Our School Leaders

Sherrie Paregian

Head of School

“I look forward to building the Stratford community in San Francisco and sharing the spirit and values of our school.”

Sherrie Paregian brings to Stratford School over two decades of experience in education. Sherrie’s Stratford experience includes 4 years teaching and 12 years serving as principal at Stratford School’s Los Gatos, Palo Alto, and Fremont campuses. In addition to her leadership experience at Stratford, she held a Head of School position at a Bay Area private school.

Sherrie holds a B.A.in Liberal Studies, M.A. in Education Administration, and California Teaching and Administrative Credentials from San Francisco State University. She greatly enjoys collaborating with and supporting teachers to bring out their individual best, as well as the best in each of their students.  As Head of School, her goals are to uphold and support Stratford’s purpose, ESLR’s, and to contribute to its success in balanced education.

Sherrie has two children who attend Stratford and is also a professional ballroom dancer. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, going on walks, and riding her bike.


Rachel Altreuter

Director of Lower School

“I aim to provide a safe space for intellectual and emotional growth.”

Rachel Altreuter has been part of the Stratford School family for over nine years. Before taking on her current role as the Director of Lower School at Stratford School’s San Francisco campus, Rachel taught first grade for five years, served as a first grade mentor teacher, and as a vice principal.

As an educator and administrator at Stratford, Rachel encourages students and staff to respect and appreciate others’ differences.

Rachel strives to develop students’ critical thinking skills, resilience, creativity, and an understanding of the interconnection of academic subjects. She empowers her students to take responsibility for their actions and act independently.


Emily Hoffman

Vice Principal

Emily Hoffman currently serves as the Vice Principal for Stratford School’s San Francisco De Montfort Campus.


Our Faculty

Robin Ady

Kindergarten Teacher

Anne-Liza Ballesteros

Kindergarten Teacher

Rosalba Benavides

Spanish Teacher

Keith Burgelin

4th Grade Teacher

Elizabeth Burns

1st Grade Teacher

Rachel Fenton

2nd Grade Teacher

Nina Frankoski

1st Grade Teacher

Rae Gregory

2nd Grade Teacher

Sophie Leong

Kindergarten Teacher

Vernon Marcaida

Computer Teacher

April Nelson

3rd Grade Teacher

Lauren Schwartz

3rd Grade Teacher

Annie Shen

4th Grade Teacher

Emma Spencer

5th Grade Teacher