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 CRESPO, Patricia

Title: Principal Phone Ext.: 11565
Email: Room: A 119

About Me:
Ms. Crespo was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved closer to the Bay Area when she was accepted to UC Santa Cruz, where she double majored in Psychology and Sociology. In her HS yearbook she wrote that she would one day become a teacher and in 1998, she embarked on the journey to accomplish her dream by attending Columbia University’s Teachers College in NYC.
After teaching English for 7 years at James Logan HS and starting a chapter of the Puente Project, she realized she could reach more students and impact positive change by becoming an administrator. She attended UC Berkeley’s Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) and landed her first administrative job as an assistant principal at El Cerrito HS.
After working at various schools as an VP, Ms. Crespo spent the past five year at Jesse Bethel HS, where she helped implement Wall-to-Wall Academies. While at JBHS, Ms. Crespo decided to fulfill her academic dream of acquiring her her doctorate degree. She is in her third year at UC Davis’ CANDEL program and hopes to finish her doctorate within the next two years.
Ms. Crespo spends her much-valued free time with her beautiful daughter, July, who just started Kindergarten, and her husband.



 BETSON, Charlotte

Title: Assistant Principal A-F Phone Ext.: 11564
Email: Room: A 124

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Title: Assistant Principal G-O Phone Ext.: 11563
Email: Room: A 123

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 MAPES, Eric

Title: Assistant Principal P-Z Phone Ext.: 26437
Email: Room: A 125

About Me:
Mr. Mapes joins the Gaucho Family after spending the last five years as an assistant principal at Piedmont High School, and two years as the assistant principal at Piedmont Middle School. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mr. Mapes spent fifteen years teaching.
He began his teaching career in San Lorenzo, and has taught in Albany, Beijing, China, Silver Spring, Maryland, and Washington DC. Mr. Mapes grew up in Albany, and now lives with his wife and three children in El Cerrito. He is an avid sports fan, loves to travel, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Mr. Mapes comes from a family of educators; his mother was an elementary school secretary and his sister is a first grade teacher in the West Contra Costa Unified School District.