Before co-founding Take One Academy, Connie was responsible for the health education and wellness programming for medical groups in both the Bay Area and Southern California. Connie graduated from UC Davis with a double major in Psychology and Biological Sciences. Connie still continues to play soccer for an all women's league in Alameda.
Instructor - Technology & Design
Coach Ed has been an instructor at Take 1 Academy for 7 years and leads the Technology & Design programs. He believes in empowering our youth to become creators and builders of technology instead of being technology consumers. Coach Ed has been in infrastructure technology for more than a decade and still continues to be active while pursuing his passion to helping children succeed.
Stan Muncy is a percussionist, jazz vibe player, and music educator. As an in demand performer, he plays regularly with the San Francisco Symphony, is a member of the Santa Rosa Symphony, performs with many of the SF bay area regional orchestras, and was acting percussionist/assistant timpanist with the Honolulu Symphony. In addition to his work on stage, behind the scenes he has recorded for numerous film and video game scores at Skywalker Sound, Warner Brothers Studios, and Capitol Records. He also recorded with the San Francisco Symphony, for the NAXOS Classical Label, and with his jazz group the Park St. Trio. In the new music scene, he has premiered numerous compositions and toured with four-time Grammy-winning new music sextet eighth blackbird.
As a music educator, Stan is currently on faculty at CSU, Stanislaus, teaches at Mission San Jose High School, runs kid’s percussion classes at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, and instructs many private students. He has taught individual and group lessons to all ages, and given masterclasses at high schools and colleges such as California State University East Bay in Hayward and San Jose State University. He's coached youth orchestra percussion sections such as the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and California Youth Symphony.
Sharon & Fred Jaravata
Fred was the Innovation Coordinator at Convent & Stuart Hall in San Francisco where he has taught for 17 years. He has extensive experience in design thinking, coding, robotics, flexible learning spaces, and digital literacy. Fred received his Masters in Teaching from the University of San Francisco. He has lead nation-wide workshops and conference sessions at ISTE, EdREV, BAISNet, ATLIS.
Sharon Jaravata was a elementary school teacher for the San Francisco Unified School District where she has taught for 15 years. She has taught grades 2-5 in two different elementary schools where students come from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She is passionate about project based learning and mentoring new teachers.
Both Fred & Sharon co-host the Teaching Bites Show podcast to empower and inspire teachers and parents to give their students/children the most amazing learning experiences that will help them be lifelong learners.
Coach John has spent much of his life playing and coaching baseball and basketball. He played baseball and basketball for his junior high and high school teams. Coach John decided to purely focus on baseball while playing for Chabot College. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Philosophy and is currently one semester away from his Masters in Urban Education at Holy Names University. For the past three years he has been an Assistant baseball coach for Holy Names University and prior to that he coached at Arroyo High School. When he isn’t coaching he loves to snowboard, golf, and spend time with family.
Giving back to the youth has always been something I have always loved and really enjoyed. Since 2007, I have coached basketball to a younger age group and continued to work with kids. I also worked as an after school tutor/recreational leader to urban inner city kids in San Francisco. I believe in leading by example and in giving back to any community not just my own. I continue to work with kids and encourage today’s youth to go outside, play sports, and remain active.
Coach Brandi enjoys all things health and fitness. Growing up, she played a variety of sports including softball, roller-hockey, and volleyball until she reached high school and found her true passion for swim and water polo. Her involvement in sports and recreation has motivated her to pursue a career in coaching where she hopes to encourage and inspire others to reach their potential through hard work, dedication, and leadership. Prior to coaching with Take 1 Sports, she coached the Junior Varsity and Varsity girl’s water polo team at Hillcrest High School.
Brandi received her certification in Nutrition and Wellness from Riverside City College and is currently a full time student-athlete at CSU East Bay where she is majoring in English and playing for the women’s water polo team. Her favorite part about being involved in sports is the connection she gets to make with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. She spends her free time reading, writing, traveling, hiking, or relaxing with her friends and family.
Lizette has been with Take One Sports since the beginning as both a youth coach and program developer. She has been playing local league softball for the past 6 years in San Francisco, Hayward, and Pleasanton. Lizette has coached her Pleasanton team the Pitch Smackers to a few league titles. Coach Lizette graduated from CSU Eastbay and earned degrees in Business Marketing and Accounting.
Coach Alex’s passion for baseball started at an early age. His hard work and dedication to being the best player he could be led him to playing in consecutive Little League World Series for the 14u and 15u teams in 1998 and 1999. Coach Alex was invited to train with scouts from the Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburg Pirates and San Francisco Giants when he was 14 years old. Coach Alex graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Psychology & Molecular and Cell Biology.