Hakan hails from Turkey and studied journalism in Istanbul. He spent 15 years in informational technologies and media production in Istanbul and New York where he produced numerous commercials. After retiring from advertising, Hakan traveled around the world paragliding in Nepal, France, and India. He is genuinely enthusiastic about his new post at Gateway Public Schools where he designs workflows and teaches students technical troubleshooting so that they, too, can become accomplished Apple Professionals.
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Aimee is originally from Chicago, IL. She moved to the east coast to attend the University of Connecticut. It was through UConn's Neag School of Education that Aimee obtained a dual bachelor's degree in History and Education and her Master of Arts in Secondary Social Studies Education. Prior to teaching at Gateway, Aimee taught at both public and magnet schools in Hartford, CT. Beyond teaching, Aimee loves to play tennis, attend concerts, and travel.
Ken Angelo is thrilled to be the School Counselor at Gateway Middle School. After working as a crisis counselor for over 10 years at schools throughout the East Bay, Ken is looking forward to getting to know the students and families that make up the Gateway community. Ken spent eight years as a private practice marriage and family therapist before earning his school counseling credential at St. Mary’s college in 2012. Outside of school, he enjoys working in his garden, cooking with the vegetables he grows, listening to music, and rooting for the Oakland Athletics.
Mrs. Arsenault is a founding teacher at Gateway Middle School. She currently works as a 6th grade Math and Science teacher and Instructional Leader at Gateway Middle School. She is an active member of the Student Agency Task Force and an advisor for the Annual GMS’s Student Talent Show. She graduated from Simmons College with a degree in nursing and from Elmira College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education with masters' degrees in education. Therese is currently enrolled in the Reach Instructional Leadership Academy and a member of the Exploratorium’s Teacher Leader Institute where she works as a mentor teacher to San Francisco science teachers. When not working, Mrs. Arsenault enjoys traveling, spending time with her two sons, and reading. Originally from the east coast, she currently lives with her husband, David, in San Francisco.
Evan Bass is excited for the upcoming year at Gateway. He is teaching Algebra and sits on the School Leadership Team, overseeing Advisory and Student Life. Evan received his Bachelors degree at Macalester College in Minnesota in Communication Studies and Education. He is originally from Chicago, IL, but has been in the Bay Area for 14 years. Evan is married and has a daughter who keeps him busy. He loves sports, competition, and music, and stays involved with all of them during his free time. He also DJ’s, does photo booth and videography services as a side business.
Justin Berthiaume teaches Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science, and led the creative team to design and construct the Gateway Garden. He has also taught Biology and Physical Science at Gateway. Prior to teaching, Mr. Berthiaume served for 7 years as a landscape architect and park planner for the National Park Service. He also worked as a professional musician and artist manager in Boston. Mr. Berthiaume completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, and obtained his Masters in Teaching from the University of San Francisco. His passion is everything science, everything music, and everything Earth.
David Booth joined Gateway in 2011 as an English 12 and Humanities 11 teacher. He holds two Master’s degrees, one in English and one in creative writing, from San Francisco State University. Prior to coming to Gateway, he was an instructor in the MFA in writing program at University of San Franciso, where he led workshops and taught literature courses in fiction and creative nonfiction. He has taught English language arts to 7th, 8th, and 11th graders. As a past employee in social and mental health services in San Francisco, he has worked extensively with kids in urban classroom settings.