Alameda Science and Technology Institute
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Faculty and Staff

ASTI's faculty are are a group of educators passionate about providing college access to all students and committed to the unique program aspects of a small, Early College High School.

The faculty have a broad range of experiences in and out of education and each came to ASTI seeking a high school program that is different from the traditional, comprehensive model.  All ASTI staff welcome communications regarding curriculum, instruction, and all other aspects of the ASTI experience.

Office Staff


Principal: Tracy Corbally

           Teaching Experience: 11 years; Administrative Experience: 3 years

           Degrees: MA in Educational Leadership from Brandman University; BA in English

           from Mills College; AA from City College of San Francisco

           Credentials: Single Subject English--CSU East Bay;

           Educational Administration--Brandman University


Counselor: Kristen Jurkovich     

           Counseling Experience: 5 years

           Degrees: MA in Psychological Counseling & Ed.M Psychological Counseling w/school

           counseling emphasis from Teachers College, Columbia University; BA in Sociology/French

           minor from UC Berkeley 

           Credentials: PPS School Counseling


Office Manager: Candie Krasky        
            Positions held within AUSD:  Health Clerk-Office Assistant-Adult Ed Accountability Specialist and

            Office Manager Degrees: Administration and Accounting  from Heald College           
            Business Owner in Alameda until 2010
            Salute to Education Honoree - 2006 & 2012 and

            Nominated for Classified Employee of the Year 2015       



English: Jennifer Campbell              

            Teaching Experience: 9 years
            Degrees: BA in English w/French Minor from University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA in English

            and American Literature from Mills College
            Credential: Single Subject Secondary Credential in English from Mills College                


History: Brian Rodriguez    

            Teaching Experience: 24 years

            Degrees: BA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley; JD USC Gould School of Law

            Credentials: Single Subject Social Science--Holy Names College                          


Science/Math: Zahera Ali             

            Teaching Experience: 9 years
            Degrees: BS in Math & BS in Education from Bombay University, India; BS in

            Computer Science Engineering & MS in Electrical Engineering from UT Arlington,Texas 
            Credentials: Single Subject Math, Computer Concepts and Application, Physics

Science/PE: Todd Higashi        
            Teaching Experience: 17 years
            Degrees: BS in Human Development with Minor in Japanese from UC Davis; MA in

            Education from UC Berkeley
            Credentials: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education and Health Science


Math:  Laurel McCoy        

            Teaching Experience: 17 years
            Degrees: BA in  Liberal Studies with emphasis on Mathematics from Mills College 
            Credentials: Multiple Subjects w/Supplementary Authorization in Mathematics; 

            Single Subject Mathematics

Spanish: Kathy Pengelly      

            Teaching Experience: 23 years
            Degrees: BA in Spanish from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi  
            Credentials: California Single Subject Spanish; Texas TESOL English and Spanish