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Middle School Workshops

Carol Goodbrake

I am Carol Goodbrake, teacher of “All Things” at the Elk Grove Charter School. I address whatever subject the student may need. I even have a tee-shirt that says, “Teacher of All Things.” On the front are Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. I teach “all things” to “All Things.” I grew up in the Greenhaven area of Sacramento, near the Sacramento River which I loved. My mom was a teacher. But I ... I was a swimmer. Who needs a career? Who needs teaching? I swam for John F. Kennedy High School, the Greenhaven Swim Team, and eventually I was recruited to swim for the local college, and so felt obligated to attend two years, grunting out lap after lap in the musty indoor pool facility where I turned my head each third stroke, glimpsed gray concrete walls, and gulped down another breath of everyone else’s effluent. Here I proved my potential as a swimmer: I was about as mediocre as any random swimmer plucked from any random team: better than average, but not noteworthy. During this somewhat accidental phase of my life, I was somewhat accidentally hired by my college as a tutor within the English department and a swim instructor’s aide within the P.E. department. I alternately taught students how to form a workable thesis and then how to execute the perfect flip-turn for competition. In the midst of it all, not realizing I was being groomed to become a teacher, I earned my Associate’s Degree in Humanities and was accepted into UC Davis. Three years later, I emerged with little apparent damage, a couple Bachelor's degrees, and a couple teaching credentials. I was hired to teach English at Joseph Kerr Middle School. While living my life and experiencing all of the above, I married and began my collection of things in three’s. I acquired a husband and two sons, three cats and three dogs. I have now taught at three schools: Joseph Kerr, Harriet Eddy, and am delighted to be embarking upon my thirteenth year at Elk Grove Charter, the school closest to my heart and the school with the kids who prove to me every day that going into teaching was indeed the right path for me. 

Robert Pernetti

Robert Pernetti
I am Robert Pernetti, also known as Mister Pernetti, Mr. P, Senior Feo, and Shrek 2. I have been a teacher and coach for more than 30 years. For the last 10+ years, I have been an Independent Study Teacher at Elk Grove Charter School. I have the opportunity to help students travel "their path" with grace and confidence. My hope is to instill a hunger to learn, comprehension of relevance, and an insatiable work ethic in my students. In the end, I hope each student remembers me as a person of great integrity who has nudged them toward their goals. I have won several awards for teaching, but the most important recognition I have received is from former students sharing that I have positively impacted their life - I seek many more of those. Outside of work I am a husband and father who lives passionately. I love to watch sports, coach sports, think sports, and travel (sometimes to watch sports). I love to learn! I enjoy Elk Grove Charter School because the students keep me on my toes. I may have the strongest toes in the world.

James Breakfield

Breakfield, James
I’ve been a teacher at EG Charter since 2003.  I’ve taught all science courses as well as done ISP for Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students.  I’ve been the EL Cordinator for 10 years.  In the past I’ve had a number of careers as a Military Police Officer, Language Interpreter (Spanish), and a Security Supervisor at a Bank.  Personally, I have two teenagers and have been married for 30 years.  My hobbies include anything computer based.  Swimming, football, and wrestling are some of the activities I’ve been associated with.  I have a BS in Computer Science, and have both a single and multiple credential.  Teaching  and seeing the Ah-hah moments with my students is one of the best rewards.

Alli Conway

Conway, Alli
Alli Conway is in her 6th year of teaching Mathematics and her second year teaching at Elk Grove Charter. She attended Sacramento State and National University earning her single subject teaching credential with a Master’s Degree in Math Education. She was inspired by all the wonderful math teachers she had to teach math and inspire other kids to enjoy math as much as she did. When she is not teaching you can find her baking/cooking or spending time with all her farm animals. 

Chin Son Kim

chin son kim
Chin Son Kim is a Middle School English, 11th and 12th grade Advocacy Teacher for EGCS. Of her 15 years of teaching, she has been with EGCS for a total of 9 years, with 3 years in between teaching Kindergarten in the Bay Area. She earned her B.A. and teaching credential at Sacramento State University. When she isn’t in the classroom, she loves spending time with her husband and 3 children, good eats, mini vacations, and helping her Korean community.

Timothy Moore

timothy Moore
Tim Moore is a professional Math teacher at Elk Grove Charter School. He is local from the area, having attended: Florin Elementary School, Rutter Middle School, Florin High School & CSU Sacramento. Tim Moore is a certificated Math professional in his second year in the profession (out of an expected additional 18 years.) He currently teaches Math 7, Math 2 & Math 3 at EGCS. Professional accomplishments include obtaining a BA in Applied Mathematics & earning a teaching credential. His professional hobbies include Financial Literacy, Algebra, & Reading Graphs. Outside of the classroom, his family life keeps him busy with twin high school girls & a kindergartner named Seamus. He has been married for almost 20 years to another long time EGUSD employee, Natasha Moore. Natasha is much more accomplished than her husband; having taught English at Harriet Eddy Middle school for 8 years, before becoming an EL coach dedicated to Florin High School & Rutter Middle School for the past 5 years. Personal hobbies include moving heavy objects, hiking & eating hamburgers &/or tacos.