Ashley T. Alexander Schauer is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Ashley is a K-6th grade resource and Response to Intervention (RTI) teacher at Murphy Elementary School in El Sobrante, California. She is a member of the school site council, the student support team, and a Rising Leaders Fellow. Ashley previously served as the 504 coordinator and as a member of the instructional leadership team. She was a VISTA Corps member through AmeriCorps, supporting students and teachers in reading. She received her undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University and her credential and MEd in special education from Loyola Marymount University.
Ron Anaya is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Ron teaches 9th grade world geography at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (WSCA) in Rocklin, California. He founded and advises a DECA chapter at WSCA, whose student-run store has been nationally recognized for excellence, an accolade entered into the Congressional record by Rep. Tom McClintock. Ron has previously served as the English department chair, coached varsity baseball and volleyball, and served on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) team. He is an active member of his community, serving on the Education Advisory Council for the 6th assembly district of California, a member of Post 169 of the American Legion (Roseville), and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Ron received his BA in History from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and completed his graduate work at UC Davis.
Keane is a Computer Science and Engineering Teacher in the West Adams Neighborhood of Los Angeles. Keane has committed his career thus far to bringing innovative thinking about education and STEM topics to underserved communities. Keane loves to work on his YouTube channel, Mr. STEM, and spoke about creating instructional videos for classroom use at the California State Project Lead the Way Conference. He has a BA in Applied Mathematics from Loyola Marymount University and a Single Subject Credential from California State University Northridge.
Richard Barclay is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Richard teaches 11th grade US history at Da Vinci Design High School in El Segundo, California, where he also serves as the 11th grade team leader and Work Experience Coordinator for the school. He has also taught freshman US history 101 as an adjunct professor for Antioch University, Los Angeles. In addition to history, Richard teaches music, specifically percussion, to students of all ages and is one of the percussion coordinators for Riverside Community College. He graduated from Cal State University Fullerton with his BA in History, MA in History, and Teaching Credential in the Social Sciences.
Julianne Beebe is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Julianne teaches AP English language and composition in the accelerated PACE Academy at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. Julianne is a National Board Certified teacher in the area of Adolescence and Young Adulthood ELA. She served as an 8th grade Master Teacher for BetterLesson.com, where her Common Core-aligned lessons are published for both national access and personalized professional development. In 2015, she was a Long Beach Unified Teacher of the Year. Julianne earned a BA in English and an MFA in poetry from California State University, Long Beach.
Kaki Blackburn is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Kaki teaches 5th grade at Manzanita Community School in Oakland, California, where she serves on the school’s positive behavior intervention supports team and the school site council. Kaki created and oversees a partnership with Saint Mary’s College to provide classroom supports for at-risk students during the school day. She previously taught 4th grade at Little Rock Preparatory Academy where she was awarded the The Fred and June Hemphill Teaching Fellowship for exemplary achievement as a first-year teacher. Prior to teaching, Kaki served as an AmeriCorps members with City Year in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from from George Mason University with a BA in Government & International politics and earned her MAT in elementary education from Brown University.
Spencer Burrows is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Spencer teaches middle school history, politics, mock trial, and debate at The City School in Los Angeles. Spencer also serves as adjunct faculty at National University, where he teaches a graduate course in Content Area Instruction and Assessment. He helped launch Crete Academy, a South Los Angeles elementary school for homeless and low-income students and previously served as academic dean for the UCLA SIG Program and a summer leader for Building Excellent Schools. His articles on education policy have been featured in the Huffington Post and LA School Report. Spencer graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology and received his JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Gwendolyn Delgado is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Gwendolyn is a 7th and 8th grade history teacher at La Mesa Junior High School in Santa Clarita, California. She is the intervention coordinator at her school site and has served as the history department lead and history Ambassador to the district. Gwendolyn has participated in the Montecillo Fellowship Program. She received her BA from Cal State Northridge University in History and Central American Studies and her MEd from California State University, Fresno.
Jeannemarie DeQuiroz is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Jeannemarie teaches AP Biology and i-Grad 12, a senior seminar focused on post-secondary transition, at Camino Nuevo High School in Los Angeles, California. She serves as a member of the Camino Nuevo Teachers Association bargaining team and was awarded a policy fellowship from America Achieves and educator fellowships from Earthwatch and the Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens. For over a decade, she has led students to the finish line as a marathon leader through Students Run LA. She earned her EdM from Harvard University and Tier 1 Administrative Credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills/CASLA (Charter & Autonomous School Leadership Academy).
Natalie Fensterstock is a 2018-19 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow. Natalie teaches 7th grade English at Summit Public Schools - K2, a personalized learning charter in El Cerrito, California. Natalie is an Instructional Leadership Fellow with New Leaders. She began her teaching career as a Teach For America corps member and has previously taught 10th grade English at Leadership Public Schools and 9th and 12th grade English at Making Waves Academy, both charter schools in Richmond, California. Natalie graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in English and minors in Sociology and Secondary Education.