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Staff Directory

Dan Bonnin, Online Studies  Dan Bonnin, M.S.Ed., is a 24-year veteran in the Piedmont Unified School District.  While working the San Francisco restaurant circuit and finding occasional work as a studio musician in the 1980s, Bonnin earned his B.A. in Music Composition from California State University at Hayward. He earned his teaching credential, also at CSUH, and worked for the Hayward Unified School District as a middle school teacher of 7th grade core subjects before applying to PUSD in 1993. To date, his experience as a teacher in Piedmont includes: Tri-School Elementary Instrumental Music; 7th grade core subjects; U.S. History 8; Computers 6; P.E. 6; Noontime Supervision and Summer School.  After a three-semester leave to join his brother for work in the film industry, he returned to PMS to resume teaching and to begin work toward his Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and Master of Science in Educational Leadership.  After completing the grad work, he was appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at Piedmont Middle School where he served for five years and completed the Tier II, Clear Administrative Services Credential requirements before accepting a one-year position as interim Principal for Beach By The Bay Elementary in Emeryville (PUSD).  After the Emeryville shop closed up and everyone returned to Piedmont,  Bonnin spent three semesters at the PUSD Wellness Center as Site Coordinator and Facilities Comptroller before moving to Adult Education and MHS as the online class teacher/coordinator, his current assignments.

Emily Boyes, Math Teacher  Emily Boyes has been teaching math for 15 years in a variety of school settings. She grew up on the Central Coast of California and attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she received her degree is Mathematics and Single Subject Teaching Credential. She taught three years at her former high school before moving to the Bay Area in 2004. In 2006, Emily returned to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to earn her Masters in Educational Leadership. Out of her 15 years of teaching, she has enjoyed the years where she has taught in a small school environment and is happy to be apart of the MHS community. In her free time she chases her two sons around and attends as many A’s games as possible.

Travis Brennan, Health Science Teacher  Travis Brennan teaches Health Science for Piedmont and Millennium High School students. Mr. Brennan hails from the East Bay Area (Concord) and has lived in Busan, South Korea and Dubai, UAE. 

Ken Brown, Social Studies Teacher  Ken teaches Social Studies classes at MHS and advises the Associated Student Body class as well. He received a B.A. in U.S. History and teaching credentials for Social Studies from California State University East Bay. Prior to becoming a teacher Ken spent a number of years managing construction projects around the Bay Area. During those years, Ken also volunteered with a number of organizations, gaining experience working with high school and middle school youth. These experiences helped Ken to decide to become a teacher where he can work with teenagers full-time.

Laleska Juarez-Aburto, Spanish Resident Teacher   Laleska Juarez was born and raised in the vibrant and culturally rich country of Nicaragua. She moved to the United States when she was 14 years old, and has been living in San Francisco since then.  As a first-generation college student, she got her Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Science from San Francisco State University. Currently, she is continuing her educational journey at Alder Graduate School of Education, where she is working towards a master's degree in education and a Spanish teaching credential. This endeavor is close to her heart as it allows her to share her love for the Spanish language and culture with future generations. In 2022, she began working as a paraeducator at Millennium, a role that further solidified her dedication to the field of education and this year she is co-teaching Spanish for her teaching residency.

Stefanie Manalo-LeClair, Counselor  Stefanie Manalo-LeClair graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management. She spent a year as a Jesuit Volunteer in Minneapolis, working with American Indian youth and their families coordinating after school tutoring and activities program. She returned to her hometown of Los Angeles to teach at her alma mater before heading to the University of Washington to earn her Masters in Social Work, with a concentration in Multi-Ethnic Practice. While in Seattle, Stefanie worked as an individual and family counselor at a community agency, working with students from elementary through high school age. Stefanie returned to CA, after her twins were born, to be closer to family. It was at Kids Turn, SF, that she facilitated and coordinated workshops for families going through divorce or separation. While working at Beach Elementary and Piedmont Middle School, Stefanie returned for her PPS credential at St. Mary’s College and started working at Millennium High School four years ago. Working as the counselor at Millennium High School allows Stefanie to pull from all her educational and life experiences.

