Orinthia Swindell

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Orinthia Swindeol

Before joining Live Oak School, Orinthia served as an early childhood educator and Director of Equity & Inclusion at an independent school in her hometown Brooklyn, New York. As an educator with over 25 years experience she has created and developed classroom curriculum, mentored teachers and students, as well as designed professional development programming for […]

Mario Martinez-Muñoz

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Mario

Mario is a born and raised San Francisco resident. His unique professional experience stems from years of providing excellent facilitation in museums, developing innovative STEAM activities, and his passion for educational equity. In finding ways to give back to their community, Mario has been led on a journey to take action against the educational inequities […]

Amelia Manes

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Amelia Manes

Amelia was born and raised with her five siblings in Claremont, CA. She attended San Francisco State University where she earned her Bachelors in Liberal Studies. After graduating, she joined the Teach For America program in New Orleans where she taught students in a moderate-severe Special Education setting. She took a year off to travel […]

Mallory Faldt

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Mallory Faldt

Mallory was born and raised in California. After receiving her BA from The University of Alabama, she spent the last three years teaching in the Bay Area. She is looking forward to joining the Live Oak community. In her free time, Mallory enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, and trying out new baking […]

Kelley Plasterer

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Kelley Plasterer

Kelley earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a focus in journalism and psychology (plus a side job teaching beekeeping). Prior to joining Live Oak, Kelley taught after school nutrition cooking programs with Cooking Matters. This experience shifted her career focus to classroom education, and she completed an Americorps year as […]

Jennifer Phillips

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Jen Phillips

Jen is a California native who has been teaching young children in independent schools since 2005. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in sociology and went on to receive her multiple-subject teaching credential through BATTI (Bay Area Teacher Training Institute) from SF State and a masters in curriculum and instruction from Bank […]

Edward Lee

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Edward Lee was born in China, and came to the United States when he was 13 years old. Before Edward became a Math teacher, he was a project manager and academic planner at the International Student Center. Edward carried out several international projects and guided students on how to apply to their ideal university. During […]

Kathryn Kundrot

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Kathryn Kundrot

Before joining Live Oak, Kathryn taught high school math in Houston, Texas for 4 years. She has enjoyed teaching various levels of math–from Algebra 1 to AP Statistics and Pre-Calculus. Kathryn grew up in Houston, and moved to San Francisco at the end of 2020. Kathryn is thrilled to be working with students to develop […]

Sharon Lee

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Sharon Lee

Sharon was born in Seattle, Washington but spent most of her life on the east coast in New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Sciences and her Master’s degree in Teaching Elementary Education from Montclair State University. She previously taught third […]

Savannah Hair

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Savannah Hair

Savannah is originally from Southwest Florida and has called San Francisco her home for over the past two years. She began working in elementary classrooms over five years ago as she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University where she received her teaching credential as well as an English […]