Dellanira is super excited to join the Gateway community as a Spanish teacher. They were raised in Austin, TX and Stockton, CA before moving to San Diego for undergrad. They majored in Ethnic Studies and Communication at UC San Diego. They discovered their passion for teaching and education through Ethnic Studies and their work with marginalized communities in the greater San Diego area. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her dog Sage at the beach, writing poetry, cooking, and making art.
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Alyssa teaches Chemistry and Honors Chemistry at Gateway High School. She studied Biological Anthropology at San Francisco State and received her Masters in Teaching from University of San Francisco. Ms. Amabile loves animals and the outdoors. She enjoys playing volleyball, hiking with her dog, cooking for friends and family, exploring new places, and trying new things. Ms. A loves everything about science and enjoys sharing that passion with others.
Ken Angelo is thrilled to be the School Counselor at Gateway Middle School. After working as a crisis counselor for over 10 years at schools throughout the East Bay, Ken is looking forward to getting to know the students and families that make up the Gateway community. Ken spent eight years as a private practice marriage and family therapist before earning his school counseling credential at St. Mary’s college in 2012. Outside of school, he enjoys working in his garden, cooking with the vegetables he grows, listening to music, and rooting for the Oakland Athletics.
Therese is a founding teacher at Gateway Middle School. She currently works as a Math and Science Instructional Leader at Gateway Middle School. She is an active member of Gateway Public Schools Board of Trustees and serves on the Facilities Committee. She graduated from Simmons College with a degree in nursing and from Elmira College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education with masters' degrees in educational leadership. Therese is a member of the Exploratorium’s Teacher Leader Institute where she works as a mentor teacher to San Francisco science teachers. When not working, Therese enjoys traveling, spending time with her two sons, and reading. Originally from the east coast, she currently lives with her husband, David, in Petaluma.
James teaches ERWC (Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum- English 12) and Creative Writing at Gateway High. He completed a Master’s degree in Education from the University of San Francisco and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English. Before entering the teaching profession, James traveled throughout Europe teaching English as a second language and worked in a variety of professional fields, including wildland firefighting, emergency medical care, construction, account management and sales. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, surfing, and hiking.
Nick grew up in London but can find his roots in Central-West Brazil. After finishing his education at the University of West London studying Forensics and Criminology he got offered the chance to come to America to work with the Boys and Girls clubs and has been with them for the last 4 years and is excited to now be assisting the Gateway Team. In his free time, Nick can be found hiking on weekends, cooking his favorite South American food, and playing soccer badly.
Evan Bass is excited for the upcoming year at Gateway. He is teaching Algebra and sits on the School Leadership Team, overseeing Advisory and Student Life. Evan received his Bachelors degree at Macalester College in Minnesota in Communication Studies and Education. He is originally from Chicago, IL, but has been in the Bay Area for 15 years. Evan is married and has a daughter who keeps him busy. He loves sports, competition, and music, and stays involved with all of them during his free time. He also DJ’s, does photo booth and videography services as a side business.
Anna was born and raised in Redondo Beach, California. She attended Santa Clara University, where she majored in Art History and Communications. She began teaching English abroad in 2016 and then received her teaching credentials (Social Science and English) and master’s in teaching from the University of San Francisco. She is eager to share her love of history, reading, and writing with her students!