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Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten - Staff




Judy School Picture

Mrs. Vergara's Website 


Live Oak is a great place to be and I am proud to be here.  This year will be my fourth year teaching transitional kindergarten. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, I lived in Modesto for 17 years.  I taught Kindergarten and First Grade for Modesto City Schools.  After graduating from California State University, Stanislaus, I taught third and fourth grade for Manteca Unified School District.  My husband and I have two grown sons, one of whom has special needs.  I like reading historical fiction and enjoy working in my yard. 

My favorite hobbies are sewing decorative items for my home and searching through antique stores for the perfect accessory or piece of furniture.   My family time is a priority for me.  Being with my husband and sons is my favorite thing to do and I make every effort to spend time with them.  I enjoy teaching very much and love becoming acquainted with the families of my students.  Together, we become a team working toward a successful school year for their children.  I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and anticipate a fabulous year filled with lots of learning and amazing growth.  Thank you, for sharing your precious children with me this year!

Transitional Kinder 

Room K5






Mrs. Choa's Website


Welcome to Kindergarten at Live Oak! I have been a part of the Live Oak staff since the school opened in 2007.  This will be my 21st year of teaching in the early elementary grades. I have taught Kindergarten, First grade and a K/1 combination class.  I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Spanish.   I have a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a BLAC & Spanish Supplemental from Cal State Hayward.  

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, watching NBA basketball, going to the movies and spending time with my family.

My favorite part of teaching is watching the children grow throughout the year.  One of my goals for my students is to foster a love of learning that will last a lifetime.


Maritza Choa

Room E3




Mrs. Chu's Website


Hello and welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Bincy Chu and I am delighted to be your child’s teacher this year. I have been teaching Kindergarten for 21 years. I have been at Live Oak for many years. I previously taught at Quail Run and Alta Vista Elementary (Union School District). I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from U.C. Santa Cruz and my Multiple Subject teaching credential from San Jose State.

In Kindergarten, I strive to provide a well-balanced program to support the whole child. I hope to instill a love of school and a lifetime of learning in each child. I am fortunate to be working with such a compassionate and supportive community of students, families, and staff. Together, we can make the school year a successful and meaningful experience for everyone!

When I am not at Live Oak, you may find me out in the San Ramon community with my family. At Gale Ranch Middle School and Coyote Creek Elementary, Brandon is in the 6th grade and Cara is in 4th grade. On the weekends, our family loves exploring the beautiful Bay Area and participating in many of our children’s activities.

Bincy Chu


Room K4





Mrs.Mathesen's Website


Hello and welcome to Live Oak Elementary. I am so excited to be a part of the amazing Live Oak Community! I have been at Live Oak since it opened in 2007. I started my teaching career in the Oakley Unified Elementary School District where I taught for 3 years in the early elementary grades. Kindergarten is a process. I love seeing the change and growth that all students make throughout the year.  I look forward to working with my students and parents to make this a wonderful year for all. I like to teach all my students to be lifelong learners because that is what I am. Let’s Go Golden Eagles!


Rebecca Mathesen

Room E7







Mrs. Wang's Website


Welcome to Live Oak Elementary! It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated staff and
supportive community.  I have been part of the Live Oak staff since our opening in 2007. I have
taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and K-1 Combo. Previously, I taught at Quail Run Elementary
and in the Castro Valley Unified School District.  I graduated from the University of Toronto with a
B.Sc in Biology and Psychology. I have a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Science Supplemental
from the University of San Francisco.
I believe all children thrive in a safe, respectful and structured learning environment. I strive
to work with parents to establish a solid foundation in school and instill life-long curiosity in
each of my students. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with the children in my class.
In my spare time I enjoy travel, reading, music and spending time with my family.
Jeannie Wang

Room E4