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Ms. Gilland Al-Baghly (SDC Preschool Speech & Language Pathologist)

Room 16B

Hello! I'm Kimberly and I am the preschool speech-language pathologist. I'm looking forward to working with you and your student. I work with students and their families to support and develop communication in all of its forms and enjoy inspiring students through play! Providing students and teachers with AAC and coaching on total communication is a professional passion of mine, so please ask me about it! I continue to learn and grow as an SLP to ensure I'm providing the most evidence-based and neurodiversity affirming services possible. When I'm not working, you'll find me curled up with a good book, drinking coffee, and petting my dogs (Declan and Kai) and cat (Chester). Feel free to share your book recommendations!

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Ms. Buckelew (SDC Preschool Occupational Therapist)

Room 4

Hi there, Sartorette Superstars! My name is Carolyn Buckelew. I am a long time native of San Jose who grew up during a time when the city was filled with starter homes and miles of orchards. I initially began working for schools in San Diego during the late 1980s, as a paraprofessional. When I was nearing acceptance of my B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Administration at SDSU I transferred into a direct teaching/administration position with the SDSU Preschool Program. Although I loved San Diego, I eventually returned to San Jose when I was given an opportunity to open and run my own preschool. In an interest to continue learning new things, I began to take a plethora of night and weekend courses at the local community colleges and eventually discovered the amazing field of Occupational Therapy. I quickly switched direction and jumped right in to earn a M.S. at SJSU. Shortly thereafter, in 2007, I found my wonderful home-away-from-home when I joined the Cambrian School District and I have been contracting as a therapist with Cambrian ever since. Prior to becoming a full-time working mom, I spent most of my free time traveling all around the world while jumping from planes or off bridges, diving with sharks, rafting down rivers, or sea kayaking from remote tropical island to island. Nowadays I spend my free time relaxing in a backyard hammock with a good book, working on home/yard projects, caring for my numerous pets, and most importantly cheering on my daughter as she embraces her own set of adventures. I cannot wait to challenge the Sartorette Superstars and support them on their journey to success!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6208

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Mrs. Burkhart (Resource Specialist - RSP)

Room 8

Hello! My name is Mary Burkhart and I graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Marketing, then worked in Sunnyvale and went on to have two children. When my children entered middle school, I returned to college to follow a new found passion of helping students succeed. After teaching mostly third and fifth grade, I hit the books again, and earned a Special Education Certification. I love matching instruction with a student's specific needs and watching students light up and grow in confidence. I enjoy laughing with family and friends. When I can, I travel to anyplace where I can scuba dive with my husband, otherwise, I can be found hiking, reading, jabbering with my neighbors, or kicking my feet up watching a good show. 

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Ms. Castanon (Paraeducator)

Room 14

Hi! I have lived here in San Jose for 20+ years, but England will always be “home”. I love traveling with my husband and two kids; especially to visit family and friends back home, but we also have a collective interest in history and enjoy our European travels. When we have the time, we like to relax at our family cabin at Lake Tahoe, along with our dog Coco. I was happy to officially join the Cambrian School District 4 years ago as a special education instructional aide (now para-educator) after being a Cambrian parent for many years.

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6201

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Mrs. Colón (Kindergarten-1st Grades)

Room 1

Hello! I’m Katie Colón, and I began my teaching career in 2005. A Bay Area native, I grew up in San Martin and attended school in Morgan Hill. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2004, with both my degree in Liberal Studies and my teaching credential. I recently completed my master’s degree in Education, specializing in Reading and Mathematics, from Walden University. My family and I have called San Jose home for over 15 years. I love to learn new things about the world around me and I aim to cultivate that curiosity in my students, too! When I am not at school, I enjoy playing clarinet in the Morgan Hill Wind Symphony, volunteering at my church, and spending time with my husband and three children. We love to watch movies, visit with our extended family, and play games together. 

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Mrs. Craig (4th Grade)

Room 12

Mrs. Craig's Class Website

Returning to Sartorette School feels terrific! My name is Pamela Craig and I am a returning Sartorette teacher and parent of two Superstar alumni! A San Jose State grad and proud Cambrian teacher, I have taught kindergarten, third, fourth, and fifth grades in my nearly twenty years in the classroom. I am a lifelong learner and value the importance of professional growth and collaboration.
 
