Faculty & Staff

SCS Staff, 2019-20 Academic Year…

Spiritual Leader, Tulku Sangye Tenzin Rinpoche: Tibetan Lama, Buddhist Instructor Qualifications: Doctorate-Level advanced degree in Buddhist Philosophy, Meditation and Ritual from Namdroling Monastery in India.

Administrative Director, Michael Maretich
Qualifications: Co-founder and managing director of Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute, the home and residence of Saraha Children’s School. 17 years experience founding, building and administering Buddhist educational organizations and programs, including the past six years at Saraha Children’s School.

Lead Teacher, Jasmine Castigliano: Teacher grades 3-4 .
Qualifications: Licensed elementary school teacher since 2005, having graduated Summa Cum Laude with an emphasis in Life Sciences from Arizona State University.

Experience teaching classes grades K-8. Founder/Owner/Practitioner of Brain Integration, specializing in AD(H)D, dyslexia, non specific learning disabilities and anxiety disorders.

Teacher, program lead or volunteer administrator at Books to the Rescue!, Child and Family Support Services, Acorn Montessori Charter School, Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary, Udayan Children’s Home (Rajastan, India) and Canyon Breeze Elementary School.

Teacher, Tugje (Jenine) Stocke: Teacher,  grades K-1.
Qualifications: Batchelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude from Hunter College (New York) and Masters Degree from Universite Lumier Lyon (France),  elementary teaching certification from the Association Montessori International (France).  Previously employed as lead teacher at the Little French School in Eugene.

Volunteer Teacher, Matt Kane (Shinkai): Yoga Instructor.
Qualifications: BA East Asian Studies and MA in Religious Studies. 10 years yoga instruction experience including at the University of Oregon and four years at Saraha Children’s School. Founder and lead teacher at Blue Cliff Zen Center.

Nancine McDonald: Office Aid, Music Instructor.
Qualifications: BA East Asian Studies and MA in Religious Studies. 10 years yoga instruction experience including at the University of Oregon and four

The School is currently accepting applications for enrollment in the 2018-19 academic year.

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