Ms. Kanitha has been working here at the Academy since it's start in 2010. She has been in education since 2002, and specifically in After School Programs since 2006. She took a break from After School to help AOA get started as the Attendance Clerk and Master Scheduler, but After School beckoned her back in 2013. In her spare time you can find Ms. Kanitha dancing hula professionally with The Academy of Hawaiian Arts in Oakland, at home cooking and crafting, or shopping around town! You can reach Ms. K by email at email@example.com or by phone at 510.748.4017x2114.
Ms. Alex, 6th Grade Instructor
Ms. Alex is an amazing instructor with tons of passion for working with youth! She leads one of our 6th grade classes, and teaches cooking, Theater, and so much more. She is also an Instructional Aide at AOA in the daytime where she helps students succeed in the classroom. She is our longest running GOLD instructor and is a great support to the other instructors. Ms. Alex loves to be active and can be found doing everything from Zumba to rugby! To reach Ms. Alex, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Isis, 6th Grade Instructor
Ms. Isis is our newest addition to our GOLD staff and leads one of our 6th grade classes. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University and is currently focused on gaining her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has a passion for working with youth and helping them build the confidence to be successful individuals in todays society. In her spare time, you can find Ms. Isis painting or spending time with family. Ms. Isis can be reached email@example.com
Ms. Trish, 6th/7th Combo Instructor
Ms. Trish joins us this year all the way from Seattle, WA! She has worked with youth both in Seattle and here in California. We are excited to welcome her warm energy and crafty skills into our GOLD family. Because of her we got to take 25 families off of the waitlist! Ms. Trish is also an IA at AoA in the day program and is a make-up artist in her spare time. Ms. Trish can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Rene, 7th Grade Instructor
Mr. Rene is back! We are excited to have him return and provide much needed sports activities to GOLD. This will be Mr. Rene's 3rd year at AoA where he has done GOLD and supported both the middle and elementary programs in the daytime. When he is not at work, you can catch him playing all kinds of league sports from softball to kickball! Mr. Rene can be reached at email@example.com .
Ms. Ashley, 8th Grade Instructor
Ms. Ashley leads our 8th grade classe with love and care. She brings a motherly vibe to her teaching style, and the kids adore her! She takes the extra steps necessary to ensure her students' success and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Ms. Ashley is also an IA in the daytime here at AoA, and stands as a wonderful listener and sage-like advice giver to staff and students alike. Ms. Ashley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron, Youth Advisor
Mr. Ron has been working with young people in education and organizations since 2012. He became part of the Gold Staff in March 2016. Mr. Ron believes that it is very important to invest into the young people of this generation. He enjoys the moments where he is able to help our students through difficult times and encourage them to be all that they can be. In his spare time Mr. Ron may be singing Karaoke or spending time with friends on the beach. Mr. Ron can be reached at email@example.com