Live Oak Elementary Home
Principal's Message Technology ELAC - English Learner Advisory Committee Live Oak GATE Mission - Vision - Shared Values Wellness Committee
Office Staff Live Oak music Physical-Education Science Staff Transitional Kindergarten Kindergarten - Staff First Grade - Staff Second Grade - Staff Third Grade - Staff Fourth Grade - Staff 5th Grade - Staff Non Classroom Instructors
Activities Calendar Bell Schedule
School Site Council
Education Fund 2013-14 Board Ed Fund Read A Thon Gala & Live Auction President Letters Programs Funded
Third Grade - Staff


Colleen Qulici - D3

Mrs.Quilici's Website



I am excited to be teaching another year of third grade at Live Oak Elementary with such an amazing and caring team of teachers. Third grade is a wonderful year of growth and learning and I strive to bring out the best in each of my students.     

I was born and raised in San Francisco and my husband, children and I have lived in the San Ramon Valley for over twenty years. I am looking forward to a successful and challenging year for all of my students.


Colleen Quilici


Mr.Shui - C8


  Mr.Shui's Website



Greetings to the entire Live Oak Family!

My name is Chi-Ching Shui, I am very excited to be returning to Live Oak Elementary. I have spent time teaching in both 3rd and 5th grade. I am originally from Orange County in Southern California. I attended the University of California at San Diego and obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Economics with minors in East Asian History and Chemistry. After working the banking industry, I decided to return to school and pursue a Teaching Credential from the California State University in Fullerton.

Mr. Shui


Robert Alvarez - C9

Mr.Alvarez's Website



Hello Live Oak,

It is a thrill for me to be a part of the Live Oak Elementary Staff. Starting our third year as a school and building a community together gives me the satisfaction of knowing that I am part of something special. I have dedicated myself to becoming a lifelong learner and it will be an honor for me to work with the students and staff of Live Oak Elementary to engrain that in our community as well.

Before becoming a teacher at Live Oak, I earned my teaching credential at California State University, East Bay. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos!). In addition to teaching, I enjoy all different types of sports. Currently I am playing a lot of racquetball, but I particularly love playing basketball and golf. . My wife and I have recently purchased a new home and we have been doing a lot of work around the house including painting and landscaping. I look forward to meeting all of you soon and having a great year.

Robert Alvarez


Kelly Samra - D5

Mrs. Samra's Website


I am thrilled to be part of the third grade team here at Live Oak Elementary...GO GOLDEN EAGLES! It is so exciting to have the opportunity to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff in such a supportive community. I know it is going to be a wonderful year for teacher, students and parents alike!

    I earned my teaching credential from CSU Hayward, and I have taught grades K-3 for the past 15 years in the Bay Area. One of the reasons I chose to teach was to share the joy I have for learning with my students, and help them become independent decision makers and confident problem solvers.

    I live in San Ramon with my husband, and two children. My son entered Dougherty Valley High School as a freshman this year...GO WILDCATS!  He enjoys anything to do with basketball, baseball and football. My daughter began sixth grade this year at Windemere Ranch Middle School...GO FALCONS!  She also enjoys playing basketball and folk dancing, and is enthralled with the world of fashion and music.  Together, we enjoy hiking, bicycling, and curling up on the couch to watch movies.


Kelly Samra



Kathryn Gilbert - D4

Mrs. Gilbert's Website



I feel so fortunate to work with the Live Oak community.  I am thrilled to be a part of a staff and community that are so involved and enthusiastic about learning.

I graduated from CSU Hayward with my teaching credential and Masters in Education. I have taught kindergarten through third grade. I was born and raised in Pleasanton and currently live in Dublin with my husband and daughter, Kylie.  I strive to ensure that all students are successful and challenged academically. In my classroom, each school day will be engaging and enriching experience filled with new learning and new friendships!

I look forward to exciting and fun school year!


Kathryn Gilbert



Jacqueline Green - C5


Mrs. Green's Website


Hello, my name is Jacqueline Green, and I am elated to be joining the 3rd grade team at Live Oak Elementary.   I look forward to working with you and your child this year.  It is going to be an active year of learning in C-5!

I completed my teaching credential in 2011 from CSU, Monterey Bay and have spent the past 2 school years working throughout the San Ramon Valley School District as a guest teacher.  I LOVE TEACHING!  Prior to entering the education field, I was a successful account manager in the banking industry for 18 years.  I have a BS in Finance and R.E.

I am a product of the San Ramon school system and currently live in San Ramon with my family. My son will be entering 1st grade at Walt Disney Elementary.   We love playing and watching sports, eating healthy and spending time with family and friends. 




Marian Spalding


Mrs. Spalding's Website



Nick Zefeldt & Susan Wynn

Mr. Zefeldt & Mrs. Wynn's Website










I was born in Texas and lived most of my life in Maryland. I attended the University of Tampa and received a B. S in Mathematics with a minor in Economics. Teaching was always a dream of mine.  I attended Chapman University to get my teaching certificate. I taught in the Pittsburg Unified School District for five years. I really missed the challenge of teaching in a district like San Ramon.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach in this district, working with children and parents. 

I have three children. My oldest, Christine, graduated from New York University and is currently a creative director for Apple computers right here in California. My second daughter, Rachel, graduated from Georgetown University and recently completed her year of residency in Health Care Administration in Winchester, VA. She is back in CA and working for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Mountain View. My son, Matt, graduated from  University of California in San Diego this past June. He is currently working at UCSF in the research labs. 

Lafayette is where I call home and I love sports of all kinds, especially baseball. GO ORIOLES!

Susan Wynn


It is an honor to return to Live Oak Elementary school. It has been a
wonderful experience watching our community come together since we
opened our doors in 2007. I can't wait to get to know all of the 3rd grade
students and families! As a teacher, I strive to create a life-long love of learning in each of my

Outside of the classroom, I am passionate about learning, traveling, and
living a healthy, happy life.  I earned my bachelor's degree in
sociology from the University of California, at Santa Cruz. These
studies made my travels throughout Central America, Argentina, and Peru
all the more interesting and exciting! I earned my teaching credential
and Master's of Education, with a focus on Curriculum Development, from
CSU East Bay. I am an avid swimmer, bicyclist, and runner, and, when
there is time, I love to race in local triathlons on the weekends.

I can't wait to be part of the adventurous learning that takes place at
Live Oak Elementary this year!

Nicholas Zefeldt