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Lower School | Grades TK-4

List of 27 items.

  • Christina Baudis

    Social and Emotional Learning
    Master of Arts, Cambridge College
    Bachelor of Arts, University of Delaware
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  • David Nystrom

    Third Grade Associate Teacher
    Master of Arts, National Dong Hwa University
    Bachelor of Arts, Suffolk University
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  • Michele Ferretti

    Transitional Kindergarten
    Bachelor of Arts, Sonoma State University
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  • Shane Spencer

    Kindergarten Associate Teacher
    Masters of Education, St. Mary's College
    Bachelor of Arts, St. Mary's College
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  • Matt Nightingale

    Transitional Kindergarten Associate Teacher
    Glee Club
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  • Steve Bush

    Kindergarten
    Bachelor of Arts, Sonoma State University
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  • Tracy Lyons

    First Grade
    Bachelor of Arts - Smith College
    Master of Arts - Johns Hopkins University
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  • Cierra Iribarne

    2nd Grade
    Bachelor of Science, Sonoma State University
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  • Magaly Moran

    2nd Grade
    Bachelor of Science - CSU Fullerton
    Master of Education - Azusa Pacific University
  • Sarah Howe

    3rd Grade
    Bachelor of Arts, Framingham State University
    Master of Arts, National Louis University
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  • Monica Mann

    Lower School Literacy Support Coordinator
    Bachelor of Arts, Sonoma State University
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  • Amy Baer

    4th Grade Humanities & Homeroom
    Bachelor of Arts, Sonoma State University

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  • Christy Harper

    4th & 5th Grade Math
    4th Grade Homeroom
    Entrepreneur Club Advisor
    Bachelor of Arts, Scripps College
    Master of Arts, New York University
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  • Tina Poles

    TK, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade Science
    Bachelor of Science, UC Santa Cruz
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  • Ted Rice

    Librarian
    BA - Wake Forest
    MLS - University of Arizona
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  • Janice Hall

    Performing Arts Department Chair
    Chorus Director

    Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, San Francisco State
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  • Jonathan Taylor

    Music
    Bachelor of Arts, Sonoma State University
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  • Steve Pile

    Primary Associate Teacher
    Music
    Bachelor of Arts, University of Oregon
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  • Kathy White

    TK-2nd Grade Motor Skills Class
    6th-8th Grade Physical Education
    Volleyball Coach


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  • Noah Parker

    Athletic Director
    3-8 Physical Education
    5th Grade Homeroom Advisor
    Bachelor of Science, Sonoma State University
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  • Wendy Gahagan

    Art Department Chair
    TK-8 Art
    8th Grade Homeroom Advisor
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Miami University
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  • Faye Kendall

    Art
    Bachelor of Fine Arts - Colorado State University 
    Master of Fine Arts - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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  • Chunxiang Wang

    Mandarin
    6th Grade Homeroom Advisor
    Bachelor of Arts, Baotou Teachers’ College
    Master of Arts, San Francisco State
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  • Galia Brieva

    Spanish
    5th Grade Homeroom Advisor
    Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State
    BCLAD Teaching Credential, San Francisco State
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  • Nina Strika

    Director of Student Support and School Counselor
    Master of Science, Columbia University School of Social Work
    Master of Education, Bank Street College of Education
  • Shelly Laskey

    Program Associate
    Comet Leadership Council Advisor

    Bachelor of Arts, Sonoma State University
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  • Sean Marshall

    Maker Associate
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Sonoma Country Day School

4400 Day School Place
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
phone: 707.284.3200
fax: 707.284.3254
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The premier, fully accredited, independent TK-8 college preparatory school in Sonoma County. Located in northern Santa Rosa and proud home of The Jackson Theater, SCDS offers a challenging academic program rich in fine and performing arts, music, world languages, and social and emotional learning. For more than thirty years SCDS has been the school that brings learning to life.