SummerGATE is a California non-profit educational corporation established by the San Francisco Association for the Gifted and Talented, for the purpose of providing college-bound students with challenging summer classes.

SummerGATE Faculty

Judi Bliquez

B.A., UC Santa Cruz; Stevenson Elementary

Amy Brownstein Lum

B.A., SFSU; George Peabody Elementary

Matthew Cannon

B.M., Louisiana State Univ.; M.M., SF Conservatory of Music; S.F. Youth Chorus

Rebecca ChernyB.S., Univ. Nebraska; M.A., Columbia Teachers College; SummerGATE Director
Michael Conner

B.S., Chaminade Univ.; Westborough Middle School, South SF

Idabelle Cunningham

B.A., UC Santa Cruz; M.A., UC Berkeley; Lincoln High School, San Jose

Claire Darby

B.A., Whitman College; Academy of Arts High School

Ray Decker

B.A., M.B.A., CSU San Bernardino; R.C. Wornick Jewish Day School, Foster City

Michael Drum

B.A., Colo. College, M.A., SFSU; Lafayette Elementary

Aryeh Fein

B.A., Cal. Poly.; Wornick Jewish Day School, Foster City

Meghan Fetter

B.A., Univ. of Toledo; Lycee Francais de San Francisco

Donald FrancisB.A., New College of CA; Ulloa Elementary
Elizabeth Francisco

B.A., M.A., SJSU; M.A., SFSU; Retired from Borel M.S., San Mateo

Chad GaverB.S., Northeastern Univ.; Herbert Hoover M.S.
Katie Gerber

B.M., B.M.E., Indiana Univ.; M.M., SFCM; S.F. Youth Chorus, SummerGATE Administrator

Laura Gross

B.A., UC Davis; Spring Valley Science School

Jennifer Guzman

B.A., SFSU; Gordon J. Lau Elementary

Alex Hertz

B.A., State Univ. of NY, Binghamton; Sunset Elementary

Mara HillB.A., Univ. Michigan; M.A., CA Inst. of Integral Studies; St. Gabriel
Elizabeth Iwaszewicz

B.S., M.A., SFSU; Lafayette Elementary

Barbara JacobsB.G.S., Univ. Missouri; R.C. Wornick Jewish Day School, Foster City
Kristi Jacobson

B.A., SFSU, M.A., Chapman Univ.; Jefferson Elementary

Carolyn JayneB.A., M.A.T., Wayne State Univ.; Grattan Elementary
Kathy KrusenB.A., UC Santa Cruz; Urban H.S., Halberstadt Fencers' Club
Tina Kwon

B.A., SFSU; Claire Lilienthal Elementary School

Michelle Lemire

B.A., Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver; Parkside Intermediate School, San Bruno

Calvin Leung

B.S., SJSU; DeAvila Elementary

Amanda Lim

B.S., Cal Poly State Univ.; St. Philip Neri School, Alameda

Emily Ludlow

B.A., Loyola Marymount Univ.; CASA

John Mayhew

B.A., Whitworth College; Rooftop Alternative

Alissa Nakaji

B.A., SFSU; Sunset Elementary

Debra Netkin

B.S., Univ. of Wisconsin; Lawton School

Pua Owan

B.F.A., Pratt Institute; Garden Coordinator, Ulloa Elementary

Lissa RobinsonB.S., Univ. Massachusetts; M.A., SFSU; Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Daly City
Laura Ruppert

B.A., M.A., Portland State Univ.; M.M., Holy Names Univ.; S.F. Youth Chorus

Naomi Sanchez

B.M., M.M., Indiana Univ.; American Conservatory Theater

Isabelle Schildknecht

B.A., Paris Sorbonne; M.A., UNM; Guadalupe Elementary

Aaron Schneider

B.S., UC Santa Cruz; Sunset Elementary

Angela SheredyB.A., UC Davis; E.D.M., Harvard Univ.; Spring Valley Science School
Laura Spanier

B.A., UCLA; Jefferson Elementary

Kelly StillB.A., M.Ed., Concordia Univ., Irvine; West Portal Lutheran
Jay Taylor B.A., SFSU; Alice Fong Yu Alternative
Sarah Thompson

B.A., SFSU; formerly RAIS, Jefferson Elementary & Pacifica School Districts

Grey Todd

B.S., Skidmore College; Presidio Middle School

Cheryl Tom

B.A., B.S., UC Davis; M.A., SFSU; Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Daly City

Karen Wagoner

B.A., Univ. South Florida; B.A., Florida Atlantic Univ.; Herbert Hoover M.S.

Aaron Wen

B.S., UC Davis; Assistant to the Director, SummerGATE

Shannon Wolfe

B.S., Northern Arizona Univ.; M.M., SFCM; S.F. Youth Chorus

Daniel YanowB.A., Humboldt State Univ.; Westborough M.S., South SF

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