ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

 
 
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FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
B.A. HARVARD UNIVERSITY, M.A. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
CSU EAST BAY bob@ba-tti.org

Bob’s educational resume ranges from teaching 4th to 12th grade to serving as founding head of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Middle School. He first taught at Alhambra High School, and then for many years at the Prospect Sierra School in El Cerrito and the Urban School of San Francisco. He founded BATTI in 2002 with a pioneer group of 18 aspiring teachers. He lives in Oakland with his wife Elizabeth. His two sons are married and live and work in San Francisco.

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DIRECTOR, EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
M.A CURRICULUM STUDIES & TEACHER EDUCATION
STANFORD UNIVERSITY dee@ba-tti.org

Dee has served in public education as an assistant superintendent, school principal, department head, classroom teacher, and coach. She has led departments on School Reform, Leadership Development, and Curriculum & Instruction, and has served on several boards, including the BATTI Board for 9 years. Originally from Miami, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons.

 
 
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DEAN OF STUDENTS
M.A. BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY sdahi54@gmail.com

Soheyl has worked in the field of education for over two decades including as adjunct instructor in Elementary Education at SFSU for over 10 years. He began his work with BATTI in 2007 as a field supervisor and then instructor. In 2014 he was appointed as Dean of Students. Soheyl is firmly committed to building a community of teachers that will serve in independent and public schools in the Bay Area and beyond. 

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
M.A. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO raleigh@ba-tti.org

Raleigh Zwerin has worked in the educational field for more than 20 years including in K - 5th classrooms at Town School for Boys, Bayview Terrace Elementary School, and the Turtle Rock Institute. For the past nine years, Raleigh has worked at BATTI as a supervisor, Clear Credential mentor and university instructor. She currently serves as Assistant Director, specializing in public and summer school placements for BATTI residents and the coordination of supervisors and instructors.

 
 

DIANA RUIZ

Administrative Assistant

 

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INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

BATTI students benefit from a diversity and experienced group of instructors with teaching and administrative experience in both independent and public schools as well as related child-centered professional endeavors. The University of the Pacific and our renowned instructional team have developed a dynamic high-quality program.

 
 

Chris Corrigan

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

Soheyl Dahi

Research in Action; Transformative Education

Jennifer Cronan Flinn

Technology Enhanced Classroom
M.Ed., Technology
High School Technology Teacher, Bay School Formerly Taught at Marin Country Day School and Kent Denver School, as well as Lick-Wilmerding High School.

Hallie Foster

STEM/MATH
Ph.D Math Education
Math Teacher, Terra Linda High School, Marin County and Former Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University

Judith Gilson

Curriculum and Instruction in Science and Math
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Supervisor and Instructor, University of the Pacific, University of San Francisco; Former teacher, Katherine Delmar Burke School, SF Day School

Laurie Gold

M.A. Childhood Education
Former Middle School Humanities Teacher, Tehiyah Day School
Adjunct Professor, Touro University California
Instructional Coach, Herrera Elementary School
Fifth Grade Teacher, Oakland Hebrew Day School

Jeremy Hilinski

Law and Finance, Educational Leadership Program
Ed.D. from UC Berkeley’s Leadership for Educational Equity Program
SFUSD Principal for 7 years; AP in Ravenswood/East Palo Alto; literacy coach, middle, and elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Pittsburg

Megan Jensen

Science
M.S. Teacher Education in Curriculum Design
Adjunct Instructor, Alliant International University (San Francisco); Instructional Coach, Lighthouse Community Charter School; Lab Program Coordinator, California State University East Bay, Institute of STEM Education

Ritu Khanna

Research for Educational Leaders (Educational Leadership M.A.)
Ph.D. Education, M.S. Educational Psychology, M.A. Industrial Psychology
Faculty, St. Mary’s College Educational Leadership Program; Assistant Superintendent, Research, Planning and Accountability, San Francisco Unified School District

Colleen Sweeney

Teaching Special Learners
M.A. English with an emphasis on teaching English as a second language
Educational Specialist, Berkeley Unified School District

Katrina Tilds

Social Studies and Reading; 1st Year Student Teaching Seminar
M.A. Language and Literacy
6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies Core Teacher, Lawton Alternative School

Lynna Tsou

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

Sarah Wheeler

Teaching English Learners, Special Needs
M.A., Education
School Psychologist, private practice

Ana Zamost

Development of Literacy
M.A., Education
Former 2nd Grade Teacher, Trinity Episcopal School

 

SUPERVISORS

UOP/BATTI supervisors are experienced teachers and retired principals who visit students once a month to provide coaching and support.

 

Aggie Brenneman

Johanna Brody

Soheyl Dahi

Wendy Donner

Montine Fredrickson

Judy Gilson

Laurie Gold

Lana Harkness

Cathy Howard

Hillery Jaffe-Urell

Erin Kendrew

Rick Kleine

Melissa Lee

Elissa Moriarty

Tom Murray

Lauren Rhizor

Rachel Rosner

Sarah Shields

Leila Sinclaire

Charlotte Tracy

Lynna Tsou

Ana Zamost

 

 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Carlstroem

Head of School, Black Pine Circle School, Berkeley

Marty Conrad

BATTI Instructor, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University

Suzette Duncan

BATTI Alumna, Intern Program Faculty, Reach Institute

Terry Edeli

Former Head, The San Francisco School

Nisa Frank

Lower School Head, Hamlin School

Bob Houghteling

Executive Director; Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (ex-officio); Former teacher, Alhambra High School, Urban School of San Francisco, Prospect Sierra School, and Middle School Head, St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Kate Juergens

BATTI Alumna, Lower School Head, Cathedral School for Boys

Jennifer Liu

Director of New Teacher Institute, Town School for Boys

Nancy Nagramada

Upper School Head, The San Francisco School

Miriam Phillips

BATTI Board President, Former Business Manager, The San Francisco School

Leslie Powell

Assistant Lower School Head / Dean of Students & Programs, Head-Royce School

Matt Reno

BATTI Board Treasurer, Director of Operations, Aim High

Sarah Sandford-Smith

Labor and Employment Attorney

Katrina Tilds

BATTI Board Secretary, BATTI Instructor, 6th grade teacher, Lawton Alternative Elementary, San Francisco Unified School District


By far the most valuable experience of being in BATTI has been the lessons I’ve learned from some of the incredible teachers I had during the program.
— Alyssa Scharf, BATTI Alum