Faculty and Staff
Anne Shibley, Principal
Annie has ten years of teaching experience and believes in education equality. Annie received a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Master of Education, in Special Education at Lesley University in Cambridge. She started as a kindergarten teacher in Boston. She then moved to California and became a Special Education Teacher in middle and elementary school classrooms at Seneca Family of Agencies therapeutic day school, serving high needs youth for four years. After the Haitian earthquake in 2010, Annie moved to Haiti where she provided relief efforts and education. Annie started her career in San Francisco by helping to initiate a partnership between Seneca Family of Agencies and SFUSD. She coached teachers and was OP's Assistant Principal before jumping into the Principal role.
Heidy Shinn Slattengren, Instructional Coach
Heidy fiercely believes that all students deserve a right to the best education possible. Prior to OP, Heidy spent sixteen years in teaching and administration at several high performing charter schools across the country, including KIPP, Rocketship, and Excel Academy. With her background in elementary and middle school education, Heidy is eager to lead OP as it continues to grow into a K-12 school over the next decade. Heidy earned her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at Boston University and her M.Ed in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard.
Dave Allen, Business Manager
Dave has over nine years of nonprofit experience. With two parents who were public school teachers, Dave was instilled with an appreciation of good public education at an early age and is excited to use his learned and acquired skills to support OnePurpose School. A transplant from Ohio, Dave enjoys hiking and riding his bike around the area.
Gabriel Anaya, Drills Coach
Gabriel recently earned is Bachelors in Business Management at Cal State East Bay. Prior to joining OnePurpose, Gabriel spent 2.5 years working as a paraprofessional at a high performing charter school in San Jose. Gabriel is excited to be working at OnePurpose and believes that he will have a positive impact on students and the community.
Elizabeth Arellano, Skills Coach
Elizabeth is a San Francisco native. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology/Sociology at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She believes in providing socio emotional support to all students so they can be in a productive and positive mindset in order to learn. As a first generation college graduate, she believes in the mission of OnePurpose. Prior to OnePurpose, Elizabeth worked in community based work. She believes that collaboration between caretakers and school staff is critical in helping students believe in themselves and reach their full potential. Elizabeth loves to play soccer and lacrosse.
Jesse Beed, PE Teacher
Jesse is an enthusiast for education who was raised by two principals who have worked 20 plus years in the field. Born and raised in Bakersfield, he attend Fresno State University before transferring to Cal State Dominguez Hills where he graduated with a degree in Communications/Public Relations. In 2017, Jesse moved to San Francisco and joined the OnePurpose team as an instructional aid. This year he moved into the role of PE teacher. After being a three sport athlete in high school and an athletic director for the Boys and Girls Club for two years, you could say Jesse found his calling.
Yajaira Cuapio, Clinical Intervention Specialist
Yajaira earned her B.A. in Psychology and Women Studies from the University of California, Riverside. Most recently she completed her Master's of Social Work at the University of Southern California, and is working towards completing her Pupil Personnel Service credential. Yajaira is our Clinical Intervention Specialist with the Seneca Family of Agencies, and she brings 9 years of social work experience. Prior to OnePurpose, she spent 3 years working with SFUSD, 3 years with college students at UC Riverside, and 3 years working with at-risk and transitional aged youth in Riverside. Yajaira is a proud LA native from Koreatown. Her personal and professional experiences have influenced her passion and mission to serve children and families. Yajaira is passionate about her craft and feels social work is her calling and art.
Pha Pha Hamilton, Speech Therapist
Pha Pha has worked as a speech therapist at OnePurpose School since the fall of 2015. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Tufts University, a teaching credential and an M.A. in Education from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from California State University East Bay. For most of her professional career Pha Pha has worked with youth and families in the Bay Area including positions at a variety of non-profits (e.g. "I Have a Dream Foundation," the Breakthrough Collaborative, and Mission Graduates) as well as for San Francisco Unified School District as an elementary school teacher. Pha Pha enjoys and values supporting students and their families and collaborating with other professionals to support students' success. Pha Pha was born in Vietnam and raised in San Francisco where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Samantha Kelly, First Grade Teacher
Samantha is a Bay Area native. She grew up in Marin County before venturing over to the East Bay for school. She received a B.A. in Liberal and Civic Studies and Master's Degree in Education from Saint Mary’s College of California. Her studies focused on social justice in elementary schools, leading her to recognize that education is truly the best way to create change within our world. She is passionate about creating a positive, safe, and loving environment for her students.
Gage McGarry, Unconditional Education Coach
Education is Gage's passion. He recently relocated from the Kansas City area with his wife and two sons. His goal has always been to help kids grow and achieve success through embracing the whole child. He was more than 11 years experience in education, holding various roles at schools in underserved communities. The majority of his experience is as a classroom educator in the areas of ELA and ELL. Gage holds a master's degree in Educational Administration, which focused on school climate and culture. These skills will help him create a positive school environment that addresses and supports the needs of the whole child, while celebrating the successes of students and staff.
Dylan Meyers, Second Grade Teacher
Dylan hails from the San Francisco Peninsula. She received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor before returning home to join the OnePurpose family. She is passionate about fixing the achievement gap and fighting for the rights and opportunities of all children. Outside the classroom, you can likely find Dylan reading, trying a new restaurant, or hiking a Bay Area trail.
Raquel Monge, Skills Coach
Raquel is a San Francisco native and strong advocate for social justice and equitable education. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at the University of California, Davis and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree from USC. Raquel has been working for the Seneca Family of Agencies for one year, and is serving as a Skills Coach on the OnePurpose team this school year. She is looking forward to building relationships with all OnePurpose families!
Andrea Renton, Second Grade Teacher
Andrea is a Bay Area native who grew up in Pleasanton. She loves making people laugh and seeks for everyone to feel accepted and loved. She fell in love with teaching as a preschool teacher, but quickly moved to elementary school as she was motivated to be a part of children's academic journeys. Andrea is looking forward to building a nurturing and creative classroom that focuses on social and emotional growth as well as rigor academia. Andrea is passionate about instructing hands-on and using innovative lessons that allow students to be interactive. She earned her Master's Degree in Education Best Practices from National University.
Sofia Sanchez, First Grade Teacher
Sofia has been passionate about helping youth since she was fourteen. A San Francisco native, born and raised in the Mission District, she started working at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center as a teenager and fell in love with educating youth. This will be her third year teaching at OnePurpose School. Before starting at OnePurpose, she worked for five years at Up On Top after-school and summer programming creating fun, educational and engaging activities for students in the Tenderloin. She graduated from Sacramento State University with a double major in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration and Women's Studies. Her commitment to empowering youth of color from low-income communities and creating social change is her personal and professional mission in life.
Joe Steinberger, Development and Enrollment Manager
A native of San Diego, Joe has worked in fundraising for the past six years. Most recently, he was the fundraising director for the Yes on 62 statewide ballot initiative campaign in California and was the Development Associate for Death Penalty Focus in San Francisco. Prior to that he worked in politics, raising money for local, statewide and federal elected officials. Joe received his B.A. in Communications from the University of California, San Diego.