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MEET OUR TEACHERS

Julie Inalsingh – Fourth Grade Homeroom

Julie Inalsingh earned her B.S. from Ohio State University. She was part of a unique teacher preparation program that focused on progressive education practices. She received her Master’s degree in special education from San Francisco State University. Julie taught second grade at Blue Oak School from 2007-2011 and also taught...
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Julie Inalsingh – Fourth Grade Homeroom

Steph Shieh – Kindergarten Homeroom

Steph came to Blue Oak School in 2015, where she discovered the joy of working with Kindergarteners in the play-based program. She completed her post-graduate studies in Progressive Education through the Progressive Education Lab and her B.A. in Biological Sciences and Education at Wellesley College, where she graduated magna cum...
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Steph Shieh – Kindergarten Homeroom

Sue Evans- Sixth Grade Humanities and Seventh Grade Language Arts

We are so very pleased and excited to have Sue come on board to join the Blue Oak team. We will post her picture and bio for you to review soon.
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Sue Evans- Sixth Grade Humanities and Seventh Grade Language Arts

Kristina Webster – Seventh and Eighth Grade Math Teacher

Kristina Webster is in her second year at Blue Oak School, and in her 12th year in the teaching profession. She received her undergraduate degree and teaching credential from Sonoma State. She also completed her master's degree in mathematical education from Concordia in Portland. In her spare time, she loves...
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Kristina Webster – Seventh and Eighth Grade Math Teacher

Kim Harrington – Kindergarten – Eighth Grade Art

Kim grew up in New Hampshire and earned her design degree from Chamberlayne School of Design in Boston, A.A.S and Bachelor's degree in Humanities from New College, San Francisco. She began her career in education as a preschool and kindergarten teacher in Massachusetts and San Francisco before taking her current...
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Kim Harrington – Kindergarten – Eighth Grade Art

Melinda Cooke – Eighth Grade Humanities, Seventh Grade Social Studies, High School Readiness

Melinda Cooke was born and raised in the Chicago area. She attended University of Colorado, Boulder, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and then a Master of Arts in Experiential Education. She also met her husband, Paul Cooke, in Boulder, and they both became outdoor educators and have been...
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Melinda Cooke – Eighth Grade Humanities, Seventh Grade Social Studies, High School Readiness

Paul Cooke – Seventh and Eighth Grade Science

Paul Cooke attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he earned a BA in Geography and then a Master of Arts in Experiential Education. He also met his wife, Melinda, in Boulder, and they both became outdoor educators and have been teaching together ever since. He has taught outdoor education...
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Paul Cooke – Seventh and Eighth Grade Science

Sahar Darwish – Second Grade Homeroom

Sahar, Second Grade Homeroom Teacher, is in her sixth year at Blue Oak School and has been teaching for the past 28 years. She began teaching English as a Second Language and Civics at the City Colleges of Chicago. Sahar had the opportunity to design, implement and teach workplace education...
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Sahar Darwish – Second Grade Homeroom

Kim Markovich – Lower School Music Teacher, Mindfulness, After School Program

Kim Markovich, a native Napan, teaches Kindergarten – Fifth Grade music and mindfulness at Blue Oak School. A member of the founding Blue Oak faculty, she holds her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado and her Master's Degree in Music from West Virginia University. Kim...
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Kim Markovich – Lower School Music Teacher, Mindfulness, After School Program
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