Born and raised in Lima, Peru and moved to Kansas when she was 10 years old. Katherine is a first-generation college student and earned her master's and undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. She is dedicated to serving youth and supporting them to reach their goals and dream. In the past she has served as a vice principal in a K-8th school in East Oakland and as a special education teacher at Lincoln Elementary School in WCCUSD. Ms. Acosta-Verprauskus values working in partnership with teachers, students, and families to maximize the learning and experience of ALL students get at Montalvin Elementary School. In her spare time she chases her 2 year old son and enjoys cooking in her Richmond home.
Born in Alabama, but raised in the Bay Area. Jessie went on to complete her Bachelor's degree at Pomona College. She then went onto receive her master's degree at Loyola Marymount University. Her passion for teaching comes from helping students discover great books as well as encouraging students to find their voice. She began her time her at Montalvin teaching 5th and 3rd grade. When she is not teaching, her favorite thing to do is travel, hiking, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs.