Our staff are dedicated to the belief that all children can learn to succeed.
Our talented staff consists of certified special education teachers, general education teachers, masters and bachelors in education, and highly trained support staff and instructors.
Excelsior Academy: Nancy Macnamara, Principal
Foundations Academy: Miaren Ruiz, Principal
Point Loma/Oceanside Learning Center: Patricia Padgett, Director
Jan St. Marie
EA Credentialed Teachers:
BTFA Credentialed Teachers:
Traci Friedman (SLPA)
Julia Kiel (SLPA)
Randy Burtanog (OT)
Beth Shiff (PT)
Our Board of Directors
Ann Steuer, President
Holly Vallera, Treasurer
Vallera Investment Properties, Inc.
Myra Benoist, Secretary
Botkin Financial Group
Senior Broker / Owner
Vaughn Financial & Insurance Services LLC
Are you interested in supporting our work and serving San Diego children and their families? We are seeking additional Board Members with expertise in special education, finance, and nonprofit organizational development who want to be active and enthusiastic advocates for Banyan Tree!
Contact us to learn more: 858-367-5428