Gateway Public Schools | 2017-2018 Annual Report

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OUR MISSION Gateway’s mission is to prepare a broad range of learners for success in college and beyond by combining a rigorous academic program with an approach where the individual talents, strengths, and needs of our learners are identified and supported. Our Vision We seek to change the demographics of the college-bound population in San Francisco by demonstrating that public education can and does work for diverse learners, sharing best practices, and serving as a catalyst for change within the public sphere.



Gateway Gateway Friends, Friends, Many of you know our founding story of seven parents who sat around a kitchen table with the dream of creating a school that would be a gateway to college for all students regardless of background, income, or learning style. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our commitment to giving every student a great public school education and two decades of making the dream of college real for all of our students. I am thrilled to share Gateway Public Schools’ 2017-2018 annual report and the remarkable ways in which we have worked together to educate Gateway students, celebrate incredible teachers, and engage our neighbors and community in our work. Together we have positively impacted the lives of more than 2,750 students with the support of an entire community and the belief that every young person is capable of incredible achievements. Our greatest success - and there are many in 20 years - is consistently sending more than 96% of each graduating class to college, prepared to take on the rigors of university-level coursework. This year’s annual report takes you from the beginning of Gateway High in 1998 through the past 20 years of Gateway Public Schools making a significant impact on students and our City. Students come to us from a wide range of learning backgrounds, some achieving at high levels as early as sixth grade and others struggling with the challenges of learning differences, childhood trauma, and the difficulties of adolescence. Gateway’s student body is a testament to San

Francisco’s diverse community and the necessity of acknowledging the educational and opportunity gaps that exist between low-income students and their more privileged peers. Closing these gaps requires the experience and talent of committed educators who believe in our students’ ability to learn and succeed. Public school teachers are among the most ambitious, intelligent, and talented civil servants in our City, and our students and schools would not be what they are without them. In the past three years we have focused on developing the Career Stages Model, a new way of envisioning the support, growth, and compensation of our educators. This ambitious effort includes a commitment to create a salary model based on experience, engagement, and leadership, and to increase teacher salaries 25-30% over the course of four years. Gateway’s vision to be a catalyst for change within the public sphere drives our efforts to provide educators with a livable wage, which has been part of our values since our founding 20 years ago. You are invited to join us in celebrating two decades of innovative teaching, unlocking student potential, and supporting the learning needs of every student for a college-bound future. Visit us at for a calendar of events, activities, and opportunities to set the course for the next 20 years. Thank you for being part of Gateway each step of the way. With gratitude, Sharon Olken Executive Director


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Twenty Years of Impact 1998

Gateway High School was founded by a group of parents who dreamed of creating a gateway to college for all students regardless of background, income, or learning style.


Gateway’s first graduating class—99% matriculated to college, including UC Berkeley, Brown, and Pitzer College.


Gateway High School’s basketball team became Bay Counties League champions and were ranked 8th in California in Division V.


Gateway moved to the Burl Toler campus at 1430 Scott Street.


The U.S. Department of Education named Gateway one of the top eight charter high schools in the country.


Gateway High School was named a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education for the second time. The first award was in 2003. 100% of this year’s senior class attended college in fall 2007.



Gateway opened Gateway Middle School to increase Gateway’s impact on students during their formative middle school years.


Gateway celebrated the first teacher at Gateway to become Nationally Board Certified, followed by 10 others in future years.


Gateway broke ground on its 5,400 square foot garden, providing a living laboratory for students through hands-on learning in science, math, and other subject areas.


The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to renew Gateway High School’s charter for an additional five years, making this Gateway High’s third charter renewal.


2015: The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education enthusiastically approved Gateway Middle School’s first charter renewal application in 2015.


Gateway began work on the Impact Lab, a state-of-the-art center for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).


Gateway Middle School and Gateway High School were among 275 schools across California honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Program. Gateway embarked on a long-term plan to revolutionize teacher salaries through advocacy and policy work, partnership development, and revenue generation. Gateway High School’s varsity boys soccer team won the 2017 Division 1 North Coast Section Championship.


Gateway High School established a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) to further support our high school students with enrichment opportunities both during and after the school day. Gateway Middle School has had a partnership with BGCSF since 2017. Gateway celebrates its 20th anniversary!


Gateway establishes Gateway Impact, an online community for teachers to collaborate, share best practices, and celebrate public education.


