Meet the Nea Board

Nea Lead Facilitator

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Jana Chabre

Jana Chabre became Lead Facilitator for Nea's K-12 Program in 2020, after serving as the Lead Facilitator for the K-5 program since July 2017, and as a Facilitator (grades K-2) since 2011. She holds a BA in Art and Spanish from St. Mary's College, and a Master's Degree in Education from San Francisco State. She obtained her teaching credential at UC Irvine.

Jana has 16 years of classroom teaching experience and, even as a classroom facilitator, she took leadership roles in several school-wide initiatives, including curriculum development for grades K-2, coordinating Nea's successful full-term WASC accreditation process, and initiating a reading intervention program for learners needing additional support.

As K-5 Lead Facilitator, Jana fostered continuity, community and unity in the K-5 program. She looks forward to continuing these efforts as she takes leadership of the 6-12 program as well.

Nea Facilitator

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Suzanne Crawford

Suzanne Crawford became a facilitator at Nea in 2017 and has been a Nea parent since 2012. She loves working with Nea's world-changing learners and is committed to bringing joy to the meaningful learning that Nea's project-based curriculum offers. She is invigorated by the Nea community's work to inspire curiosity, compassion, and agency in kids from kindergarten to high school graduation.

Suzanne grew up in suburban Atlanta, earned her BS in Middle School Education from the University of Georgia, and taught school in rural Georgia. She came to the Bay Area to study literacy and young adult literature, earning her MA and PhD from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California. She lives with her husband and their three children, all of whom attend Nea and with whom she shares her passion for stories, learning, travel and adventure.

Nea Facilitator

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Jana Harvey

Jana Harvey became a Science Facilitator at Nea's lower village in 2017. She brings 19 years of teaching experience to the Nea facilitator team and now to the Nea Board. 

Jana's journey started in 1990 when she attended San Diego State to be a Film and Television Major. She soon realized that she loved to teach children and went back to school to get her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2001. She has taught, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and a 4/5 combo class. Growing up the daughter of a Biochemist, Jana has always gravitated towards the subject of science. The Science Facilitator position at Nea allows Jana to bring her many years of classroom experience and her love of science into the science lab.

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Charlotte Picket (Photo and bio coming soon!)

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Michael Ramirez (Photo and bio coming soon!)

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Lelia Richardson (Photo and bio coming soon!)

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Karen Rojas (Photo and bio coming soon!)

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Nadia Bueno (Photo and bio coming soon!)