Sonia Rawal is a SAFG Head Teacher. She has worked with children for over 30 years. She received her early childhood teaching credentials and has been teaching at Dandelion Co-op nursery school in Berkeley for seven years. She is a strong proponent of inquiry-based learning and project-based learning.
Rachel Anderson is a SAFG Head Teacher. She is a graduate of the University of California - San Diego, trained in ecology, behavior and evolution with a side of physics. She worked for three years in veterinary hospitals as an animal technician and practice manager and spent seven years as a science program coordinator for the Denver Zoo, designing, delivering and evaluating standards-based educational programs for children and adults.
Sara Egbert is a SAFG Head teacher. She earned her BS in Biology and Soil Science from Brigham Young University. In addition to her various research experience, she founded the Nature Preschool in Seattle and now Berkeley where she currently develops the curriculum and leads a group of preschool aged children in an outdoor immersion education class.
Charlotte Young is a SAFG Head Teacher. She is a student at UC Berkeley studying Microbial Biology and English Literature, a great supporter of interdisciplinary skills and pursuing interests of all different types! Her field of interest has been primarily in medicine, specifically in Optometry and ocular diseases. Previous experiences include a dance instructor for elementary school aged girls and ESL teacher overseas to medical professionals. Her goal is to encourage scientific exploration and lively classroom discussions. With each class she hopes to share her passion and love for science with her students, and hope they come away with a fascination for the wonderful world of science.