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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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.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER
M.A CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC ana@ba-tti.org

Ana is a BATTI lifer and has worked in education for nearly a decade and a half, starting out her teaching career in BATTI Cohort 4! Ana taught a range of grades around the Bay Area, including Bentley School and Trinity School. Ana has served as a BATTI mentor, supervisor, instructor, and now supports BATTI through a range of special projects, including supporting BATTI alum with our new induction program partnership.

 
 
 
 

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.

 
 

Soheyl Dahi

Research in Action; Professional Practices Seminar; Dean of Students

Mickey Davis

Transformational Education
Ph.D Psychological Studies in Education
Independent Consultant Former Lead Research Specialist at the Lawrence Hall of Science

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

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

Daniel leal

Technology Enhanced Classroom
M.S. Education Technology Leadership
Teacher, Data and Technology Lead, Claremont Middle School

Christopher sokolov

Technology Enhanced Classroom
Ed.D Organizational Leadership
Director of Innovation and Technology, San Francisco Day School

Colleen Sweeney

Teaching Exceptional 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
M.A. Language and Literacy
6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies Core Teacher, Lawton Alternative School

Lynna Tsou

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

Sarah Wheeler

Teaching Exceptional Learners
M.A., Education
School Psychologist, private practice

Ana Zamost

Development of Literacy

 

SUPERVISORS

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

 

Johanna Brody

Laura Burges

Soheyl Dahi

Wendy Donner

Montine Fredrickson

Judy Gilson

Laurie Gold

Lana Harkness

Cathy Howard

Hillery Jaffe-Urell

Trina Jones

Erin Kendrew

Rick Kleine

Melissa Lee

Elisabeth Long

Elissa Moriarty

Tom Murray

Lauren Rhizor

Rachel Rosner

Sarah Shields

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, Consultant

Terry Edeli

Former Head, The San Francisco School, Educational Consultant

Nisa Frank

Head of School, Prospect Sierra School

Bob Houghteling

Executive Director; Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (ex-officio); Former teacher, Alhambra High School, Urban School of San Francisco, Devotion School (Brookline, MA), 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, Vice-President of People and 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