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Impact on Students

Omar & Guillermo Opposite Page: Guillermo, GHS Class of 2018, Boston College, freshman 2018 & Omar, GHS Class of 2013, UC Berkeley Class of 2017

Omar’s first day of high school was also his first day of school in America. When Omar first came to Gateway High School in 2009, he and his siblings had just immigrated from El Salvador to escape the violence and poverty that surrounded them. He didn’t speak English well and was terrified of being considered an outcast. As the oldest sibling in a single-parent home, Omar didn’t have the luxury of participating in sports or extracurricular activities like most high school students. He was his mother’s main support system and provided stability and comfort to his younger siblings. “These challenges seemed overwhelming at times but my teachers refused to give up on me and their support and positive influence helped me perceive these obstacles as a chance to grow and gain new skills,” says Omar. Omar lived by Gateway’s motto of “Step up. Do Right. Dream Big.” and sought out challenges and opportunities to grow so he could be a role model for his younger siblings. Despite his insecurities as an English speaker, he was encouraged and supported to pursue challenging courses, to read, to write, and to apply to college. Omar graduated from UC Berkeley in 2017 with a degree in public health, and interned at various organizations during college, including the National Institute for Healthcare Management Foundation in Washington, D.C. He is currently an Associate Consultant at Kaiser Permanente where he is fulfilling his passion for health and medicine. With the help of Gateway, Omar realized how much he was capable of and achieved what he considers his “American Dream.” Most importantly, he was given the tools, resources, and confidence to serve as an incredible role model to his younger brother Guillermo, who recently graduated from Gateway High in 2018 as one of Gateway’s five Posse Scholars.



At Gateway, every student is important, every student is accepted, and every student is guided to seek a better future. Omar, GHS Class of 2013 and UC Berkeley graduate

Guillermo looked up to his older brother, Omar, and was inspired by him to attend college. He is currently attending Boston University on a full scholarship with the aspiration of moving into fashion design. Guillermo was a member of Gateway Middle School’s pioneering class and was encouraged to be true to himself, to do more, and to push his learning despite academic and personal challenges. In high school, Guillermo continued challenging himself by taking AP classes and securing a paid internship at Salesforce through Gateway’s partnership with Genesys Works. Alongside Gateway, Omar helped Guillermo navigate the college process and feel confident in the decisions he was making about his future. “Gateway saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself,” says Guillermo. “Now I see what they saw and I believe in myself. All the work I put in at school and the challenges I faced head on in my life have paid off.”


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Impact on Education

Facing History and Ourselves Gateway began its partnership with Facing History and Ourselves in 2015, and together we have transformed the way our community thinks about history and the importance of identity, belonging, and our responsibility as citizens. As a Program Associate at Facing History, Sarah Altschul works with Gateway faculty and staff through professional development to provide the tools, strategies, coaching, and support they need to help students become thoughtful, responsible citizens in the communities in which they live. Sarah Altschul Program Associate at Facing History

Sarah helps Gateway teachers create engaging curriculum that examines racism, prejudice, and anti-semitism in order to develop future citizens who are humane and informed. Empowering our students to become advocates and leaders is especially important now more than ever, in light of the current injustices facing marginalized communities in our country. Together, Gateway teachers and Sarah are instilling the social justice and community values Gateway has held for two decades: standing up for what is right, taking responsibility for others, and using the power we have as individuals to step up for those in need. According to Sarah, Facing History’s curriculum lives beyond individual English or history classrooms at Gateway. It is incorporated into all facets of our schools—advisory groups, classes, and faculty meetings. Every Gateway student experiences meaningful lessons around identity and membership throughout the year, in multiple spaces. “Part of Facing History’s approach is to maintain a high level of intellectual rigor, which is evident at Gateway. Gateway provides space in the classroom for emotional engagement and ethical reflection, which allows students to have an extremely rich experience with our lesson plans,” says Sarah. Last year, Gateway Middle School became part of Facing History’s Partner School Network, which includes over 100 schools nationwide that embrace Facing History’s core themes as foundational to their schools’ mission. During the 2018-2019 school year Gateway High will become part of Facing History’s network, making Gateway Public Schools the network’s first 6-12th grade partner.



