Pre-K: Candice Exum
Hi, I'm Candice Exum and I've been an early childhood educator for six years. I have a true passion for working with children who are new to being at school and building a partnership with their families. When teaching I love to incorporate humor and play into my lessons. I strive to create a community of learners that have a love of learning and are nurtured by a fun and enriching environment. I am excited to continue my work and join the Malcolm X Academy community in meeting their mission of educating the whole child.
Kindergarten: Codion Isom
Hello Bayview-Hunters Point community! I go by Mr. C and I’ve had the pleasure of teaching in SFUSD and here at Malcolm X for several years now. I choose Malcolm X everyday because of the students, they remind me of my friends and I growing up in a small town and neighborhood elementary school back home in Benton Harbor, Michigan. I enjoy teaching kindergarten because I feel as though it resonates with what I feel like has helped me get so far in life, which is strong foundations I work hard to teach my students love, compassion and a discipline for learning in hopes that it carry’s into throughout their school years. My door is always open down in room 101. So if you ever stop by, don’t forget to say Hi!
1st Grade: Joy Otake
2nd Grade: Shyheim Benton
4th Grade: Annick Tokar
I am excited to be joining the Malcolm X Academy community as the 4th grade teacher this year. I have experience teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders in charter, private and public schools in the Bay Area. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master of Arts degree from San Jose State University, and a multiple subject teaching credential from California State Monterey's Distinguished Cal State TEACH program.
I am dedicated to enhancing academic performance, not only through academic rigor and excellence, but by fostering students to build positive social skills, develop strong character traits and cultivate and strengthen their love of learning. In my free time, you can find me gardening, cooking and on Bay Area hiking trails searching for native wildflowers, with my husband and 10-year-old daughter.
Learning Center SPED Teacher: Kaela-Marie Williams
My name is Kaela-Marie but I go by Ms. Kae. I was born and raised in San Francisco. I attended MXA for my entire elementary education, Kindergarten through 5th grade. I am excited to be back as the Learning Center Teacher. Although this is my 2nd school year as a teacher, I have worked at Malcolm X for almost 5 years. My goal is to give back to the community that raised me by educating, supporting and coaching students to be the best version of themselves every day! & I am proud to be able to do that here at Malcolm X Academy!
This page was last updated on September 20, 2023