In addition to her love of guiding students and educators, Shamar loves sports and is a die-hard Lakers fan (sorry, Bay Area teams). She loves to listen to live music, dance, exercise, and take care of her pride and joys, Xavier and Kennedy.
Besides teaching, Kristin loves travel, word games, reading and languages. She attended elementary school in Germany, and she taught English in Colombia and Bahrain as an adult. She speaks Spanish and German and has travelled in 25 foreign countries.
In addition to his passion for working with high school students, Mike enjoys cycling, climbing mountains, scuba diving, gardening and traveling. He speaks Spanish and French and has lived in Veracruz, Mexico.
David comes to TIDE Academy from the computer science department at Carlmont and currently works to design the interdisciplinary CTE computer science curriculum in collaboration with TIDE teachers and local community college professors. Outside of the classroom, David loves travel and playing games. He is passionate about working hard and playing hard.
After teaching science at Half Moon Bay High School for six years, Ryan comes to the founding team of TIDE to promote inquiry and patterns-based science instruction. He hopes to continue promoting scientific literacy for all as a way of understanding our context in the universe and ensuring we have scientifically informed citizens in an increasingly technological world.