Mr. Slater is an amazing principal and colleague. He is professional, ethical, conscientious, and thus well respected. His positive management style leverages the strengths of his staff to support our students and school best. Through Mr. Slater’s uplifting energy, he has created a warm, welcoming, and positive environment felt by all.
Mr. Slater comes across as grateful and happy with his infectious laugh. He always has a smile on his face, greets you with enthusiasm, and is regularly heard to yell “Hi!” to you across the courtyard (during class time). Mr. Slater takes a genuine interest in you as a person, not just as an employee. For example, he not only knows the names of staff, families, and students, but also the names of the pets who come through drop-off!
Mr. Slater is “hands-on.” For example, he may have a student at his side when they are having a difficult day or toss a football with a student when they are having a great day. He can be seen retrieving a ball if it got kicked over the fence or jumping a staff member’s dead car battery in the parking lot. We love it when he buys the whole staff their Starbucks drink or Tacos on Tuesday!
Mr. Slater often volunteers to take over your class if he sees you are unwell. He understands the complexity of many staff being working parents and wants you to find a balance between home and career. You know the saying, “Happy wife, happy life?” Mr. Slater is the epitome of “Happy staff, happy school.” We just don’t know where he gets all his energy from…
Mr. Slater, Thank you for being a BUSD All-Star!
Mr. Pound has a remarkable ability to connect with his students and build positive relationships. He always puts his students first, getting to know them and their goals for the future.
Mr. Pound is the complete professional who is always willing to go above and beyond to make Liberty High School a special place for students and staff. He coordinates our blood drives, takes students to theatrical plays around the Bay Area, oversees our Basketball Buddies program, and coaches our basketball team. His dedication to widening our students’ school experiences is truly appreciated.
Mr. Pound, you are a BUSD All-Star!
Mrs. Zimmerman has been a great addition to our Liberty family. Beyond her clerical duties, she is critical for the overall daily operations necessary to keep our school safe and running well.
Moreover, Mrs. Zimmerman truly reflects the spirit of Liberty High. She is compassionate and caring. She makes a point of making all those who come to Liberty feel welcomed and valued. She is a team player who is willing to help others. She is always there to step up and help in any way possible. I truly appreciate all that she does.
Vanessa Zimmerman, thank you for being a BUSD All-Star!
Brandon joined our Counseling team this year as the counselor of the 12th-grade class. He has done a tremendous job of learning the role while supporting our students and their families and working to meet the goals of our counseling department. An essential task of mentoring the 12th-grade class is meeting with students on the cusp of meeting college entrance requirements and advising them on how to meet that goal. He is also organizing and running FAFSA workshops for our Seniors starting next week.
In addition, Brandon is gearing up to welcome the incoming 9th grade class (Class of 2028!) and become their counselor next year. He has collaborated with his fellow counselors to lead presentations at BMS with the future 9th graders and provided an outstanding presentation at 8th grade parent night in January. Great job, Brandon! Thank you for being a BUSD All-Star!
“Mr. C,” as the students call him, does a great job as our Workability Coordinator to help our students with disabilities as they seek employment opportunities and learn skills needed to transition from high school into their future careers. In addition, he does an excellent job in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings as a part of the student’s team. Recently, Christian went above and beyond to help a student new to our school and ensure he succeeded in his new classroom. We appreciate everything Christian does for the students and staff at BHS and the positivity he adds to our school campus.
Thank you for being a BUSD All-Star!
Gesley serves as our Food Services & Nutrition Manager. She is essential in helping students with modified diets get specialized meals to meet their daily intake requirements. As more students suffer from food allergies, she helps identify potential allergens and develop special dietary options to protect affected children as they select their meals. Gesley also educates our staff regarding the state and federal nutritional guidelines. She is compassionate, caring, and understanding and leads our team with great pride.
We are very fortunate to have Gesley on our team. Thank you for being a BUSD All-Star!