Since 1981, Ms. Lambrecht has worked with schools and youth leaders to influence positive change in the way we meet the needs of children. Debra has provided continued educational training, along with strategic and organizational consulting for hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the country. Most recently Ms. Lambrecht served as School Director of a private preschool through 8th grade. Founder of Caring About Kids, she created a unique mentor program that was replicated throughout the United States; and authored several youth development publications including training manuals that became required text for CA State University Master’s counseling program. Ms. Lambrecht’s innovative program models have been recognized as exemplary by United Way, National Public Radio, and Rotary International. Debra has also had the privilege of representing Rotary International while presenting her work at the United Nations International Youth Strategies Summit.
Ms. Rubinstein holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Women and Gender studies from the University of Redlands and her Master’s Degree in Humanities at Dominican University of California where her culminating project was the development of curriculum for adolescent girls coming of age. Rachel has been a TK/Kindergarten teacher, Grades One and Two class teacher and taught Music, Art and Spanish for Grades One through Six. She also created Girls Time, a class for middle school girls. Rachel has completed extensive professional development training in Making Math Real, SIPPS Language Arts, Being a Reader, Being a Writer, Curriculum Development and Student Assessments, and is a trained Mindfulness Educator. Ms. Rubinstein is a birth doula and certified yoga teacher and founder of Rise Parenting – A resource for parents: before kids, during pregnancy, and through the elementary years. Rachel enjoys travel, yoga, camping and rock climbing.
Ms. Magee holds a BA in Communications from Trinity Western University, in British Columbia. Joanna has held the role of Office Manager, Administrator, Bookkeeper, Administrative Assistant, Media Coordinator and Project Manager across a variety of industries including property management, manufacturing, wholesale, non-profits and education. Joanna has been an active volunteer at her children’s school, and enjoys an active lifestyle with her family.
Ms. Palmer holds a Master of Arts Degree in English, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Educational Counseling. Kim has extensive teacher training, and she has also been trained in Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to teaching English and Humanities to all levels of learners, Kim has developed curriculum at the Middle School and High School level, and she has been a Curriculum Specialist at the College level. She has served as a professional mentor to faculty members and has served as a teacher advisor to several student clubs, including the high school creative writing club, literature review magazine, and the student counsel. Kim enjoys spending time in nature, yoga, reading, and making memories with her daughter.
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Kevin Schoenbohm, Media and Marketing Director
Mr. Schoenbohm holds a degree from New England Institute of Art and Science in the Science of Sound, Media Arts. Kevin has developed a media department; recording high-quality video, audio and capturing still-life to support the marketing and branding or a private school. He collaborated with Grammy nominated music producers at Warner Bros., providing industry leading musical content, sound and remixes and production for worldwide releases. Mr. Schoenbohm is an Apple Certified Professional Apps Trainer, and tech support specialist. A self-described audio and video alchemist, Kevin will find innovative and interesting ways to tell a story.
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Laura Benitez holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Theater from Northwestern University, with a minor Spanish Language. She has 10 years of experience in event planning, and transitioned to the non-profit sector in 2016 in order to pursue more meaningful work. Her career in education began at the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, where she spent five years supporting their environmental education work in both office administration and event planning. She is also a singer/songwriter who performs frequently with her band Laura Benitez and the Heartache, and hosts a monthly online radio show called Music Mamas on Lost Church Radio.
Karen Mendoza was born in Honduras, where she graduated with a Public Accountant Diploma from Instituto Central Vicente Caceres. She completed the English Second Language program at College of Marin, and is certified as a Mental Health Youth First Responder. Karen is the 4th of 11 children, and she has spent 18 years working as a nanny, including 13 years with a family that she considers her family now. She loves spending time with her family, friends, and church community, as well as cooking, eating, dancing, music, nature and being active.