Faculty & Staff Directory

School
Department
Kevin McCoy
Gateway Public Schools
Director of Technology
Biography

Kevin joined Gateway as the Director of Technology in 2002.  His university pursuits included flight school, earth & environmental sciences, and anthropology & archaeology.  After graduating, he left New York on an extended road trip, exploring national parks and camping while crisscrossing the country.  A quick stop in San Francisco became the end of the trip and Kevin's new home.  He was soon after employed by Ziff Davis Media as a Project Leader (for PC Computing and Smart Business magazines).  While at ZDM, Kevin designed usability and performance tests to evaluate products ranging from computers and cell phones to software and web services, providing lab conclusions to editorial for publication.  He later worked as a technology teacher for Aim High's summer program, and was then employed by KDBS as a multimedia teacher and Support Specialist.  Kevin enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking and fixin' stuff from motorcycles and guitars to home appliances and computer networks.

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Ferris McIntyre
Gateway High School
Humanities Teacher
Biography

Ferris McIntyre teaches Creative Writing and Humanities 11 at Gateway High School. They are a graduate from the University of San Francisco for both a B.A. in Literature, and a Masters in Education. Ferris grew up in Southern California, came to the Bay for college, and fell in love with the city. In their free time Ferris likes to explore coffee shops, read, and play dungeons and dragons. They hope to find ways of bringing creative storytelling through table top games into every class they teach. 

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Krystle Morales
Gateway High School
Dance Teacher
Biography

Krystle Morales teaches Dance at Gateway High School. Krystle has over 15 years of experience as a Professional Hip Hop Dancer, Actor, Dance Fitness Education Specialist and Dance teacher. Miss Krystle has been working with various non profit programs for the past 4 years in the Bay Area, that focus on empowering at risk youth in elementary, middle and high schools.  She is excited to teach the students of Gateway how to find their voice, build confidence in movement, and explore their inner Artist. 

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Carson Nicodemus
Gateway High School
Math and P.E. Teacher
Biography

Carson teaches Algebra 1 and PE at Gateway High School. Carson, or Miss Caroline as her students call her, is coming to Gateway fresh out of the Masters and Credentialing program at the University of California- Santa Cruz. Carson received her undergraduate degree in Education from California Lutheran University, where she played volleyball and threw javelin and hammer for the track and field team. Carson, who grew up in Colorado, loves teaching math, biology, geosciences, and physical education equally. When Carson is not in the classroom she loves to play beach volleyball, workout, cook tasty dishes, and go on hikes, where she asks to pet every dog she passes. 

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Sharon Olken
Gateway Public Schools
Executive Director
Biography

Sharon is the Executive Director of Gateway Public Schools. In 2000, Sharon joined Gateway’s faculty as a Humanities Teacher. Since then, Sharon has been a Lead Teacher, Dean of Faculty, and served as the Principal of Gateway High School for seven years. During her tenure as Principal, Gateway was recognized as a California Distinguished School and as a top-performing charter high school by the US Department of Education. In 2011, Sharon helped launch Gateway’s second school, Gateway Middle School. Sharon is inspired by the potential of young people and by Gateway’s amazing teachers and staff who help students get on the road to college. Sharon earned her B.A. from Harvard University, where she was captain of the varsity soccer team, and earned her M.A. in Education from Stanford University. Sharon taught a course in the Stanford Teacher Education Program called “Educating for Equity and Democracy,” and worked for Senator Feinstein for two years before beginning her career in education. Sharon is proud of her Bay Area roots, her San Francisco Giants, and her very well behaved dog, Cody Ross.

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Molly Orner
Gateway High School
Humanities Teacher
Biography

Molly Orner joined the Humanities department at Gateway High School in the fall of 2007. An East Coast transplant, Molly moved to California following graduation from Oberlin College. As a Teach for America (TFA) corps member she taught at a continuation high school in San Jose for two years. After completing her TFA assignment she took a break from teaching to work in non-profit development. During this time she realized that she profoundly missed teaching and left the development world to earn a credential and M.Ed from Stanford University. Molly is a parent of two SFUSD elementary school students. She identifies her happy place as one with books or nature, preferably a combination of the two.

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Iris Phillips
Gateway Public Schools Gateway High School Gateway Middle School
Boys & Girls Clubs GPS Clubhouse Director & Tutor Coordinator
Iris Phillips
Gateway Public Schools Gateway High School Gateway Middle School
Boys & Girls Clubs GPS Clubhouse Director & Tutor Coordinator
Iris Phillips
Gateway Public Schools Gateway High School Gateway Middle School
Boys & Girls Clubs GPS Clubhouse Director & Tutor Coordinator