Coronado Middle School welcomed several new and newly appointed teachers and staff members last week at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. Get to know them!
Meet the staff (bios provided by Coronado Unified School District):
Mark Barns (Math and Health Science – CMS) has been in education since '98. Mark taught at both the high school and middle school level; teaching primarily mathematics and health science. Mark is married (21 yrs.) with two daughters: Briana (CHS) HOSA member, Academic league team member, Varsity team swimmer, 4.0 GPA and Sarah (CMS) Girl Scouts, Softball, Basketball, 4.0 GPA. Mark greatly enjoys following the sports, theatre and other Islander activities with his wife and daughters.
Kelley Englehart (Secretary – CMS) is returning to CMS after a brief stay in Columbus, Ohio. She was an employee in the Coronado Unified School District from 2000-2011. Kelley started her career at CUSD at Silver Strand as a PE Aide. She then moved to CHS as a clerk/typist for the ROP department. In 2007 she went to CMS as the Secretary/Administrative Assistant. Kelley has relocated back to the San Diego area and is excited to get back in the swing of things at the Coronado Middle School.
Alison Keehan (Special Education – CMS) Alison attended the University of Delaware where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Special Education while playing soccer. She has an Education Specialist Instruction Credential that she earned from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, and she has a Masters in Administration from National University. She spent 8 years teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District. During that time she taught primarily 7th and 8th grade math and science in a Special Day Class setting. Last year she was a 7th and 8th grade Resource teacher in the Vista Unified School District.
Ryan Keller (Special Education – CMS) spent his first 18 years in Ventura County, California, before attending the University of Southern California to study journalism and political science. After graduating from USC, Ryan developed an interest in education, and went on to teach in a variety of settings in Ventura County, where he was certified as a Behavior Intervention Case Manager and helped train other teachers and staff working with students with emotional and behavioral challenges. While teaching, Ryan earned a master's degree in special education from California Lutheran University, where his research focused on curriculum collaboration between general and special education teachers. Outside of the classroom, Ryan lives with good friends in San Diego. He's actively involved with the Restored Church community in Normal Heights and spends much of his free time trying not to fall off of paddleboards, kayaks and bicycles.
Andrea Lin (Counselor – CHS/CMS) will be a school counselor at Coronado Middle School and Coronado High School. She has a Master of Science degree in Counseling from San Diego State University and a Pupil Personnel Services Credential. Andrea received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at UCSD. She counseled K-12 students in San Marcos Unified, Oceanside Unified and San Diego Unified School Districts.
Shelley Hirshberg (Special Education – CMS) has taught for 10 years. Shelley moved back to San Diego with her family in July from Chicago. She has two boys who are 5 and 2. Shelley has taught in RSP, SDC, and medically fragile elementary classrooms as well as with students who have a variety of special and unique needs. She is eager to begin a new chapter as a middle school teacher. Shelley is very much looking forward to the new and exciting opportunities that the 2013-2014 school year offers.
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