Menlo School Faculty & Staff

Frankie Machado

Departments and Positions

Middle School Academics: Middle School Learning Specialist, Learning Seminar Teacher


University of North Carolina Wilmington, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Spanish
Notre Dame de Namur University, Masters of Education, Special Education 
State of California Teaching Credential 


Born in Mexico and raised in North Carolina, I relocated to the Bay Area in 2012 after earning a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish at UNCW. I solidified my love for teaching after working as an intern teacher at the Breakthrough Collaborative in San Francisco. This organization strives to give high-achieving, low-income middle school students the necessary tools to attain a college education.

I worked as a Special Education teacher and mentor at Everest Public High School in Redwood City for four years. Beyond teaching, I mentored a group of 10 amazing Everest students through all four years of the college process and proudly walked each one across the graduation stage Spring of 2016.

In my spare time, I enjoy surfing, woodworking, hiking, and spending time with my wife Sarah, our dogs Apollo and Cheyenne, and two cats: Little Pete and Doug.