Serving Preschool Through 8th Grade in the San Francisco East Bay Since 1962

List of 8 items.

  • Kathleen McNamara

    As Head of School at Seven Hills, Kathleen brings more than three decades in independent school education to our community. She was Head of School at Tuxedo Park School in New York, Head of the Upper School and Assistant Head for the Upper Division at Marin Country Day School in Corte Madera, and spent 10 years at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, New York, where she served as Head of the Rippowam Campus and Director of Secondary Placement. She lived in France as both an undergraduate student and graduate student and, upon returning to the United States, spent her early years in independent schools teaching Middle and High School French, AP French Language and Literature, and Middle School and High School English.
     
    Kathleen demonstrates her strong commitment to professional development through active participation and speaking engagements at national and regional independent school conferences. In addition, Kathleen is committed to Anti-Racist Leadership and is engaging with 100 other white Heads of School in the California Association of Independent Schools to make sure we are building more equitable and inclusive school communities and delivering on our mission. Kathleen earned her B.A. in French from Rutgers University and her M.A. in French Literature from New York University. She also holds a Diploma of French Studies from Université François Rabelais in Tours, France. Kathleen and her husband, Jihad, have three adult children: daughter Hannah, son Alex, and nephew Matthew. Away from school, Kathleen enjoys reading memoirs, traveling the globe, and finding things she can knit "reasonably well."

    Please click here to read Kathleen's blog on education and parenting.
  • Shauna Maraccini

    Shauna leads Seven Hills’ Early Childhood Education (ECE) program, focusing on our Reggio-inspired preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, their wonderful teams of teachers, and the licensing needs of the ECE program. She enjoys partnering with parents as they join our Seven Hills community, providing calm reassurance and collaboration with children and families. 
     
    Since beginning as a Rainbow classroom teacher in 2007, Shauna has been instrumental in the migration to a Reggio-inspired program, our diversity and inclusion initiatives, and developing strong relationships with our broader community. She has a degree in child development from San Francisco State University and is also an alumni parent to Gillian '14 and Elle '16.
  • Dan Meyers

    With 20 years of research-driven educational experience, Dan partners with Middle School students (and their families) in their developmental journey towards high school, and mentors faculty and administrative colleagues to lead the program forward. He believes that learning is a social process; through fostering community with Middle School students, he helps students feel important, safe, engaged, and ready to explore ideas and fail freely. He was drawn to Seven Hills’ strong programs, bold whole child philosophy, and mission grounded in equity and service.

    Prior to Seven Hills, Dan served as Assistant Head of School/Dean of Faculty at The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT. Over his career, he has held roles as Associate Head of School for Academics, AP United States History teacher, and Speech & Debate Director. He has a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Santa Clara University. Dan and his wife Andrea are California natives, and have a toddler and newborn who keep them busy. Away from school, Dan likes to spend his time long-distance trail running, devouring new music, all things baseball (go Giants!), cooking with the entire family, and hiking/backpacking.
  • Rhys Miller

    Rhys works closely with Seven Hills teachers and educational administrators to provide a continuum of excellence, founded on integrated studies, hands-on learning, and differentiation. She also spearheads our professional development program for teachers. Rhys’ impact is felt from preschool through 8th grade, in the classroom, on the school fields, and in trips away from campus. She works as a partner and guide as teachers continuously refine how they inspire, teach, encourage, celebrate, and learn with their students. Please click here to see Rhys' blog, the unique vantage point from which she sees learning and growing at Seven Hills.
     
    She received degrees in English, Art and Education from Kansas State University, and an administrative services degree and master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Chapman University. Her work has included 12 years in the classroom, tenure as an elementary school principal, administration of an inquiry-based summer program for 3rd-8th grade students, county and district professional development leadership, and serving as Program Specialist in Mount Diablo Unified School District's Curriculum & Instruction Department. Rhys and her husband, Neil, have one daughter and son-in-law. Away from work she relishes a challenging hike, and enjoys cycling, reading, gardening, cooking, and traveling.
  • Muhammad Ramadan

    Muhammad advances Seven Hills’ vision of instructional technology, promoting innovative uses of EdTech in classrooms that point back to the school’s mission. He is a solution-driven communicator who leverages technology to enhance learning, support innovative thinking, and facilitate collaboration with divisions, grade-level teams, and departments. His aim is to empower learners, educators, and all members of the community to reach their positive potential through technology.
     
