Jan Bauchou - Instructor
Jan has worked at Fremont Adult School since 1984 and is just as excited to be teaching as the first day she started. She earned her master’s degree in Education specializing in technology integration. She currently works with the Adults with Disabilities and has a passion for teaching in all areas. Helping students discover their own potential and new ways to be independent is her commitment. She looks forward to many more years of teaching our amazing students! In her free time, she is a dedicated soccer and swim mom, loves to sew, and explore the world with her daughter.
510.793.6465 Ext. 29507
Debbie Johnstone - Instructor
Debbie has worked in special education for Fremont Unified School District for over ten years and has worked at the Adults with Disabilities program for the last three years. She recently earned her Adult Education teaching credential and is currently one of our instructors. 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 in teaching for over twenty years. Her passion to be a part of learning experience and networking with 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 feels privileged to be able to work with these students.
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”.
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!
Lorraine Lean - Para Educator
Lorraine has been an indispensable part of the Adults with Disabilities staff for fifteen years. Her gentle, firm, and informed approach as well as her talents in arts and crafts, allow her to make the groups she works with fun and informative. She especially likes the on campus dances, hosting Current Event classes, and creating new arts and craft projects for our Art classes. Each student is encouraged to try their best and she loves seeing their amazing creations! Lorraine says the best part of our program is that students have a safe place to learn and interact with staff and each other.
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.
Sonu Ghai - Office Assistant
Sonu has a passion for students and has been in the education industry for the last 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. 29511