Faculty​

The staff and administration of Keystone Montessori School welcome you and your child to our school. If there are any questions, the teachers and the administration are available to discuss them.

Linda Shehabi​​

Administrator/Director of Keystone​​​​​​​​​​

Linda has been a school administrator since 1980 and has taught in Montessori classrooms for over 15 years.

 

She has a Primary Montessori Credential from the American Montessori Society and achieved her State of California Elementary Teaching Credential with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education from California State University-Hayward. Additionally, she is a graduate of UC Berkeley in Humanities.

 

​​Farrokh Shehabi

Business Manager of Keystone​

Farrokh has a B.S. degree in Engineering & Management from California State Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and has been managing his own businesses since 1978.

Farrokh manages a ranch in Vacaville raising Peruvian Paso horses and organic Asian pears and walnuts. He also has a pottery studio on 8th street in Berkeley.

Eleanor Grimes

Head Teacher of the Snowy Egrets Class (3.5 years- 6 years old)

Erika Flores
Assitant Teacher of the Snowy Egrets Class (3.5 years- 6 years old)

Natalie Huerra
Assistant Teacher  Snowy Egrets
(3.5 years-6 years old)

Nassima Bosli

Assistant Teacher Snowy Egret Classroom 

Edna Herrin

 

Edna has studied Early Childhood Education at the Contra Costa College in San Pablo. Edna is fluent in Tagalog and English. Edna has been with Keystone since August 2009. ​Edna Herrin is currently completing her Montessori Certification  with the American Montessori Society through her studies at Contra Costa College.

 

Ana Prindle
Assistant Teacher of the Blue Herons Class (2.5 years-4 years old)

Joseph Weaver

Head Teacher of the Blue Herons Class (2.5 years-4 years old)

Joe has been at Keystone since 1988, and grew up in the Bay Area. He got his B.A. at JFKU and his Masters in Montessori at St. Marys.

Joe likes working with children because they are always inventing new and interesting things to do.

When Joe has free time he likes to run, dance, walk, garden, read and cook. Joe enjoys designing some of his own classroom materials.

Cecilia Baeza

​Aide for the Sandpipers and Transition Classes

​Norma Gutierrez

 

Head Teacher for the Sand Piper Toddler Class

Hakima Kacet

Assistant Teacher of the Sandpiper Toddler Class (18 months - 30 months)

Norma has studied Early Childhood Education at the American College of Early Childhood Education in San Francisco. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Norma has been with Keystone since January 2004.

 

Marissa Montano

Aide for the Sandpipers Class

Ernestina Montano

Aide for the Sandpipers and Transition Classes

Ernestina Montano grew up in Michoacan Mexico and moved to California when she was 17 years old. Ernestina has been working at Keystone since 2009. Ernestina speaks Spanish and English.

Ernestina has always loved working with children and has been working with children for over nine years. Ernestina likes to work on her garden and enjoys spending time with her family. Ernerstina also loves dogs, she has five chihuahuas and one pomeranian!

 

Karen Smekolske

Floater Teacher