Faculty & Staff Directory

School
Department
Marlies McCallum
Gateway High School
Director of the Learning Center
Biography

Marlies McCallum is a huge fan of Gateway! She began her Gateway career in 2006 as a Learning Specialist, took on the role of Literacy Specialist once she completed her Wilson Reading Certification Training in 2008, and became the Director of Gateway High’s Learning Center in 2011. Marlies graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and received her Special Education Credential at the University of San Francisco in 2002. Before entering the world of education, Marlies enjoyed managing midwestern swimming pools, hockey rinks, and Girl Scout camps.

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Kevin McCoy
Gateway Public Schools
Director of Technology
Biography

Kevin joined Gateway as the Director of Technology in 2002.  His university pursuits included flight school, earth & environmental sciences, and anthropology & archaeology.  After graduating, he left New York on an extended road trip, exploring national parks and camping while crisscrossing the country.  A quick stop in San Francisco became the end of the trip and Kevin's new home.  He was soon after employed by Ziff Davis Media as a Project Leader (for PC Computing and Smart Business magazines).  While at ZDM, Kevin designed usability and performance tests to evaluate products ranging from computers and cell phones to software and web services, providing lab conclusions to editorial for publication.  He later worked as a technology teacher for Aim High's summer program, and was then employed by KDBS as a multimedia teacher and Support Specialist.  Kevin enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking and fixin' stuff from motorcycles and guitars to home appliances and computer networks.

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Madhulikha Muppidi
Gateway Middle School
Math and Science Teacher
Biography

Ms. Muppidi is excited to join Gateway Middle School as the 8th grade math/science teacher. Prior to Gateway, Ms. Muppidi taught 8th graders in Boston, MA and Sunnyvale, CA. Ms. Muppidi studied Business and International Relations at the University of Southern California and completed her teacher training through the Match Teacher Residency. Outside of school, Ms. Muppidi enjoys watching USC football, traveling, and reading. 

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Sharon Olken
Gateway Public Schools
Executive Director
Biography

Sharon is the Executive Director of Gateway Public Schools. In 2000, Sharon joined Gateway’s faculty as a Humanities Teacher. Since then, Sharon has been a Lead Teacher, Dean of Faculty, and served as the Principal of Gateway High School for seven years. During her tenure as Principal, Gateway was recognized as a California Distinguished School and as a top-performing charter high school by the US Department of Education. In 2011, Sharon helped launch Gateway’s second school, Gateway Middle School. Sharon is inspired by the potential of young people and by Gateway’s amazing teachers and staff who help students get on the road to college. Sharon earned her B.A. from Harvard University, where she was captain of the varsity soccer team, and earned her M.A. in Education from Stanford University. Sharon taught a course in the Stanford Teacher Education Program called “Educating for Equity and Democracy,” and worked for Senator Feinstein for two years before beginning her career in education. Sharon is proud of her Bay Area roots, her San Francisco Giants, and her very well behaved dog, Cody Ross.

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Molly Orner
Gateway High School
Humanities Teacher
Biography

Molly Orner joined the Humanities department at Gateway High School in the fall of 2007. An East Coast transplant, Molly moved to California following graduation from Oberlin College. As a Teach for America (TFA) corps member she taught at a continuation high school in San Jose for two years. After completing her TFA assignment she took a break from teaching to work in non-profit development. During this time she realized that she profoundly missed teaching and left the development world to earn a credential and M.Ed from Stanford University. Molly is a parent of two SFUSD elementary school students. She identifies her happy place as one with books or nature, preferably a combination of the two.

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Iris Phillips
Gateway Public Schools Gateway High School Gateway Middle School
Boys & Girls Clubs GPS Clubhouse Director & Tutor Coordinator
Iris Phillips
Gateway Public Schools Gateway High School Gateway Middle School
Boys & Girls Clubs GPS Clubhouse Director & Tutor Coordinator
Iris Phillips
Gateway Public Schools Gateway High School Gateway Middle School
Boys & Girls Clubs GPS Clubhouse Director & Tutor Coordinator
Carrie Pike
Gateway High School
Resource Specialist
Biography

Carrie Pike is returning to Gateway High School for her fifth year and is thrilled to be working with the 11th graders for her fourth year in a row. In addition to being the 11th grade Learning Specialist, she will be teaching Learning Skills 11, Reading Comprehension, and co-teaching Humanities 11. She received her undergraduate degrees in History and Political Science at San Diego State University her Master's degree in Special Education at University of San Francisco.

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