Funded by Can Do!
With your generous support, Can Do! funds two K-5 Physical Education Specialists. These programs augment the educational experience our students currently receive from their general education teachers. Below are the key instructors that work directly with our children.
Mobina Shakeriniasar, (Coach Mobina)
“My name is Mobina, and I’ve been working with children since 2013. Some of you may know me from Marinwood Camps or the Recreation Reimagined after-school program. I have also been a tutor at Vallecito Elementary School, Terra Linda High School and Santa Rosa Junior College. I played basketball, handball, and badminton in elementary through middle school and varsity tennis in High School. I really enjoy playing sports, and I'm very excited to be a part of our students’ journey finding joy and passion in physical exercise and movement.” -Mobina Shakeriniasar
Tim Wallen, (Coach Tim)
"My name is Coach Tim, and I am very excited to be teaching P.E. at Mary Silveira. I live about a mile from the school with my wife Jen who is a kindergarten teacher and my two daughters, Anna, a second grader at Dixie and Ella who just started her last year of preschool. I also have a daughter, Ava, who is a junior at UC Berkeley. Growing up, I loved P.E., and I was a Physical Education major at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. I love all types of sports, especially running. I am currently the Cross Country coach at Novato High school and I run for a local club called Tamalpa Runners. Our goal is to get all the kids moving & exercising while learning new skills and having lots of fun! I believe PE can and will help kids become better happier students." - Tim Wallen