Faculty and Staff

List of 28 members.

  • Photo of Alix Anthony

    Alix Anthony 

    Art & STEAM Teacher
    510-632-6000 x130
  • Photo of Shana Barnett

    Shana Barnett 

    Humanities & English Teacher
    510-632-6000 x129
  • Photo of Marcia Bedford

    Marcia Bedford 

    Director of Student Life
    510-632-6000 x101
  • Photo of Suzanne C. Morris

    Suzanne C. Morris 

    Science Teacher
    510-632-6000 x134
  • Photo of Liz Campbell

    Liz Campbell 

    Director of Enrollment & Marketing
    510-632-6000 x110
  • Photo of Mateo Campos-Seligman

    Mateo Campos-Seligman 

    Technology & Teacher Assistant
  • Photo of Carlos Castaño

    Carlos Castaño 

    Spanish Teacher
    510-632-6000 x128
  • Photo of Monika Chin

    Monika Chin 

    Community Liaison
  • Photo of Sarah Costello

    Sarah Costello 

    Educational Director of Technology
    510-632-6000 x109
  • Photo of Sita Davis

    Sita Davis 

    Spanish Teacher
  • Photo of Mame Diarra Dioum

    Mame Diarra Dioum 

    Technology Lead
    510-632-6000 x113
  • Photo of Alicia Florin

    Alicia Florin 

    Athletic Director & PE Teacher
    510-632-6000 x132
  • Photo of Chava Friedland

    Chava Friedland 

    Mathematics Assistant Teacher
    510-632-6000 x112
  • Photo of Philip Gorman

    Philip Gorman 

    Music Teacher
    510-632-6000 x108
  • Photo of Jodi Jusiak

    Jodi Jusiak 

    STEAM Teacher
    510-632-6000 x123
  • Photo of Anna Kennedy

    Anna Kennedy 

    Executive Assistant to Head of School
    510-632-6000 x135
  • Photo of Lisa Klein

    Lisa Klein 

    Yoga & Drama Teacher
    510-632-6000 x115
  • Photo of Christine López

    Christine López 

    Mathematics Teacher
    510-632-6000 x121
  • Photo of Scott Mackey

    Scott Mackey 

    Dean of Faculty
    510-632-6000 x111
  • Photo of Lupe Martinez

    Lupe Martinez 

    Finance & Development Associate
    510-632-6000 x137
  • Photo of Pam Maycroft

    Pam Maycroft 

    Director of Finance
    510-632-6000 x104
  • Photo of Maryann Molinari

    Maryann Molinari 

    Learning Specialist
    510-632-6000 x140
  • Photo of Raymundo Ramirez

    Raymundo Ramirez 

  • Photo of Shivani Savdharia

    Shivani Savdharia 

    Mathematics Teacher
    510-632-6000 x119
  • Photo of Elizabeth Scotten

    Elizabeth Scotten 

    Humanities Teacher
    510-632-6000 x107
  • Photo of Lorraine Smith

    Lorraine Smith 

    Humanities & History Teacher
    510-632-6000 x117
  • Photo of Michele Spitulnik

    Michele Spitulnik 

    Head of School
    510-632-6000 x120
  • Photo of Chris Stach

    Chris Stach 

    School Counselor
    510-632-6000 x133
Julia Morgan School for Girls' faculty and staff are dedicated to the mission—to prepare the confident, capable, creative, and compassionate women of tomorrow.

Professional Development

List of 3 items.

  • Differentiated Instruction Institute Presented by California Teacher Development Collaborative

    Jess Dang, Associate Head of School, 8th grade advisor, Go-Girl teacher
    For two days, independent school educators from all over the state, and somehow a cadre of army air traffic control officers, were immersed in the principles and practices of differentiation. We were taught by Carol Ann Tomlinson, the mother of differentiation herself, and her colleague Mike Murphy. An "aha" moment for me during the workshop was realizing how differentiated instruction is intuitive to good teaching. An educator's decision to use a differentiation strategy--such as flexible grouping, student choice, levels of challenge, ongoing assessment, just to name a few--reflects a belief in students' potential and a deep commitment to meet each student where they are. As Tomlinson describes, "Differentiation is classroom practice that looks eyeball to eyeball with the reality that kids differ, and the most effective teachers do whatever it takes to hook the whole range of kids on learning." It was truly inspiring to contemplate the many parallels between differentiated practice and how we teach and learn at JMSG. As a faculty, we have begun the exciting work of delving into Tomlinson's seminal text The Differentiated Classroom and strengthening our collective practices, and I'm looking forward to sharing the insights and tips I gained from the workshop as we progress.
  • Introduction to Girls' Schools by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools

    Elizabeth Scotten, 6th grade Humanities teacher, 6th grade advisor
    This three-week online course helped me prepare to start my first year teaching at JMSG. One of the most valuable aspects of the course was connecting with a network of girls' school teachers and administrators from around the country. I also learned about current research and practices in girls' education, and got a deeper understanding of the history of single-sex education. I was delighted to see that the first reading we were assigned was an excerpt from Where Girls Come First: The Rise, Fall, and Surprising Revival of Girls' Schools by Ilana DeBare, a JMSG co-founder.  It was exciting to see JMSG's founding story woven into the history of girls' schooling in the United States.
  • Power ColLABorative training through Girls Leadership

    Miranda Bucky, 6th & 7th grade Associate Math teacher, 7th grade advisor
    In August, I attended a two-day training with Girls Leadership in Oakland that focused on culturally responsive practice and on developing strategies to address trauma from an asset-based approach. At the end of the workshop, every attendee left with a curriculum booklet of lesson plans compiled by the training facilitators, titled “Power ColLABorative: A culturally responsive, social-emotional learning-based curriculum designed to meet the needs of girls.” 

    Following the training, I have been thinking about the similarities between the roles of teacher and facilitator. Teaching is a type of facilitation: facilitators set in place a structure within which a group can generate new understandings, learning in community. This opens up space for students to be the drivers of their own learning and to shape the culture of their classrooms.

    So far this year, I have used several lesson plans from the curriculum for activities in advising, centering around the themes of identity and community. In math classes, I have been adjusting the structure of my facilitation by asking more questions that do not have just one right answer, hoping to reduce the fear of getting a question wrong and to focus on conceptual understanding. This workshop left me with a lot to think about, plans and goals for ways to modify my own practice, and a resource to draw from and to share with colleagues.