Mary Ann Spitzer

Principal
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Room: Office

Email: mspitzer@sonomaschools.org

Mary Ann Spitzer, Principal

Department(s): Office Admin

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Suzanne Flint

Vice Principal
sflint@sonomaschools.org

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Email: sflint@sonomaschools.org

Suzanne Flint, Vice Principal

Department(s): Office Admin

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Experience

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Kim Bellach

Counseling
kbellach@sonomaschools.org

Room:

Email: kbellach@sonomaschools.org

Kim Bellach, Counseling

Department(s): Office Admin

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Experience

Special Interests

Deborah VanHorn

Office Mang.
dvanhorn@sonomaschools.org

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Email: dvanhorn@sonomaschools.org

Deborah VanHorn, Office Mang.

Department(s): Office Admin

Degrees and Certifications

Experience

Special Interests

Amee Alioto

Special Ed, Dance
aalioto@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 502

Email: aalioto@sonomaschools.org

Amee Alioto, Special Ed, Dance

Department(s): Special Ed Electives

Degrees and Certifications
Education Specialist, Multiple Subject, Autism Authorization, CLAD, Certified Dance Educator through Dance Masters of America

Experience
Began teaching with SVUSD in the year 2000, Dance Educator/Choreographer for over 25 years

Special Interests
When I am not teaching my amazing students, I enjoy spending time with my family, dancing, and traveling.

Shirley Austin-Peeke

Science, Farm to Table
saustinpeeke@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 202

Email: saustinpeeke@sonomaschools.org

Shirley Austin-Peeke, Science, Farm to Table

Department(s): Science Electives

Degrees and Certifications
BA in Biology from Sonoma State University, Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University

Experience
Have taught at SVUSD since 1992, first at Altimira, then at Adele

Special Interests
Hiking, gardening, music, dog mushing

Eric Brockway

Science, Projects Science
ebrockway@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 402

Email: ebrockway@sonomaschools.org

Eric Brockway, Science, Projects Science

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Science: Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, Masters of Arts in Teaching: Curriculum Design from University of San Francisco. Single subject credential in General Science, Chemistry, Chemistry Specialized.

Experience
5 years

Special Interests
My special interested are mountain biking and spending time with my family,

Sonia Castañeda

Spanish Language Arts, Engligh Language Development
scastaneda@sonomaschools.org

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Room:

Email: scastaneda@sonomaschools.org

Sonia Castañeda, Spanish Language Arts, Engligh Language Development

Department(s): Spanish Language Arts ELD

Degrees and Certifications
I have a Bachelor's of Education from the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A Masters in Education Administration from the Sonoma State University. I am BCLAD Certificated, Multiple Subject Credentialed, Single Subject Spanish Credentialed, and TESOL Certificated,

Experience
I have been teaching for over 19 years, 15 in Sonoma Valley. I have taught from 6th grade through Adult School and College Level. This year I will be teaching 6th Grade Spanish Language Arts and ELD at Adele Harrison Middle School

Special Interests
I enjoy spending time with my husband Mark and my twenty-one old son Marcos. I love working with technology, traveling, dancing and cooking. I believe that every student has the ability to learn and succeed.

Cheryl Coldiron

Art
ccoldiron@sonomaschools.org

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Room:

Email: ccoldiron@sonomaschools.org

Cheryl Coldiron, Art

Department(s): Electives

Degrees and Certifications
Teaching Credentials - Sonoma State University (art, French, multi-subjects); Undergraduate Degrees in International Business, French, Art

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2007

Special Interests
Art, gardening, traveling, walking my dog, reading, movies, the beach.

Teresa Gearhart

History, Projects History
tgearhart@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 401

Email: tgearhart@sonomaschools.org

Teresa Gearhart, History, Projects History

Department(s): History

Degrees and Certifications
B.A. in history and B.S. in elementary education

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2001

Special Interests
Golfing, walking, travel

Ellen Gruenhagen

English Language Arts & Development, Performing Arts
egruenhagen@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 201

Email: egruenhagen@sonomaschools.org

Ellen Gruenhagen, English Language Arts & Development, Performing Arts

Department(s): English Language Arts English Language Development

Degrees and Certifications
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, English Credential, Language Development Specialist

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2001; taught at Altimira 1992-2001

Special Interests
Theater, gardening, hanging out my grandkids

Laura Hoban

Math
lhoban@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 403

Email: lhoban@sonomaschools.org

Laura Hoban, Math

Department(s): Math

Degrees and Certifications
Teaching Credential- Humboldt State University

Experience
Taught elementary school is Napa 1998-2006, taught math at Adele Harrison MS 2006-present

Special Interests
Traveling, reading, math, spending time with my children

Ollie Hoban

Physical Education
ohoban@sonomaschools.org

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Room:

Email: ohoban@sonomaschools.org

Ollie Hoban, Physical Education

Department(s): Physical Education

Degrees and Certifications
BA Sociology

Experience
Teaching in the district 18 years 16 of them at Adele

Special Interests
Traveling, Basketball, camping, puzzles,

Amy Kelly

Special Ed, English Language Arts, Citizenship
akelly@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 501

