Meet Our Board Members


The GASP Board oversees the long term strategy and direction of the program. It is comprised of 6 Parents, 2 Teachers, and the Principal as voting members.

Monthly meetings happen the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6PM in the Grattan Library and are open to All.

  Kishore Hari     Board President    Kishore is the parent of a 1st grader and joined the board as president in August of 2017. Kishore is a science educator who specializes in producing innovative live science events. Currently, he’s the director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which is based out of the University of California, San Francisco. He hosts  Mother Jones ’ weekly science podcast  Inquiring Minds  and is the science correspondent for Adam Savage’s Tested.com. Kishore is a former chemist who previously founded an environmental services company that specialized in treatment and removal of mercury.

Kishore Hari

Board President

Kishore is the parent of a 1st grader and joined the board as president in August of 2017. Kishore is a science educator who specializes in producing innovative live science events. Currently, he’s the director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which is based out of the University of California, San Francisco. He hosts Mother Jones’ weekly science podcast Inquiring Minds and is the science correspondent for Adam Savage’s Tested.com. Kishore is a former chemist who previously founded an environmental services company that specialized in treatment and removal of mercury.

  John Alden     Board Secretary    This is John's first year on the GASP Board and first year at Grattan.  His son Clark is in Mr. Bruce's Kindergarten class and he has a three and a half year old who likes to do everything herself (except walk up the hill after dropping her brother off at clap-in).  John is in-house counsel for a biotech company in San Francisco, and was at a law firm prior to that, focusing on technology transactions and corporate law.  John grew up on Bay Area sports, likes doing construction and biking in his spare time (i.e. before kids), and is excited about the new direction and progress of GASP. 

John Alden

Board Secretary

This is John's first year on the GASP Board and first year at Grattan.  His son Clark is in Mr. Bruce's Kindergarten class and he has a three and a half year old who likes to do everything herself (except walk up the hill after dropping her brother off at clap-in).  John is in-house counsel for a biotech company in San Francisco, and was at a law firm prior to that, focusing on technology transactions and corporate law.  John grew up on Bay Area sports, likes doing construction and biking in his spare time (i.e. before kids), and is excited about the new direction and progress of GASP. 

  Kathleen O'Donnell     Board Treasurer    
  
   
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    Kathleen O’Donnell currently has two Grattan students, Vivian is in 1st and Luke is in 3rd grade and has a 3-year-old preschooler, Pierce.  This is her first year on the GASP board and is currently the board treasurer.  Kathleen has worked for more than 16 years at a leading biotech company, Genentech, Inc., in South San Francisco, and currently is an Informatics Solution Architect.  She is originally from Southern Oregon and grew up on her family’s sheep and cattle ranch but moved to the bay area to attend the University of California, Berkeley; making the bay area her permanent home.  In her free time, she juggles the activities of 3 kids and tries to carve out time for yoga, swimming and running.

Kathleen O'Donnell

Board Treasurer

Kathleen O’Donnell currently has two Grattan students, Vivian is in 1st and Luke is in 3rd grade and has a 3-year-old preschooler, Pierce.  This is her first year on the GASP board and is currently the board treasurer.  Kathleen has worked for more than 16 years at a leading biotech company, Genentech, Inc., in South San Francisco, and currently is an Informatics Solution Architect.  She is originally from Southern Oregon and grew up on her family’s sheep and cattle ranch but moved to the bay area to attend the University of California, Berkeley; making the bay area her permanent home.  In her free time, she juggles the activities of 3 kids and tries to carve out time for yoga, swimming and running.

 
   Andy Reed      Parent    Andy is the proud parent of sons in 1st and 3rd grade and is in his second year on the GASP Board. He is also husband of wonderful Ms. Kim, Grattan Kindergarten teacher. He maintains CA Teaching Credentials in Elementary Education, Art Education K-12 and a CA Program Director Permit in Early Childhood Education. He brings 25 years experience in non-profit education to the GASP Board. His interests are all things artistic and mechanical and more recently enjoys mentoring his sons as builder-drivers in All-American Soap Box Derby.

