Christina Waters

Principal
ctowner@sonomaschools.org

Christina Waters, Principal

Department(s): Office Admin

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Olga Venegas

Vice Principal
ovenegas@sonomaschools.org

Olga Venegas, Vice Principal

Department(s): Student Services Administration

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Kimberly Smith

Office Manager
ksmith@sonomaschools.org

Email: ksmith@sonomaschools.org

Kimberly Smith, Office Manager

Department(s): Office Admin

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Laura Roberts

Math Teacher
lroberts@sonomaschools.org

Laura Roberts, Math Teacher

Department(s): Math

Experience: Electrical and control systems engineer for Bechtel. Teaching at Altimira since 2010.

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering and Single Subject Credential in Mathematics

Interests: Piano, travel, reading, hiking, doing things with my family

 

Lindsey Kennedy

Physical Education, Dance
lkennedy@sonomaschools.org

Lindsey Kennedy, Physical Education, Dance

Department(s): Physical Education Dance Electives

Experience: Teaching at Altimira since 2015

Degrees and Certifications: BSN

Interests: Health and Wellness

 

Michael Amaral

Physical Education
MAmaral@sonomaschools.org

Michael Amaral, Physical Education

Department(s): Physical Education

Experience: I have taught at Altimira since 2007.

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelors of Science - Kinesiology

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Mike Curtin

Teacher
mcurtin@sonomaschools.org

Mike Curtin, Teacher

Department(s): English Language Art

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Pam Murray

Teacher
PZMurray@sonomaschools.org

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Pamela Cain

English, Social Studies, Science
PCain@sonomaschools.org

https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1051

Email: PCain@sonomaschools.org

Pamela Cain, English, Social Studies, Science

Department(s): English Language Development Social Studies Science

Social Studies, English Language Art, English Language Development, Science

Experience: 30 years experience in Sonoma Valley Unified ranging from grade 2-11

Degrees and Certifications: BA in Environmental Studies, Single Subject Credential in English, Supplemental Credential in Biology, Multiple Subject Credential, Language Development Specialist, Reading Certificate

Interests: Gardening, animals of all kinds, walking/hiking

 

Patrick Moore

Teacher
pmoore@sonomaschools.org

https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1061

Email: pmoore@sonomaschools.org

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Cquerida Lappin

English
clappin@sonomaschools.org

Cquerida Lappin, English

Department(s): English Language Development English Language Art Math

Experience: Teacher at Altimira since 2010

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in English and Teaching Credentials in Spanish and English

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Crystal Morales

Teacher
cmorales@sonomaschools.org

Crystal Morales, Teacher

Department(s): Social Studies Yearbook Math

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Danielle Lopez

Teacher
dlopez@sonomaschools.org

https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1060

Email: dlopez@sonomaschools.org

Danielle Lopez, Teacher

Department(s): Physical Education

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Adrian Van Herwynen

Teacher
AVanHerwynen@sonomaschools.org

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Amanda White

Science
amyers@sonomaschools.org

https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1064

Email: amyers@sonomaschools.org

Amanda White, Science

Department(s): Science

Experience: Teaching at Altimira since 2016

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, Single Subject Credential in Science & Physical Education

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Bridget Paul

English, Electives
bpaul@sonomaschools.org

https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1066

Email: bpaul@sonomaschools.org

Bridget Paul, English, Electives

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

English Language Art, English Language Development, Physical Education, Leadership, Yearbook, Dance, Speech and Debate, Study Skills

Experience: 14 years in High School; Private, Public, Charter and 5 years in public middle school

Degrees and Certifications: BA - Communications and Psychology, Single Subject Credential in English, MS - EDU in Curriculum and Instruction

Interests: Hiking, fitness, yoga, travel

 

Carolyn Niehaus

Band, Choir, Drama
cniehaus@sonomaschools.org

Carolyn Niehaus, Band, Choir, Drama

Department(s): Band Choir Drama

Beginning/Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, Choir, Drama, Leadership

Experience: Music/ Leadership/ Drama Teacher, Altimira Middle School, Sonoma, CA - August 2012-Present, Department Chair for Electives, Altimira Middle School, Sonoma, CA - August 2016- Present, Sonoma County Junior High Honor Band Coordinator, Sonoma, CA August 2014-Present, Girl�s Dean at Cazadero Music Camp, Cazadero, CA - Summer 2013-Present, Music Teacher,Adele Harrison Middle Schools, Sonoma, CA - August 2012- 2015, Student Teacher, Joseph Kerr Middle School, Elk Grove, CA - January 2012-May 2012

Degrees and Certifications: University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, Stockton, CA - Bachelor of Music in Education

Interests: Teaching is the best job in the entire world; Everyday of work is so enjoyable. I also enjoy playing my Flute in Orchestra and Band settings. I love Disney! I love drinking coffee in the morning. I can�t imagine not spending my summers under the redwood forest in small town of Cazadero, CA. I believe everyone can find the sunshine in life�s lemons.

