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Erica Lingrell, M. Ed, NBCT

Erica Lingrell, M. Ed, NBCT

Program Administrator

(415) 242 -2615 x3204 | | BIOErica supports Pre-K-12 Health Education across the district. She has been serving the students of San Francisco in high-needs schools since 2002 as an elementary classroom teacher and an instructional coach. Erica believes that teaching young people to become advocates for their health is a critical factor in attaining social justice, and is working hard to ensure that ALL students have access to quality, fact-based, and meaningful health education..

Rosalia Lopez, M.Ed.

Rosalia Lopez, M.Ed.

Teacher on Special Assignment

415-242-2615 x3240 | | BIORosalia supports SFUSD’s educators and staff members by providing resources, developing and implementing professional development opportunities. Rosalia worked as a Peer Resource Coordinator in SFUSD middle schools for nine years, and has worked at School Health Programs for six years. Her current work, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on comprehensive sexuality education and HIV prevention.

Erik Martinez, M.A.

Erik Martinez, M.A.

LGBTQ Programs Coordinator

(415) 242 -2615 x3207 | | BIOErik supports safe and supportive school learning environment initiatives throughout SFUSD. His professional interests include youth development, sexual health, and education justice. He brings years of experience working with community-based organizations serving LGBTQ youth and youth of color.

Karen E. Tiu, M.Ed

Karen E. Tiu, M.Ed

Teacher on Special Assignnment

(415) 242-2615 x TBD | | BIOKaren helps bring health education lessons to San Francisco’s elementary and middle schools. She’s been teaching in SFUSD elementary, middle, and high schools since 1993. Most recently has she been a science resource teacher at Sanchez Elementary. She loves doing hands-on, experiential learning with young people.

Nancy Yin-Pollack, M.Ed., NBCT

Nancy Yin-Pollack, M.Ed., NBCT

Teacher on Special Assignnment

(415) 242-2615 x 3104 | | BIONancy supports schools with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as part of Project Secure. She was previously an SFUSD elementary classroom teacher for 17 years. She uses both her classroom and coaching experience to help support school staff with curriculum integration and implementation, with the goal of educating the whole child.

Najwa Ahmed

Najwa Ahmed

Community Health Outreach Worker

(415) 242 -2615 x 3253  | | BIONajwa is a health educator. She received her bachelors of health education, with an emphasis on community health, in 2015 from San Francisco State University. She is a proud product of the SFUSD. Currently Najwa is the Community Health Outreach Worker at School Health Programs. She is passionate about developing youth voices in the schools, empowering youth to be advocates for their health, and promoting equitable education for all students.

Mark Elkin

Mark Elkin

Teacher on Special Assignment

(415) 242-2615 x3217 | | BIOMark has been an elementary teacher in SFUSD for 20 years, currently supporting comprehensive health education with a focus on nutrition education. He helped revise the district’s Wellness Policy and is committed to creating school, classroom and work environments which support active living and healthy food choices.

Christine Maog

Christine Maog

Teacher on Special Assignment

(415) 242 -2615 x 3258  | | BIOChristine strongly believes in the importance of making connections with youth and giving them the knowledge and resources they need to be empowered in healthy decision making, as well as guiding them to become the best version of themselves. She has been with SFUSD since 2004 as a Peer Resource Coordinator and Health teacher working at the middle and high school level. Currently Christine supports the Health Education program in SFUSD by providing training and curriculum to health teachers district wide.

Christopher Pepper

Christopher Pepper

Teacher on Special Assignment

415-242-2615 x3308 | | BIOChristopher helps lead SFUSD’s high school sexuality education and HIV prevention efforts, and coordinates the district’s Young Men’s Health Project. He has been teaching in SFUSD since 2002, and has taught thousands of students in San Francisco. He has a passionate belief that all young people deserve high-quality, fact-based information about their bodies and their health, and frequently writes and speaks about those issues.

Allison Shoule: NBCT

Allison Shoule: NBCT

Teacher on Special Assignnment

(415) 242-2615 x 3225 | | BIOAllison has been an educator with SFUSD for 15 years as a classroom teacher and physical education specialist. Through her experiences in the classroom and on the blacktop, she has developed an understanding of the important role that movement plays in emotional health and brain function. She believes in educating students on the long term benefits of healthy life choices and that comprehensive health education is a student's right and an essential component in addressing the achievement gap.

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Health Education

SFUSD School Health Programs
1515 Quintara Street
San Francisco, CA  94116
(415) 242-2615