When students are given context that is relevant to them and to their personal experience, there is the potential for students to feel empowered in a way that will thrust them forward and help them thrive in society. Sarah Altschul, Program Associate, Facing History


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Impact on Community

Gateway to the Workforce Research shows that a job or internship during high school can put a young person on the path to a fulfilling future. At Gateway, we work hard to develop the partnerships that enable our students to explore, in-depth and with support, the varied world of work and career pathways. Gateway to the Workforce, our internship and work program, opens the doors to companies, community spaces, and education that students would not otherwise know exist or are available to them. Through the commitments of more than 45 partners, the program is able to individualize each student’s internship experience, pairing them with opportunities that match their interests and viable career paths after college. Last year, Gateway launched a new on-campus partnership to open more doors for our students and unlock their potential. Enterprise for Youth, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, shares Gateway’s commitment to empowering and preparing young people for success in employment and higher education through training, guidance, and positive employment experiences. “At Gateway we are dedicated to helping our students finish high school with the skills and experiences that set them up for future success,” says Rachel Kamen, Director of Partnerships at Gateway Public Schools. “Enterprise for Youth has become an integral partner in helping us give students opportunities to get a job, explore what is out there, and begin to envision a life and career for themselves after college.” During the 2017-2018 school year, 50 Gateway students completed the program after 15 hours of job readiness training. Training included an exploration of identity, personality, and values, and how those factor into a satisfying career. Students also learned the craft of writing cover letters and resumes and gained interviewing and future planning skills. At the culmination of the program, students had access to Enterprise’s online job bank and staff support to match with internships and jobs for the summer. According to Chris Rubeo, Youth Development Director at Enterprise for Youth, “We are deeply committed to having diverse and culturally inclusive workshops where young people feel celebrated, where they find their voice, and where they find their passion. It’s not just about finding a job, it’s about providing youth with life changing experiences that fuel career aspirations.”



Every youth who steps into our program is passionate, driven, brilliant, and has aspirations but doesn’t necessarily have the right resources available to them or the knowledge of how to get where they want to go. In serving so many different youth, we create a lot of different kinds of opportunity opportunities to learn about finance, technology, city government, nonprofit work, education, and many other career paths. Chris Rubeo, Youth Development Director, Enterprise for Youth


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Impact on Teachers

Saundré Allen

Saundré Allen joined Gateway High School in 2014 to lead the school’s mental health counseling program. In addition to being a great resource for our students and families, Saundré has made it her mission to educate Gateway faculty and staff about race, bias, and privilege in an effort to better support students on a social and emotional level.

Saundré Allen Director of Counseling Services, Gateway High School

“As educators, it’s not enough for us to say we know that these issues exist and move on. We need to come together as a community, confront some really hard and painful biases, and ask ourselves what do we need to do to better meet the needs of our students,” says Saundré. “After noticing trends around different student populations and academic achievement, as well as hearing feedback from students, we realized that we needed to do our own internal work in order to meet our students where they are. This included examining our own biases - the ones that we carry with us from our own experiences and family upbringing - and how they impact our student relationships.” Saundré works with Gateway faculty and staff on an ongoing basis to help them understand their own biases through workshops, readings, focus groups with students, and hard conversations around power and privilege. She also equips teachers with knowledge around microaggressions, how they show up in language and day-to-day interactions, and how they impact students of color. Out of many positive outcomes Saundré has seen, one of the biggest shifts is the way faculty and staff are utilizing restorative practices, a model that enhances equity and allows participants to truly see and understand each other. When conflict or disruptions occur, instead of removing the student(s) from the classroom by sending them to the principal or administrator, a teacher privately engages the student in a conversation about their actions and feelings leading up to and following the incident. Instead of the student simply being punished for breaking a rule, it is hoped that through the right questioning, the deeper impact of a behavior will be understood, thus decreasing that behavior in the future. Saundré acknowledges that work around confronting biases is hard, ongoing, and constantly evolving, and she is proud of how Gateway faculty and staff support each other. “At Gateway, we don’t have all the answers but what we do have is the strong belief that every human deserves to be treated well and the commitment as a community to make positive change,” she says.



