Flynn Teachers & Staff

Teachers

Transitional Kindergarten

Teacher

Subject

Room

Jennifer Baron

English Plus Pathway

102

Kindergarten

Teacher

Subject

Room

Roxanne Cano

English Plus Pathway

101

Ali Lenzer

English Plus Pathway

104

Evelin Servin

Spanish Immersion

106

Viridiana Sanchez

Spanish Immersion

103

First Grade

Teacher

Subject

Room

Cynthia Sanchez

English Plus Pathway

201

Laura Alcala

English Plus Pathway

212

Mario Juarez

Spanish Immersion

100

Kandy Ruiz

Spanish Immersion

206

Second Grade

Teacher

Subject

Room

Gretchen Schuessler

English Plus Pathway

203

Adrienne Ferreboeuf

English Plus Pathway

208

Nicholas Berry

Spanish Immersion

204

Aryanna Hamidi

Spanish Immersion

202

Third Grade

Teacher

Subject

Room

Andrew Patel

English Plus Pathway

311

Angelica Rodriguez

English Plus Pathway

301

Karina Hwang

Spanish Immersion

303

Stephanie Konstan

Spanish Immersion

310

Fourth Grade

Teacher

Subject

Room

Logan Campbell 

Spanish Immersion

302

Fourth and Fifth Grades

Teacher

Subject

Room

Alexander DiCicco

English Plus Pathway

308

Brett Fox

English Plus Pathway

304

Cristina Flores

Spanish Immersion

309

Fifth Grade

Teacher

Subject

Room

Cynthia Meza

Spanish Immersion

306

SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Achievement, Resiliency)

Teacher Subject Room
Rick Greathouse K-2 SOAR 210
Michelle Sahadi 3-5 SOAR 312
Kevin Elijah SOAR Paraprofessional  
Joshua Flores SOAR Paraprofessional  
Ramon Thompson SOAR Paraprofessional (3-5)  

Staff

Support Staff

Name

Title

Tyler Woods

Principal

Janice Jones-Mitchell

Assistant Principal

Edward Britten

Secretary

Sauleha Latif

ARTIF

Roberto Hernandez

IRF

Amy Katz

Elementary Advisor

Araceli Garcia

Parent Liason

Cristina Vila Ruiz

Garden Coordinator

Carmen Daniel and Emma Randall

VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) Teachers

Erin Goebel

Librarian

Alba Akrabawi

Computer Teacher

Michael Booker

Music Teacher

Ofelia Ley-Molina

RSP Paraprofessional

Dan Fortier

PE Teacher

Anibal Lara-Ramirez

Playworks Coach

Andrew Menegat

PBIS Coach

Kelvin Arenas

Psychologist

Pamela Gonzalez

Mental Health Consultant

Julissa Hicks

 

Social Worker

Claire Diekman

SPED RSP Teacher

Michelle Leitzke

Special Education Resource Specialist

Julie Jumonville

SPED RSP Paraprofessionals

Emily Phenix

SPED RSP Paraprofessionals

Patricia Bruno

SPED RSP Bilingual Paraprofessional

Jennifer Escobar

Paraeducator

Fernando Miguel

Paraeducator

Andrea Haun

Nurse

Margarita Fajardo

Speech Therapist 

Raul Medina

Occupational Therapist

Iris Tablas and Alba Chavez

Bilingual Instructional Paraprofessionals

 

Reading Recovery/Literacy Intervention

Name

Subject

Jacqueline Hernandez Govea

English Literacy Intervention

Rustin Carlson

Spanish Literacy Intervention

Noon Monitors

Sherri Bailey

Theresa Dorn

Himelda De Anda Guzman

Sherri Bailey

Eula Trotter

Maria Villar

School Lunch Room Manager

Julia Oweis

Custodians

Xue Zhen Chen

Man Lan Huang

Honors For Teachers

Cynthia Meza Earns CABE Teacher of the Year Award 

Cynthia Meza, a Spanish bilingual/immersion teacher at Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School, has won the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2016 Teacher of the Year Award. She is being recognized for her excellence, dedication and promotion of bilingual education, and to the education of English learners.

Read more about Cynthia's award

Honors For Teachers

Cynthia Meza earns CABE Teacher of the Year award

Cynthia Meza, a Spanish bilingual/immersion teacher at Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School, has won the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2016 Teacher of the Year award. She is being recognized for her excellence, dedication and promotion of bilingual education and to the education of English learners.

"I am very honored," says Meza. "But it's more than an honor. It shows that CABE values the importance of a commitment to social justice in education."

Meza was born in Los Angeles, CA, but also lived in Mexico as she grew up. Her family had to move often, which resulted in her changing schools quite a bit, sometimes in the middle of the school year.

"It exposed me to a lot of teachers, and I learned how some provided a safe place for a child like me to thrive and learn, but some did not."

Meza became inspired to go into bilingual education herself to create the welcoming, safe and culturally-rich environment she knows all students need. She wants her students to feel excited to come to school as they anticipate the lessons and activities for the day.

Meza has spent her entire 13-year career as a Spanish bilingual teacher at Flynn Elementary.

She has advice for those thinking of following in her footsteps.

"You have to know—or be completely willing to know—the community your students live in. You need to do whatever it takes to understand what kids go home to each night and what's going on in their community, and intentionally integrate who they are and where they come from in the day to day of their classroom experience."

Meza adds that her outlook on her work is far reaching.

"It's important that we look at children in terms of where they're going to be in five, ten, 20 years," she says. "And always keep in mind that we are modeling for the children by what we do."

Meza will receive the award during the Educator and Parent of the Year Awards Luncheon at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the Continental Ballroom at Hilton Hotel in San Francisco.