 

Carolina Pickens

Teacher

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Justin Hollander

Teacher
JHollander@sonomaschools.org

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Katherine Krantz

Teacher
kkrantz@sonomaschools.org

Katherine Krantz, Teacher

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Tim Davidson

Social Studies, AVID
tdavidson@sonomaschools.org

Tim Davidson, Social Studies, AVID

Department(s): Social Studies Physical Education AVID

Experience: Taught at Altimira since 2013

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in History

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Cheryl Coldiron

Art, AVID, French
ccoldiron@sonomaschools.org

Cheryl Coldiron, Art, AVID, French

Department(s): Art AVID French

Experience: Art Teacher at Altimira Middle School since 2007. Previously taught four years at Dunbar ES.

Degrees and Certifications: Credentials: Art, Multi-subject, French - Sonoma State University. Degrees: Art, French, International Business, Bachelor of Arts - CSU Sacramento and Universite de Provence, France

Interests: Paint; travel; garden; hike; read; movies; theater; concerts; walks with my dog

 

Suzy Murray

School Counselor
smurray@sonomaschools.org

Suzy Murray, School Counselor

Department(s): School Counselor

Experience: 7 years as a high school mental health and alcohol/drug counselor, School Counselor at Altimira since 2015

Degrees and Certifications: Bachelors of Science- Psychology, Master of Science-Student Affairs and Diversity, Master of Arts- Counseling, Credential-Pupil Personnel Services

Interests: Spending time with family, attending San Jose Sharks hockey games, jumping on the trampoline with my son and re-purposing items for home decor.

 

Kathleen Morrison

Special Ed, SCC
kmorrison@sonomaschools.org

https://www.sonomaschools.org/kmorrison

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Email: kmorrison@sonomaschools.org

Kathleen Morrison, Special Ed, SCC

Department(s): Special Ed

Experience: Served as a progressive Christian pastor for 20 years, including work with children, youth, and their families. This will be my fifth year working in public education. In SVUSD, I was a second grade teacher at El Verano and an RSP teacher at Dunbar.

Degrees and Certifications: B.A. American Studies and Studio Art, M.Div., Preliminary Multisubject and Single Subject (Social Science) and pending Mild/Mod Education Specialist and Mod/Severe Ed. Specialist

Interests: Swimming, Backpacking, Biking, time with family (I have a 9 yr. old daughter), creative projects.

 

Katherine Wuopio

Special Ed
kwuopio@sonomaschools.org

Katherine Wuopio, Special Ed

Department(s): Special Ed

Experience: I have taught special education for over 25 years, all levels (preschool to high school)

Degrees and Certifications: BA English, Multiple Subject Credential, Learning Handicapped Credential, Resource Specialist Credential

Interests: I am interested in trail running, swimming, hiking, scuba diving, road biking, bikram yoga, photography, gardening, reptiles and travel.

 

Elizabeth Stevenson

Math, Science, Special Ed
estevenson@sonomaschools.org

Elizabeth Stevenson, Math, Science, Special Ed

Department(s): Math Science Special Ed

Social Studies, English Language Art, English Language Development, Math, Science, Special Ed

Experience: I have been teaching students in various ways since 1999.

Degrees and Certifications: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Educational Specialist Credential, BA in American Multicultural Studies

Interests: My special interests are spending time with my family, hiking, camping, traveling, and going to the beach.

 

R.J. Krajeski

Special Ed
Rkrajeski@sonomaschools.org

R.J. Krajeski, Special Ed

Department(s): Special Ed Math

Experience: 22 years teaching

Degrees and Certifications: Bus. Admin, Multiple Subject, Resource Specialist

Interests: Golf and tennis, gardening, cuisine.

 

Rachel Abrams

Special Ed
RAbrams@sonomaschools.org

Rachel Abrams, Special Ed

Department(s): English Language Art Math Special Ed

Experience: Received Bachelor's Degree at University of Kansas (KU), received teaching credentials at Humboldt State University and Sonoma State University. My first year teaching was 2006-2007 at Kenilworth Middle School. For the Sonoma Valley USD, taught at Adele Harrison Middle School from 2007-2008, and have taught at Altimira Middle School since 2008.

Degrees and Certifications: BA in Liberal Arts, Level I and Level 2 in Education Specialist-Special Education Credential (received at HSU and SSU), CLAD certified; SDAE/CTEL certified, Added Autism Certification.

Interests: Reading specialist/teaching students phonics and reading comprehension; Writing/composing and editing essays and teaching students writing techniques; Personal activities include keeping in close contact with friends and family, swimming, hiking/being outdoors, visiting art museums, traveling, and seeing music live.