Head of School
Cheryl Ting is the Head of School at St. Paul’s Episcopal School and has over 25 years of experience in education. She currently sits on CAIS’s Elementary Board of Standards, CATDC's Board of Directors, and Maybeck High School's Board of Trustees, and presents extensive workshops on the topics of equity and inclusion, diversity and leadership. She is the mother of two amazing humans, Maia, a musical artist, and Dylan, an undergraduate in the architecture program at Pratt. Cheryl is rediscovering life without teenagers in the house, with her partner, Cameron who is also an independent school educator.
Director of Middle School
Marcus Chang, Director of Middle School, is excited to join the St. Paul's community. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human Movement from San Francisco State and his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College. He has served in a variety of roles at his six previous schools, which include Athletic Director, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Head of School, and most recently Dean of Students. He and his partner, Meta, are the proud parents of Jordan who recently turned 17 and is starting his junior year! His family also includes two rambunctious dogs who keep them on their toes.
Director of Lower School
Nayo Brooks, Director of Lower School, joined St. Paul's in 2018. Ms. Brooks received her B.A. in English from UC Davis, an M.Ed. from the University of San Francisco, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She also works at Stanford's National Board Resource Center offering monthly support to teachers who are pursuing National Board certification. Prior to joining St. Paul's, she taught for 18 years at Katherine Delmar Burke School in San Francisco. Ms. Brooks has an 18 year old son who attends Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and a feisty (but lovable) Boston Terrier named Sox.
Director of Finance & Operations
Nicole Start, Director of Finance & Operations, joined St. Paul’s in 2004. She grew up in Oakland and then went east to Williams College for her Bachelor of Arts. She started her career at St. Paul's teaching Sixth Grade and joined the Administrative team in 2013. Ms. Start speaks French (she enjoyed living in Paris for a year), loves hiking in the regional parks, and enjoys reading, sewing, and eating delicious food with friends and family.
Director of Admissions & Enrollment
Simrita Dhanjal, Director of Admissions, joined St. Paul’s in 2016. Ms. Dhanjal (pronounced 'done-juhl') holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction and taught Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students for 12 years. Prior to stepping into the world of education, Ms. Dhanjal worked in the IT industry as a Computer Engineer. When not at St. Paul's, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, dance, eat delicious foods, watch Bollywood movies, and travel to places to which she has never been.
Director of Programs
Kenton Young, After School Program Director, joined St. Paul's in 1998. Mr. Young is a graduate of Holy Names University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. He also co-directs St. Paul's summer camp and has co-directed Aim High, a summer academic and cultural program, at St. Paul's.