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Early Start Teachers

A team of Palo Alto Unified School District educators and middle school teachers help us kick off the school year by leading and co-teaching our afterschool classes with our Stanford student leaders. They are a familiar and welcoming presence for our students and great mentors for our Stanford leaders.


Math Advisory Board

Education experts in math help lead our classrooms and guide our curriculum.

Suz Antink
District TOSA for Secondary


Becky Rea
Fletcher Middle School

Jennifer DiBrienza
Stanford PhD
Former STEP Instructor


Josh Spira
Greene Middle School

Marianne Chowning Dray
Eastside College Prep


Marlo Kitch
Eastside College Prep

Robin Levy
Greene Middle School

Elizabeth Fee
JLS Middle School

Thank you to our Founder!


Dr. Sarah Mummah founded DreamCatchers in 2008 as a Stanford student. During her four-year tenure as Executive Director, DreamCatchers was recognized by the City of Palo Alto with a Community Star Award for Outstanding Public Service and by the Stanford Bingham Fund for Student Innovation. In addition, DreamCatchers received Special Recognition from the U.S. Congress and a Stanford Community Partnership Award. 

Dr. Mummah served as President of the DreamCatchers Board of Directors from 2012-2017. A Fulbright Scholar and two-time Gates Cambridge Scholar, she holds three degrees from Stanford and Cambridge Universities, including a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science. Currently she works at Google where she is the Head of UX Research, Consumer Search Ads.