Email: akelly@sonomaschools.org

Amy Kelly, Special Ed, English Language Arts, Citizenship

Department(s): English Language Development Special Ed

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Experience

Special Interests

Mary Beth Leland

Special Ed
mleland@sonomaschools.org

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Mary Beth Leland, Special Ed

Department(s): Special Ed

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Experience

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Elizabeth Liscum

AVID, Math, Leadership
lliscum@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 400

Email: lliscum@sonomaschools.org

Elizabeth Liscum, AVID, Math, Leadership

Department(s): Math Electives

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Liberal Studies Sonoma State University, Multiple Subject Teacher Credential, Masters Educational Leadership

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2008 and its been the most rewarding experience!

Special Interests
My Family, Traveling, Reading, Learning, Pinterest, Home Decorating, DIY Projects, Writing Detentions, Group Activities

Maria Moreno

AVID, History, Citizenship
mmoreno@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 200

Email: mmoreno@sonomaschools.org

Maria Moreno, AVID, History, Citizenship

Department(s): History Electives

Degrees and Certifications
Masters in Teaching, B.A. in History and Latin American/Latino Studies, Social Studies BCLAD Secondary Credential

Experience
Began teaching in 2001, teaching at Adele since 2008.

Special Interests
I love all kinds of history, traveling to new places, reading outside in the shade, great meals, time with family, and working with teens.

Amber Orozco

Social Studies, English Language Development
aorozco@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 604/501

Email: aorozco@sonomaschools.org

Amber Orozco, Social Studies, English Language Development

Department(s): Social Studies English Language Development

Degrees and Certifications
BA History/Single Subject Social Science

Experience
Teaching since 2015

Special Interests
Reading books, watching Netflix, walking my dog Sweetie Pie, family trips to Tahoe

Richelle Ryan

Algebra, Projects History, Math
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Room:

Email: rryan@sonomaschools.org

Richelle Ryan, Algebra, Projects History, Math

Department(s): Math History

Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Mathematics, Teaching Credential from Sonoma State

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2006

Special Interests
Family, Traveling, and Buckeye Football

Julianne Ryan

English Language Development, English Language Arts
jryan@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 300

Email: jryan@sonomaschools.org

Julianne Ryan, English Language Development, English Language Arts

Department(s): English Language Arts

Degrees and Certifications
BA Sonoma State - Liberal Studies; Multiple Subject and Single Subject (English) credentials

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2010; Language Arts and English Language Development.Taught at El Verano prior to that for one year in second grade

Special Interests
Passionate about teaching and engaging students, language acquisition, travel, reading, history, and spending time with my children and grandchildren.

Suzie Silverman

Science
ssilverman@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 303

Email: ssilverman@sonomaschools.org

Suzie Silverman, Science

Department(s): Science

Degrees and Certifications
bachelor of science - major of wildlife biology, single subject teaching credential - biological sciences

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2002

Special Interests
birding, hiking, travel, nature

Mimi Sommer

Math
msommer@sonomaschools.org

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Room: F9

Email: msommer@sonomaschools.org

Mimi Sommer, Math

Department(s): Math

Degrees and Certifications
BA, University of Michigan; Teaching Credential, SFSU; Masters of Education; SFSU; Trellis Education Founding Mentor Fellow

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2006

Special Interests
Mentoring teachers, Traveling, Reading, Art, Cooking, Family

Jann Thorpe

Physical Education
jthorpe@sonomaschools.org

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Room:

Email: jthorpe@sonomaschools.org

Jann Thorpe, Physical Education

Department(s): Physical Education

Degrees and Certifications
7th/8th grade Physical Education Teacher Athletic Director @ Adele Harrison Middle School Credentials/Degrees: Graduated from Sonoma State with a BS in Kinesiology. Completed the teacher Credential program from SSU

Experience
I have been teaching in Sonoma Valley School District since 2001. I taught Physical Education at Sonoma Valley High School from 2001-2009 I then moved over to teach at Adele Harrison Middle School in August of 2009- current.

Special Interests
I coach the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams and the track team at Adele Harrison I coach the Varsity girls basketball team at SVHSI love to coach, run, workout, traveling to Hawaii as much as possible, walk my dog, eat ice cream, and visit my family as much as possible. I love watching almost all sports. ESPN is always on in my house :)

Gene Ventura

History, Spanish History
gventura@sonomaschools.org

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Room: F10

Email: gventura@sonomaschools.org

Gene Ventura, History, Spanish History

Department(s): History

Degrees and Certifications
Single Subject credentials (Social Studies and Spanish), Multiple-subject credential, Psychology, BA

Experience
Teaching at Adele since 2008

Special Interests
Traveling, Cooking, Learning!

