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Grade 3 BIO

Alana Buschini

Coyote Creek is a wonderful school to teach for, I love creating magical learning moments and community.  Having grown up in the East Bay, I was very involved with serving and always returned to my elementary school as a teacher’s helper, intern and student teacher. Becoming a teacher just always seemed natural. I studied at UC Berkeley for my bachelor’s degree with my graduate studies in Education from San Francisco State University and California State East Bay.
Alongside raising three children, teaching has brought me many wonderful opportunities.  For the SRVUSD, I’ve taught 5th grade at Coyote Creek and several years at Windemere Ranch Middle School teaching performing and visual art electives and 6th Grade Core. Prior to this, I was a 4th grade teacher in Danville, a Dance and P.E. teacher at Las Positas College, and a first grade teacher in San Lorenzo and San Leandro.
As a member of the community, I have been lucky to share my passion of dance by owning my own dance studio, choreographing and directing musicals for various schools and companies and performing professionally for corporate events and theater companies.
In my spare time, I enjoy strolling on the beach with my husband and our little dog as well as hosting get-togethers and listening to music. My happy place is sharing experiences with others, I am thankful to spend my day doing what I love.

Patricia Evans

I grew up in Canada where I earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. I worked in business for many large companies marketing a variety of products. My last two assignments were working on children’s products. This, along with five years as a Girl Scout leader, convinced me that teaching was my real passion.

My husband, two daughters, and I moved to California in the mid-90s. I obtained my teaching credential at San Jose State. I taught second grade for three years in San Jose. We moved to the East Bay and I discovered Coyote Creek-truly an extraordinary place for learning. The amazing students, creative and dedicated staff, and outstanding parent community makes this a wonderful place for everyone to learn and grow. It is a joy to watch as the children discover more about the world every day.


Beckie Silverwood

I grew up in the San Ramon School District. I received my undergrad from Chico State and my credential from Chapman University. I have two wonderful daughters and an amazing husband. My girls have an infectious zest for life. As a family we love taking day trips to the zoo and other bay area adventures. We also love traveling outside of CA when we get the chance. I love interacting with children everyday. Their zest for learning makes my job exciting. I enjoy going to work and teaching our future leaders. I look forward to helping my students become responsible and independent children who love learning.

Nancy Wilson

I am a Native to the Bay Area.  I graduated from Cal, with my degree in English, and received my teaching credential from St. Mary’s College.  I have two “young adult” children and a fantastic husband.  My daughter is teaching elementary school in this district and my son is working towards his mechanical engineering degree at University of San Diego.

I am fortunate to have been part of Coyote Creek since 2006.  Prior to this, I lived and taught school in Alameda.  After growing up in this area, I felt a need to leave the fog behind and return to the sunshine.

Working with children, on a daily basis, is both a passion and a privilege.  I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing community and doing a job I love.  

When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, reading, watching movies and exercising.  Most of all, I love to spend time with family and friends.

Jennifer Boreman

I am very excited to be returning to Coyote Creek and joining the third grade team. I consider myself very fortunate to be working and living in thiscommunity. I was born and raised in New york where I received my Bachelors Degree in Education with a Minor in Psychology. I moved to California in 2002 and obtained my Masters through Saint Mary?s College of California. I have been teaching since 2001and have had the opportunity to teach in New York, San Francisco and San Ramon. I currently live in San Ramon with my husband and our
two energetic boys

Katie Costa

As a fourth generation teacher, education has always been held high in my family. I am proud to have the chance to be an educator here at Coyote Creek. I grew up in the east bay and currently live in San Ramon. I graduated and earned my credentials from Cal State East Bay. Prior to teaching at Coyote Creek I taught first grade at Walt Disney and second grade at Jensen Ranch in Castro Valley School district. In my free time I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to another great year being a part of the coyote pack!!

Tiffany Mitchell

Ever since I was a little kid, I spent time playing “teacher” in my mom’s classroom.  I fell in love with everything about teaching as I grew up.  I spent time as a wedding coordinator and then decided to go back to school and follow my passion to teach.  I graduated with my BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development from CSU Chico and then moved on to get my Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from CSU Monterey Bay.  

 In my spare time I love to spend time with my fiancé and family.  My family is my support system and mean the world to me.  I love to run, travel, and just try new things.  I am so excited to be a part of the Coyote Creek team and community! 

Robin Smart

I am thrilled to be teaching third grade at Coyote Creek and to be part of such a warm and dynamic community.  Coyote Creek is a wonderful place to teach and learn, and I feel lucky to be in this profession doing what I love.  I strive to create a caring, safe, and engaging learning environment, which encourages students to believe in themselves and to do their personal best.

I grew up in Sacramento and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.  After graduating, I moved to the Bay Area and earned my teaching credential from Cal State Hayward.  I have been teaching third grade at Coyote Creek since 2007.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with my three young adult children, family and friends.