Chloe Langon, Lead Teacher Teacher / Grade Level Chair
I am a Bay Area native and a founding member of the New School team. As an early childhood educator, I have taught both Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten. I am currently in pursuit of my Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration. I love the primary grades, as elementary children are completely candid, eager to take risks and ready to absorb the world around them. I am eager to foster a love for learning through our personalized, inquiry approach.
My passions include spending free time with family, testing new recipes, and playing soccer.
Sarah Bleiweiss, Resident Teacher
I moved to the Bay Area about six months ago from Madison, Wisconsin where I grew up and graduated college in 2016 to pursue bilingual elementary education as a part of Teach for America. My experience working in afterschool and summer school programs in years past has fueled the passion I have for building strong relationships with children through well rounded and engaging educational activities. I am so excited to begin my first year as a full time teacher with New School this fall teaching Kindergarten. I love working with students this age because they show so much curiosity, desire to discover and a passion for learning. I am eager to dive into the new school year and to encourage a hands on approach to learning.
In my free time I enjoy running, exploring the city, and being creative through art projects.
Lauren Berry, Lead Teacher
I am ecstatic to be joining the New School community! I was born and raised in the Bay Area and spent 4 exciting years down South for college at the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!). I began my "official" teaching career through Teach for America but have been in and out of classrooms since I was 16 years old! From being a teaching assistant in high school to leading a creative writing camp during college, I am a passionate teacher who is living her childhood dream of being in the classroom each and every day. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Education with a focus on Technology for Educators and can’t wait to bring my learnings into our New School community. I deeply believe that risk taking, confidence, and JOY are key in creating curious learners who are ready to tackle all that life throws at them.
Outside of the classroom you can find me playing with my nieces, spinning at my favorite cycling studio, or enjoying my favorite beverage, a Philz coffee.
Alyssa Currie, Resident Teacher
I am excited to be returning for my second year as a member of the New School family. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and I migrated to Southern California where I attended the University of San Diego. I began my teaching career in Kindergarten working at a charter school that emphasized project based learning. I love working with Kindergartners because they are at an age where their love of learning and school is evident. I am honored to be the witness of their tremendous emotional and academic growth throughout the year.
On the weekends, you can find me at spin, the beach or the park with my dog, friends, and family!