Shanti Dickson

Shanti Dickson


  • B.A. Spanish & Linguistics with Honors Stanford University 1996
  • M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Monterey Institute of International Studies 2000
  • Secondary English Teaching Credential w/ CLAD Chapman University 2000


  • Teacher at Live Oak Academy 2021-present
    6th grade language arts, 6th grade U.S. History, 9th grade World Literature
  • College application writing coach 2019-present
  • Bay Area Christian Homeschoolers, co-founder & Leadership Team co-coordinator 2010-2021

    • Math Orbit enrichment co-op, co-founder and coordinator, 2021-present
    • Venture Out! nature studies co-op, co-founder and guide, 2021-present
  • RUCKUS Boys’ Book Club, co-founder & coordinator 2011-2016
  • All Play Sports Day, founder & coordinator 2010-2015
  • Designed & taught courses/co-ops in middle school English, California History, Community Field Trips for Kinder, Math Enrichment, Nature studies/exploration
  • Homeschool Mom 2001-present
  • Foothill College English Instructor 2000-2001
  • Migrant Resource Teacher, El Sausal Middle School Salinas 2000
  • Fulbright Scholars Training Instructor 1999
  • Galway Traveller Support Group Literacy Instructor, Galway, Ireland 1996
  • Language Pacifica, Palo Alto, CA 1994-1996


  • Sewing 4 Good, co-founder and director 2021
  • Homesteaders 4-H Garden and Dog Training Leader 2016-present
  • Teaching & learning Spanish
  • Nature studies and nature exploration with families
  • Nature photography
  • Sea kayaking, cross-country skiing, gardening & preserving, dog training


  • Married, mother of five children born 2001 to 2014