Faculty & Staff Directory
Chanda is the Director of Development and Outreach, 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.
GMS Principal Ms. Mack was born and raised in New York and moved to the Bay Area in 2000. Although she has lived in the region for 19 years, she discovers new things to love about the Bay Area on a daily basis.
Ms. Mack has worked as an educator for the past 14 years. First as a high school English teacher 9 years, then as an Assistant Principal for the past four years, where students and teachers have taught her the value of having a school community that works together through thick and thin. These professional experiences have helped shaped Ms. Mack into an educator that values social justice and holds a core belief that all students have the potential to be successful.
Sara was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from Gateway High School in 2011. After graduating from Gateway, she completed her undergraduate work at the University of San Francisco and obtained her bachelors of science in physics with a minor in astronomy. She is hoping to attend a master's program and looks forward to teaching high school physics in the future. During her free time she enjoys reading and trying new foods throughout the San Francisco area.
Jenna has a Bachelor's in Community Studies from UCSC and a Master's in Counseling Psychology from USF. She is a lifelong Bay Area resident who grew up in Belmont in the peninsula and has been in San Francisco since 2010. She has worked with youth in various roles and environments including as a writing coach and mentor, a music instructor, a substitute teacher, an after school program teacher, and in community settings while organizing youth-focused music and arts events. For fun she plays guitar and sings in punk and indie bands, and in the summers she works for the organization Bay Area Girls Rock Camp. She is excited to join the Gateway team as a college and career instructor and counselor!
Marlies McCallum is a huge fan of Gateway! She began her Gateway career in 2006 as a Learning Specialist, took on the role of Literacy Specialist once she completed her Wilson Reading Certification Training in 2008, and became the Director of Gateway High’s Learning Center in 2011. Marlies graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and received her Special Education Credential at the University of San Francisco in 2002. Before entering the world of education, Marlies enjoyed managing midwestern swimming pools, hockey rinks, and Girl Scout camps.
Kevin joined Gateway as the Director of Technology in 2002. His university studies included flight school, environmental sciences and anthropology. A road trip followed graduation, to explore our national parks. Along the way, a stop in San Francisco ended up becoming home, where Kevin was employed by Ziff Davis Media as a Project Leader (for PC Computing and Smart Business magazines). He designed and conducted usability and performance tests to evaluate products ranging from computers and cell phones, to software solutions and web services. The results of these lab tests were provided for publication, or for client companies. After the Dot-Com Bust, he entered the Edtech field as a technology teacher for Aim High's youth program, and was employed by Burke's School as a multimedia teacher and support specialist. At Gateway, Kevin manages the organization's technology systems with his team. As much as possible, he enjoys exploring new international destinations, skiing and fixing broken stuff.
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.