Madeline Hancock, a native San Franciscan, grew up in the West Portal neighborhood. She graduated from Lowell High School and went on to pursue a degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley. Madeline received a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Lesley College Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA and later did course work in Educational Therapy at UC Santa Cruz Extension. Madeline has taught elementary school on both coasts as well as in Tokyo, Japan. For the past 15 years, Madeline has worked as a Learning Specialist at The Hamlin School in San Francisco.