Head of School
Head of School Josh Stern joined St. Paul's in 1999. He has served as Assistant Head of School and Director of Administrative Programs, and as Director of Sixth Grade and Middle School. He began his work at St. Paul's teaching sixth grade humanities. Mr. Stern earned a B.A. from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and took a year away from St. Paul's to earn an M.A. in Educational Policy from Stanford University.
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 Sixth Grade & Middle School
Christine Fairless, Director of Sixth Grade and Middle School, joined St. Paul’s in 2001. She began her tenure at St. Paul's as the Eighth Grade Math and Science teacher. She has also served St. Paul's as the Director of Technology. Christine earned her B.S. in Secondary Math Education from the University of Wyoming and an MA in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University.
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 B.A. 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.
Director of Admissions
Nicole Start, Director of Admissions, joined St. Paul’s in 2004. She grew up in Oakland and then went east to Williams College for her B.A. She couldn't stay away from the Bay Area, however, so she returned to get her teaching credential from Holy Names University. 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 Development & Communications
Sprinza Katz, Director of Development & Communications, joined St. Paul's in 2018. Sprinza holds a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from University of San Francisco. She is a lifelong Bay Area resident and a development leader with over fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining St. Paul's, she held development positions at the Exploratorium, American Jewish World Service, UC Berkeley, and University of San Francisco. She lives in Oakland with her husband and their two children.
Director of Finance & Operations
Bob Correia, Director of Finance and Operations, joined St. Paul's in 1997. He received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of California at Berkeley and has worked as a controller, treasurer, financial analyst, and auditor. Mr. Correia spends much of his free time with his wife and four children.
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