Fourth graders are some of the most amazing people on the planet! I look forward to working with my students to build a learning environment that values each individual while growing together as a classroom community where students can take on learning challenges and trust that if mistakes are made they are opportunities to dig in, ask questions, and try again. 
 
Personally, I toggle between coffee and tea all the while seeking the perfect cup! Photography, music, writing, and reading inspire me to seek and create! In all these things that bring me balance, sharing my favorite things with my family and friends makes life meaningful to me.

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Mr. Elder (Counselor)

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Ms. Elsey (4th & 5th Grades)

Room 20

Hello! My name is Kayla Elsey. I was born and raised in San Jose, graduating from Leigh High School. I then attended Chico State where I earned degrees in both Liberal Studies and Child Development and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I taught in the Cambrian School District in 2018-2019 as a long-term sub and temporary teacher at Steindorf (6th) and Sartorette (5th). After that, I returned to Chico and spent 3 years teaching 8th grade in Corning, while earning my Masters in Education through San Diego State. Outside of school you will find me coaching team gymnastics, walking and hiking with my dogs, hanging out with friends and family, and going on road trips, especially if they end up in Disney! I am excited to return to the Cambrian School District and Sartorette! Go Superstars!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x6250

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Ms. Fernandez (Paraeducator)

Room KA

Hello! I’m Calista and I’m a Paraeducator! I’m a San Jose native and a Cambrian School District alumni. I attended Fammatre and Ida Price years ago! I graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2020 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Though I still continue to utilize my degree on the side, I quickly began to realize that my mission in life is to help others. I’ve always loved working with kids and joined the Cambrian Team as an SDC Preschool Paraeducator for the 2021-2022 school year and have been loving it since! I love finding new and innovative ways to help students succeed in education and in life, it’s truly my passion. When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family and my boyfriend’s family. I’m also usually watching anything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, something musical related, or a sitcom! Please send me sitcom or music recommendations!

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Mrs. Freimarck (1st Grade)

Room 7

My name is Christina Freimarck. I have been teaching for over 20 years! I have taught various grade levels in general education and special education. I enjoy introducing my students to new skills, experiences, and building our "classroom family" each school year.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, relaxing at the beach, shopping, eating at restaurants, going to Peet's Coffee shop A LOT , and seeing musicals. Please check out my website, Mrs. Freimarck's Firsties , for more information about what we're doing in first grade!

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Ms. Ghilarducci (SDC 1st-2nd Grades)

Room 14

Hello Superstars! I am very excited to be teaching at Sartorette!  I received my B.A. from Sonoma State (Go Seawolves!) in 2007. In 2008, I started working as a special education instructional aide and from then on I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to serving individuals with special needs and their families. In 2011 I received my special education teaching credentials from National University and this year will be my 11th year teaching special education. I am passionate about creating a classroom environment that promotes independence and providing high quality instruction and learning opportunities to my students. I enjoy helping families and educators learn how the IEP process can be used to support students. When I am not teaching or thinking about teaching I spend my time with friends, visiting family, going to Disneyland, reading and cuddling my cat Jasper. 

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Ms. Gomez (School Psychologist)

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Hi there, my name is Alexandra and I also go by Alex. I’m a SoCal native, but I moved to Campbell in 2021. I enjoy watching sports, playing softball, paddle boarding, playing with my dog, and spending time with my family. I am ready and excited to start my journey with the Sartorette community!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 62213

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Mr. Harris (3rd Grade)

Room 13

Hello! 

Hola! I'm David Harris. I've been teaching since last century from Mexico to San Jose, CA. My home is in Morgan Hill, California, where I coexist with my wife, two daughters, two dogs, and a cat. I often go hiking or tend my garden. Sometimes the dogs will take me for a walk. During my free time, I like to relax reading a book, running, or taking an occasional trip to the beach where I go for a brisk swim. Good strong coffee gets me going in the morning, as well as listening to my eclectic mix of music on Spotify. Of course, my family gets me going as well. I have traveled far and wide to Europe, Hawaii, and Mexico where I married and immersed myself in the language and culture. Si, hablo Español. 

