Meet Our Staff
Kenneth Kahn, Principal
Kenny Kahn is in his first year at the Redwood High School site and in Castro Valley Unified School District. An East Bay native, Principal Kahn is overjoyed to come aboard and connect with all students, staff, parents, and school community members. He joins us from Monte Vista High School in San Ramon Valley, where he was an Assistant Principal for the past five years. Prior to working in school administration, Principal Kahn worked for 10 years as an English teacher, head football coach, Restorative Justice coordinator and School Climate coordinator at his alma mater, El Cerrito High School in West Contra Costa Unified School District. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in Literature/Creative Writing, followed by a master’s degree in Education and teaching credential in English Language Arts. He’s a graduate of UC Berkeley’s ‘Principal Leadership Institute’ program that continually emphasizes and promotes Equity and Social Justice within school communities. He’s a lifelong California Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Athletics, and Golden State Warriors fan. He’s a father of two boys, Theo and Harris, and husband to Alexandrea Creer Kahn, Senior Director of Academic Programs at Alder Graduate School of Education, and co-author of Identity Safe Classrooms: Grades 6–12 Pathway to Belonging and Learning.
Tony Stavropolous (“Mr. S”) has been teaching for twenty four years, and has worked at Redwood for the past year. Mr. S manages the Independent Study and Home Hospital programs, which offer kids alternatives to the traditional classroom.
Goal setting is the most important thing for Mr. S’s students, and he supports his students by making achievable short, mid, and long term goals. Mr. S loves that Redwood is small enough for the students and staff to really understand the student’s needs for success.
Outside of school, Mr. S loves to play music and see live music. We’re living in a golden age!
Matt Hassebrock currently teaches US History, Government, and Foods at Redwood. Mr. Hassebrock loves teaching at Redwood because our students constantly overcome huge obstacles. To help students continue learning at home, Mr. Hassebrock makes all classroom work available through Google classroom.
Mr. Hassebrock enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Their favorite family activities include hiking, hunting, riding horses, and are always looking for the next great book to read.