Resource StaffClaire Harty -- School Pyschologist
Claire joins us from Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and Ed.S. in School Psychology from the University of Minnesota. While at school, she researched achievement motivation, evaluated educational programs funded by the National Science Foundation, and was a member of the University of Wisconsin Dance Team. She previously worked in the Berkeley Unified School District before joining the Sausalito Marin City School District in 2017.As a nationally certified school psychologist, Claire’s goal is to use scientific thinking to help all students succeed. She loves to hike, try new restaurants, cheer for her beloved Wisconsin Badgers sports teams, and pet all of the dogs.Allura Lehrer -- Speech Language Pathologist
It was a circuitous path that took Allura to Willow Creek as our Speech and Language Pathologist. Born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, with stops in Vermont and Hawaii before coming to the Bay Area, Allura has consistently focused on the needs of children, their parents, and the community of providers who serve them.
Allura received an undergraduate degree in biology and psychology from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and a Masters in Communication Sciences from the University of Vermont. Post graduation, she’s completed multiple certifications and trainings, including extensive work in the areas of behavior, social thinking, and augmentative communication.
Her professional career includes work in home health, private schools, and various public schools.
In her free time, Allura enjoys exploring the local area with friends, and traveling domestically and abroad.
Johnetta Maduakolam Smith -- Resource Teacher
Johnetta Maduakolam Smith is a Bay Area native who was born in San Francisco, CA. She was raised in both the Bay Area and in Northern California where she graduated from Willits High School.
Johnetta attended the University of San Francisco where she was awarded with her BA in Psychology and earned a Minor in Biology and she later returned to USF to work on her doctorate in Multicultural Education. She has been awarded all of her teaching credentials (Multiple Subjects and Special Education) and her Masters at San Francisco State University and completed her Administrative Credential at CSU East Bay. She is the only person in her family to graduate from college and get a graduate degree and an ABD.
Johnetta has been teaching since 1995. She started her educational career early in life when her brother was diagnosed with Autism in 1985. Upon graduating from college at USF, she began working in Ross as an Inclusion Support Behavioralist with BCRC in San Rafael, and she has been an educator and an advocate for students with disabilities in Oakland, San Leandro, Willits and Hayward for the past 17 years. She has also been passionately supporting her 17 year old son with Autism in inclusive settings.
Johnetta would like to empower young people not only to value education but also the importance of being compassionate and inclusive of all students, which will help provide future generations to have experience in embracing diversity and knowing that there is more than one way to describe an elephant. She believes that all perspectives matter and all perspectives are needed to have a really clear picture about what is important.
Johnetta is a wife, a mother of a three year old daughter who will be going to Robin's Nest and a seventeen year old son who will be a senior graduate with the Class of 2020. She enjoys being at church, cooking for family and friends, writing grants, taking photographs, developing yearbooks and is often on family outings to Disneyland, Broadway Shows, Raiders, Warriors and A's games. She has a passion for African drumming and dancing, and really loves singing loud and off key to Hamilton.
Kylar Kwan Harvey -- Student Success Coach
Mrs. Kylar Kwan Harvey Known to everyone as Mrs. KayKay. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in San Francisco California. Prior to moving to Marin County, I worked for The Tenderloin Housing Clinic. Providing housing to homeless families in San Francisco. I am a Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor as well as a Certified Traditional Western Medicinal Herbalist.My biggest motivation has been working for The Sausalito Marin City School District for 7 years, which included working for the Conscience Kitchen, Campus Supervisor ,and now I'm a Paraprofessional Student Success Coach.. I currently work in the Special Education Department at Willow Creek Academy. I am a Mother of 6 and a grandmother of 10. I enjoy doing arts and crafts, Botany and Gardening. I pride myself on being an asset to the team and giving my support to the children in need.