Ms. Forde has been with community school since 2015 and specialized in tk and kindergarten for many years. She was born in Sacramento, California, grew up in Folsom, California, and attended the University of California Santa Barbara for both her undergraduate and graduate schooling. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and another in Sociology, and completed her teacher education program and Masters in Education at UCSB. She loved student-teaching, and was drawn toward the holistic approach to education found in Community School's Waldorf Education. Ms. Forde loves the outdoors, dance, and books, and incorporating these in rich Waldorf-inspired ways into her classroom.
She often can be seen leading the school motto at assemblies in Vietnamese. Ms. Le immigrated to America more than 25 years ago, pursuing an Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Child Development, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities from the Peralta Community College District. During this time, Ms. Le also received her teachers permit for pre-school education. Upon completing my education, she joined the Community School for Creative Education. Ms. Le started in the Special Education Aid and Vietnamese and Chinese translator position. After she became a more integrated part of the school, she shared began to work with students to encourage creativity through handwork such as: crocheting, cross stitching, bracelets, lanyards and so much more.
Mr. Lane was born at the army hospital of the now decommissioned military base of Fort Ord, California on the Monterey Bay and raised in nearby Salinas. He has previously worked for over three years as a paraeducator in the special education department for the San Lorenzo Unified School District and has worked with students ranging from preschool through high school. Mr. Lane strives to help all students reach not only their academic potential, but their human potential as citizens of the world. Prior to his career in education, Mr. Lane worked for AT&T in Customer Care. A key to his success as a paraeducator is his flexibility, adaptability, and allowing students to respectfully express themselves and paying special attention to any frustrations or concerns they may have concerning their education, school life, and their world in general.
Mr. Lane is an avid reader and enjoys a variety of genres. He enjoys a great home life, but loves to travel. As a former player and board member of the San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club, Mr. Lane has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United Kingdom and to Sydney, Australia to play in rugby tournaments. He also enjoys spending time in Puerto Vallarta, Lo de Marcos, and Merida in Mexico.
Ms. Collins was born in San Diego County and moved to NorCal for her first teaching job during the thick of the pandemic, 2020. She started her career teaching virtually and forever appreciates in-person education! She is passionate about Waldorf education and over the moon about joining CSCE this year. She enjoys nature, arts, crafting, reading, video gaming, and spending time with her family and dog, Friday. She is pictured with her 3 nieces and nephew.
Western Governor's University, BA Elementary Education
Alison Keaney has worked at community school the last 3 years as a substitute. She has enjoyed meeting and working with all of our students. Ms. Alison is coming back this year as Third Grade Teacher. Ms. Alison graduated from the University of Utah where she studied Painting and Drawing with an emphasis in Art Therapy. During and after graduation she worked at Primary Children’s Hospital as a Child Life specialist in charge of the art program. While raising her three children she worked as a Substitute and in a Moderate to Severe Autism Classrooms for Capistrano Unified School District in Southern California for 11 years before working at CSCE.
Community School for Creative Education
2111 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606
Students will be considered for admission without regard to ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, or achievement level. The CSCE will strive to meet the district % of sub-group representations. The Community School for Creative Education will be non-sectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, and will not charge tuition nor discriminate against any student based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability. The Community School for Creative Education is open to all students in the state of California who wish to attend the school.
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