MEET THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
Meet the Teachers
Dr. Craig Blackburn
Dr. Blackburn has served as a teacher, administrator, and educational thought leader in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years. He began his career as an elementary school teacher in a Lutheran school in Southern California before moving to the Bay Area where he taught in an elementary school in the East Bay. He left the classroom to assume positions as a middle school assistant principal, then elementary principal. His curiosity about authentic assessment led him to take the lead assessment role in a school district. Always interested in technology and possible learning applications of new technologies, Craig joined a county office of education as the Director of Educational Technology. He served in many capacities during his 15-year tenure at the county office of education, including Director of Technology Programs & Instructional Support, Director of Enterprise Technologies & Learning, and most recently, Director of Professional Learning for integrated science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). In each of these roles he focused on student learning and innovative instructional practices such as blended & online learning, personalized learning, and competency-based assessment. Dr. Blackburn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christ College, Irvine, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University, Portland. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, hiking, fly fishing, cooking, and exploring everything Napa Valley has to offer.
Miss Ellie has been working at Prince of Peace Preschool since February 2022. She feels so blessed to be working in a Christ Centered environment. Miss Ellie has her A.A. in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth College. She has a B.A. in Biblical Counseling from Christian Bible College and Seminary of Missouri. She received her Early Childhood Credential from the Montessori Institute of Advanced Studies in Castro Valley, CA. Miss Ellie made a drastic career change back in 2017. She left the field in finance to pursue her calling to become a teacher. Miss Ellie enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and son. She enjoys going to the beach and to Disneyland. She also loves coffee and chocolate.
Tina joined Prince of Peace in 2014. She is responsible for running the school office, supporting our Principal, families and community. Tina enjoys going to the movies, spending time with family, traveling, and a good cup of coffee!
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR & REGISTRAR
Mrs. Erin Beckett has been a POP parent since 2010 and has been on staff as our school office administrator since 2019. Erin is the happy face that greets you when you come into the school office. She is responsible for helping students and parents as well as supporting the teachers and Principal. As a former 911 dispatcher for the San Bruno Police Department for 19 years, Mrs. Beckett is ready to tackle anything that comes her way. Erin enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys, “glamping” and watching her boys play hockey and baseball.