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October 3, 2018

Ryan Campagna, Beacon Director at Visitacion Valley Beacon Community School

Ryan was born in South San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He specializes in Early Childhood Development and has been working with kids from the time he was 15 years old. Ryan worked at a sports and enrichment camp with the South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department and was in

Sunny Zhang, Beacon Director at Aptos Beacon Community School

As a progressive educator with a background in social work and education research, Sunny strives to combine data-driven best practices with empathy work and design thinking from a lens of equity and cultural competency. These mindsets drive her to create sustainable foundational systems that support the needs of the youth and community at hand, and empower their voices. Sunny is

Alfredo Guardado, Beacon Director at Bessie Carmichael Beacon Community School

Alfredo “Fredo” Guardado – born and raised in San Francisco – has spent his professional career dedicated to enriching the communities he grew up in. Fredo joins us from the Urban Services YMCA where he spent last 5 years delivering high quality services to 4 of San Francisco’s public High Schools. He’s thrilled to take on the role of Bessie

October 2, 2018

LaSaundra Owens, Beacon Director at John Muir Beacon Community School

Born and raised in the Bay Area, LaSaundra is a vibrant character whose passion is to enhance the lives of young people by bridging innovative and engaging youth development strategies with tangible educational outcomes. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from California State University, Easy Bay and currently pursuing a Master’s of Business Management with a concentration in Public

September 28, 2018

Mia Tswago, Beacon Director at Presdio Beacon Community School

Mia was born and raised in southern CA, and has adopted the Bay Area as a second home. She comes into this role with 8+ years in education, ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade. Mia is excited to bring her experience to the Beacon at Presidio Middle School. Here are some appreciations from her Executive Director, and the San Francisco

Saul Anaya, Beacon Director at Cesar Chavez Beacon Community School

Saul Anaya was born and raised in San Francisco and has lived in the heart of the Mission District his entire life. After graduating from San Francisco State, he took different employment opportunities before landing a position with an after-school program at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in 1991. In 1996 the program merged with the Jamestown Community Center and Saul

Charlotte La Riviere, Beacon Director at Sanchez Beacon Community School

Charlotte La Riviere began working with Mission Graduates in 2014 after majoring in History at the University of San Francisco. She began as an Americorps volunteer at the Bryant Extended Day Program, before teaching the fourth grade after school class at the Marshall Extended Day Program for two years. Currently she is the director of the Sanchez Extended Day Program.

September 27, 2018

Mandy McGowen, Beacon Director at AP Giannini Beacon Community School

Mandy was born in the Bay, raised in Rocklin, CA, and matured in great cities all over the country. A BA in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine landed her a job at the Laguna Playhouse in the youth theater department and her time and experience there thrust her on to pursue a Masters in Educational Theater and English at New

September 26, 2018

Sherry Congrave-Wilson, Beacon Director at Paul Revere Beacon Community School

Sherry has over 12 years of experience coordinating and managing projects and educational programs in the Bay Area. She started her career as a secondary Social Studies teacher in San Diego and the East Bay. She earned her first masters in Educational Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State in 2010. She recently completed a second masters, an administrative

Alberto Martinez, Beacon Director at Buena Vista Horace Mann Community School

Alberto Martinez and was born and raised in the San Francisco Mission District, and graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Criminal Justice. After beginning his work with Jamestown , he realized that his passion lies within the work he does with his community to provide youth with the skills, that will help them succeed in life.