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The Marin School faculty and staff

Some found their passion for teaching early on. Others discovered it after successful careers in other walks of life. Collectively, they bring to the classroom a breadth of academic and real-world experience that makes for an effective and creative learning environment.


Our teachers passionately believe in each student's unique potential and have the talent, tools, enthusiasm and skill to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.


Please click the photos below to learn more about each person in more detail.

Leslie Birnbaum

Office Manager/Registrar

Andrew Cassetta

Admissions Assistant

Alan Frishman

History Teacher

Ben Griggs

Head of School

Brad Jackson

Director of College Counseling

Annie Krabenschmidt

English Teacher

Lynn Meza

American Sign Language

Cathy Petrick


Carolyn Sasser

School Operations Specialist

Pete Valceschini

History, Government & Economics

Pavati Zeno

Director of Admissions & Marketing

Josh Cardenas

FabLab, Director of IT/Facilities

Kristy Dell

Modern World History

Richard Gibson

Science & Mathematics

Keli Honsberger

Development Coordinator

Gustavo Jimenez

Spanish Teacher

Nazira Kury

Art & Photography, Arts Dept. Chair

Chanel Nijmeh

Dean of Students

Kristina Payton

Transportation and Operations Assistant

Sarah Thacher

Experiential Learning and Events Coordinator

Phil van Eyck

English & Drama, Humanities Dept. Chair

Junia Ziblay

Director of Library Sciences

Amory Cariadus

Director of Learning Services

Kirsten Fawcett-Dubow

School Counselor & Social Emotional Learning Coordinator

Monica Fleury

Human Resources Manager

Keith Hubert


Fred Kral

STEM Teacher

Maggie McPhail

Director of Finance and Operations

Heather Parker

Life Sciences, STEM Dept. Chair

Jimmy Sagebiel

Music Teacher

Eli Timm

Learning Strategist

Risa Wolfson

Mathematics, Learning Center Support

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