the Strings program he founded in his first year. Musically, Adam grew up in Lafayette ...more

Pat O'Neill

O'Neill.pngPat O’Neill is the English Language Coordinator for the Moraga school District. Her responsibilities include coordinating and teaching the English Language Development Program for the district ...more

Margaret Rosso

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Susan Spitz

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Karlene Steelman

Steelman.pngKarlene Steelman is a ten year veteran math teacher at Joaquin Moraga. She also serves as a Teacher on Special Assignment for the Moraga School District. Karlene has been a Moraga resident since ...more

John Tsubota

Tsubota.pngThis is my 27th year teaching at JM and it has been an interesting ride. I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade Physical Education and I have coached just about every sport at JM as well as coaching ...more

Moose Wesler

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Moo se Wesler has been a practicing artist since she was in her teens. Her art studies have taken her to London and Florence, Italy, and she has an MFA in printmaking and a Masters in Teaching. Ms. ...more

Pam Bailes

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