BATTI Instructors and Administrators


Students in the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute benefit from the diversity and wealth of experience of its instructors. With teaching and administrative experience in both independent and public schools, and other related, child-centered, professional endeavors, our instructors, in conjunction with the Executive Director and University of the Pacific, have developed a curriculum that is as dynamic as the students they teach.

Mark Basnage, M.A., Education, Technology Enhanced Classroom
Director of Institutional and Academic Technology, Prospect Sierra School; Founder/Director, MakeKnowledge

Jennifer Collett, M.A, Education, Ph.D. candidate English Language Learning, Development of Literacy
Former teacher, Monroe Elementary School (SF), Public School 29 (NYC), East St. John High School, (Reserve, LA)

Marty Conrad, Ph.D., Social Studies and Reading (emphasis 4-6); Literacy Development (emphasis K-3)
Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary Education, San Francisco State University; Literacy Coach Berkeley Unified School District

Chris Corrigan, M.A., Educational Technology, Technology Enhanced Classroom
Technology Instructor and Service Learning Coordinator, San Francisco Day School

Soheyl Dahi, M.A. Business and Management, Transformative Education; Research in Action
Supervisor and Adjunct Instructor, University of the Pacific, SF State University

Michael Elium, Ed.D. Exceptional Learner Instructor
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of the Pacific

Kaitlin Forcier, M.A. Film, Administrative Assistant

Judy Gilson, Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction in Science; Curriculum and Instruction in Math
Supervisor, University of the Pacific, University of San Francisco
Former teacher, Burke's School, SF Day School

Bob Houghteling, M.A. Educational Leadership, BATTI Executive Director
Former 4th grade teacher, 5th Grade Math Teacher, Prospect Sierra School, El Cerrito, CA

Eugenia Kaw, Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, Teaching English Language Learners
Supervisor and Adjunct Instructor, Pacific, U.C. Berkeley Extension program

Susan McGrath, M.A. Latin American Studies, Exceptional Learner Instructor
Supervisor and Adjunct Instructor, University of the Pacific; head of Educational Care Department, St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Tia Madkins, MS.Ed. Science Education, Science Instruction
Former Elementary school teacher, Mt. Washington School

Julie McNamara, Ph.D. Development in Mathematics and Science, Curriculum and Instruction in Math
Development specialist, Marilyn Burns’s Math Solutions

Katrina Tilds, M.A. Language and Literacy, Social Studies and Reading (emphasis 4-6; 1st Year Student Teaching Seminar)
6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies Core Teacher, Lawton Alternative School

Lynna Tsou, Ph.D. .Education-Psychology, Teaching English Language Learners; Transformative Education
Adjunct Lecturer, Saint Mary’s College of California; Educational Consultant, Yu Ming Charter School

Raleigh Zwerin, M.A. Educational Technology, 1st Year Student Teaching Seminar Former intern and teacher, Town School; BATTI supervisor and Clear program mentor