Meet Our Team
Our staff is dedicated and committed 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.
The Leadership Teams are supported by 50 other credentialed teachers, instructors and specialists that are an invaluable part of Banyan Tree Educational Services.
Chief Operating Officer
Learning Center, Compass Academy, and Power Learning Program:
Clairemont Foundations Academy:
Muriel Bianchi, Principal
PL Certified Teachers:
Jan St. Marie
BTFA Certified Teachers:
Traci Friedman (SLPA)
Mark Wilson (OT)
Karyn Searcy (SLP)
Jonver De La Cruz
Our Board Members
Ann Steuer, President
Holly Vallera, Treasurer
Vallera Investment Properties, Inc.
Myra Benoist, Secretary
Botkin Financial Group
Senior Broker / Owner
Vaughn Financial & Insurance Services LLC
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