• <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/766_dsc05398_copy.rev.1438991984.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="512"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3292_girls_at_gate_website.rev.1539295764.jpg" alt="Bright-eyed for first period math!" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="800"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/772_dsc05413_copy.rev.1438991992.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="512"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3578_DSC_2982_copy.rev.1598487680.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3578_DSC_2982_copy.rev.1598487680.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1099"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3575_Connect_day.rev.1598570936.png" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3575_Connect_day.rev.1598570936.png 2x" data-max-w="2600" data-max-h="896"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/533_middleschool06.rev.1436808242.jpg" alt="Rock climbing on the Sixth/Seventh Grade trip to Pinnacles" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="683"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/553_1stgrade02.rev.1436808279.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="683"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/760_dsc05381_copy.rev.1438991975.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="512"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/461_sfs_panorama1_copy.rev.1434498577.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1115"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3217_preschool_kinder_daily_activities_2_2018.rev.1531336192.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="821"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3605_smiles.rev.1599173247.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3605_smiles.rev.1599173247.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1103"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/1970_walkathon_2016.rev.1469222842.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="809"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/1968_anniversary_timeline.rev.1469222350.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1023"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/1943_middle_school_science.rev.1469048774.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="910"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/1959_music_middle_school_8th_grade.rev.1469133795.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="837"/></div>
vahlee peters

Vahlee Peters

I am drawn to The School’s diversity and willingness to engage in courageous conversations.

I grew up in Germany. After earning my BA in Social Work, I got a job with Social Services in Berlin supporting homeless youth and young drug users. Then my social work career took me to the south side of Chicago where I worked with impoverished seniors living in some of Chicago’s most notorious public housing projects. The time with my clients opened a window into a level of poverty and deep seated, blatant systemic racism that I had never known before. This experience propelled me toward learning more about and working toward racial equity and justice ever since. 

I moved to San Francisco in the late 1980s and have since studied Montessori Education, received an Early Childhood Education credential, completed my Multiple Subject Teaching credential and earned a Masters in Educational Administration. After directing the Montessori Children’s House on Lake Street for several years I joined SFS’s North Class team in 1996. There has not been a dull moment playing, learning, and teaching alongside my students and co-teachers in the preschool. 

Outside of school, I love to hike, boogie-board, garden and travel with family and friends.