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Lindsay Franco has worked for the Pleasanton Unified School district for more than 20 years. She has been a teacher with the Independent Study Program for the last four years. Before transferring to Independent Study, Lindsay taught at Foothill High for 17 years where she taught a variety of classes, including English, AVID, and Spanish. When Lindsay is not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons. Lindsay loves to travel with her family and watch her boys play sports

Anne Johnson started her teaching career in 2002.  She came to teach for Pleasanton Unified in 2007, after teaching Middle School for San Ramon Unified for five years.  She taught at Amador, her alma mater, for 11 years teaching AP Spanish Literature, Spanish 2, Spanish 3 and AVID.  Her passion for all areas of education led her to get her master's degree in Spanish Literature and her administrative credential. She joined PUSD's Hospital and Home School team in 2019 and the Independent Study team in 2020.  Outside of work, Anne enjoys traveling abroad, learning new languages, being active outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.  

Jenifer Perazzo knows that successful diverse students become successful diverse adults. Jenifer has been an educator for 25 years.  She has taught science at the elementary, middle, and high school levels across the state, country, and world.  Jenifer has earned her undergraduate degree from CSU, Chico; her multiple subject credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; her single subject science credential from CSU, East Bay and her master’s degree in education and administration credential from CSU, East Bay.  Jenifer has been employed in the Pleasanton school district for 12 years as an Independent Study teacher, Elementary Science Specialist, Lead Science Teacher and facilitated curriculum adoption for both science and history/social studies.  Jenifer holds guest status at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the Astrophysics department conducting education research and development.  Jenifer and her family own and operate Overlander Safaris, a safari company that travels throughout Africa on wildlife viewing expeditions. Jenifer is the founder and CEO of Elimu Safaris (Swahili for “Educational Journey”), an educational non-profit organization that believes in bringing high-quality education around the world with a focus of bringing educators to teach, learn and support schools in eastern Africa.  Jenifer is very thankful for the opportunity to learn more about education and to share her knowledge with her students and colleagues.