Our Faculty

Our School Leaders

Kristen Saham

Director of Lower School

“I am proud to be a Stratford employee as well as a Stratford parent.”

Kristen Saham is in her tenth year at Stratford School.  Before taking on her current role as Director of Lower School at Stratford School’s Milpitas campus, Kristen taught pre-kindergarten through second grade, provided extended day care for the summer program, and served as a vice principal at Stratford’s Sunnyvale De Anza Park campus.

Kristen believes that children learn best in a fun and exciting environment where mistakes are seen as learning opportunities, and team work is celebrated.

At Stratford, students are given the freedom to “fail forward” and to learn from their peers – this philosophy makes Kristen proud to work at Stratford School.


Our Faculty

Lauren Auker

1st Grade Teacher

Soma Barat

Kindergarten Teacher

Gayatri Bhide

Kindergarten Teacher

Kevin Cali

PE Teacher

Jessica Gonzalez

5th Grade Teacher

Hiroko Nakamoto

Music Teacher

Seema Patel

Kindergarten Teacher

Jimena Talavera

4th Grade Teacher

Adly Valdovinos

Spanish Teacher

Rebecca Weber

1st Grade Teacher

Michael Weiland

3rd Grade Teacher

Fatema Zohra

Kindergarten Teacher