ATI San Francisco Guides
Gifted, passionate, and committed, our guides at ATI San Francisco are remarkable individuals both inside and outside our classrooms.
Director of School Success
Katie Lee graduated with a degree in biology from Grinnell College, where she assistant-taught biology, chemistry, and neuroscience. She then moved to Nanjing, China, where she taught AP biology and English courses. She has worked in college counseling, and helped to open AP and IB centers in Chinese high schools.
Paul Glaviano is an artist, chef, and educator who has been active in fine art, the culinary arts, and education for over thirty years. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine art from the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studied with Julius Hatofsky, Sam Tchakalian, Bruce McGaw, and Carlos Villa.
Alex Gilman graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy. He then pursued contemporary phenomenology at the graduate level at DePaul University. He is an award-winning writer, having published and presented papers at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Design & Makerspace Guide
Natalie Vasylenko graduated from San Francisco State University, where she studied Interior Design and Consumer Studies. Later, Ms. Vasylenko took classes from IDEO U, the leader in Design Thinking. Over the past eleven years, Ms. Vasylenko has built houses, launched restaurants and hotels, and shared her knowledge through teaching.
Math & Science Guide
Geoff Hunt earned his bachelor’s degree in biophysics from UC Berkeley and his Master of Management at Northwestern University. He has founded three companies and spent seven years in the for-profit education space. Mr. Hunt is an instrument-rated pilot, a certified research scuba diver, and a shodan in Aikido.
Lead Math Guide
Mr. Chatav earned his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Columbia University and his doctorate in mathematics from Stony Brook University, where he completed original research on four-dimensional representation theory. Throughout his studies and his career, Mr. Chatav has been passionate about providing individualized learning experiences for diverse learners.
Lead Humanities Guide
Mark Gonnerman explores literary, philosophical, historiographical, and religious texts to discern what knowledge and skills are most needful for human flourishing. He attended St. Olaf’s College (BA), the University of Cambridge, Harvard Divinity School (MDiv), and Stanford University (MA, PhD), where he was a Lieberman Fellow.
Film and Video Production Guide
Liz Anderson is a director, producer, actor, teaching artist, and native San Franciscan. A graduate of the NYU Tisch theater program, Ms. Anderson has studied with The Atlantic Theater Company, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Stonestreet Studios where she received the Tisch Studio Award. She is a member of the faculty at American Conservatory Theater, a FilmHouse Resident with the San Francisco Film Society, and has served as a bilingual arts educator and curriculum designer in public schools in Los Angeles and San Francisco.