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

Flora Berdugo

B.S., Syracuse Univ.; M.S., Hunter College; Peabody Elementary

Judi Bliquez

B.A., UC Santa Cruz; Stevenson Elementary

Katie Brinkley

B.A., SFSU; Creative Arts Charter

Amy Brownstein Lum

B.A., SFSU; George Peabody Elementary

Ray Capiral

B.A., UCLA; S.F. Youth Chorus

Sarah Chan

B.A., M.A., SFSU; Francis Scott Key Elementary

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

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

Elana Cowen

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

Claire Darby

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

Michael Drum

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

Victor Flaviani

B.M., SFSU; Holy Name School

Sarah Fletcher

B.A., Univ. of Puget Sound; S.F. Youth Chorus

Jeremy Fox

B.A., Univ. of Oregon; Brandeis School of SF

Elizabeth Francisco

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

Katie Gerber

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

Chandra Y. Gonzales

B.A., UC Santa Cruz; M.A., SFSU; Guadalupe 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
Paul Kopf

B.A., SFSU; Teacher, San Francisco Unified School District

Kathy KrusenB.A., UC Santa Cruz; Urban H.S., Halberstadt Fencers' Club
Tina Kwon

B.A., SFSU; Claire Lilienthal Elementary School

Cynthia Lam

B.A., SFSU; Francis Scott Key Elementary

Allison Lee

B.A., SFSU; M.A., USF; Jefferson Elementary

Calvin Leung

B.S., SJSU; DeAvila Elementary

Amanda Lim

B.S., Cal Poly State Univ.; A.P. Giannini M.S.

Connie Ma

B.A., SFSU; Jefferson Elementary

John Mayhew

B.A., Whitworth College; Rooftop Elementary

Jocasta Mettling

B.A., UC Berkeley; M.A., SFSU; San Francisco Unified School District

Alissa Nakaji

B.A., SFSU; Sunset Elementary

Pua Owan

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

Loret Peterson

B.A., UCSB; Jefferson Elementary

Joel Reber

B.A., UC Santa Cruz; Francis Scott Key Elementary

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

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

Isabelle Schildknecht

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

Michael Slater

B.A., Ithaca College; Jefferson Elementary School District

Laura Spanier

B.A., UCLA; A.P. Giannini M.S.

David Speidel

B.S., SFSU; Francis Scott Key Elementary

Kelly Still

B.A., M.Ed., Concordia Univ., Irvine; West Portal Lutheran Elementary School

Jay Taylor

B.A., SFSU; Alice Fong Yu Middle School

Sarah Thompson

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

Jennifer Tom

B.A., SFSU; Jefferson Elementary

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

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

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