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Mrs. Hart (2nd Grade)

Room 5

I'm Mrs. Hart and have had the pleasure of teaching second grade in the Cambrian District for 30 years at both Farnham and Sartorette. Having interacted with so many wonderful families, my visits to the local Target are often a trip down memory lane. I was born, educated, and married in sunny South Florida, and began my teaching career in Mr. Hart's old elementary school. Before arriving in California, I worked at Michigan State University and enjoyed teaching elementary school in both Texas and Maryland. I love to be outdoors and when given the chance, will escape to a warm clear water beach or follow Mr. Hart up a steep mountain trail in the American or Canadian West. My journey has taught me, to paraphrase Maya Angelou, that we are all far more alike than different.

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Mr. Ho (Music)

Room 24

My name is Derek Ho. I have been teaching music in the Cambrian School District since the 2019-2020 school year, and have worked with students at Sartorette Elementary School and Steindorf STEAM School. I am primarily a guitarist and a producer. I have a profound interest in music technology and my goal is to share that with my students. I received my BA in Music at Chico State University and my M.A. at San Jose State. I am credentialed in both music and multiple subjects, K-5. During my free time, I enjoy hitting the outdoors, staying active, and watching live sports.

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Mrs. Jones (SDC TK & Kindergarten)

Room 3

Hello! I’m Anja Jones, and I’m proud to be part of the Sartorette family. I have lived in Campbell / San Jose for over 15 years, and both of my kids completed K through 8 in the Cambrian School District. Over the years, I have come to love this community with all my heart, and my passion for teaching all students continues to grow. I was born and raised in Germany and have lived in the US since the 90s. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in psychology and received my teaching credentials in special and general education from National University where I also completed a Master’s Program in Special Education. As a lifelong learner, I am super excited to continue my educational journey with all of you. When I’m not teaching, I love to garden, camp, hike, kayak, do yoga, meditate, hang out with my family, and travel.

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Mrs. Kelly (Occupational Therapist)

Room 4

I am a Bay Area native, born and raised in Los Gatos, CA. I began my higher education at UC Davis with a B.S. in Psycho-biology and a B.A. in Dance. I went on to earn her masters in Theater Arts in 2005 before going on to graduate with a masters in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 2012.  As a pediatric OT in Cambrian, I am thrilled to find a career that so beautifully blends her interests in science, art, movement, improvisation, play, and education. She uses these different elements to connect with kids and make OT fun. I'm an avid runner and yogi and love to go hiking with her nieces and family.

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x6222

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Mr. Alex Lopez Nunez (Intervention Specialist)

Room 21

Hello, my name is Alex Lopez Nunez, and I enjoy teaching at Sartorette as a Reading Instructor. Working with children and helping them learn and achieve is a great reward. It is always a joy seeing students greet you with a big smile on their faces. I was born and raised in King City, California, and I lived there for 20 years. I then moved to the Bay Area, and I have been living here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. I also have two cats and one dog. I am a California native, so I support all California sports teams. Last but not least, I am a huge fan of the band KISS and have been since the year 1980.

 

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Mrs. Lozzio (5th Grade)

Room 21

Welcome to Sartorette! My name is Mrs. Lozzio (Ms. L.) and I have been an educator for over 20 years! I have worked with infants all the way up to high school students. I am a lifelong learner myself, receiving 4 Master's Degrees beyond graduating from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Before I became a teacher, I was a co-owner of a coffeeshop, SO I must really love coffee!! I have a daughter who is a pitcher in softball. When I'm not teaching in the classroom, I'm teaching on the softball diamond as her coach. I love being active and encouraging others to be active too. When my family is able to relax, my daughter and I compete for a spot on the couch with the two boys in the house-daddy and the cat. Go Sartorette Superstars! 

