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MEET OUR TEACHERS

Julie Inalsingh – Fourth Grade Teacher

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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Steph Shieh – Kindergarten Teacher

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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Sue Evans- Sixth and Seventh Grade Humanities

 
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Marcus Steele – Athletic Director, Lower and Middle School PE Teacher

Marcus Steele has been in education for ten years and teaching at Blue Oak School for the past three years. Prior to joining Blue Oak, Marcus spent two years teaching physical education and mathematics at the American International School in Kingston, Jamaica. His experience in education spans from the elementary...
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Greg Garrison – 6th Grade Math & Science, 7th Grade PE

Greg Garrison, Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher, joined the Blue Oak community in 2011. Greg grew up all over the United States and settled in Napa when he accepted a position at Blue Oak. Greg has his bachelor's and master's degrees in counseling and teaching gifted students. He holds....
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Kristina Webster – 7th and 8th 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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Kim Harrington – Lower School Visual and Culinary Arts

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 from New College SF in Humanities. She began her career in education as a preschool and kindergarten teacher in Massachusetts and San Francisco before taking her current position...
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Meredith Wilson – First Grade Homeroom Teacher

Meredith is in her 15th year at Blue Oak School, and in her 25th year in the teaching profession. Teaching is truly in her blood and bones, as she comes from a family of educators - both parents are retired teachers and her brother is currently a 4th-grade teacher. She...
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Melinda Cooke – Middle School Humanities Teacher / High School Readiness Program

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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Paul Cooke – Seventh and Eight 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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Berynes Sosa – Spanish Director & Spanish Teacher  

Berynes joined Blue Oak School in 2015. She grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and after graduating from high school she spent a year in Pennsylvania as an exchange student. Berynes earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from Universidad Central de Venezuela and her master's degree in Publishing from University College London. Berynes taught in Venezuela...
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Susan Garrison – Fifth Grade Teacher

Susan is a Fifth Grade Teacher and joined the Blue Oak community in 2011. Growing up in South Amboy, New Jersey. Susan earned her bachelor's degree from Kean University. She moved to Napa and joined the Blue Oak community in a variety of roles. Susan has been a classroom assistant,...
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Julie Inalsingh – Fourth Grade Teacher

Julie is a Fourth-grade homeroom teacher, who returned to Blue Oak School in 2017. Julie is not new to Blue Oak as she taught at the school from 2007 - 2011.
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Sahar Darwish – Second Grade Teacher

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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Kim Markovich – Lower School Music Teacher

Kim Markovich, a native Napan, teaches K – 5 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 has...
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