Oakland Staff

Awa

 
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Hyejin

 
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Lourdes

 
Honeybee Teacher Lourdes was born in Guanajuato, and raised in Nuevo Leon, both in Mexico. She speaks Spanish and English. She likes to go on nature walks with the children, as well as doing art, singing songs, teaching Spanish and doing body movement activities with them. When she’s not at school she loves to cook and bake.

Lupita

 
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Brenda

Wizards Teacher was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. She speaks English and Spanish. She loves spending time with the children and doing creative arts and crafts with them. She enjoys doing story time too. When she’s not at school she absolutely loves spending time with her family and visiting family in Mexico.

Van

 
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Koey

 
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Gia

 
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Rebecca

 
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Maria

 
Wizards teacher Maria was born and raised in Mexico City. She speaks Spanish and English. Interests she enjoys sharing with the kids are Mi culture and Baile Folklorico. When she’s not at school she likes to go for walks  with her daughters and her dogs.

Liiana

 
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Lupita

 
IMG_3613.JPG My name is Lupita Lupian. I am born in Oakland California. I have lived in Oakland my whole life. I speak English and Spanish. I have been working with children for the past 4 years. I have been with GLMS since August of 2017. I love doing sensorial activities with children, arts and crafts, and dancing. Something that I like to do on my free time is going to parks to hike and I love going to the beach. I love working with children and seeing them grow.

Loida

 

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Hello! My name is Loida Velez. I was born in Castro Valley, Ca. I lived in Hayward the beginning part of my life then grew up in San Francisco. I am of Puerto Rican descent and was able to live there during my 9th grade year where I learned to speak, write, and read Spanish. I’ve worked with children since I was 16 and have known since then that that was my gift and calling. My favorite activities with children are arts and crafts, singing and dancing, and just playing with them like tossing/catching a ball, playing games, or playing with toys right alongside them. In my free time, I enjoy watching old classic movies, spending time with family and friends, exercising and baking healthy desserts!

Vivi