When we say we’re working toward equity, we’re not playing around. We’re having hard conversations, we’re working over time, and we’re constantly consulting with colleagues. Saundré Allen Director of Counseling Services, Gateway High School


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Colleges Attended

10,000+ Hours

of community service


 proms 33

community partners

45 6

Posse Scholars



Elementary schools feed Gateway Middle

League Championships


School Plays

125 14

Burl Toler


500 internships since founding Gateway to the Workforce


75% TEACHERS faculty


teaching for

5+ years



teachers who are Bay Area natives


Mental Health Counselors

hours of professional development completed annually


retention rate


3 170

employees at


of teachers have advanced degrees





experts assigned to students with learning differences

4 teachers who are GHS alumni




30% 2 College Counselors

Teachers Who Identify As Persons of Color


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Thank You to Our Founders Twenty years ago, a group of parents dreamed of creating a school that would be a gateway to college for all students regardless of background, income, or learning style. They each had a child who had not found support in a traditional public or independent classroom and built Gateway High School together, a college preparatory, public charter school in San Francisco. Today, nearly every Gateway graduate matriculates to college. Our Founders had the vision, passion, and tenacity to create our wonderful schools. Because of them, we are helping San Francisco students achieve their dreams, changing lives, and impacting the future.

Gateway’s Founders and Early Stars

Founding community from left to right: Sharon Bradford, Walter Aguilera, Suzanne Schutte, Lisille Matheson, Joyce McMinn, John Dains, Gale Mondry, Ventura Rodriguez, and Peter Thorp. Not pictured: Nancy Kami, Sharon Woo, and Tom Bauch 16



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The Gateway Impact Lab What was once an unused 4,000 square foot locker room on the Gateway High School campus is now a state-of-the-art facility for our students’ science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programming. With the help of a committee comprised of faculty, staff, and board members, The Gateway Impact Lab was designed for experiential learning and is home to new programs and partnerships with organizations like Mission Bit, Girls Who Code, and Enterprise for Youth. From breaking ground in 2016 to hosting our first coding class in the Impact Lab with Mission Bit in September 2017, we are proud of how far the space has come, how many opportunities it has provided— vand will provide—to our students and community.

The Impact Lab, which was once an old locker room, is shown here in the early stages of renovation. 18


Since opening in 2017, the Impact Lab has hosted:

Coding classes and workshops with Mission Bit

A summer engineering program with Blue Stamp

Humanities exhibitions

Gateway’s Robotics Team who built a robot for the First Robotics competition

Dance rehearsals for Movemeant dance program

Community partners that helped in renovation

The new space has opened up so many different learning opportunities for me and my peers. I am on the Robotics Team and the larger space has allowed us to start practice driving which was never an option before. Samuel Sanchez-Aquila Gateway High School student and Robotics Team member


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2017 - 2018 Donor List Donations from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 $10,000+ Anonymous Kelly and Carrie Barlow Thomas and Lily Beischer Allison and Aneel Bhusri Sapna and Brandon Boze Sara and Thomas Byrne Derek Schrier and Cecily Cameron Katie and Reed Colley Cathy and Sandy Dean Dana and Bob Emery Rocky Fried Catherine and Rob Hale Kathryn and Richard Kimball Susan and Chris Masto Andrew Middleton and Antea von Henneberg Gale Mondry and Bruce Cohen Anna and Mason Morfit Farley Neuman and Sheila Brown Julie and Will Parish Jackie Quella and Phil Conley Ali and Brad Singer Laura and Greg Spivy Catherine Sullivan Dina and Joseph To Briana and Miguel Zelaya

$5,000 to $9,999 Claire and Eric Alt Carla and David Crane John Dains Martha Ehmann Conte Will Evers and Melinda Ellis Evers Randi and Bob Fisher Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja Diana Kapp and David Singer

Lisa and Derek Kirkland Annie and Perry Klebahn Adriana Lopez-Vermut and Aaron Vermut Suzanne and Will Schutte Anne Selting and David Sosa Pooja and Vivek Shah Grace and Steven Voorhis Karen Lee Wright and Trevor Wright

$2,500 to $4,999 Beth Berliner and Larry Hirschhorn Kinsley Binard Jon and Judy Brill Nancy Chetaitis and Sharon Olken Sakurako and William Fisher Christine and Curtis Gardner Sharon Gillenwater and Andrew Keeler Scott and Cristina Gutterman Jennifer and Sean Jeffries Katherine and Duncan Kennedy Kirstin and Patrick McFarlane Olivia Morgan and David Plouffe Jane and Roger Mortimer Britta Narum and Joost Krikhaar Meagan and Dan Nye Mark S. Peek The Rubin-Moore Family Charles Siu and Silby Mui Bettina Steffen and Scott Setrakian Phil and Rebecca Susser Roselyne C. Swig Susan and David Tunnell Katherine Welch Ashley and Minott Wessinger James P. Whitlock Diane B. Wilsey

Every effort was made to acknowledge and include all of our generous donors. We apologize if we have inadvertently made errors or omitted names from these lists. 20