Anne Marie Miguel, Special Education Teacher

Jamie Mockel, English Teacher   Jamie teaches English at Millennium High School and Piedmont High School. He received his A.A. in Humanities from Diablo Valley College, his B.A. in Anthropology and his M.A. in Applied Anthropology at San José State University, and is earning his Teaching Credential at the University of San Francisco. Jamie is a lifelong Piedmont resident who graduated from PHS in 2001. He follows in a long family tradition of working for the Piedmont Unified School District: his father, Ken, was a PUSD custodian; his brother, Jason Darling, was a district IT specialist; his grandmother Peggy worked at the Piedmont Adult School for decades; his uncle Ron currently works at the Adult School; and his uncle Dennis has taught at the Adult School for years. Jamie lives with his spouse, Cassidy, and their two cats, Odin and Puck, in his parents’ ADU.

Irma Muñoz Daniels, Principal   Ms. Muñoz Daniels earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree and teaching credential from Stanford University.  She started her career at Newark Memorial High School in 1996 as a Spanish teacher. She spent five years in the classroom at Newark and one year at Saint Mary’s College, before accepting her first administrative position as Principal and Master Teacher at the National Hispanic University in San Jose in 2002. She earned a second master’s degree and administrative credential from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004.  She served as Assistant Principal at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Mills High School in Millbrae, and San Leandro High School before joining Piedmont High School in 2015.  Ms. Muñoz Daniels is currently working on her doctoral degree at the Leaders for Equity and Democracy program at the University of California, Berkeley.  “I look forward to working with Millennium HS students, parents, and staff to continue its culture of support and belonging, of equity and inclusion, and of seeing each student and family for the strengths and qualities they bring to our school.”

Bernadette Navarro, Administrative Assistant  Bernadette has been a paraeducator in PUSD for over 18 years at Havens and Wildwood.  She raised two children who graduated from PHS and lives in Oakland with her husband.  She is a huge Raiders fan!

Deysi Sahagon, Spanish Teacher   Ms. Sahagon is a native Spanish speaker from Peru. She graduated from the National University of Trujillo in Peru with a Bachelor’s in education and a teaching credential in secondary education in English, Spanish and French.  Her experiences include over 13 years of high school-level teaching of Spanish at College Park HS, Amador Valley HS and Castro Valley HS. Currently, Ms. Sahagon teaches levels 1, 2 and 3 of Spanish. She lives with her family in Oakland.

Babak Sanii, Chemistry Teacher   Dr. Sanii is joining MHS as the Period 1 Chemistry teacher.  He is concurrently a biotech engineer at Nutcracker Therapeutics, and was previously a tenured professor of Chemistry at the Claremont Colleges. His background includes positions at NASA and Pixar.

Jacob Stahl, Paraeducator   Mx. Stahl (pronounced “em-ex”, using pronouns “they/them”) has been with PUSD for 19 years, having served their first 15 years at Beach Elementary School. They came to PHS in January 2020 to work solely as the Library Media Tech / Librarian’s Assistant, but found that they missed being a Paraeducator.  They took a position at Millennium High School to provide dedicated math support for Mrs. Boyes’ classes. Mx. Stahl has always enjoyed the critical thinking / problem solving / strategizing skills that mathematics can provide and is excited to not just explain HOW we do math, but WHY we do it to all our students!  In their free time, Mx. Stahl plays & listens to music (recorded & live), makes & appreciates art, reads & writes poetry, walks, bikes, hikes, dances, sews & designs clothes, and meditates.

Katie Terhar, English Teacher  Katie Terhar grew up in Los Angeles and has lived in the Bay Area since college.  She received her BA in History and English from Santa Clara University and her Teaching Credential from Cal State East Bay.  She began her teaching career at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, a diverse school with a high population of ELL students.  While challenging, it was also very rewarding to see the growth in these students.  In 2000, she began teaching at Piedmont High School where she taught Freshman World Studies, Economics, AP US History, Constitutional Law, ASB and AP Exam Coordinator.   After her third child, Katie took a leave from the classroom but continued working  for PUSD in their Independent Studies Diploma Program through the Adult School.  This program provided her the incredible opportunity to work one on one with students from age 18-60 and to help them receive their High School Diplomas.  Katie was excited to return to the classroom at PHS in 2014 and is thrilled for the opportunity to teach English at MHS.