    Before shifting into technology administration at Thaden School in Arkansas, Muhammad spent 15 years designing and teaching a wide range of history and social science courses for grades 6-12. He also taught in a variety of independent school settings from Minneapolis to La Jolla to Tampa. He holds a graduate certificate in information technology from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an M.Ed. in social studies and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Away from school, Muhammad enjoys casual bike rides, playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading fantasy and nonfiction, and spending time with his wife and two sons.
  • Cyrell Roberson

    As our school counselor, Cyrell provides individual counseling, group counseling, consultation and resources to teachers and families, and administrative support to the school. Cyrell is available to students, teachers, and parents across all grade levels to help navigate interpersonal and intrapersonal challenges and concerns, as well as behavioral and learning challenges. In addition, Cyrell also teaches Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution for our 7th graders. Outside of Seven Hills, Cyrell also provides neuropsychological and neuroeducational evaluations and therapy for children and adolescents at Summit Center in Walnut Creek.
     
    Cyrell is a doctoral candidate in School Psychology at UC Berkeley where his research focuses on the psychosocial development of underserved gifted students. His work has been published in several journals including the Journal of Advanced Academics and the American Psychological Association. Cyrell has a wide range of experience in K-12 public, independent, and charter schools in the Bay Area. His previous professional experience also includes working at Educational Testing Service (ETS) on the Fairness Review, teaching education and psychology courses at UC Berkeley, and interning at The White House where he worked on education policy and advocacy initiatives of the Executive Office of the President. He earned a B.S. in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and an M.A. in education from UC Berkeley. Away from work, Cyrell enjoys live music, visiting art museums, running, and traveling.
  • Dan Rogoff

    In his role as Head of grades K-5, Dan focuses on overseeing and refining a dynamic, rich, and relevant academic curriculum, as well as strengthening the social and emotional wellbeing of students, families, and faculty. Paying attention to communication and relationships is integral to Dan’s work as he partners with faculty and administration to support the school's mission, instill a strong sense of purpose, and ensure the highest possible quality of student life. Initially attracted to Seven Hills by the “whole child” approach—the commitment to children in mind, body and spirit—he’s come to discover that Seven Hills is also an “each child” school. He works to guarantee that all children are met where they are, instruction is differentiated, and each child is seen as unique and capable.
     
    This is Dan’s fourth year at Seven Hills, following 22 years at Marin Country Day School. He is a husband and the father of three sons, ages 31, 11, and 7. Away from school, Dan is proud of his hardcore car singing and soft jump shot.
  • Jase Turner

    Jase leads Seven Hills’ efforts to carry out the goals set forward in our bold strategic plan, Whole Child, Whole Community, and to embed its priorities into the fabric of our program. He leads Seven Hills’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts across admissions, hiring, curriculum, and school policy. Jase also facilitates parent education topics and oversees standardized testing. Jase is a middle school advisor and teaches Restorative Justice. He also works closely with Rhys Miller to advance our program aspirations in teaching and learning and professional development. 

    An exceptional Bay Area leader, Jase came to Seven Hills from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland where he served as Associate Principal for Student Life. He has an M.A. in leadership studies from Saint Mary’s College of California and a B.A. in sociology from Pomona College. Jase was drafted into the MLB out of Skyline High School, but opted for college, and was later drafted by the Kansas City Royals during his senior year. From his days as a substitute teacher while playing baseball, to working in middle school and high school as a teacher, advisor, and dean, he is fulfilled by helping students reach their full potential. Away from school, Jase enjoys spending time with my family, working out and playing basketball, coaching baseball, traveling, and spending quality time with friends.

Administrative Staff

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