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Ms. Bang

Ms. Bang

 Art - Seung Bang 


Ceramist, Sculptor, Painter, Graphic Designer 

Instructor: Art, Design, Computer Graphics 

Born in Seoul, South Korea 

BFA in Graphic Design, Hong Ik University, Seoul S. Korea 

MA in Computer Graphics, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY

Graphic Designer, Daehong Ad Agency, Seoul, South Korea 

Instructor, Computer Graphics/Multi Media in several colleges in Seoul S. Korea 

Multi Media Specialist, Laurel Consulting Group, Laurel, MD

Director, Ace Learning Center, Fremont, CA 

I studied art and design and have worked in several companies. Also, I taught computer graphics and art in multimedia in institutions of higher education.

From 2002, I ran my own art program in Fremont, CA.

I love Children’s art and their innocent creations. 

Developing children’s art education is my passion nowadays. 

Mrs. LeGate

Mrs. LeGate

Library - Mimi LeGate

All About Me
Name: Mimi LeGate
Things that fill my heart with joy: My daughter Miranda and my dog Wilma
Favorite color: Orange
Favorite book: I love Agatha Christie
Favorite song: I've been listening to a lot of Home Free (vocal band)
My passions include storytelling of all kinds. 

I enjoy books, movies, music, art, dance, and crafts
I enjoy taking photographs
and food
and adventures

My tech firsts
First email address: age 18 while in college at UC Santa Barbara
First computer: age 25 while living in Seattle performing Shakespeare in the Park
First cell phone: age 30 while touring nationally with Children's Theater

Fun Facts:
I was born a few months after Commander Neil Armstrong walked on the moon

Prior to becoming Mrs. LeGate, I was Miss Hamilton
as a Great, Great, Great (maybe a few more greats) Granddaughter of
Alexander and Elisa Hamilton
I am Young, Scrappy, and Hungry
and the one Who Tells the Story

Ms. Balleza

Speech and Language - Lori Balleza

Ms. Balleza

I have been a speech-language pathologist (SLP) at Live Oak Elementary since Fall 2010.  I provide speech and language assessment and services to children who are in preschool through fifth grade. Prior to becoming an SLP, I had a different career in software development and support at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. Being an SLP is my passion and I love being a golden eagle. 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, running, playing soccer, watching the Golden State Warriors, and watching my high school boys play sports.

Ms. O'Neal

School Psychologist - Shani O'Neal

Ms. O Neal


Hello students and families!  I am very happy to be joining the Live Oak Community.  I provide psycho-educational assessments, counseling, and consultation services.  I have been working as a school psychologist for 15 years and enjoy being a part of school teams that help students soar.  I have had extensive experience working in a counseling enriched program that focused on enhancing student emotional health.  When I am not keeping busy with supporting school communities, I enjoy reading, camping, singing, swimming, watching documentaries, and spending time with family and friends.  


Resource Specialist - Michelle Guidi

Mrs. Guidi

Mrs. Guidi's Website

I am excited to be a part of the Live Oak Team!  This is the start of my third school year with SRVUSD.  I have been in teaching since 1993 and have taught everything from Resource, SDC, to regular education and even homeschooled for a few years.  My husband, three children and I moved to California in 2009 from New Jersey.  When I am not in the classroom I can be found poolside officiating either a High School or USA Swim Meet.  I also volunteer with my local Girl Scout Service Unit  as a troop leader and I am the Head Cook for a volunteer run Girl Scout resident summer camp.  I love to read a good book, enjoy a good meal with friends and family, and also love a good Netflix binge.


Reading Instructional Assistant - Shannon White

EL Instructor



EL Instructional Assistant - Dora Banoub

Hello Golden Eagles, this is my sixth year at Live Oak and twelfth year in our school district. I love working with the students, and when I’m not in school I like to cook, listen to music, and host parties for my friends. I’m excited to start a brand new school year and feel honored to be part of such a passionate and dedicated community!










I am privileged to be starting my third year with Live Oak Elementary.  I have worked as a T/K para and also supported our students in English Language Development.  Currently, I am working with our students as a reading instructor. I love giving support and resources for our students and watching them succeed in school. I have 3 daughters, 2 in college and a soon-to-be high schooler.  Outside of work I love to travel with my family and friends.  






Hello, my name is Dora Banoub and I like to go by “Ms. Dora”. I am honored to be a part of the Live Oak community. This is my third year at Live Oak.  I spent my first two years as a para-educator for 5th grade. This year I am privileged to work with our English learner students. Having been an EL student myself many years ago, I enjoy working with the students and providing them with resources and individualized support to help them excel.  We work on different areas of the English language, speaking and listening, reading, and writing. I have lived in San Ramon with my husband and two kids for the past 20+ years. Both of my kids are graduates of the San Ramon school system. My son who is 21 years old is now a Senior at UC Davis and my 19-year old daughter is a freshman at UC Santa Barbara.

In my free time, I enjoy serving in my church, traveling with my family, reading, and playing with our newest family addition, our kitten Pluto.