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Mr. Mercado (PE Physical Education)

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Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6202

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Ms. Param (TK)

Room 2

Hello! My name is Radhika Parameshwaran and I have been teaching since 2008. I have been a Pre-K teacher for 8 years and taught Fourth grade in India. After teaching different age groups of children for so many years, one thing always rings true for me. I love seeing the "spark" light up in my students eyes when they make new discoveries and connections while I teach. It is an honor and privilege for me to work with Sartorette students and families. I did most of my schooling from India. I graduated from Santa Clara University in 2022, where I earned my Masters of Arts in Education with Teaching Credentials. I believe, TK provides the wonderful, essential gift of time for children so they may continue to develop socially and emotionally, as well as academically, honing the skills and readiness needed for success in Kindergarten and beyond. In my spare time, I love reading, taking trips to the beach, and spending time with my family. The best way to get in touch with me is by email.

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Mrs. Peckham (Kindergarten)

Room KB

Hello, my name is Patty Peckham, my alias is Mrs.Peckham. I began my teaching career in 1983. I have lived in Santa Clara county all my life. (San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell) I played collegiate tennis at San Jose State University before graduating in Human Performance and receiving two teaching degrees; K-12 grade health and physical Education and a Multi Subject K-8. I have taught and coached high school to kindergarten students. I am happily married and have two adult sons. I like to hike, bike, swim, read, and explore new places. My happy place when I’m not with students; is being with my family preferably in the mountains; at the beach and occasionally at Disneyland.  I have been blessed to teach in Cambrian since 2002 and Sartorette since 2004. I love teaching kindergarten and k/1 students. My greatest delight is to see kids turn on to learning and also to show empathy for others. Our class mottos are: “Just keep trying, with practice you will get it!” and “Always be kind.” Click the link to access my classroom website.

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Mr. Porter (2nd & 3rd Grades)

Room 15

Hello! I am Erick Porter, a 3rd grade teacher, and often a combination grade teacher.  I am a Bay Area native, San Francisco - then San Jose. Schools include Oak Grove High - Go Eagles!  West Valley College - Go Vikings! And San Jose State University - Environmental Science BA / Graduate Work - Cal Teaching Credential.    Go Spartans! I like enjoying Bay Area weather with my family by bike, car, kayak, and from our back yard most of the time. But we also love traveling to mountains, beaches, towns, and villages all over California and the West.

 

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Mrs. Rana (Speech and Language Pathologist)

Room 16A

Hello! I'm so excited to begin my second year as the SLP at Sartorette working with students and their families.I grew up in India where I got my MBA degree and worked in advertising sales for 7 years, collaborating with corporate clients and advertising agencies. After moving to the US, I focussed on helping my deaf daughter adapt and thrive in a public school system with a Cochlear implant. This experience inspired me to embark on starting a new career as an SLP. I completed my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2021 from San Jose State University. It has been a great honor to work in a welcoming and nurturing community at Sartorette, and learn from so many wonderful students and mentors. I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with my wonderful family who have been very supportive of all my endeavors.

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Ms. Tran (MOT, OTR/L)

Room 4

Hello, my name is Ana Tran and I am the occupational therapist supporting Sartorette Elementary School. I am ecstatic to return this year to work with my lovely students. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, where I received a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Chicago State University in 2015. Since then, I have predominantly worked with the pediatric population. In January of 2020, I decided to move to California to become a traveling OT. During my leisure time, I like to go hiking, relax with my 14 year old morkie name Kailee, and explore new restaurants. I truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child and will be looking forward to working with my students to uplift and support their daily growth. 

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Ms. Van Der Wey (Intervention Specialist)

Room 22

I began teaching at Sartorette over 14 years ago. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada. I attended college and graduate school in Colorado where I met my husband. We eventually moved to San Jose. I love to go hiking around the Bay Area every weekend. I also enjoy biking, traveling and of course, reading books!

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Ms. Vasu (SCD Preschool)

Room KA

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Ms. Wickemeyer (5th Grade)

Room 19

My name is Miss Wickemeyer, and this is my fourth year teaching in Cambrian! I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in my time in Cambrian. I've lived in the Bay Area my entire life. I went to schools in the Union School District and attended Leigh High School. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in education from San Jose State University, and got my Masters in Teaching and credential from Santa Clara University. In my spare time, I like to read, walk or hike, spend time with my friends and family, and root for the A's, Sharks, Warriors, and Niners!