John Schlauraff
Department Head
Classes: Biology and 10th grade Health Science
Location: Room 118
# of years teaching: 10+
Originally from: Boston, MA
Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, Eating

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Holger Michaelis
Chemistry and Engineering Teacher
Classes: Chemistry, A.P. Chemistry, and
Introduction to Engineering Design
Location: Room 112 (2nd & 7th) and Room 111 (3rd & 4th)
# of years teaching: 15
Originally from: Germany
Hobbies: San Jose Sharks and Cooking


Ms. Manalo
From: Manila, Phillipines
Hobbies: Listening to Music
Teaching for: 18 years
Classes: Physiology, Health Ed
Room: S103A


Shawn Schwartz
Chemistry Honors and Earth Science Teacher
Classes: Chemistry Honors and Earth Science
Location: Room 109
# of years teaching: 13
Originally from: Louisville, Kentucky
Hobbies: I enjoy roller coasters, volcanoes, board games,
and heavy metal.
I have tutoring hours from 3:30-4:30 in my classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. I also sponsor the Board Game Club in my classroom on Fridays after school.


Mr. Pearson
From: Wisconsin
Hobbies: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, and Cycling
Teaching for: 5 years
Classes: AP Biology and 12th Grade Health Science
Room: 112

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Amber Zertuche
Physics and Engineering Teacher
Location: Room 114 ( 3rd, 6th, & 7th), and Room 111 ( 2nd & 5th)
# of years teaching: 5
Originally from: Clovis, California
Hobbies: Eating plants, doing yoga, running, feminism and social justice.
I love Burton students!

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Ms. Douglas
From: San Francisco, CA
Hobbies: Netflix, sleeping
Teaching for: 1 year
Classes: Biology, Academy of Health Sciences
Room: 116


Normita Balangue
Physics and Earth Science Teacher
Classes: Honors Physics, Earth Science
Location: Room 112 (1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th) and Room 118 (7th)
# of years teaching: 15
Originally from: Philippines
Hobbies: I love traveling, listening to music & audiobooks, scrapbooking and cooking.

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Dirk Nettles
Earth Science and Health Teacher
Location: Room 128
# of years teaching: 9
Originally from: New Orleans, Louisiana
Hobbies: I am an avid diver working on my master certification and in my free time I enjoy playing sports like softball and golf.
New to San Francisco.

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David Zhou
Science Teacher
Classes: Human Physio and Health Ed.
Location: Room 131
# of years teaching: 1
Originally from: San Francisco
Hobbies: Music, cooking, and being with family and friends.
Always give it your all so there won't be any regrets later on.