Glen Park | 07/17/2017-07/28/2017
St. John Catholic School
925 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
07/17/2017 – 07/28/2017 (M-F, 9am – 3pm)
Supervised play available 8am-9am and 3pm-6pm for an additional charge.
Adventures in Writing Camp is excited to return to Glen Park’s St. John Catholic School this summer! This San Francisco location will have first grade, elementary, and middle school programs. Our team of credentialed teachers, musicians and college students is ready to help campers build confidence and fall in love with writing this summer!
MEET THE TEAM
Mercedes Taylor, Site Administrator
Mercedes works with wacky 7th graders at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School in Pacifica. She has taught middle school Language Arts for 14 years in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area; she uses her classroom to practice her one woman comedy show (her students are not amused). Her classroom is a place for fun and she loves her students. She has written curriculum for her school district and has served as a mentor for aspiring teachers. In her spare time, Mercedes practices yoga and cuddles with her cat, Dustin. This is her first year working as a Site Administrator for Adventures In Writing and she is really excited!
Jamila Brooks, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)
This is Jamila’s first summer as a Writing Ranger! She is a recent graduate of the Developmental Teacher Education program at UC Berkeley where she earned a Multiple Subject teaching credential and a MA in Education. In the fall, she’ll be teaching 1st grade in the Oakland Unified School District. Prior to teaching, Jamila spent 15 years working in the policy and advocacy field, fighting for the rights of children and families.
Jamila is Mom to Reile (7) and Kaia (2) and spends most of her time with her family and watching sports. Go A’s, Raiders and Warriors! Jamila LOVES writing fiction, and plans on writing a mystery novel one day. She’s got one chapter finished so far!
Paul McManus, Writing Ranger
Comedy writer and reformed engineering and marine science nerd, Paul is trying to ingratiate himself into the Bay Area after grad school in Utah and a childhood in Australia.
He enjoys camping, checking out the critters by scuba on the NorCal coast and wordplays and puns!
Welcome to Adventures in Writing Camp, and Write On!
Carlos Miramontes, Entertainment Ranger
Carlos is ecstatic to start his first summer of as a Writing Ranger with Adventures in Writing Camp! He has a degree in music education from CSU Stanislaus and a teaching credential in Music. Carlos works at Summer Music Stanislaus, every summer and enjoys working with students of all ages and backgrounds. He also enjoys blogging, vlogging, and free-write journaling as a means of expression and exploration. Carlos cannot wait to meet the campers and create amazing written works with them!
Angelyn Klatt, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
She goes by Angel and is obsessed with animals.
No matter where she’s at, any animal will catch her eye, ESPECIALLY dogs. She’s got three dogs, two cats, two parrots, and a couple of tortoises (about 8). She loves music; she has been playing piano since she was seven, and was in the choir from freshman to senior year of high school!
While she loves sports and being adventurous, she also enjoys the occasional Friday night sit-in with movies, popcorn, and good company. She enjoys being around kids and enjoys babysitting. When she’s not working or out with her friends, Angel is a student at San Francisco State University, currently studying Political Science and hoping to become a lawyer.
Viviana Serna, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Viviana Serna is currently a student at San Francisco State University. She has an interest in pursuing a profession as a pre-natal nurse. Viviana is from Southern California; she was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She has volunteered at a children’s museum known as Discovery Cube, where she helped educate children on how to live a healthy lifestyle and how to help the environment. During her free time she loves going out and exploring nature. Her favorite thing to do is to go on hikes and watching baseball games. She loves eating ice cream and fries. Her favorite ice cream flavor is strawberry cheesecake!