Faculty & Staff Directory

Marianne Fives
Gateway Public Schools
Senior Development Manager
Biography

Marianne Fives is the Senior Development Manager at Gateway Public Schools and has been at Gateway since 2014. As Senior Development Manager, Marianne manages the development database and helps the development team to raise funds through the family annual fund, outside donors, events, foundations, and corporations to support Gateway's annual budget.  Originally from New York, Marianne studied fine arts at Cornell University and non-profit management at American University. Before coming to Gateway, Marianne worked in development for both an environmental nonprofit in San Francisco and a school in Houston, TX.

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Stephen Flynn
Gateway High School
Athletic Director
Biography

Stephen Flynn started at Gateway on January of 2013 and currently serves as Gateway's Athletic Director, PE teacher, Houseball coordinator, co-teacher for the Student Leadership class and as Head Coach of the Baseball team.  He has degrees in Developmental Psychology and English Composition from University of California, Davis and has professional experience in athletic administration, corporate communications, youth development, mentorship and coaching.  Born and raised in Oakland, CA, he enjoys watching, playing and coaching sports at all levels, photography and cooking and eating vegetarian.

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Chad Foskuhl
Gateway Public Schools
Accounting Manager
Biography

Chad, a native Hoosier, has split the past fifteen years living in San Francisco and Honolulu. Chad came to Gateway Public Schools in early 2012 with nearly a decade of non-profit accounting experience. Chad enjoys camping, movies, museums, and especially open-ended travel.

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Sandra Cabrera-Galván
Gateway High School
Spanish Teacher
Biography

Ms. Galván is deeply rooted in her experiences as a mujer latina and 1st generation college graduate. Having been born and raised in San Franciso's Mission District, Ms. Galván is familiar with the ins and outs of the city, has knowledge about the underdog and underesourced communities and uses this to the best of her advantage to meet students where they are and where ever they may come from. Ms. Galván validates all experiences, as students and as members of the many communities her students may be a part of. She is a teacher who, has high expectations of all of her students and is passionate about learning being an ongoing process in life. She hopes to plant seeds in her students, water and nourish them through a rigurous course of Spanish literature and interpersonal interactions.

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Kirsty Gipson
Gateway Middle School
Humanities & Learning Seminar Teacher / Instructional Coach
Biography

Kirsty first came to Gateway in 2001, teaching humanities at the high school and after a 3 year return to Britain came back to join the middle school. Prior to Gateway, she taught in public middle schools in Edinburgh, Scotland, across Australia and in London. She earned her bachelor's degree in English Studies at Stirling University, Scotland, her Master of Arts in Women's Studies at The University of York, England and her teaching diploma at Edinburgh University in Scotland. When not working on behalf of her students, Kirsty enjoys exploring California with her husband and two young daughters.

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Erin Hartfield
Gateway High School
Academic Interventionist
Biography

Erin joins Gateway after 8 years as a special education teacher at Aptos Middle School. She attended graduate school at the University of San Francisco. During her free time Erin enjoys working out, reading and eating good food. Erin is dedicated to seeing all students succeed, specifically students of color. 

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Paul Heasman
Gateway High School
Humanities and AP US History Teacher
Biography

Mr. Heasman teaches AP US History and 10th grade Humanities. He came to Gateway in the Spring of 2013 to teach 9th grade, and previously taught at public schools in Berkeley and Pacifica. He holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology & Communications Studies from London Guildhall University, and an M.A. in World History and a teaching credential from SF State. Mr. Heasman grew up in England but has been a resident of the City since 1997. He is a lifelong sufferer of Arsenal FC's tendency to always pass and never shoot, but in recent years his son has taught him the joys of suffering the Giants as well.

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Aimee Heckman
Gateway Middle School
Humanities and Learning Seminar Teacher
Biography

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.

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Suzanne Herko
Gateway Middle School
Humanities and Learning Seminar Teacher/ GPS Impact Coordinator
Biography

Suzanne first came to Gateway in 1999, teaching humanities at the high school and most recently helping to design and start the middle school. Prior to Gateway, she taught at the Liceo Internacional in Quito, Ecuador as well as public middle schools in New York City, New York. She earned her bachelor's degree in history, concentrating in women's history, at Stanford University and her Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. When not working on behalf of her students, Suzanne enjoys exploring the world with her husband and two children.

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