Faculty & Staff Directory

Chris Hero
Gateway Public Schools
Chief Operating Officer
Biography

Chris is the Chief Operations Officer at Gateway Public Schools. He has over 10 years of senior management experience for corporations and non-profit organizations in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Previously Chris served as Chief Operating Officer for Stanford Schools Corporation. Chris received a BA in History from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management. When not working, Chris travels as much as possible, preferably to places on paths less traveled. Having played for his college team, Chris is also an avid tennis player.

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Lucy Hilarides
Gateway Middle School
Assistant Principal
Biography

Lucy joined the Gateway community as an eighth grade Humanities and Learning Seminar teacher in 2013. Before coming to Gateway, she taught eighth grade in Chicago and English in South Korea. She has a BA in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina (Go Tarheels!) and a MA in Teaching from the University of Chicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program. In her free time you might find her cooking up some tasty food, going to a concert, or riding her bike around town.

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Albert Hill
Gateway High School
Math Teacher
Biography

Growing up in Baltimore, Albert wanted to be a scientist from a young age. After graduating from the Baltimore City Public School system, minus a few years in South Africa, he went on to major in Math and Music at Wesleyan University.  After college he moved to Oakland where, over the past 11 years, he has taught and tutored math, physics, yoga, and fire performance, consumed many cups of tea, and read a lot of good books. He likes understanding systems, plausibly imagined hypotheticals, and the unexpected.

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Kenonte Howard
Gateway High School
SSO Coordinator
Biography

Kenonte joins Gateway after a three-year stint as the Student Support Specialist at his former elementary school, Cambridge. He is a graduate from Sacramento State where he also played football after transferring from New Mexico State. Once he graduated college he worked a multitude of jobs before finally chasing his dream which was to work with children of different ages. For the past five years he has been able to coach football and basketball at Vanden High, where he also graduated from. He is very enthusiastic when it comes to mentoring youth and enjoys the challenge of a new situation and environment to work within the city of San Francisco.

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Gabe Johnson
Gateway Middle School
8th Humanities & Learning Seminar Teacher
Jazzlyn Kaleohano
Gateway Public Schools Gateway High School
Registrar, Gateway High School; Data and Reporting Manager, Gateway Public Schools
Biography

Jazzlyn Kaleohano joined Gateway May of 2018 as the Registrar and Data Reporting Manager. Prior to joining Gateway she worked at a charter school in the East Bay for 8 years where she gained skills in varying areas of school office administrative work. She was born and raised in the East Bay but now enjoys living in San Francisco and is pursuing a BS in Visual Communication Design.

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Jazzlyn Kaleohano
Gateway Public Schools Gateway High School
Registrar, Gateway High School; Data and Reporting Manager, Gateway Public Schools
Biography

Jazzlyn Kaleohano joined Gateway May of 2018 as the Registrar and Data Reporting Manager. Prior to joining Gateway she worked at a charter school in the East Bay for 8 years where she gained skills in varying areas of school office administrative work. She was born and raised in the East Bay but now enjoys living in San Francisco and is pursuing a BS in Visual Communication Design.

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Stephanie Khaziran
Gateway High School
Co-Principal
Biography

Ms. Khaziran joined the Gateway family in 2015 and is Co-Principal at GHS. She grew up in Los Angeles, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology. She moved to San Francisco in order to pursue a Master of Arts from USF in Counseling Psychology. After several years of working as a school counselor in San Francisco, Ms. Khaziran attended the UC Berkeley Principal Leadership Institute, where she earned her Master of Arts in Education. When she isn't running around the halls of Gateway, Ms. Khaziran spends her time teaching graduate students at USF and exploring the Bay Area.

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Eliza Kingsley-Ma
Gateway High School
Humanities Teacher
Biography

Eliza Kingsley-Ma teaches Humanities 11 and AP Literature at Gateway High School. Eliza joins the Gateway community after four years of teaching in the Bay Area. She earned her B.A. in American Studies and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University. After college, Eliza eagerly returned to the Bay to teach, and has worked with students in El Cerrito, Marin, SF,  Sunnyvale and Oakland. Most recently, Eliza graduated with an M.A. and Teaching Credential from Stanford University. Eliza most enjoys running hidden city trails and visiting new library branches in her hometown, San Francisco.  

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Nicholas Lake
Gateway High School
Paraprofessional
Biography

Nick works in the Learning Center as a para, offering support to all children in the classes in which he is placed. He also helped found the robotics program in the 2013-14 school year.

Originally from Los Angeles, Nick took his B.A. in history from California State University, Long Beach. He has many hobbies and interests, such as gardening, playing cello, reading & writing, and woodworking.

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