Learn more about Ms. Murray (right) and Ms. Williams (left)!
A few words from their colleagues:
"I attended the new teacher orientation alongside Alesha and I knew it was going to be a great middle school year ahead. Her positive attitude and "go get 'em" attitude was contagious had me excited to learn and teach new things! I was very impressed with Ranai's ability to make students feel valued and respected. She makes time to meet with students outside of class to make sure they have a full understanding of the math material and offered engaging activities and tools to sharpen their skills. If there's an open seat in her class, count me in to take it!" - Joyce A.
"I could not be more thrilled to have Alesha and Ranai on our Middle School Team! I had the pleasure of interviewing both of them and was immediately struck at home much they loved, cared and believed in students. I knew they would fit right in with our exceptional team. I want to thank them both for bringing their talents to CMA and joining the middle school family."- Asha C.
"Alesha- has a warm nurturing soul and pours positive energy into our students and staff. She is an amazing Asset to our Middle School team and a delight to work with. It feels as if she has been part of the team from year one." Ranai-Very kind and caring person and a team player. I really her ability to adapt to the team needs and courage to learn what is needed to be an effective teacher as we'll build positive healthy relationships with her students."- Nick B.
"Ranai jumped right into being the 7th grade math teacher and I could not be more excited for our students! Ranai shows she cares about students through her interactions with them and how she has created a safe and positive learning environment this early in the school year. Ranai, I have so much gratitude for you and we are grateful to have you apart of the 7th grade team! Alesha has such a positive "can do" attitude and I admire the way she shows up for our 8th graders each day. Alesha, welcome to the team of teachers of English!"- Lauren K.
What is your favorite thing about Caliber?
Ranai: “I would say it's a very collaborative environment and the kids have a positive attitude around working hard.”
Alesha: “The leadership and admin team are super supportive and understanding. I like that we do SEL for our students and I love the students too.”
What was your favorite subject in school and why?
Ranai: “P.E because I loved to be active!”
Alesha: “History because I liked learning about the past. I also liked English because I love writing.”
What is something you are excited to teach this year?
Ranai: “I’m excited to teach math because I have never taught math at the upper grades, so I am learning it alongside them.”
Alesha: ”If Asha is good with this.. I want the last novel of the year to be “The Hate You Give”. It’s relevant for the students today, most of them have seen the movie and I am excited for them to dive in and analyze it.”
What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area (or specifically Vallejo)
Ranai: “I just moved here 3 weeks ago, but so far I love the weather.”
Alesha: ”The cultural diversity! It’s super diverse and overall the Bay Area has an acceptance of everybody. It doesn’t matter who you are, you are accepted and safe out here!”
What is one fun fact that most people don’t know about you?
Ranai: “In school, I am very time oriented, but outside I am late to everything by significant amounts of time!”
Alesha: “I have been to the horn of Africa (Djibouti)”