Director of Educational services
Holly is the Director of Educational Services at Connect, and is committed to bringing a stellar program to the students at our school! She aims to get students passionate about the process of learning, engaged in projects they are excited about, and proud of their accomplishments in the classroom. She loves bringing exciting activities and events to Connect for students and families to participate in!
Holly earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from Penn State University with a minor in French. She worked as a teacher in Philadelphia, India, and Tucson before coming to Connect. She is currently working on a Master's degree in Organization & Leadership from the University of San Francisco. Outside of school, Holly enjoys running, reading, traveling, and making things!
Director of operations
Claudia is the Director of Operations at Connect and has been a part of the school since its first year (2013). Claudia earned her bachelor’s degree in International Development UCLA with a minor in Chicano Studies. She also possesses a Masters in Business administration from San Francisco State University. She has been an educator for 18 years. Outside of school, Claudia enjoys dancing, traveling, and being with her family!
Dean of Students
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Yesenia Santoyo joined Connect Community Charter School in August 2019 in the position of Office Assistant. Yesenia worked for a nonprofit community school in San José, California in various positions including Teacher Assistant, Office Support, Registrar, Office Manager, and Operations Associate for the last 17 years. In Yesenia’s time with nonprofit schools, she has had the opportunity to develop skills and experience to support our students, families, and community.
Enthusiasm, hard work, and personalized customer service go into everything. Yesenia strongly believes that each and every child is entitled to both individual and specific attention. Outside of school activities and work, Yesenia takes pleasure in going to the beach, hiking, dancing, and enjoys being with family, especially with her son whom she loves to take on every life adventure.