Director of Development and Outreach, Gateway Public Schools
Chanda is the Director of Development and Outreach, and brings more than 10 years of nonprofit development experience to Gateway Public Schools. Prior to Gateway, Chanda served as the Development Director at Seven Tepees Youth Program where she led a rebrand of the organization, engaged corporate partnerships, and increased annual fundraising by 40 percent in three years.
Teacher and Student Agency Coordinator, Gateway Public Schools
Suzanne first came to Gateway in 1999, teaching humanities at the high school and most recently helping to design and start the middle school. Prior to Gateway, she taught at the Liceo Internacional in Quito, Ecuador as well as public middle schools in New York City, New York.
Director of Partnerships, Gateway Public Schools
Rachel Kamen started at Gateway Public Schools in December 2015 as the Director of Partnerships. In this role, Rachel leads efforts in building community partnerships to augment enrichment opportunities Gateway offers students in the classroom and beyond. Rachel is a nonprofit professional with a passion for youth empowerment, education, community engagement and social justice.
Director of Technology, Gateway Public Schools
Kevin joined Gateway as the Director of Technology in 2002. His university pursuits included flight school, earth & environmental sciences, and anthropology & archaeology. After graduating, he left New York on an extended road trip, exploring national parks and camping while crisscrossing the country. A quick stop in San Francisco became the end of the trip and Kevin's new home. He was soon after employed by Ziff Davis Media as a Project Leader (for PC Computing and Smart Business magazines). While at ZDM, Kevin designed usability and performance tests to evaluate products ranging from computers and cell phones to software and web services, providing lab conclusions to editorial for publication.
Executive Director, Gateway Public Schools
Sharon is the Executive Director of Gateway Public Schools. In 2000, Sharon joined Gateway’s faculty as a Humanities Teacher. Since then, Sharon has been a Lead Teacher, Dean of Faculty, and served as the Principal of Gateway High School for seven years. During her tenure as Principal, Gateway was recognized as a California Distinguished School and as a top-performing charter high school by the US Department of Education. In 2011, Sharon helped launch Gateway’s second school, Gateway Middle School. Sharon is inspired by the potential of young people and by Gateway’s amazing teachers and staff who help students get on the road to college.
Director of Enrollment
Andrea Tacdol started at Gateway Public Schools in August of 2016 as the Director of Enrollment. With a focus in outreach, engagement and leadership development in diverse communities, Andrea has worked at non-profit organizations, government agencies and universities focusing on issues of social justice, environmental justice, public health, and educational equity.