Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty bring a diversity of skills and experience to their work at Live Oak.  All teachers are trained in Waldorf and California teacher credentialing programs.  Our teachers have taught in private Waldorf and mainstream public settings.  Our Staff uses its broad experience and wisdom when developing our academic programs, organizational structures, curriculum articulation, and student instruction.  Live Oak is always seeking professional and dynamic staff to join our team.  Please visit our Employment page for current openings.  


Matthew Morgan, Executive Director

Kim Anderson, Office Manager

Julie Beckner, School Secretary

Muriel BertucciAdministrative Assistant

Messages for Faculty & Staff can be left with the School Office at 707-762-9020.

Class Teachers & Assistants

Rosemary Kindergarten
Rebecca River-Teague, Teacher
Taralynn Dixon, Assistant

Sunflower Kindergarten
Mary Alice Reis, Teacher
Lori Christopher, Assistant

First Grade
Julie Meierding, Teacher
Jen Stevens, Assistant

Second Grade
Lois Wildgrube, Teacher
Corryn Degelabert, Assistant

Third Grade
Tamara Lemesh, Teacher
Bobbie Smith, Assistant

Fourth Grade
Amy Ross, Teacher
Teresa Hunter, Assistant

Fifth Grade
Ann Ingraham, Teacher
Southey Kulkarni, Assistant

Sixth Grade
Leah Brosio, Teacher
Mark Escalera, Assistant

Seventh Grade
Gila Mann, Teacher
Gayla Overmeer, Assistant

Eighth Grade
Heather Shepherd, Teacher
Tanya Boone-Alva, Assistant

After School Program Coordinator
Denise Williges

Kindergarten Aftercare

Malia Buckheit, Lead Teacher
Aundrea Arzaga, Assistant

Grades Aftercare
Denise Williges, Lead Teacher
Laura Herman, Assistant
Cass Murphy, Assistant

Specialty Subject Teachers

Middle School Math
Krista Wigert

Aaron Draper

Meret Piderman

Jeanette Isenberg, Teacher
Mark Escalera, Assistant

Rachel Steiner, Teacher

Mark Escalera, Teacher

Learning Support Team
Tanya Boone-Alva
Jane Waxman

Academic Coach Team
Anna Hagmann
Dori King
Michelle Loftin
Cass Murphy
Basha Petraglia

Resource Specialist
Karen Perry
Michelle Loftin, Assistant

Janice Eurgubian

Michelle Fourre

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