Meet our wonderful summer team of experienced teachers and counselors!

 

Sheri Schlicker, Executive Director Sheri has worked in education for over 40 years.  As a mother of three children who graduated from Spanish immersion classrooms in San Francisco, she sees the value of second language learning.  Her experience has inspired her to develop a Spanish immersion summer camp. Her tenure as Executive Director of Buena Vista Child Care since 1985 makes her highly qualified to support children in after school and summer camp programs.

Sheri Schlicker, Executive Director

Sheri has worked in education for over 40 years.  As a mother of three children who graduated from Spanish immersion classrooms in San Francisco, she sees the value of second language learning.  Her experience has inspired her to develop a Spanish immersion summer camp. Her tenure as Executive Director of Buena Vista Child Care since 1985 makes her highly qualified to support children in after school and summer camp programs.

Rochelle Celedon, Program Director Rochelle started working with BVCC as a junior counselor and now she is the lead teacher for the 4th/5th grade. She also lived in El Salvador, teaching English. In her spare time she loves spending it with her nephews, going to beaches in El Salvador with my family and exploring the world!

Rochelle Celedon, Program Director

Rochelle started working with BVCC as a junior counselor and now she is the lead teacher for the 4th/5th grade. She also lived in El Salvador, teaching English. In her spare time she loves spending it with her nephews, going to beaches in El Salvador with my family and exploring the world!

Linda Oppelt-Perez, Immersion Teacher Linda has been teaching in the dual-immersion program at Buena Vista Horace Mann (formerly at Buena Vista Alternative School) for 19 years.  She is originally from California but has lived in Argentina and Mexico.  Besides language learning, her passion as a teacher is Science and arts education.  She believes that children need to learn in a hands-on and brains-on environment and learning is deeper when there is a focus on genuine problem solving and creativity. 

Linda Oppelt-Perez, Immersion Teacher

Linda has been teaching in the dual-immersion program at Buena Vista Horace Mann (formerly at Buena Vista Alternative School) for 19 years.  She is originally from California but has lived in Argentina and Mexico.  Besides language learning, her passion as a teacher is Science and arts education.  She believes that children need to learn in a hands-on and brains-on environment and learning is deeper when there is a focus on genuine problem solving and creativity. 

Camila Hernandez, Immersion Counselor Camila was born in the Mission District and has received extensive Spanish based education both while attending Buena Vista Horace Mann, as well as while studying in Argentina. She has been volunteering in Spanish immersion kindergarten classes for the past ten years. She is also interested in promoting arts based education, and enjoys teaching dance routines and theater games. This will be her second year working as a Summer Camp Counselor with BVHM.

Camila Hernandez, Immersion Counselor

Camila was born in the Mission District and has received extensive Spanish based education both while attending Buena Vista Horace Mann, as well as while studying in Argentina. She has been volunteering in Spanish immersion kindergarten classes for the past ten years. She is also interested in promoting arts based education, and enjoys teaching dance routines and theater games. This will be her second year working as a Summer Camp Counselor with BVHM.

Paloma Para-McGlothen, Immersion Counselor Born and raised in the Mission district, Paloma has worked at Mission Cultural Center summer camp and the Dance Mission Youth Camp. She is passionate about the inclusion of art in education as she was raised by an artistic, activist, super-mom who taught her how important education and art is especially at a young formative age. She is excited to continue working with Buena Vista for her second summer with us.

Paloma Para-McGlothen, Immersion Counselor

Born and raised in the Mission district, Paloma has worked at Mission Cultural Center summer camp and the Dance Mission Youth Camp. She is passionate about the inclusion of art in education as she was raised by an artistic, activist, super-mom who taught her how important education and art is especially at a young formative age. She is excited to continue working with Buena Vista for her second summer with us.