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Marianne D’Emidio-Caston, PhD
Interim Chair, Education Programs
Marianne began her teaching career in 1969 in Spain as the co-founder of a small progressive school serving multi national students. Upon returning to the United States in 1976 she completed her BA at Antioch, Santa Barbara where she developed and implemented a plan for a private Arts in Education Junior High School based on Montessori’s principles for educating adolescents.
Jomeline Balatayo, MS Ed
Her emphasis of study is in Teaching and Learning, specializing in Language, Literacy, and Composition Studies with an interdisciplinary focus on Applied Linguistics.
Ana Becerra, EdD
Ana is a Program Manager for Schools and Families with Just Communities. Ana’s work in the field of education spans nearly 40 years. She holds a Masters in Science Education from the University of Wyoming, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizations from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Michele Britton Bass, EdD
Michele's background is in special education, in particular the area of learning disabilities. She has been influential at the state level working on panels with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to revise state standards for the multiple and single subject credential programs.
Sylvan Butera Rich, MA
Sylvie has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles with an emphasis in urban education, and has taught third, fourth, and fifth grade including a year in Special Education as a Resource Specialist
Jarice Butterfield, PhD
Jarice received her doctorate degree from the University of California Santa Barbara in Education Leadership & Organizations with an emphasis in Special Education and School Psychology.
Gary Delanoeye, EdD
Gary completed his doctorate in Education Leadership at California Lutheran University and began his work at AUSB in 2007. Gary has been a speaker at more than 30 professional conferences involving the education of special populations, teacher research, cooperative learning and delinquency prevention.
Laura Donner, MEd
Laura earned her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has taught first, second, and third grade at Santa Barbara Charter School since 1995, where she strives to teach developmentally appropriate curriculum that is student-centered and brain-based.
Damian Jenkins, PhD
Damian earned a PhD in Education from the University of California at Santa Barbara. After earning her BA and teaching credential, she completed a MA in American Studies also at Pepperdine University and a MA in Education from the University of California Santa Barbara.
Hymon Johnson, PhD
Hymon Professor Emeritus, Antioch University, is currently the Director, of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education-USA as well as Adjunct Faculty, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Susan Lang, MA, LMFT
Susan received her California Teaching Credential at College of Notre Dame Belmont, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from California State University Northridge, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from AUSB.
Steven Keithley, MA
Steven earned his teaching credential and MA in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado and has taught in the elementary grades for 12 years.
Gloria Liggett, MA
Gloria received her Masters in Confluent Education at UCSB. She has been involved in the beginnings of two Santa Barbara schools , The Open Alternative School, and Santa Barbara Middle School.
Ann Lippincott, PhD
Ann was a Fulbright scholar in South America in 1988 and spent the first decade of her career as a classroom teacher serving linguistically and culturally diverse student populations.
Juliana Massie, MA
Juliana Masters in Special Education and teaching credentials from National University and is presently working for Santa Barbara Unified School District as a Department Chair and Elementary Specialized Academic Instructor at Adams Elementary School.
Richard A. Mesaros, PhD
Richard teaches credential courses in Positive Behavior Support, Family Partnerships and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Jarrod Schwartz, MA
Jarrod is an educator and consultant with over 14 years experience working with schools, businesses and communities to develop, implement and evaluate organization and personal development programs.
Mark Shishim, MA
Mark received his B.A. in Sociology from UCSB in 2004 with an emphasis in behavior change. After serving as a Peer Health Educator for three years, and as an undergraduate instructional assistant in 6 classes at UCSB he became a professional Health Educator in 2004.
Joan Stuster, MA
Joan served as Vice President in charge of curriculum on the Governing Board of the Oaks Parent Child Workshop and spent seventeen years teaching at the elementary school level.
Marta Ulvaeus, MA
Marta received an MA in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and selected Antioch University for her teacher training.
Susan Westbrook, MA
Susan is the Credential Analyst at Antioch University Santa Barbara.
Sabina was Director of Health and Wellness. In this capacity she developed and taught many courses in both Sociology and Education related to health, peer health education and wellness.