summit12Ms. Dasilveira has been teaching at middle schools and high schools in local Pleasanton area since 2006. Mrs. Dasilveira teaches 8th, 9th grade critical reading, essay writing and holds a book club at STC. She has degree in BA, MA in English.



020Mr. Loney has multiple credentials in both English and math. He teaches at middle school in San Ramon. Mr. Loney teaches 7th , 8th English and advance 5th grade math at STC.



033Ms. Byron teaches AP Language at high school in San Ramon. She is teaching writing at STC.



 Mr. Jonathan Hui

Ms. Jessica Carvalheira


chistine_adamsChristine Adams started her own private tutoring right after she graduated from Castro Valley High. While attending college at UC Davis and after graduating, she has continued to tutor for the past 8 years. She has worked with students of all ages, but here at STC she focuses on Elementary students in the subject of English.


Ms. Rossi

Mrs. McGrady-Beach she has been teaching at STC since 2009. She is one of the lead teachers in STC’s 9-12 English Writing program.  Mrs. McGrady graduated from Standford University with major in English.



Mrs. Bolin has multiple credentials for teaching English at elementry, middle and high schools. She is an experienced teacher. Mrs. Bolin teaches 3rd grade English at STC.



Mrs. Samra; She teaches 3rd grade English at STC. Mrs. Samra has been teaching at elementary school in San Ramon for years. With her experience and teaching background, Mrs Samra is well recognized by parents.


Mrs. Sanderson, She has been teaching at a middle school in the San Ramon Unified School District for several years. With her multiple teaching credentials, and her degree in biology(UCLA), Mrs. Sanderson has taught both Core and science within the SRVUSD. She is  currently teaching 7th grade Core (English and history).  At STC, She is teaching 4th grade English writing, and has offered programs of SAT (Biology subject), Honors Chemistry preview and AP Biology preview at STC during the summer term. Mrs. Sanderson recently completed a Masters in Education, Technology in Education degree.

Mrs. Clinton she teaches at middle school, high school in Livermore schools. Mrs. Clinton teaches 4th, 5th, 6th grade writing at STC.



Ms. Abbey Raymond. Ms. Abbey Raymond teaches fourth and fifth grade English at STC. Abbey works part time at Rancho Las Positas Elementary School, in Livermore, where she assists in a reading intervention program that focuses on expository reading skills.  She has also been a substitute teacher in the Pleasanton and Livermore area for five years. Abbey studied English at California State University Chico and received her teaching credential at California State University East Bay. She is also a locally known poet and has won several awards. Her passion for reading and writing is a valuable asset, and she aims to instill that same love of language in her students. Ms. Raymond’s  lessons are standard based and rich in literature components and higher level thinking skills. In addition, her highly effective teaching strategies motivate her students and help create a sense of pride that can only come through successful personal achievement.

Ms. Meg Crosby. Meg Crosby’s teaching career spans public, private, suburban and inner-city settings both here and in the middle east. Meg received a B.A. with Honors in English from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.A.T. in English and the Teaching of English from Columbia University . In addition to teaching, Meg is an experienced freelance writer as well as a sales and marketing professional. She feels good writing can be taught and loves helping students gain the freedom of effective self-expression.

Mrs. Cindi DiLeo Hello! My name is Cindi DiLeo-Tsuno, and I am originally from New York. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1984 and currently live in Pleasanton with my husband Rick, my children Nicole and Marc, and my dog, Marty. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Maine at Portland, and I was awarded a scholarship for ‘Most Promising Teacher.’ Also, I have a Professional Clear Teaching Credential. My Master’s degree is in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) from San Francisco State University. Since graduation, I have taught at the American Language Program at California State University East Bay, formerly known as Cal State Hayward. I have also been working part-time at the Pleasanton Public Library in the children’s department for approximately 10 years. In addition, I am an examiner for an English proficiency test. I look forward to meeting all of you and helping your children achieve their goals.

Mr. Bellows. Mr. Bellows has been teaching at Dougherty Valley High School for three years…and loves it! With a degree in Political Science and History from Saint Mary’s College, combined with a social science teaching credential he is perfect for anyone interested in further study or support in their history classes.  He has taught world history, U.S. history, world geography, sociology, and has led summer sessions in A.P. euro and A.P. world history.  He played college baseball, enjoys snowboarding, reading, and especially working with youth.  He understands the extracurricular and academic demands of today’s students.  collegiate baseball player in the West Coast Conference at the University of San Diego and ended up transferring to Saint Mary’s College where I also played in WCC. I graduated in 2005 from SMC and entered the work force where I spent three years in technical staffing. I realized that my passion, energy, and desire for accomplishment was always connected to helping and teaching people, especially youth. I took time off to finish my credential, and I haven’t looked back.

Teaching/Educational Philosophy: Social Studies are vital in that they remind us how actions, decisions, and events have real, intended, and unintended consequences; therefore, our ability to decipher and think critically of such events makes us more active and prepared citizens. Students must be ready for participation in a world of constant change and inter-connectedness. The environment I am inspired to create is one of academic community. The best teachers are often students, and it is my hope they will see the inherent value in growing together as a community of learners.

Personal Notes: We create culture. Create every day.


Ms. Rossi

Ms. Jessica V

Ms. Hampton has BA, MA degree in English Literature at UC schools. She is teaching 9th-11th critical reading/writing at STC; she also teaches at Las Positas community college in Livermore.


Mrs. S. Frys

Ms. Braaten

Mr. Bell

Mrs. Lemke

Mrs. Vaiana

Ms. Reed

Mrs. Amy Wilson

Ms. Betsy Finney