Head of School
Graduated from SJSU with a BS in Business, but soon learned that education was her true calling. She then completed her Multiple Subject Credential and for the last 22 years has been in education as a classroom teacher and as an educational leader. Education is the silver bullet and she plans on spending the rest of her professional life advocating for children.
Has over 10 years in customer service experience. She enjoys interacting with other people and helping them. Brenda likes working with numbers and has experience with managing finances. This is her dream job because she gets to combine her love of customer service with her interest in finances and accounting.
Teacher : Grades 2-3
Mrs. Romo has worked with Stellar since 2015 as a tutor, Summer School teacher, Slingerland instructor and now primary teacher. She holds a BA in Graphic Arts, Multimedia from CSUH, holds Slingerland Level 1, Slingerland Screening, was trained in Making Math Real Kindergarten.
Middle School Teacher
Mrs. Roberts has taught at Stellar since 2006. Prior to Stellar, she taught at the California School for the Deaf for 14 years. Mrs. Roberts is fluent in American Sign Language. She holds a MA and a special education credential along with a California teaching credential, extensive Slingerland training, and Making Math Real training.
Has a BS in Physiology and Neuroscience from UC San Diego. She did her Single Subject Credential with St. Mary’s College of Moraga and taught high school science for 5 years before pursuing Early Childhood Education. She is excited that the Next Generation Science Standards encourage DOING more than reading science.
Marlene Castillo has worked at Stellar since 2002. She holds a BA in Social Science from San Jose State University. She is an instructor for language Arts, reading and math. Marlene has been a private tutor for students with dyslexia for 17 years.
Holds a BA (Hons) from Monash University and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the Australian National University. Iin 2017 she completed her Level 1 Slingerland certification. Melinda has tutored for the Tutoring Center and taught Summer School and is passionate about finding ways to engage with every individual student and light their fire for learning.
We are accepting applications for the school year 2020 - 2021.