Faculty & Staff Directory
Gabe was born in Oakland and grew up in Sonoma County. He attended UC Santa Cruz for his undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, before getting his MFA in Poetry at Saint Mary’s College. He joined the Gateway community in 2019-20 after 5 years of teaching 8th grade History in Oakland, where he still lives.
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.
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.
Johnny thanks his teachers, both inside the classroom and out, who encouraged a love of language, diverse cultures and self-discovery. He is excited to join the community of Gateway as one of our new Learning Specialists. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara with an honors degree in International Relations, studying abroad in Germany and Sweden. He spent the next 20 years creating plays and films throughout America as a writer-director and performer. During this time, he taught high school drama, ESL, behavior therapy, and special education K-12, including 10 years in SFUSD. A lifelong learner, Johnny received his master’s degree from SF State. His belief in the power of education to transform lives has led to 30 years of psychological and spiritual practice, where he now works as an energy healer with individuals and groups. He feels incredibly lucky to live every day with his partner and three cats in beautiful San Francisco.
Shannon teaches Humanities 10 and AP Literature at Gateway High School. They attended San Francisco State University for undergraduate studies and UC Berkeley for graduate school. Outside of school, Shannon enjoys taking portraits of friends, bike riding, and binge watching television.
Chanda is the Chief Development Officer, and brings more than 10 years of nonprofit development experience to Gateway Public Schools. Prior to Gateway, Chanda served as the Development Director at Seven Tepees Youth Program. Chanda earned her B.A. in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Towson University, and M.S. in Holistic Health and Nutrition Education from Hawthorn University. As the child of a military family, Chanda isn’t really from anywhere but claims Baltimore (pronounced Bawl-d-moor) as home. Chanda has lived in San Francisco since 2012; the longest stretch of living in the same place in her entire life. She is the founder #ladyboss, a professional women's meet-up group, dreams of cooking with Chef Yotam Ottelenghi, and loves a good spin class.
Ms. Sabine Louis was born and raised in New York. She received her undergraduate degree in Economics and Math from Columbia University and worked as a consultant in the Washington, D.C. area upon graduation. After two years of consulting work, she realized her true passion was education and moved to New Jersey to become a teacher. Ms. Louis loves learning about how people think and learn, and in 2016 returned to Columbia for graduate studies in Cognitive Psychology. In 2020 she made another major shift and pursued her lifelong dream of moving to the West Coast. She has taught in Oakland Unified School District for the last two years and is really excited about joining the Gateway community. Ms. Louis loves living in the Bay Area and all the access it has to outdoor activities. Outside of the classroom she enjoys trail running, practicing yoga and reading.