Special Education

Peter Toscani
Special Education History Teacher
Location: Room 124 2nd, 5th Periods; Room 318 4th Period
Classes: Study Skills (2, 5); World History (4)
Office Hours: 7:15- 8:00AM or by appointment
# of years in education: 20
Originally from: Dayton, Ohio
Hobbies: I love traveling the US and the world, collecting art and antique toys, and power walking
Addt'l info: I am grateful to be of service to our wonderful students!

Marie-France Ladine
SDC Teacher
Classes: Reading Career Skills Lifeskills Community Based
Location: Room 104
# of years in education: 20
Originally from: SF Native- First generation here...French Basque
Hobbies: I enjoy watching basketball. I love going on walks. I love reading. I love young people.
Addt'l info: Glad to be here at Burton!

Ellen Cook
Special Education Teacher
Location: Periods 1 & 2: Room S-102; Periods 4 & 6: Room 228
Classes: Co-teach Chemistry with Mr. Schwartz; Co-teach American Literature with Mr. Zou
Office hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:15am-7:45am
# of years in education: 28
Originally from: I was born in Queens, NY and raised in NJ
Hobbies: When I am not at Burton I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dogs, quilting, listening to music, and reading.
Quote: "Nothing will work unless you do." ~Maya Angelou

Tiffany Jiang
Special Education Teacher
Location: Room 238
Classes: Access
Years in education: 7
Originally from: San Francisco, California
Hobbies: I love trying new food.

Shirley Yi Li Lin
Special Education Paraprofessional
Classes: Special Education Day Care Class
Location: Room 104
# of years teaching: 19
Originally from: Tai-Shan, Canton, the People's Republic of China
Hobbies: Tai-chi is my favorite activity.
Addt'l info: We do music circle and Tai-Chi every Tuesday after lunch.

Laura Langlois

Algebra 1 and 2 Special Education Teacher
Location: Room 338 for 1st, 5th, and 7th, Room 324 for 2nd
Classes: Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 SDC
Office Hours: My 4th period serves as office hours. Weekly it takes place Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10:45-11:35 and Wednesday from 8-9:30 am.
# of years in education: 1st
Originally from: Sioux City, IA
Hobbies: In my free time, I love to try new recipes and take drawing classes.
Addt'l info: I'm estatic to join the Burton team!

Malka Falcon
9th Grade English Co-Teacher & Study Skills Teacher
Classes: English 1, European Literature, Study Skills
Location: Room 232 for 1st, 6th, 7th, room 240 for 2nd, room 324 for 4th
# of years teaching: 5
Office Hours: By appointment (Monday through Thursday only)
Originally from: Santa Clara, CA
Hobbies: In her free time, Miss Falcon enjoys reading mysteries and historical fiction, trying new foods, going to metal and rock concerts, listening to music, learning about the past, visiting historical landmarks, Netflixing, watching movies, and playing with animals. Especially cats!
Addt'l info: I am excited to become a Burton puma!! *PRR*

Maria Buita
Access Teacher
Classes: Access
Location: Room 238
# of years teaching: 9
Originally from: Bulacan, Philippines
Hobbies: I enjoy walking, hiking, and going out with families and friends.

Suzette Bradley
Special Education Department Chair and English Teacher
Classes: 9th grade English and 10th Grade English
Location: 206 1st and 7th 232 3rd and 5th
# of years teaching: 12
Originally from: San Bruno, CA
Hobbies: Power lifting, Gaelic football, Camogie, Eating lots of protein

Matt Tyler
Special Education Co Teacher
Classes: American Lit/Biology
Location: 124 Office/ S202
Office Hours: First Period T/F
# of years teaching: 20+
Originally from: San Francisco
Hobbies: I enjoy surfing and snowboarding and reading books in my free time. I also have three little dogs that I take to the beach every day and are family to me!
Addt'l info: All you need is love!

Marla Benoist
Special Education Teacher - Moderate/Severe
Classes: Advisory, English , Math, Career Exploration, Art Introduction and Health
Location: Room 100
Office Hours: Monday- Thursday - 3:30 to 4:40
# of years teaching: 8
Originally from: San Francisco
Hobbies: I'm interested in environmental science and current initiatives that promote conservation. I also enjoy growing landscape variety native plants. In my spare time, I seek out flat roads to ride my bike, which means, I'm not getting a lot of biking time now that I'm back in SF.