Meet Our Elementary School Faculty

Elaine Yiu

First Grade Teacher

Derrek Gerughty

Second Grade Teacher

Kristo Pienaar

Third Grade Teacher

Tisa Spinelli

Fourth Grade Teacher

Mary Ann Capule

Fifth Grade Teacher

Taylor Sharp

Fifth Grade Teacher

Lauren Leach

ESOL Teacher

Genevieve Murphy

Social-Emotional Learning Teacher

Charlene Chen

Chinese / ESOL Teacher

Joyce Huang

Chinese Teacher

Michael Wiles

Music and Performing Arts Teacher

Elizabeth Norton-Middaugh

Nutrition, Psychology, Comp Sci Teacher

Amber Chin

First Grade Teacher Assistant / ES After School Coordinator

Ellen Sun

Second Grade Teacher Assistant

Judy Lin

Third Grade Teacher Assistant

Linda Huang

Fifth Grade Teacher Assistant

A Peak Inside

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Leadership Opportunities in our Elementary School

  • Student Led Activities
  • 5th Grade Captains
  • Class Buddies
  • Publicity Officers
  • STUGO Representatives

Social and Emotional Learning

AST fosters leadership skills by focusing on the Social and Emotional Learning needs of our students.

“Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions,” (CASEL, 2013).

Partnership with Know My

To support implementation, AST partners with Know My

"Know My World stands for social, emotional, and cultural literacy in students to support a benevolent and forward thinking society.  Students first begin with an education of self to become effective citizens and leaders.  A skill set that employs self awareness, confidence, self reflection and accountability promotes socially responsible citizenship. Students transform from individuals to highly skilled and impacting leaders eager to contribute powerfully to the world." (Know My World, 2015).

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Our Curriculum Website

Please check out our curriculum website. On the site you will find: