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

Thomas Abbott

B.S., SFSU; Claire Lilienthal Elementary

Susanne Appe

B.A., SFSU; A.P. Giannini Middle School

Rebecca Beltramo

B.A., Univ. of Washington; Lawton Elementary School

Flora Berdugo

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

Judi Bliquez

B.A., UC Santa Cruz; Stevenson Elementary

Amy Brownstein Lum

B.A., SFSU; George Peabody Elementary

Ray Capiral

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

Louis Chala

B.S., CA Polytechnic State Univ.; San Francisco Unified School District

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

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

Michael Drum

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

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

Janet Giannini

B.A., UC Berkeley; Jefferson Elementary School District

Heiko Gieraths

B.A., B.S., UC Santa Barbara; M.A., USF; Claire Lilienthal Elementary

David Goldberg

B.S., Howard Univ.; M.A., CA College of the Arts; Univ. of Hawai'i at Manoa

Audrey Gomez

B.A., Gonzaga Univ.; Father Sauer Academy

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
Carolyn Jayne

B.A., M.A.T., Wayne State Univ.; Grattan Elementary

Claire Jensen

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

Paul Kopf

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

Natalie Korengold

B.A., UC Santa Cruz; Sherman Elementary School

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

B.A., SFSU; Claire Lilienthal Elementary

Cynthia Lam

B.A., SFSU; Francis Scott Key Elementary

Calvin Leung

B.S., SJSU; DeAvila Elementary

John Mayhew

B.A., Whitworth College; Rooftop Elementary

Jocasta Mettling

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

Suzanne Moore

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

Alissa Nakaji

B.A., SFSU; Sunset 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

Kyle Smith

B.A., UCLA; George Peabody Elementary

DeWayne Spalding

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

Sarah Thompson

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

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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