Mr. Curci comes to Everett with a wealth of experience as an educator ranging from Kindergarten all the way to college adults. Mr. Curci is entering his fifth year at Everett Middle School and was voted the 2010-20122 Principal of the Year. Next year he will also serve as the UASF president. Prior to arriving to San Francisco, he served as a principal in New Jersey, however he is not new to San Francisco Unified School District. Mr. Curci was once the principal of renowned Rooftop School. When he's not at Everett, you can see him at concerts, out to dinner with friends and enjoying time with family.
Jennifer will be entering her fourth year at Everett Middle School. Prior to San Francisco Unified School District, she served as a Dean of Students in Oakland and a Language Arts, Social Studies and ELD teacher in Ravenswood City School District. She also spent two years as a School Improvement Professional with Partners in School Innovation and a state-wide professional development trainer with ELAchieve, where she worked closely with school leaders to close the achievement gap with their Latino ELL and African American students. Jennifer believes that all students can and want to learn and has made it her life’s mission to work in public education empowering urban youth to transform their communities and make a difference. When she’s not at Everett, you can see her running, practicing yoga or writing and performing comedy.
Lena will be entering her third year at Everett Middle School, bringing with her over ten years of experience as a teacher and literacy coach with Ravenswood City School District. Ms. Van Haren is also a graduate of Berkeley's Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) and adjunct faculty with local Bay Area Teaching Credential programs. She is also a TRIBES certified trainer and passionately pursuing the Balanced Literacy initiative at Everett as the administrator over literacy instruction. Ms. Van Haren was also a School Director in Los Angeles Unified School District through Teach for America's Summer Institute teacher preparation program. When not at Everett, you can see her biking, running or swimming, reliving her glory days as an Ironman finisher in 2011.