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
Alicia Torre, Assistant

Sunflower Kindergarten
Mary Alice Reis, Teacher
Lori Christopher, Assistant

First Grade
Tamara Lemesh, Teacher
Bobbie Smith, Assistant

Second Grade
Amy Ross, Teacher
Tanya Boone-Alva & Mark Escalera, Assistants

Third Grade
Ann Ingraham, Teacher
Laura Herman & Raphael Guzman, Assistants

Fourth Grade
Julie Meierding, Teacher
Jen Stevens, Assistant

Fifth Grade
Lois Wildgrube, Teacher
Basha Petraglia, Assistant

Sixth Grade
Heather Shepherd, Teacher
Mark Escalera, Assistant

Seventh Grade
Leah Brosio, Teacher
Mark Escalera, Assistant

Eighth Grade

Gila Mann, Teacher
Gayla Overmeer, Assistant

Specialty Subject Teachers

Middle School Math
Krista Wigert

Aaron Draper

Meret Piderman


Klaus Dilling

Jeanette Isenberg, Teacher
Karen Zimmerman, Teacher - Cello


Learning Support Team
Jane Waxman
Laura Duggan

Resource Specialist
Karen Perry
Hannah Miller, Assistant

Terri Sherseth

After School Program

Program Coordinator
Denise Williges

Kindergarten Aftercare Teacher
Mimi Herschkowitz, Lead Teacher
Alicia Torre, Assistant

Grades Aftercare Teacher
Denise Williges, Lead Teacher
Malia Buckheit, Assistant
Jeanne Schirm, Assistant
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