$1,000 to $2,499 Carrie Banks and John Carpenter Phaedra Bell and Daniel Dohan James and Sari Berliner Nicholas Butson-Wedewer Vida and Craig Campbell Lycia Carmody Milton Chen and Ruth Cox The Chiavacci Family Mercedes Coats and Hiro Shimozato Eimer Cody and Eugene Gerard Murphy Elin and Craig Cohen Jill Cowan Davis and Steve Davis Anne and John Cross Carol Damm Don Abbe Nancy Dudum Carolyn and Braden Edwards Nel and Charles Ellwein Audrey and Spencer Feely Brian Ferrall and Laurie Poston Laura and John Fisher Tomoko and Don Fortune Brett Glickman and Joel Mullennix Beth and Brian Grossman Renu and Nitin Gupta Rich Hake Dawn and Scott Hartman Elizabeth and Spyder Heaney Miranda Heller and Mark Salkind Suzanne Herko and Mark Felton Anne Herrera Darin Hilton and Genevieve Nowicki Christopher and Deirdre Hockett Kirsten Hoefer and Robert Brown Vince and Amanda Hoenigman Kristin and Lyle Johnson


Colleen and Thomas Kanaley Anne Kenner and Jim Scopa Missy Kirchner Michelle and Jonathan Kishimoto Nataliya Komarovskaya and Oleg Vaynshteyn Christine and Serge Kosche Malti and Mukund Lathia Chris Lawson and Grant Vincent Karrny and Alexander Lee Lucinda Lee Katz David and Julie Levine Pamela Mann Tina and Ed McGovern Stu and Meg McLaughlin Georgia McNamara and Kevin Muerle Louise Muhlfeld Patterson and Arthur Patterson Vidya and Kisen Nathu Diana Nelson and John Atwater John and Barbara Osterweis Mark Pahlavan and Claire Axelrad Hilary Passman and Jason Cherniss Anne and Robert Pedrero Patrick Peterson and Shirley Tsai Stephen Popper and Elizabeth Joyce Lynne and Greg Roberts Martha Ryan and Daniel McDonald Margot Shaub and Cathy Widener Sandy and Joseph Sherman Sallie Squire Alla Teper and Alex Geyler Jennifer and Thomas Thornton John Torrano and Michelle Severin Paul M. Wythes, Jr. and Mai Mai Wythes Janet Veatch Leslie Walker Laurie Wertz and Ben Feinbaum Julie Wise and Jason Willig Lara Witter and Curt Sigfstead Grace Won and Richard Holden

Cindy Wong and Wayne Dong Andrew Zangrilli

$250 to $999 Barbara and Fred Abbott Maura and Steve Abernathy Annyse Acevedo Estevan Aguayo Katie Albright and Jake Schatz Ann Alpers and Shawn Hanson Nelly and Christine Alpert Mary Ann and Ray Antonio Ellen Aquila and Gloria Heredia Therese and David Arsenault Cynthia and Tom Atkin Agathe Azzis-Midon and Alexis Midon Jolie and Scotty Bastable Kilty Belt-Vahle and Peter Vahle Linda Behnke Sergio and Elena Beider Alyssa and Mark Berwick Jasmine Bhuva and Jake Bauer Eleanor Bigelow and Tom Paper Linda Blackstone Kerry Bourdon Dione Bowers Shelley Bransten Kristin Bumgarner and Rich Snodsmith Elizabeth Cain and Richard Wood Diane Carr Jack Chan and LanXing Liu William and Tsui Oh Chang Mary and Dr. Yanek Chiu Danielle Ciccarelli and Mark Sorensen Judith Cohen and Malcolm Gissen Irene and Michael Conte Courtney Cooney and Topher Solmssen Chris Da Cunha and Mary Jane Weaver Elizabeth Dalrymple and John Kelson

