Debbie Johnstone - Instructor
Debbie has worked in special education for Fremont Unified School District for over twelve years and has worked at the Adults with Disabilities program for the last four years. Her passion is teaching students to be as independent as possible while helping them learn new skills to achieve their life goals. She loves challenging students to use their critical thinking skills in Debate, Reading, and Poetry classes. She is friendly and outgoing and loves working with this student population! She considers Noll Center staff and students to be a part of her family and looks forward to working here for many years to come.
Mariah Garcia - Instructor
Mariah Garcia has been teaching for over twenty years. Her passion to be a part of the learning experience and networking with the parent community has made her join our team as a new instructor. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family. Discovering joy and excitement is inspiring to her, and she feels privileged to be able to work with these students.
510.793.6465 Ext. 29507
Sonu Ghai - Instructor
Sonu has a passion for working with students and has been in the education industry for over fifteen years. Prior to her current position in our program, she was a teacher and Site Director at various school sites. Her excellent organization and communication skills make her a welcome addition to our team. She enjoys engaging with the students and assisting with their personal development. Outside of work, Sonu likes to dance!
510-793-6465 ext. 29502
Alexander Ip -
Alex has been with the Community Education and Adults with Disabilities program for over five years now at F.A.C.E.
He enjoys being able to try and make a difference in some of the more challenged students' lives and hopes to continue to strengthen the community.
Edward Sheehan - Para Educator
Edward has been with Fremont Unified School District as a part-time Instructor since 2005. He recently joined the Noll Center team and brings a variety of knowledge and expertise to the program. He enjoys leading the Geography classes and introducing students to the world around them. He is a retired Mathematician who has worked both in New York City and in Silicon Valley. He is the father of three adult sons and enjoys spending time with his family – especially his granddaughter. During his time off, he composes Liturgical Music, Symphonies, and Operas. He appreciates the staff and students at the Noll Center and says that working together with his “new found family” is the highlight of his days.
Jody Cutaia- Para Educator
Jody has been a para-educator since 2018. She began her FUSD career as a substitute Para and became a full-time Para educator at the Noll Center in 2021. She enjoys working with students, especially in the areas of exercise, music, and arts and crafts. Her degree in Social Work has helped her understand the unique personalities her students have and how to address their individual needs. She loves working at the Noll Center and is grateful to the students and staff that exude kindness and love daily.
Lori Rauscher - Para Educator
Lori has worked at Noll Center for twenty-five years and has made a huge impact in the lives of our students as they have had on her. She is amazed at our students’ ability to love, their determination and dedication, as well as their willingness to learn. Some of her favorite classes are Yoga and Meditation as well as our popular Coffee Hour class. She is a daughter, sister, wife, mommy, gamma, and friend. One of her favorite quotes is from Mayo Angelo - “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will remember how you made them FEEL”.
Rosa Garcia- Para Educator
Rosa, born and raised in Honduras, brings 25 years of experience of working with students. She enjoys cooking and helping our students learn new skills to achieve their life goals.
Silpa Jannila - Para Educator
Silpa has been with FUSD for the last 3 years. Before she joined the district, she was a teacher in a Montessori school. Her favourite topic to engage with the students is coding, exercise, and math. For her, Noll center is a great place to be and, according to her," we all live for each other".
Walter Wong - Para Educator
Walter has worked at the Noll Center for over five years. He helps motivate students and encourages them to be as independent as possible. He enjoys leading math classes and uses games and peer tutoring to help students improve their math facts in a fun and interesting way. His witty humor and interaction with students makes learning fun. He is our recycling expert and our resident gardener and enjoys leading our students in community outings. Walter is a great support to our team!