KMS Staff


    • Director: Karen Paxton
    • Director Emeritus: Satwant Singh Khalsa
    • Education Director & SPED Coordinator: Keerat Giordano
    • Finance Manager: Susan Duffield
    • Administrative Assistant: Amanda Lavender
    • Elementary School Site Coordinator: Kira Froehlich
    • Toddler & Middle School Site Coordinator: Dawn Scheurn
    • Primary School Site Coordinator: Heather Kimbell
    • Special Education:

Primary Teaching Staff

Primary North

  • Lead Teacher: Shannon Pursell
  • Assistant: Makayla Haynes
  • Assistant: Meredith Cole

Primary South

  • Lead Teacher: Dyanna Jiron
  • Assistant: Ninfa Hartley
  • Assistant: Gretchen Sjoberg

Primary Upstairs

  • Lead Teacher: Cynthia Huebscher
  • Assistant: Amy Page
  • Assistant: Demitria Bagg

Toddler South

  • Lead Teacher: Emily Grella
  • Assistant: Chloe Clift
  • After School Assistant: Iris Mendoza

Toddler North

  • Lead Teacher: Beridiana “Betty” Leyva
  • Assistant: Carmen Barba

Primary Outdoor Environment

  • Jill Woodhull

Primary After School Program

  • After School Director: Naomi Homer
  • Assistant: Sierra Vaughn

Elementary Teaching Staff

Lower Elementary East

  • Lead Teacher: Helen Williams
  • Assistant: Keerat Giordano

Lower Elementary North

  • Lead Teacher: Carie Modeer
  • Assistant: Jazmine Bahena

Lower Elementary South

  • Lead Teacher: Emily Oakley
  • Assistant: Laurie Alejo

Upper Elementary West

  • Lead Teacher: Karen Charleston
  • Assistant: Melanie Junio

Upper Elementary East

  • Lead Teacher: Shara Haberman
  • Assistant: Joye Sass

Middle School

  • Lead Teacher: Lindsay Caglio

Gardening and Physical Education

  • Gardening and P.E. Teacher: Mark Dugan

Elementary Outdoor Environment 

  • Mike Oakley

Elementary Extended Care

  • Director: Renee Soldanels
  • EL Extended Care Assistant: Anum Zaidi
  • EL Extended Care Assistant: Christopher Canchola


  • Yoga teacher: Emily Blanche


  • Elementary Spanish teacher: Yolima Otalora
  • Middle School Spanish Teacher: Yuneiky Morales