Jimmy and Grace Dang Lynda and Walt De Petris Elisabeth Bailliere Dean Jude Deckenbach and David Tejeda Erica Desovza Eithne and Kieran Doorley Caroline and D’Arcy Doyle Jazmin Elek and Jesse Coleman Jenny and Richard Emerson Phillip Enis and Julia Gourd Brenda Everling Lisa Farmer Lori and Kirk Fetzer David Filvaroff and Nancy Tobin Marianne Fives and Scott Shapiro Gloria and Juan Flores Eileen Fuller Michael Fuller and Paola Nou Saeda Fuller Jessica and Stephen Galloway Dora Garcia and Exsau Ramirez Kimberly Garfinkel Mary and Fred Gassert Bianca Gates Christina Goette Julie Goldman Jorge and Rosie Gomez Karen O’Such Gorman James Grossman and Nan McDowell Chanda Guerin and Daniel Lockhart Nancy Hainline Katherine Hansen Kate Hanson Kimberly Harding Scott Harrison Alicia Hasbun and Fernando Navarro Roberta and Eli Havens Gary Head and Le Vu John Hinman and Rebecca Wyte Rachael and Chad Hinson Tuyen Ho Erica and Brian Hunt


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David Jackson Mary Janigian Lara Karchmar Susan and Ron Kase Kevin King and Meridee Moore Shelton Kitchen Marina Koshevatskaya and Aleksandr Frid Lauren Kowal Annemarie and Joseph Kurpinsky Lorraine Leber and John Seckman The Lee Family Sofia and Jan Linden Donna Liu Elba Lutkemuller Maggie and Carter Mack Sara Marcopulos Alex Mastrodonato Lisille and Henry Matheson Joyce and Wilbur McMinn Judith McRae Marjorie Miles and Praveen Rao Jennifer and Jim Mills Susan Mohun Sherman and Mark Sherman Diana Montgomery Jenny Moore Nikki Murray Deirdre and Scott Nonaka Natalia and Peter Nordstrom Courtney Norris and Alex Burnett Bridget O’Rourke Therry and Charlie Olken Maximilian Ortiz Miyoko Oshima Kris Pettersen and Andrew Mackles Mary Powell John Quarterman and Fabienne Blanc Karen Rathman Gerald Raynes Nicole Rimpel and Lane Foard Ann and Brian Roberts Brooke Roberts Jani and Terry Ross


Adina Safer and Mark Sole Jaimie Sanford Ellen Schatz and Alex Kriney Sue Ann and Robert Schiff Marjorie Scott Lori and Glenn Shannon Marc Shapiro and Tina Valverde Patricia and Jason Sharp Sarah Sims Jessica and Eric Spaly Sidney Stolz Bradley Sugarman and Lisa Tam Chloe Sugarman Lynda Sullivan and Mark Sachleben Natalie Taylor and Steven Smith Ted Tilles Valerie Toler Charlotte Tracy Lacey Traeger Jennifer and Douglas Tulley Julie Veit and John Shim Lindsay Walsh Christine Wan Aaron Watson and Becca Wieder Aaron and Yulia White Ruth Donig-White and Robert E. White Susan and Chris Wilkens Erin Willard Cindy and David Wilson Allen Wong and Tiffany Nguyen Deborah and Bryan Wong Sharon and Russell Woo Lucie Zivny and Philip Millenbah

We are deeply thankful

for the generous contributions and support of our donors! Although space limitations permit only a partial listing of the more than 600 donations received in support of Gateway, our deepest gratitude goes to all those who have helped make a difference in the lives of our students.

Community and Corporate Support Art 4 Moore of Tides Foundation BlackRock California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide Initiative Check Point Software Technologies Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. ExxonMobil Foundation Facter Family Foundation Genentech, Inc George Lucas Family Foundation Google Haldeman Family Foundation The Hero Family Charitable Foundation LAM Research Levi Strauss & Co Foundation Local Independent Charities of America Lowe’s Toolbox for Education MasterCard Maverick Capital Foundation Microsoft New York Life PG&E Corporation Foundation Plath & Co Plum Architects Robert Half International Sony Playstation Sports Basement Tacolicious UBS ValueAct Capital Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Foundation Zanshin Dojo

Lifetime Support of $50,000+ Individual Supporters Anonymous (2) Kelly and Carrie Barlow Ellen and Tom Bauch Thomas and Lily Beischer Allison and Aneel Bhusri Sapna and Brandon Boze Sharon and David Bradford Amanda Brown and Justin Chang Gladys Burstein Sara and Thomas Byrne Derek Schrier and Cecily Cameron John Dains and the late Stephane Dains Cathy and Sandy Dean Robin and Chris Donohoe Becky Draper Bill Draper and the late Phyllis Draper Dana and Bob Emery Doris and the late Don Fisher Laura and John Fisher Randi and Bob Fisher Elizabeth Fonseca Rocky Fried Richard J. Guggenhime Catherine and Rob Hale The late Chris and Warren Hellman Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja

