Señor Escabar

Head of School

Jeff Escabar
B.A., Political Science, University of San Francisco
Teaching Credential, University of San Francisco
M.A., Educational Leadership, Concordia University

Jeff Escabar is an experienced educator, serving in his 40th year in education that has included teacher, Director of Admission and Head of School. Jeff’s career began at Marin Country Day School (36 years) and he is in his fourth year as Head of Marin Preparatory School. Jeff is President of the Board of the national Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (A.I.S.A.P.) and frequently presents to educators on enrollment management topics: ethics in admissions, elementary assessment and standards and competencies. Jeff’s guiding principle is to ask the question, “Is the decision I am about to make in the best interest of our students.”  He also loves tap dancing

Señorita Dana

Admissions Director / Lower School Head

Dana Goldberg
B.A., American Studies, Occidental College, w/ Honors
M.A., Education, Organization & Leadership, University of San Francisco

Dana Goldberg is a native San Franciscan who has worked in independent schools in the Bay Area for 16 years, at both the high school and elementary school levels. She recently completed a six year term on the Board of Trustees at Katherine Delmar Burke School where she not only lead successful efforts to re-write the mission statement but also defined and measured success in the areas of financial aid, cultural competency and environmental sustainability. Dana also serves on the Bay Area Directors of Admission (BADA) Board as Chair of the Policy & Guidance Committee. Dana is committed to building an inclusive school community and loves working with students and teachers. She is a diehard San Francisco Giants fan through thick and thin.

Señorita Erika

Director of Educational Technology/Associate Admission Director

Erika Chapa
B.A., Early Childhood Education, University of Texas at Tyler, Summa Cum Laude
M.A., Educational Administration/Leadership, Concordia University, Summa Cum Laude
K-4 Multiple Subject Credential Certification, University of Texas at Tyler

Erika Chapa started her career at Marin Preparatory School seven years ago and is part of the founding team that helped develop the School from an idea to a thriving independent school. A proud native of San Antonio, Texas, Erika moved to San Francisco in 2010 and fell in love with the city’s culture (and world-class eateries). Prior to her current role as Director of Educational Technology/Associate Admission Director, she served as the Spanish Language Director and taught 2nd grade, Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten, and Spanish. Her expertise and passion for enhancing student learning with the latest innovations in technology was sparked while attending a communications and technology magnet high school. Erika is also a former competitive university dancer and has been both practicing and teaching various styles of dance for over 15 years. A self-professed “travel junkie,” Erika has a goal to visit at least two new countries per year.

Señorita Raquel

Spanish Language Director

Spanish Teacher

Raquel Vizcaino
B.A., Education, University Complutense, Madrid
M.A., Educational Psychology, University Complutense, Madrid
Child Development Certificate, City College of San Francisco
Supervision and Management Certification, City College of San Francisco

Raquel is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional with nearly 10 years of experience in education. She exhibits a deep understanding and passion for the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries.  Raquel started her career in Madrid as a P.E. teacher and basketball coach. She then became a Middle School Lead Teacher for students with learning disabilities and special needs. In 2012, she moved to the Bay Area to teach Spanish. Raquel brings talent and joy to Marin Preparatory School in her role as Director of our Spanish Infusion Program.

Señorita Emily

Director of Además

Emily Tedford
B.A., Ethnic Studies & Spanish, San Francisco State University
M.S., Education Policy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Señorita Sheila

Business Manager

Sheila Higbie

Señorita Edie

Office Manager

Edie Alejandre
B.A., Political Science, San Francisco State University

Señorita Jess

TK/ K Teacher (Clase Chávez)

Atlas Curriculum Coordinator

Jessica Sill
B.A., Communications, Boston University
M.S, Early Childhood Education, Dominican University

Señor Allan

TK/K Support Teacher (Clase Chávez)

Allan Avila
B.A., Psychology & French, California State University, Bakersfield
M.A., Sociology/Sexuality Studies (Sexuality and Health Education in Developing Countries), San Francisco State University

Señorita Hilary

TK/K Teacher (Clase Quino)

Hilary Nelson
B.A., Spanish and Child Psychology, University of Maine, Orono

Señor Jose

Kindergarten Grade Support Teacher (Clase Quino)

Además Staff

Jose M. Pinzon
B.A., Psychology, University of Seville
M.A., Pedagogy/Teaching Certificate, Masters of Pedagogy

Señorita Maillo

1st Grade Teacher (Clase Martí)

Mindfulness Coordinator

Erin Maillo
B.A., English & Spanish, University of California, Santa Barbara
BCLAD Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University/Bay Area Teacher Training Institute

Señorita Adriana

Spanish Teacher (TK/Kindergartem)

1st Support Teacher (Clase Martí)

Adriana Pfuhl
B.A., Early Childhood Education, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional
Postgraduate Certificate in Administration of Educational Institutions, Universidad de Tolima

Señorita Sandra

2nd Grade Teacher (Clase Chambi)

Spanish Teacher

Sandra Durand
B.A., Mass Communication, Universidad de Lima

Señorita Bridget

2nd Grade Support Teacher (Clase Chambi)

Bridget Fox
B.A., Journalism, Texas Tech University
California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Texas Standard Teaching Certificate, Generalist (EC-6)

Señorita Lacosta

3rd Grade Teacher (Clase Picasso)

Ingrid Lacosta
B.A., Elementary Education, Florida International University
K-6 Multiple Subject Credential Certification
M.A., Curriculum & Instruction with a Concentration in Reading, American College of Education

Señorita Mariana

3rd Grade Support Teacher (Clase Picasso)

Spanish Teacher (3rd-4th)

Mariana Tejada
B.A., Spanish Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
Massachusetts Teaching License, Department of Education, MA

Señorita Jordan

4th Grade Teacher (Clase Gaudí)

Jordan Drosd
B.A., Sociology, University of California, Riverside
K-8 Multiple Subjects Credential, University of the Pacific/Bay Area Teacher Training Institute
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of the Pacific/Bay Area Teacher Training Institute

Señorita Stephanie

4th Grade Support Teacher (Clase Gaudí)

Stephanie Ponce
B.A., Consumer and Family Studies, San Francisco State University

Señorita Katie

5th Grade Teacher (Clase Chang Marín)

Katie Haylon
Bachelor of Science, Recreation Management and Policy – University of New Hampshire
Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education (1-6) — Simmons College
Massachusetts Teaching License Confirmed: 2014

Señor Mickey

5th Grade Support Teacher (Clase Chang Marín)

Además Staff

Mickey Rosenberg
B.A., Spanish & Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, St. Giles International
M.A., Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

Señor Jake

6th Grade Teacher (Clase Menchú)

Jake Kaplove
B.S., Psychology and Spanish, Bates College

Señorita Farrar

Art Teacher

Amelia McGeorge Farrar
B.F.A, Illustration, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.F.A, Art Education , Virginia Commonwealth University

Coach Matt

P.E. Teacher

Matt Carrico
B.A., Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy, University of Northern Colorado
M.A., Educational Leadership, American College of Education

Señor Daniel

Music/ Performing Arts Teacher

Daniel Owens
B.A., Music, Sonoma State University
Music Teaching Credential,  San Francisco State University

Maestra Melanie

Science/STEAM Teacher

Melanie Kohler
B.A., Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University