My name is Gene Ventura, pronounced He-ne because it's a Spanish name. My parents are from Mexico. I am originally from Los Angeles, and have lived in the Czech Republic and Japan. I moved to Northern California ten years ago. I attended Occidental College for my undergrad, and Sonoma State for my teaching credential. I currently teach 6th and 7th grade Social Studies for the Dual Immersion program and the Traditional program.

Eric Wanous

English Language Development, English Language Arts, Lego, STEM
ewanous@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 302

Email: ewanous@sonomaschools.org

Eric Wanous, English Language Development, English Language Arts, Lego, STEM

Department(s): English Language Arts English Language Development Electives

Degrees and Certifications
Single Subject English from Humboldt State, CLAD

Experience
Began teaching at Adele in 2007.

Special Interests
Reading and skim/snow boarding.

Cathy Wedell

English Language Arts, Yearbook
cwedell@sonomaschools.org

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Room: 301

Email: cwedell@sonomaschools.org

Cathy Wedell, English Language Arts, Yearbook

Department(s): English Language Arts

Degrees and Certifications
Multiple Subject Credential, Secondary English Credential and CLAD

Experience
I have been a teacher since 1987 and have been teaching at Adele Harrison since 2004.

Special Interests
My husband, Robert, and I have lived in Sonoma for over 22 years. We have three grown sons who went through the Sonoma Valley Unified School District and are all college graduates. We have two rescue dogs, Rocky and Bonzo who love to take long walks in the valley. Reading is one of my passions and have been in the same book club for over twenty-one years. I am looking forward to a wonderful year of learning. "There are many little ways to enlarge your child�s world. Love of books is the best

Shauna Aubin

Instructional Aid

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Shauna Aubin, Instructional Aid

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Monica Battaglini

Instructional Aid, Front Office
mbattaglini@sonomaschools.org

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Email: mbattaglini@sonomaschools.org

Monica Battaglini, Instructional Aid, Front Office

Department(s): Staff

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Experience

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Silvia Castelan

Front Office, Instructional Aid, Translation
scastelan@sonomaschools.org

Room:

Email: scastelan@sonomaschools.org

Silvia Castelan, Front Office, Instructional Aid, Translation

Department(s): Office Admin

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Experience

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Heather Harrison

Library Media Specialist
hharrison@sonomaschools.org

Room:

Email: hharrison@sonomaschools.org

Heather Harrison, Library Media Specialist

Department(s): Staff

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Experience

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Jenise Kneeland

Health Assistant
jkneeland@sonomaschools.org

Room:

Email: jkneeland@sonomaschools.org

Jenise Kneeland, Health Assistant

Department(s): Office Admin

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Experience

Special Interests

Mariana Madrigal

Instructional Aid, Front Office
mmadrigal@sonomaschools.org

Room:

Email: mmadrigal@sonomaschools.org

Mariana Madrigal, Instructional Aid, Front Office

Department(s): Office Admin

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Experience

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Lisa Mertens

School Psychologist
lmertens@sonomaschools.org

Room:

Email: lmertens@sonomaschools.org

Lisa Mertens, School Psychologist

Department(s): Office Admin

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Elizabeth Ogaz

Instructional Aid
eogaz@sonomaschools.org

Room:

Email: eogaz@sonomaschools.org

Elizabeth Ogaz, Instructional Aid

Department(s): Staff

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Experience

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Diana Olguin

Education Specialist
dOlguin@sonomaschools.org

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Email: dOlguin@sonomaschools.org

Diana Olguin, Education Specialist

Department(s): Staff

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Gina Parisi

Attend/Sec.
gparisi@sonomaschools.org

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Email: gparisi@sonomaschools.org

Gina Parisi, Attend/Sec.

Department(s): Office Admin

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Yannick Phillips

Farm to Table Instructional Aide
yphillips@sonomaschools.org

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Email: yphillips@sonomaschools.org

Yannick Phillips, Farm to Table Instructional Aide

Department(s): Staff

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Michele Echeverria

Kitchen
mecheverria@sonomaschools.org

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Email: mecheverria@sonomaschools.org

Michele Echeverria, Kitchen

Department(s): Staff

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Liz Mills

Camp Sup
lmills@sonomaschools.org

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Email: lmills@sonomaschools.org

Liz Mills, Camp Sup

Department(s): Staff

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Jose Pizano

Custodian
jpizano@sonomaschools.org

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Email: jpizano@sonomaschools.org

Jose Pizano, Custodian

Department(s): Staff

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Katy Shetka

Mentor Coordinator
kshetka@sonomaschools.org

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Email: kshetka@sonomaschools.org

Katy Shetka, Mentor Coordinator

Department(s): Staff

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Carlos Uribe

Head Custodian

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Carlos Uribe, Head Custodian

Department(s): Staff

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Rosa Mendez

Kitchen
rMendez@sonomaschools.org

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Email: rMendez@sonomaschools.org

Rosa Mendez, Kitchen

Department(s): Staff

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Herminia Pureco

Kitchen
hPureco@sonomaschools.org

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Email: hPureco@sonomaschools.org

Herminia Pureco, Kitchen

Department(s): Staff

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