Diana Kapp and David Singer Kathryn and Richard Kimball Lisa and Derek Kirkland Donna Liu Amy Lyman Susan and Chris Masto Lisille and Henry Matheson Steve Merrill Nicola Miner and Robert Anderson Gale Mondry and Bruce Cohen The late Miriam Mondry Anna and Mason Morfit Bill and Susan Oberndorf Julie and Will Parish The late Suzanne Parish Erin Plunkett Niehaus and Matthew Niehaus Jackie Quella and Phil Conley Suzanne and Will Schutte Carole Shorenstein Hays and Dr. Jeff Hays Charlene Sperber Ellice Sperber and Dale Van Fossan Laura and Greg Spivy Catherine Sullivan Grace and Steven Voorhis Leslie Walker Katherine Welch Ashley and Minott Wessinger Briana and Miguel Zelaya

Contributions to Gateway Public Schools can be made online at or by postal mail to: Attention: Development Office, Gateway Public Schools, 1430 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Checks payable to Gateway Public Schools. For more information about supporting Gateway, including matching donations, gifts of stock, and events to support our schools, please contact Chanda Guerin, Director of Development and Outreach, at or (415) 749-3600, ext. 4452.

Community and Corporate Support AT&T California S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Bothin Foundation California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide Initiative The Callison Foundation Mary A. Crocker Trust Gap Foundation Genentech Foundation Greenleaf Trust Haldeman Family Foundation The Herbst Foundation The William G. Irwin Foundation The Joseph R. McMicking Foundation The J.M. Kaplan Fund The Kimball Foundation The Koret Foundation The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation Maverick Capital Foundation Moore Family Foundation The Robert and Helen Odell Fund Oracle Education Foundation Redducs Foundation The Louise and Claude Rosenberg Jr. Family Foundation The San Francisco Foundation TomKat Foundation ValueAct Capital Wells Fargo

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Sharing Student Art

Ode to Poetry By Grace Sosa, Class of 2018

A good poem wraps itself around my body like the comfort of a straitjacket, snakes through my ears, infiltrates my bloodstream begins to course through my veins until I cannot remember what it was like before my body began to pump these words as a means of sustaining my daily function A good poem sits under my skull, covers my brain like plastic wrap until these hot words fog up clear film and there is nothing else I can picture A good poem orbits past my eyes, travels at a dizzying rate, makes words three-dimensional, Metaphors awaken the fears and hopes I have yet to contend with, these looming intangible Monsters are hiding above my bed, looking down on me like God never did A good poem is lifeblood to ears longing for satiety, vinegar in a mouth of dirty teeth a kind of clean found only in darkness under the kitchen sink


Grace was a member of Gateway’s Class of 2018, Gateway’s SLAM Team, and a finalist in the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry SLAM competition. She is currently attending UCLA with a major in biology and enjoys writing poetry as a way to connect with other people.


These portraits of notable African Americans were created collaboratively by Gateway Middle School students.

Top Row: Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State; Audre Lorde, writer, feminist and civil rights activist; Second Row: Percy Julian, first black chemist elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1973; Malcolm X, African-American Muslim minister, human rights activist and black nationalist; Maya Angelou, artist and civil rights activist; Third Row: Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised their fists for the 1968 Olympics Human Rights Salute in protest of racism and violence; Mary Ann Shadd Cary, anti-slavery activist, lawyer and first black woman to publish a newspaper; Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States from 2009-2017; Bottom Row: Michelle Obama, lawyer, writer and US First Lady from 2009-2017.


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2017-2018 Financials

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2018-2019 Board of Trustees

Emeritus Trustees

Therese Arsenault

Molly Orner

Cathy Cockrum Dean

Beth Berliner

Mary Plant-Thomas

Lisille Matheson

Allison Thoreson Bhusri

Jackie Quella

Gale Mondry

Sapna Boze, Co-Chair

Kevin Rafter

Peter Thorp

Sara Byrne

Adina Safer

Elizabeth Colen

Suzanne Schutte

Katie Colley

Laura Spivy, Treasurer

Sharon Gillenwater, Secretary

Dina To

Annie Klebahn

Valerie Toler

Susan Masto, Co-Chair

Aaron White

Joyce McMinn

Julie Wise

Sharon Olken, GPS Executive Director

Gateway Public Schools’ Principals Anthony Rodgers, Gateway High School Principal Aaron Watson, Gateway Middle School Principal


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