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Kerri Balint

Director of Outreach

Kerri is growing CSET's presence within and beyond Stanford. Her projects include coordinating and growing CSET's professional development offerings, as well as making sure that educators and researchers all over the country, and world, know that CSET is a hub for cultivating excellence in teaching. Prior to CSET, Kerri taught 8th grade Algebra for three years in Washington, DC. She received her BA in Musical Arts from Vanderbilt University and an MA in Learning, Design, and Technology from Stanford University.

Rebecca Bergey

Instructional English Coach

Rebecca Bergey is an Instructional English Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program. She is a National Board Certified Teacher who taught English language learners (ELLs) in Virginia.  She also taught and coordinated the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program in which she supported first generation students through inquiry-based tutorials.  She is currently completing her doctorate in education and her research focuses on teacher training for working with ELL students.  She has worked with pre-service teacher education as a supervisor for English Education students at University of Virginia and as an instructor for a literacy course at University of California, Santa Cruz.  She is passionate about supporting teachers so that they may positively impact student learning.

Rebecca Deutscher

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Deutscher is a Senior Research Associate at CSET. She serves as a project manager and researcher on a variety of projects including a middle school science curriculum development project funded by the George Lucas Education Foundation and the Problem-Solving Cycle (PSC) Project in middle school math. Her work with the Lucas Foundation is collaboration between two centers at Stanford (SCALE and CSET). Dr. Deutscher previously worked at the Lawrence Hall of Science as the lead evaluator on the Full Option Science System (FOSS) curriculum, the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-California (COSEE-CA) technology initiative, and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). She also worked at a charter school researching and evaluating programs on parent involvement, motivation, achievement, hands-on learning, and teachers’ perspectives on an inquiry-based astronomy program. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from San Diego State University, and a B.A. from University of California, Davis.

Tina Ehsanipour

Professional Development Associate and Instructional English Coach

Tina Ehsanipour mentors ELA teachers in the Hollyhock Fellowship Program and Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program.  She also currently teaches at Eastside Prep, in East Palo Alto, serving as the 7th/8th grade Reading Program Coordinator.  Prior to these experiences, Tina taught high school English and was a teacher leader and instructional coach.  She received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and her MA in Education and teaching credential from Stanford University.

Angela Estrella

Professional Development Associate and Instructional History Coach

Angela Estrella is a Professional Development Associate and Instructional History Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program. She is also working on TELOS, a GSE initiative to advance equity through evidence-based learning opportunities. In addition to her work at Stanford, Angela works part-time as a professional development facilitator for Overfelt High School in San Jose and is a Teacher in Residence for Imagine K12, an incubator for educational technology startups. Prior to joining CSET, Angela taught history for 9 years and served as an educational technology mentor and instructional coach.

Alissa Fong

Professional Development Associate and Instructional Math Coach​

Alissa Fong serves as a Professional Development Associate and an Instructional Math Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program.  She is also on the Stanford Problem Solving Cycle project, which is a collaboration between CSET and San Francisco Unified School District that focuses on developing professional learning communities, deepening mathematical content knowledge, and exploring new pedagogical practices. Prior to her work at CSET, Fong taught mathematics for eleven years in California public high schools.  She is a National Board certified teacher and a graduate of the STEP program.

Javier Heinz

Executive Administrator 

Javier manages all operations and logistics at CSET, and supports the Director, Janet Carlson.  His projects include expanding CSET’s Pondering Excellence Speaker Series, developing long term operational strategies, and coordinating CSET’s professional development offerings and projects.  Before joining CSET, Javier worked in the Stanford School of Medicine, the UCSF School of Medicine, and served in the District Office for Congressman Tom Lantos.

Nicole Lusiani Elliott

Professional Development Associate and Instructional History Coach

Nicole Lusiani Elliott serves as a Professional Development Associate and Instructional History Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program. She implements summertime professional development for the history fellows and provides coaching support for them throughout the year. In addition to working for CSET, Ms. Lusiani serves as an instructional coach for the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the academic experience for under-served students. Prior to working for CSET Ms. Lusiani spent 19 years teaching and providing instructional coaching to colleagues at a high-needs East Bay public high school. She holds a BA in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College of California and an MA in Educational Leadership from California State University, Northridge.

Sarah Mandudzo

Finance Administrator

Sarah Mandudzo is the finance administrator for CSET.  She was previously with the GSE Dean’s office before joining CSET.

Krista McAtee

Instructional Math Coach

Krista McAtee serves as a Professional Development Associate and Instructional Math Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program. In addition to Hollyhock, Krista serves as a Math Coach for Sonoma Valley Unified School District and teaches Elementary Math Methods at Sonoma State University. Her 18 years of teaching experience span first grade through high school and include 12 years of teaching in Spanish at the Dual Immersion program at Flowery Elementary School in Sonoma, California. She holds a BA in Chicano Latino Studies and an MA in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from from Sonoma State University of California.

Tammy Wu Moriarty

Professional Development Associate and Instructional Science Coach

Ms. Moriarty's work focuses on conducting professional development with high school teachers for CSET's Hollyhock Fellowship program as well as providing online coaching and support to Hollyhock Fellows throughout the school year. Ms. Moriarty's experience includes being a secondary science teacher, a district science resource teacher, and school administrator. She holds a BS in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego, an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego, and a PhD in Leadership Studies, PK-12 Specialization from the University of San Diego.

Sharon Parker

Professional Development Associate and Instructional Science Coach

Sharon Parker serves as a Professional Development Associate and Instructional Science Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program. In this capacity, she supports science fellows through summertime professional development and continues that support throughout the year via online coaching. Ms. Parker’s 24 years of experience includes being an instructional science coach for a charter management organization, former co-founder of a middle/high school and community science center in the Bay Area, and teaching high-needs students in a Bay Area public high school. She holds a BS in Biological Sciences from California State University East Bay (formerly Hayward) and a teaching credential in Biology and Physical Science from Mills College.

Jennifer Ray

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Evan Rushton

Instructional Math Coach

Evan Rushton is an Instructional Math Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program. He also supports the research of Technology for Equity in Learning Opportunities at Stanford (TELOS). Prior to CSET, Evan taught math for 8 years in Northeast Los Angeles; serving as department chair and Algebra Project cohort teacher. After earning his M.A. in Education with a focus on Learning, Design, and Technology from Stanford he entered the learning game industry to advise edtech entrepreneurs, develop feedback systems for games, and write instructional materials for teachers.

Melissa Scheve

Hollyhock Project Director

Ms. Scheve’s work focuses on working with the CSET faculty and staff to develop and implement the Hollyhock Fellowship program with an emphasis on providing summer professional development and school year support for the high school teachers chosen as Hollyhock Center Fellows. Her background includes extensive experience teaching high school ELA in rural, private, suburban, and most recently, urban contexts; serving as an ELA department chair and mentor teacher; and leading curriculum and professional development sessions for a network of charter schools. She holds a BS in secondary English education from Kansas State University, an MA in English from the University of Kansas, and  National Board Teacher Certification since 1998.

Molly Simpson

Research Coordinator

Molly Simpson provides support for general CSET operations, the Hollyhock Fellowship Program, the Stanford Teaching Festival, and CSET research projects. Prior to joining CSET, Molly received her BA from Chapman University in communication studies with minors in psychology and public relations.