Andy Reed

Parent

Andy is the proud parent of sons in 1st and 3rd grade and is in his second year on the GASP Board. He is also husband of wonderful Ms. Kim, Grattan Kindergarten teacher. He maintains CA Teaching Credentials in Elementary Education, Art Education K-12 and a CA Program Director Permit in Early Childhood Education. He brings 25 years experience in non-profit education to the GASP Board. His interests are all things artistic and mechanical and more recently enjoys mentoring his sons as builder-drivers in All-American Soap Box Derby.

  Tess Robertson     3rd Grade Teacher                   .

Tess Robertson

3rd Grade Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

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  Jennifer Hauth      Parent    Over the last five years I have been grateful to be a part of the Grattan community. My children, Frankie and Maisie, have loved every minute of their time at Grattan and I have enjoyed cultivating new relationships with both staff and parents. I am in my second year as a board member for the Grattan After School Program and have worked in public education for the past fifteen years as a high school counselor. Currently, I am serving as a district administrator overseeing academic interventions and social/emotional supports for all students in the San Mateo Union High School District. In my free time, I love outdoor adventures with my family, cooking and reading.

Jennifer Hauth

Parent

Over the last five years I have been grateful to be a part of the Grattan community. My children, Frankie and Maisie, have loved every minute of their time at Grattan and I have enjoyed cultivating new relationships with both staff and parents. I am in my second year as a board member for the Grattan After School Program and have worked in public education for the past fifteen years as a high school counselor. Currently, I am serving as a district administrator overseeing academic interventions and social/emotional supports for all students in the San Mateo Union High School District. In my free time, I love outdoor adventures with my family, cooking and reading.

 
  Cate Walter   Principal   Cate Walter has worked at Grattan for the last fifteen years as a 3rd , 4th , and 5th grade teacher. Currently, she is the school principal. She has also worked at John Muir and West Portal Elementary Schools here in San Francisco. She attended University of Colorado, Boulder for undergrad and has her Masters of Administration as well as her National Boards Teaching Credential. She continually strives to have work life balance between her love for all things Grattan and her young family!

Cate Walter
Principal

Cate Walter has worked at Grattan for the last fifteen years as a 3rd , 4th , and 5th grade teacher. Currently, she is the school principal. She has also worked at John Muir and West Portal Elementary Schools here in San Francisco. She attended University of Colorado, Boulder for undergrad and has her Masters of Administration as well as her National Boards Teaching Credential. She continually strives to have work life
balance between her love for all things Grattan and her young family!

  Dave Yacubian Parent    This is Dave’s first year on the GASP Board and fifth year as a Grattan parent.  Dave has two kids at Grattan (Ella in 4th and Gillian in 2nd). According to his daughters he has a 3rd child named Duncan. Duncan has 4 legs, is covered in fur, and is currently homeschooled. Dave provides emergency preparedness training, wilderness medicine courses, and risk management consulting throughout the Bay Area and beyond. He spends as much time in the  outdoors with his girls as he can and throughly enjoys managing the ongoing risks associated with parenting. Dave is excited about the GASP direction and focused on continued enhancements.

Dave Yacubian
Parent


 This is Dave’s first year on the GASP Board and fifth year as a Grattan parent.  Dave has two kids at Grattan (Ella in 4th and Gillian in 2nd). According to his daughters he has a 3rd child named Duncan. Duncan has 4 legs, is covered in fur, and is currently homeschooled. Dave provides emergency preparedness training, wilderness medicine courses, and risk management consulting throughout the Bay Area and beyond. He spends as much time in the  outdoors with his girls as he can and throughly enjoys managing the ongoing risks associated with parenting. Dave is excited about the GASP direction and focused on continued enhancements.