KMS Staff

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    • 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 Director: Jayne Shaw


Primary Teaching Staff

Primary North

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

Primary South

  • Lead Teacher: Dyanna Jiron
  • Assistant: Gretchen Sjoberg

Primary Upstairs

  • Lead Teacher: Cynthia Huebscher
  • Assistant: Amy Page
  • Assistant: Ninfa Hartley

Toddler North

  • Lead Teacher: Beridiana “Betty” Leyva
  • Assistant: Chloe Clift

Primary Outdoor Environment/ Accounting Clerk

  • Jill Woodhull

Primary Extended Care Program

  • PEC Director: Sierra Vaughn
  • Assistant: Ayden Huerta
  • Assistant: Megan Mathews

Elementary Teaching Staff

Lower Elementary East

  • Lead Teacher: Helen Williams
  • Assistant: Chris Canchola

Lower Elementary North

  • Lead Teacher: Carie Modeer
  • Assistant: Laurie Alejo

Lower Elementary South

  • Lead Teacher: Emily Oakley
  • Assistant: Jazmine Bahena

Upper Elementary

  • Lead Teacher: Karen Charleston
  • Assistant: Melanie Junio
  • Assistant: Joye Sass

Middle School

  • Lead Teacher: Lindsay Caglio
  • Co-Teacher: Lisa Brown

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: Anna Mohr-Almeida


  • Yoga teacher: Emily Blanche


  • Elementary Spanish teacher: Cony Weir
  • Middle School Spanish Teacher: Yolima Otalora