Our Leadership Team


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Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Kathie Cage M.A. Education & B.A. Psychology

Kathie Cage attended Mills College in Oakland, CA where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (2011) Multiple Subjects Credential in Education, and a Master of Arts degree in Education (2014). She continued her graduate studies at Notre Dame de Namur University in 2015 where she the received two Education Specialist Credentials in Mild-Moderate Special Education and Moderate Severe; and is currently a candidate for an Administrative Services Credential .  Kathie is active in her community and was an advisory board member for the City of Menlo Park and teaches in the Bay Area and enjoys using her knowledge of Behavioral Analysis  to support her students. 


 

Activities & Affiliations

  • California Teachers Association, NEA, Member

  • Certification Multiple Subjects, Education Specialist MM & MS

  • NAEYC, Member

  • District Advisory Board Member, City of Menlo Park 2018

  • NAACP Member Stanford Chapter 2018

  • Founder of American Council of Teachers Incorporated 2012


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Educational Consultant & Board member

Vincent Bordelon M.S. Physical Education

Vincent Bordelon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education (1988), and his Master of Science in Physical Education (1990) from California State University, Hayward. He's a retired Institutional Officer with the Alameda County Probation Department, and currently teaches at Oakland Military Institute (OMI) and teaches Health Education and Kinesiology courses at Laney College in Oakland, CA.

 

Activities & Affiliations

  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Member

  • American Coaches Association

  • California Community Colleges Teacher Association, Member


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Director of Administrative Service & Board member

DeAnna Jernigan- African-American History

DeAnna Jernigan attended University of California, Riverside where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and African-American History and a Master of Arts degree in African-American History . She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and an advocate for children. DeAnna currently works as a lead executive manager for a Bay Area company.  

Activities & Affiliations

  • Delta Sigma Theta, Member

 

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Assistant Principal Stephanie Douglas

Assistant Principal Stephanie Douglas

 

Former Sergeant United States Army

Former Sergeant United States Army

 
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Dr. Priscilla Kucer Psy.SNCSP Ph.D Behavioral Consultant

 
 
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Brooke Crosby Education Specialist Consultant

 
Pamela Raass-Faleofa    Executive Administrator of Educational Services

Pamela Raass-Faleofa

Executive Administrator of Educational Services

 
 


Education Specialist & Board member

Principal Brian White M.A., Education

Principal White received his Administrative Credential from California State University- East Bay, 2008, Master in Education  from University San Francisco with a concentration in Learning Instruction and  Special Education, 2007, Bachelor Degree University of California, Berkeley 2002

Activities & Affiliations:

  • President of UC Berkeley National Pan-Hellenic Council

  • Polaris of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. - Gamma Zeta Chapter

  • Competed Intercollegiate Athletics - Football; Track & Field

  • Interned with Media Relations Department as a Sports Information Director

  • Educational Consultants & Contributors


Administration Specialist Board Member

Assistant Principal Stephanie Douglas M. A., Urban Education & Administrative Policy

Assistant Principal Douglas received her Masters from Loyola Marymount University 2017, She is an Alumni of Howard University 2014 Pre-Med 2014. Stephanie is currently working as Founding Dean of Culture and Assistant Principal at Challenge Charter Middle School in New York. Stephanie is dedicated to making a change in the lives of her students.

  Activities & Affiliations

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororities member 2016


 Former Sgt. Charlotte Cage B.S.S., Criminal Justice

Charlotte Cage is an Administrative Assistant for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University and an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies from Phillips Junior College. Charlotte served as a Human Resource Specialist in the United States Army for 9 years, where she spent 5 years stationed at the Army Pentagon in Washington, DC before retiring as a federal civilian from the Department of Defense in 2017. Charlotte is currently pursuing her Masters degree from Troy University in Mental Health Counseling.

Activities and Affiliations:

  • United States Army Veteran




Dr. Priscilla Kucer, Psy.S. NCSP Ph.D

Dr. Priscilla Kucer completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of the West Indies campus in Barbados. She continued to obtain her Master of Science in Psychology and Specialist in School Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and Doctor in Philosophy in General Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She promotes the development of multicultural competence and diversity awareness, as well as specializes in classroom management, organizational and individual interventions, special education, developing appropriate Individualized Education Programs, mentoring, and coaching to parents about their children’s academic, behavioral, and social/emotional needs.

Activities and Affiliations: Omicron Delta Kappa, California Personnel Pupil Services Certification, Florida Licensed School Psychologist, National Association of School Psychologists, and International School Psychology Association

 

Brooke Crosby M.A. Special Education & Administrative Credentials

Brooke Crosby is a Coordinator of Special Education at Palo Alto Unified School District, working primarily with the elementary schools. Brooke’s passion lies in giving the students and families in our community access and equitable resources to reach their potential as citizens, workers, and full economic participants. Before becoming a Coordinator at PAUSD, Brooke was an administrator in the neighboring school district of Ravenswood City. Brooke began her career as a Spanish teacher. She has been an inclusion specialist at the middle and high school levels, working as a teacher in Special Education in fully-integrated districts. She has served students from the pre-K level to the college level. Brooke has double Masters degrees: the first in Cross-Categorical Special Education, University of Phoenix and Education Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University with undergraduate work at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Affiliations:

California Teachers Association

 

Pamela Raass-Faleofa Executive Administrator Educational Services

Pamela Raass-Faleofa has studied and resided in the East Palo Alto and Stanford area for over 30 years. She has studied in the Bay Area and has worked in Silicon Valley as an Executive Administrator for several valley industries. She is a native of Tongan and is involved in her communities social justice activities.