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Suzanne Burrows

Strategy Implementation Manager

Suzanne Burrows serves as Strategy Implementation Manager for CSET. In this role, Ms. Burrows will leverage her extensive experience in private sector business development and education to bridge between operations and program work by helping center staff implement strategies that promote CSET’s mission by generating new work and partnerships. Her experience includes major account sales and business development roles at Hewlett-Packard and Veritas Corporation, teaching middle school science and high school chemistry in several Bay Area public schools, and most recently serving as the California Math Science Coordinator for the San Mateo County Office of Education. Ms. Burrows holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MA in School Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University. sburrows@stanford.edu

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. rdeutscher@stanford.edu

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. tinae@stanford.edu

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. angelaes@stanford.edu

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. alissa.fong@stanford.edu

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.  javheinz@stanford.edu

Vielka Hoy

Professional Development Associate and Instructional History Coach, Specialist in Educational Technology

Vielka serves as Professional Development Associate and Instructional Coach in History with the Hollyhock Fellowship Program and Specialist in Educational Technology with TELOS.  She supports history teachers in meeting their instructional goals and works with under-resourced schools to integrate greater use of technology in the classroom.  Prior to joining CSET, Vielka worked for nearly twenty years in public, private, charter, and schools abroad as a teacher, administrator, and program coordinator.  She also founded two college admissions consulting companies, Vielka Hoy Consulting LLC and Bridge to College Inc.  She earned her BS in Social Studies Education from New York University and MA in Afro-American Studies from UCLA.

Geetha Lakshminarayanan

Professional Development Associate and Instructional Math Coach

Geetha Lakshminarayanan serves as a Professional Development Associate and an Instructional Math Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program. She also supervises teacher candidates in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP). Before joining CSET, Geetha taught high school mathematics in high-need Bay Area public schools, and supported teachers as a math specialist in Oakland.  She is a National Board certified teacher and a graduate of STEP. slakshmi@stanford.edu

Nicole Lusiani Elliott

Academic Program Professional

Nicole Lusiani Elliott serves as a Professional Development Associate and Instructional Coach for CSET, primarily in areas of history education and instructional equity. In addition to serving as the lead on multiple site-based projects, Nicole also works on the Hollyhock Fellowship, AP Success Project, and in partnership with Stanford Global Studies. Prior to working for CSET, Nicole worked as an instructional coach and professional development associate for the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning and spent 19 years teaching at an 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. nlusiani@stanford.edu

Sarah Mandudzo

Finance Administrator

Sarah Mandudzo is the finance administrator for CSET.  She was previously with the GSE Dean’s office before joining CSET. Sarah123@stanford.edu

Tammy Wu Moriarty

Academic Program Professional

Dr. Moriarty's work focuses on conducting professional development for classroom teachers, providing instructional coaching, and developing teacher leadership. Her  experience includes being a secondary science teacher, a district science resource teacher, school administrator, and educational consultant. 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. tmoriart@stanford.edu

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. smparker@stanford.edu

Jennifer Ray

Marketing and Events Coordinator

jennray@stanford.edu

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. mscheve@stanford.edu

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. molly.simpson@stanford.edu