Instructional Staff

Certificated Teaching Staff:

TK/Kindergarten Teacher – Heather Wingfield
1st/2nd Grade Teacher –  Lisa Orcutt
2nd/3rd Grade Teacher –  Marcia Williams
4th Grade Teacher –  Vicki Schmidt
5th Grade Teacher –  Kajsa Nelson

Special Education Staff

Psychologist – David Driesbach
Speech and Language Pathologist –  Ram Gangisetty
Coordinator of Special Services/ RSP teacher – Karen Greenstein
RSP – Maegan Bright

Para professionals
Nadara Hendry
Doniell Hillegas
Rachel Siwajek

Judy Shile

Specialized Support Programs
Science Specialists – Learn to Discover

Music/ Theater Specialists – Rockin’ Kids & Starting Arts
Physical Education Specialist – Kathy McKinney
Dance Specialist – Tammy Nielson

Clubhouse Director – Julia Roberts


Superintendent/ Principal-Ms. Shameram Karim
Chief Business Official – Susan Ady
Administrative Assistant –  Nancy Heymann

 Human Resources

Lakeside Teachers Association Agreement
Certificated Salary Schedule
Classified Hourly  Rate Schedule

Employment Opportunities


  • To contact a staff member you may call the phone number for Lakeside school (408) 354-2372
  • All Staff members have the same email format: first initial last name@lakesidelosgatos.org
    • For example: to email Ms. Karim, the address is skarim@lakesidelosgatos.org